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mercredi 18 septembre 2019

Vietnam to abolish import tax on crude oil from november

Vietnam will abolish an import tax on crude oil from November, the government said on Tuesday, as the Southeast Asian country becomes more reliant on imported crude for its refineries.

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Vietnam's Airports Corporation nationalised : Groupe ADP deal scuttled

Vietnam is one of several countries in Southeast Asia where, on the surface at least, it appears as if the government is keen to attract both domestic and foreign investors to its airports portfolio. That appearance might be a little misleading, though.

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Vietnam's social media crowd swells with new entrant to take on Facebook, Google

A new social network has entered the already crowded field in Vietnam as the communist party squeezes U.S. tech giants Facebook and Google with a new cybersecurity law.

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lundi 16 septembre 2019

Vietnam strives to earn VND700 trillion from tourism in 2019

The Vietnamese tourism sector is approaching to the target of welcoming 17.5 -18 million international visitors and serving 85 million domestic tourists in 2019, while earning an estimated total revenue of VND700 trillion (nearly US$30.1 billion).

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Trump’s targeting of Vietnam is misguided

Hanoi’s ability to avoid Chinese tariffs is limited by its small scale

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Can Vietnam’s YouTube grandmother bridge one of the world’s greatest generation gaps ?

The older generation is defined by war and hunger, the younger by peace and economic growth. This is the story of how one Vietnamese grandmother tapped a cooking pot and YouTube to bring a country together

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jeudi 12 septembre 2019

What would a US-Vietnam strategic partnership really mean ?

A closer look at the significance of a potential redesignation of the bilateral relationship.

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mercredi 11 septembre 2019

Vietnam seeks 'wizards' to do up old apartments

A contest is under way to find design "wizards" from around the world with ideas to renovate old apartment buildings in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, so that they are better adapted to modern living.

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mardi 10 septembre 2019

Vietnam’s Vingroup gives hard sell to own workers

Leaked memos reveal pressure to buy VinFast cars and to use Vsmart phones

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lundi 9 septembre 2019

Vietnam temple offers spiritual support for Japan community

A yellow-colored Buddhist temple adorned with flags and golden dragons on its pointed roofs in a quiet town outside Tokyo presents a stark contrast to the typically somber-looking Buddhist places of worship usually found in rural Japan.

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dimanche 8 septembre 2019

Vietnam tops list for World's illicit financial flows

The technical term is “trade misinvoicing,” which sounds like a fairly innocuous clerical error

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samedi 7 septembre 2019

Saigon metro lines see completion dates pushed back, again

HCMC's first two metro routes will be delayed yet again, a recent progress evaluation report submitted by the city transport department indicates.

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Vietnam pledges to import more US goods

Move aims to damp down perceptions country is profiting unfairly from US-China trade war

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vendredi 6 septembre 2019

Monkey business : Vietnam macaque island draws tourists - and criticism

Menacing macaques snatch bags of crisps, water bottles, cookies and crackers from uneasy tourists on Vietnam's Monkey Island, a popular attraction decried as cruel by activists calling for an end to animal tourism in Southeast Asia.

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Why China is picking a fight with Vietnam

Analysts see Vietnam as China’s preferred ‘warm-up fight’ before a bigger battle with the US in the South China Sea

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jeudi 5 septembre 2019

Vietnam Airlines gets US air carrier permit

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has been awarded a foreign air carrier permit from the US Department of Transportation, according to industry news website FlightGlobal, citing a regulatory filing.

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mardi 3 septembre 2019

Gruelling task of guarding Vietnam's founding father

The task of safeguarding the embalmed corpse of Vietnam's revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh is gruelling - carefully selected riflemen work around the clock, watching over the communist nation's founding father, who died 50 years ago today.

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Vietnam travel pace dips

Vietnam’s tourism growth rate slows this year according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

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Vietnam ex-minister took US$3 million bribes in MobiFone case

Police in Vietnam have accused a former information minister of taking US$3 million in bribes in connection with a controversial deal at state telecoms firm MobiFone, state media reported on Tuesday (Sep 3).

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lundi 2 septembre 2019

Vietnam’s tourism faces over-tourism risks

Trend spotters view Vietnam as the tourism destination to watch closely as the country strides forward to become a top tourism player in the Mekong Region.

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Vietnam Airlines receives permission to operate United States flights

Vietnam Airlines (VN/HVN) has received permission from the United States Department of Transportation to begin flights between its hubs in Vietnam and the United States. The airline has also received fifth freedom rights for routes on which it will include a stopover between the two countries.

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Vietnam's surprise GDP revision risks damaging economic credibility

Investors will lose trust in Asian nations as unexpected bonuses keep coming

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South China Sea: Vietnam begs for international help as Beijing continues island grab

China is driving Vietnam into America’s arms by ignoring Hanoi’s concerns that “serious developments” in the South China Sea have increased tensions between the two nations

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vendredi 30 août 2019

Australian retiree Van Kham Chau to be prosecuted by Vietnam on terrorism charges

An Australian retiree who has been detained without charge for more than six months will be prosecuted on terrorism charges, Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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The tiny islands that could explode the China-Vietnam relationship

"Belong to Vietnam!" call back about 30 schoolchildren, even louder. Their chant echoes through the three-story Paracel Islands Museum in Da Nang, which officials say cost the Vietnamese government $1.8 million to build.

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jeudi 29 août 2019

Grab promises to invest $500 million into Vietnam

Ride-hailing company Grab is going to focus some of its efforts on Vietnam with a $500 million investment over the next five years to grow its activities in the country.

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Google is moving pixel production from China to an old Nokia factory in Vietnam

Starting with Pixel 3A phones as early as this year

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mercredi 28 août 2019

Morrison government urged to push Vietnam over 'unjustly jailed' Australian retiree

An Australian citizen has been languishing in a Vietnamese prison and Human Rights Watch wants Australia to act.

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mardi 27 août 2019

Vietnam prefers its mobile networks to be free of Huawei

Vietnam is intent on being the first Asean nation to provide a 5G network -- without China’s tech powerhouse Huawei Technologies Inc.

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lundi 26 août 2019

Vietnam’s social app Lotus seeks funds to compete with Facebook

Vietnam’s new social network platform, Lotus, is looking to raise as much as 1.2 trillion dong ($52.1 million) in a bid to take on Facebook.

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