The Hanoitimes - There are different countries in the world with gorgeous places you can visit and one of them is Vietnam. Vietnam among world’s friendliest countries Vietnam among world’s cheapest places to live in 2019 Vietnam shines in Rough Guides’s list of the world's most beautiful countries The Frisky, a women's entertainment and lifestyle website, has given an explanation on why Vietnam is one of the best destinations to visit as a first-time traveler. The Frisky explains why Vietnam is an ideal haven for first time travelers. The first reason is friendly people. According to The Frisky, the people of Vietnam are very welcoming and fun to interact with. Going through different cities of the Southeast Asian nation, you will meet different people who are ready to interact with you and tell you more about their culture. Communication is not a problem since most of the locals speak English. You should visit the country and meet these … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam an ideal haven for first time travelers?
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A product of Nami Telepod is a startup registered in Singapore by a group of new graduates. Sharing electric scooters at low costs, Telepod has been successful in its home country, Thailand and the US. The solution developed by Telepod helped it successfully call for 18,000 Singapore dollar of investment from Singapore Mass Rapid Transit in the angel round. Following its success, Telepod wanted to enter Vietnam with the scooter rental of 15 cents for a lease. However, the managers of Telepod learned from Quest Venture and Saigon Innovation Hub, the consultancy firms, that Vietnam is not an easy market to penetrate. Who will use electric scooters on the streets where traffic jams occur regularly and there are many potholes? Will it be safe to park scooters in public areas, if all the parking lots in the country must hire keepers? Teleport decided to make adjustments with the original business model. However, with the limited service, the profitability may not be high. … [Read more...] about Is Vietnam an attractive environment for startups?
The Hanoitimes - Many South Korean travelers described an impressive experience in Vietnam, for them: “home away from home!” Vietnam opens tourism promotion office in South Korea Vietnam aims to pocket US$30 billion from tourism in 2019 The number of South Korean visitors to Vietnam in 2018 hit 3.48 million, a surge of 44.3% from a year earlier, continuing the upward trend over the past years. South Korean visitors in Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are abuzz with Korean culture while beachside destinations like Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are tailored for Korean tastes, according to both domestic and foreign media. Reasons attributed to the surge in South Korean visitors are as follows. Firstly, geographical proximity. It takes average five hours to get to Vietnam from South Korea. The short distance is a favorable condition for young people who can save time to enjoy their vacation in the country of both modern and … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam so attractive to South Korean visitors?
The Hanoitimes - Increasing foreign capital inflows into the market are thanks to more tolerance in housing ownership, significant investment in smart cities, and geographic advantages. More reforms urged to encourage foreign investment in Vietnam’s real estate market Hanoi real estate market ends up 2018 with bright picture Foreign investment fuels industrial real estate in Vietnam Growth in automobile sector drives up Vietnam industrial real estate market Foreign investment in Vietnam’s real estate rising: CBRE Vietnam has appeared as an attractive destination for global property investors thanks to the government’s more tolerance in housing ownership, favorable policies including recently significant investment in smart cities, and geographic advantages. Part of Ho Chi Minh City. File photo A number of laws on amendments including Land Law, Construction Law, and Law on Urban Planning (all in forve) draw a picture of the … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam’s real estate a magnet for international investors? (P.1)
Vietnam can expect its fintech ecosystem to grow in the near future should it pay attention to the funding issue, growing talent in the field, and a legal framework to support such growth. Vietnam is currently ranked second in the number of incubator, accelerator, and innovation labs in the region, behind only Singapore. This is a positive signal for the development of fintech in Vietnam. The country has another advantage in being a young and digitally savvy economy. As per an EY report, around 90 per cent of payments are still in cash. That is the reason why Vietnamese fintech startups have strong focus on payment—47 per cent specialises in this sub-sector, ranking highest in the region. There are also some fintech associations in Vietnam where fintech startups can gather to update, improve their knowledge, seek support, share experiences, and develop a legal framework for this industry. “Fintech companies are still small in scale and the policies and regulations for … [Read more...] about E&Y: Where is fintech in Vietnam?