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jeudi 17 janvier 2019

Vietnam frustrated by slow pace of talks on South China Sea code of conduct

Foreign Minister Pham Bình Minh says Southeast Asian countries are trying to strike a balance between competing US and Chinese interests in disputed waters Hanoi and Beijing both claim areas of South China Sea but Vietnam insists it wants to avoid conflict

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mercredi 16 janvier 2019

Vietnam's newest airline Bamboo takes first flight

Vietnam's newest commercial carrier Bamboo Airways took flight Wednesday, officially entering Southeast Asia's crowded aviation sector where it will face stiff competition from established players.

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Vietnam revives $58bn high-speed rail project despite cost hurdle

Hanoi seeks funding plan for north-south line serving economy and unity

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mardi 15 janvier 2019

Why Vietnam is best location for Kim-Trump summit

The US-North Korea nuclear talks haven’t progressed since Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met in Singapore last June, mainly due to decades of deep enmity and mistrust between the two countries.

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Vietnam abandons plan to merge stock exchanges

Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi bourses to remain independent under new state company

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lundi 14 janvier 2019

From Tibet to the ‘Nine Dragons’, Vietnam’s losing sand and houses in the Mekong Delta

Damming and extensive sand mining of the riverbed are causing currents to strengthen and the land in Vietnam’s delta region to sink With the Mekong running through six different countries, there is very little cooperation between government to resolve the worsening crisis

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dimanche 13 janvier 2019

In Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh meets H&M

Communism and Capitalism co-exist as the country makes a transition

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From bikes to phones, 'Made in Vietnam' grows with foreign help

Companies tap new fields, but nation needs local suppliers to reach 2020 industrial goal

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samedi 12 janvier 2019

Cashew sector to focus on adding value this year

Việt Nam’s cashew sector targets exports of 350,000 tonnes this year, 10 per cent lower than last year, according to the Việt Nam Cashew Association (Vinacas)

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More than 6 million Vietnamese are disabled

About 13 per cent of the Vietnamese population, or almost 12 million people, live in households with disabled members.

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Vietnam start-up Bamboo Airways to launch first commercial flight Jan 16

Vietnam’s start-up Bamboo Airways will launch its first commercial flight on Wednesday, the company said.

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jeudi 10 janvier 2019

New airport for Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay puts the popular destination at extreme risk of overtourism

Improved infrastructure makes the Unesco World Heritage Site increasingly accessible, hopes to welcome 16 million tourists in 2020. Travellers already complain of overcrowding and rubbish-infested waters

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EU: Postpone vote on Vietnam free trade agreement

The European Parliament and the European Council should postpone the ratification of the proposed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement until the Vietnamese government takes concrete steps to improve its increasingly abusive human rights record, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Vietnam gets ready to host 2019 ASEAN Tourism Forum

Vietnam is ready to host the 2019 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), which will take place in Ha Long city, in the northern province of Quang Ninh, from January 14-18, announced the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) at a press conference held in Hanoi on January 9.

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Vietnam arrests former BIDV banker amid graft crackdown

Police in Vietnam have arrested a former senior executive of BIDV, a bank that has come under scrutiny from an anti-graft campaign in the communist-ruled country, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

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Vietnam reaps sixth straight record year in foreign investment

Trade war drives 9% gain in 2018, pulling garment production from China

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Facebook allowed users in Vietnam to post anti-government content, state media says

Facebook has violated Vietnam's new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said, days after the controversial legislation took effect in the communist-ruled country.

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mardi 8 janvier 2019

How Vietnam lost and China won Cambodia

Forty years after the fall of the China-supported Khmer Rouge regime to Vietnam's invading forces, Cambodia is now more clearly in Beijing's than Hanoi's orbit

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Vietnam's 'incense village' blazes pink ahead of lunar new year

In Vietnam's "incense village", dozens are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday.

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lundi 7 janvier 2019

Challenges ahead for Vietnam’s petroleum

Vietnam’s petroleum sector faces depleting oil reserves and fierce international competition.

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Vietnam’s controversial cybersecurity law spells tough times for activists

The new law took effect on January 1, despite criticisms at home and abroad.

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Vietnam to test 5G mobile network this year

Vietnam will enhance its telecommunications infrastructure, expand its broadband network and develop 5G mobile connectivity this year.

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2018: Travel to Vietnam hits record

Vietnam closed 2018 almost spot on its target accumulating 15,497,791 international visitors that represented an increase of 19.9% over 2017.

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The war in Cambodia was a ’war of justice’: Vietnamese General

40 years ago, on January 7, 1979, the Vietnamese People’s Army in co-ordination with the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation, deposed Pol Pot, putting an end to the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, liberating Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh.

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Vietnam remembers January 7, too

In an interview with Vietnam News, General Pham Van Tra, who led Vietnamese forces into Cambodia in 1978, recalls the conflict from a perspective seldom heard.

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dimanche 6 janvier 2019

Vietnam's richest man wants to sell smartphones and other smart devices across the world

Vietnam’s largest listed company by market value recently celebrated the launch of its first line of smartphones in Ho Chi Minh City.

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samedi 5 janvier 2019

Vietnam's Viettel seeks to double Myanmar customer base

Vietnam's largest telecommunication company, Viettel, is seeking to double its five million subscribers in Myanmar by the end of the year, its president and chief executive officer Le Dang Dung told Reuters an in interview on Friday.

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Vietnam’s illegal ivory market ‘continues to thrive’

Surveys show illegal trade is thriving with more than 10,000 ivory items on sale in retail outlets and online

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Vietnam’s economy grows the fastest since 2011

Driven by the growth in exports, domestic demand, foreign investment, and the manufacturing sector, Vietnam’s GDP grew by 7.08 percent in 2018, the fastest in the last decade.

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vendredi 4 janvier 2019

What Vietnam’s gifting culture sustains

Giving gifts to people in authority has become normal, but we have to be aware it institutionalizes an 'underworld.'

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