Rookie to Rocky

Vietnam’s economy races ahead and there are no signs of stopping Vietnam may not be the last virgin territory in Southeast Asia. We can all agree that accolade probably belongs to Myanmar. So what is really going on in Vietnam and why is there such an attraction for business and the boom in the economy?

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Achieving Your Financial Goals

Learning how to effectively set and achieve your financial goals is key to seeing them realised. However, saving money for your long-term goals is undoubtedly harder than saving for the short-term. A savings plan is your first step on your way to long-term financial success. Step 1: List your financial goals. Take your time here,

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Giants in Vietnam Stock Exchange

The top ten largest firms on the Vietnam Stock Exchange include large companies like Vietcombank, Vinamilk, Vingroup, and Sabeco. Banking and Food and Beverage companies appear the most on the list. 1. VINGROUP: STC(VIC) Stock price: VND119,000 per share Market cap: $16.3 billion Vingroup Joint Stock Company is the largest real estate firm in Vietnam

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Fatherhood

I am 28 years old, from Uruguay, and currently living in Hanoi. I am single and would like to become a father. Could you please tell about the options available to me? Congratulations on your brave decision to be a single father at a young age. I understand how hard it is to come to

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Housebroken

Breaking a lease is breaking the law, know your rights as a lessee We signed a contract with an owner to move on August 1st, and the deposit was paid the day before. At 3pm, he told our real estate agent that he will return the deposit and the first month rent because he felt

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Animals at home means better life

Dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters, parrots, fishes, turtles… Those who have animals at home certainly know some of the benefits that living with another form of life involves and, in recent years, even several scientific research has confirmed the positive impact of having pets. Having a pet indeed would imply multiple benefits for human health, both

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Bear this in Mind

Endangered species and conservation laws for Vietnam I recently overheard someone shouted, “I accidentally ate pangolin meat!” He ate pangolin meat without knowing what a pangolin was and that it is an endangered species and trading it is illegal. This sad story made me believe that while many living in Vietnam are concerned about the preservation of endangered

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Drive Safely

Hi Antoine, I’m a student from the EU traveling in Southeast Asia. I am going to spend a few months in Vietnam and will be driving amotorbike throughout my trip. Do you have any advice in case I have a road accident? Motorbike trips in Vietnam are always an amazing experience. Don’ forget to go to Ha

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Rules to Live (And Save) By

I’ve highlighted 10 easy financial planning principles to guide expats to their financial goals. Don’t downgrade your lifestyle when you retire. Aim to earn at least as much as you do now, adjusted for inflation We often find that folks are willing to compromise with future earnings and accept that they will earn less on a monthly basis when they retire. We believe

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