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Fintech sees strong rise in Vietnam

Monday, 04 December 2017 12:15

Fintech sees strong rise in Vietnam Foreign conglomerates have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into Vietnamese fintech firms, as more bank-fintech cooperation agreements have been signed recently.
 

Vietnamese businesses fear future ransomware attacks

Friday, 01 December 2017 13:52

Vietnamese businesses fear future ransomware attacks After the May 2017 worldwide cyberattack by the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm, Vietnamese businesses fear being blackmailed by ransomware again.
 
 

Smartphone users cover 84% of VN population

Thursday, 30 November 2017 11:53

Smartphone users cover 84% of VN population The number of people using smartphones, among mobile phone users, accounts for 84 per cent in 2017, compared to 78 per cent a year ago.
 
 

Vietnamese professor invents sleep-monitoring device

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 11:29

Vietnamese professor invents sleep-monitoring device With WiSpiro, the autonomous system that monitors a person’s breathing volume invented by Prof Vu Ngoc Tam, users can check the quality of their sleep via brainwave signals.
 
 

Students make rubbish-collecting machine that runs on solar energy

Monday, 27 November 2017 11:04

Students make rubbish-collecting machine that runs on solar energy The robot, which is compact, highly mobile and able to move freely across canals, rivers and lakes to pick up rubbish and hyacinth, was made by two students from the HCM City Transport University, Nguyen Thanh Thi and Nguyen Vi Nhan.
 
 

Nokia outpaces Apple in Q3 smartphone sales

Thursday, 23 November 2017 11:24

Nokia outpaces Apple in Q3 smartphone sales Two Asian brands, Samsung and OPPO, retained their leading positions in Vietnam’s smartphone market in the third quarter of 2017, according to IDC Indochina.
 
 

Investment-paradise Vietnam catches eye of Silicon Valley venture capital firm

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:19

Investment-paradise Vietnam catches eye of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Silicon Valley-based Fenox Venture Capital announced intentions to pour capital into Vietnam after immense investments in Indonesia in the last several years.
 
 

HCM City gears towards smart city

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 15:11

HCM City gears towards smart city Ho Chi Minh City and military telecom group Viettel signed an agreement on November 17 to develop the southern metropolis into a smart city during 2017-2020.
 
 

Vietnamese scientist becomes official member of French Academy of Overseas Sciences

Monday, 20 November 2017 13:11

Vietnamese scientist becomes official member of French Academy of Overseas Sciences Associate Professor Nguyen Ngoc Dien, Vice Rector of the University of Economics and Law under the Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, has become an official member of the French Academy of Overseas Sciences, making him the first Vietnamese person to be awarded the status.
 
 

Mobile broadband driving internet growth

Saturday, 18 November 2017 13:04

Mobile broadband driving internet growth Vietnam’s fixed line market has seen a significant decline after peaking in 2009, according to Reportbuyer, a leading industry intelligence solution that provides all market research reports from top publishers. Market penetration fell from 20.1 per cent in 2009 to 10.5 per cent in 2012 and 5.7 per cent in 2016.
 
 

Foreign investors pouring more money in Vietnamese fintech firms

Friday, 17 November 2017 10:19

Foreign investors pouring more money in Vietnamese fintech firms Though fintech remains in an early stage of development in Vietnam, foreign investment funds and technology firms have poured hundreds of millions of dollars in Vietnamese fintech firms in anticipation of an increase in non-cash payments in the country. 
 
 

Apple Vietnam complains about sub-licensing requirements

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:16

Apple Vietnam complains about sub-licensing requirements Apple Vietnam has asked that some requirements on import examination be removed  to shorten the time needed for customs clearance.
 
 

Mobile phone customers prefer installment payment method

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:30

Mobile phone customers prefer installment payment method More than half of mobile phone transactions whose prices are over VNĐ10 million (US$439) are purchased on installment payments, according to statistics of Mobile World Group, FPT Shop and CellphoneS.
 
 

Techfest connects investors and start-ups

Monday, 13 November 2017 11:20

Techfest connects investors and start-ups Innovative start-ups are one of the key subjects discussed at group meetings of the Viet Nam Business Summit (VBS) at the APEC Summit in central Da Nang City this week. The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is leading a Government project on supporting a national innovative start-up eco-system. Viet Nam News speaks to Tran Van Tung, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology.
 
 

Apple Vietnam requests exemption from customs procedures

Saturday, 11 November 2017 12:22

Apple Vietnam requests exemption from customs procedures Apple Vietnam has proposed the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to remove a series of administrative procedures applied on its imported products, aiming to create advantage for its business activity, according to newswire Vietnamfinance.
 
 

Internet cable ruptures for 5th time in 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017 10:42

Internet cable ruptures for 5th time in 2017 The undersea Asia-America Gateway (AAG) internet cable – one of the six cables connecting Viet Nam with the rest of the world – has ruptured since Tuesday morning.
 
 

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