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Morning Stories Roundup: Tet Shopping Frenzy, Rat-Shaped Trees and 5G

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.


- Hanoi trails regional tourist hubs in attracting visitors. [VnExpress]

- Tet shopping frenzy at Hanoi supermarkets. [VnExpress]


- ATMs stutter during busy Lunar New Year lead-up. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam’s biggest mobile company to roll out 5G services. [Financial Times]

- Delivery services to grow 30-40 percent in 2020. [Viet Nam News]

- Vietnam targets to serve 2 million Japanese tourists in 2020. [Dan Tri]

- Rat-shaped kumquat bonsai trees a Tet decor trend in southern Vietnam. [Tuoi Tre]


- SARS-like virus spreads in China, reaches third Asian country. [Dan Tri]

- Malaysians, Taiwanese run extortion scam posing as Vietnamese police. [VnExpress]

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