The government is likely to be hard-pressed to keep its promise of preventing the dong from sliding more than 2 percent against the dollar.
Brought to its knees when its property market bubble burst four years ago, Vietnam is riding into another boom, with buyers snapping up new projects fast.
Nguyen Hue Street was temporarily blocked on Monday as police tried to control a chaotic scene caused by two women planning to battle it out in public.
The Civil Aviation Authority has denied allegations on social media that a pilot of budget carrier VietJet Air assaulted a passenger before a flight.
The US poultry industry said it was not dumping cheap products into Vietnam, one week after Vietnamese producers accused it of pursuing an unfair pricing policy.
A young Londoner was so thrilled by Vietnamese street foods and the convenient way in which they were served that he has opened a shop to sell them in the British capital.