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mercredi 7 février 2018

Vietnam's taxi company sues Grab for unfair business practices

Vietnam's taxi operator Vinasun has initiated a lawsuit against the popular ride hailing service Grab on accusations of unfair business practices, with a court in Ho Chi Minh City looking into the matter on Tuesday (Feb 6) .

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Vietnam jails activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution march

Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of fishermen protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant

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mardi 6 février 2018

Vietnam launches world's longest cable car route

A cable car route of nearly 8,900 meters in length in Vietnam, which is said to be the longest in the world, has been launched to serve tourists on the country's largest island, Vietnam News Agency reported Tuesday.

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dimanche 4 février 2018

Vietnam’s Thatcherism could use an extra push

Vietnam’s Thatcherism could do with fewer Hanoi characteristics.

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Understanding Vietnam's generation Z

Finding what makes any group, or subset, of people tick is always a key piece of knowledge for any marketer, and with their emerging spending power and digital literacy, the members of Generation Z are now under the microscope.

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China and Vietnam close to landmark deal on streamlined joint border checkpoint

‘Two countries, one inspection’ system supports Beijing’s ambitions to build closer trade and diplomatic links with Asean nations

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vendredi 2 février 2018

Vietnam has a cryptocurrency dilemma

Legal ambiguity means courts, law enforcement and tax authorities are all dealing differently with virtual money

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jeudi 1 février 2018

US citizen accused of 'insulting' Vietnamese national hero

A US man with a large online following in Vietnam has caused widespread anger, and faces possible criminal charges, over a Facebook post thought to have insulted a military hero.

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Vietnam opens probe after woman takes plane to Moscow despite flight ban

It’s not clear if she slipped through poor surveillance or received help.

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Vietnam's sex rate at birth set to slowly grow in 2018

Vietnam expects to have a sex rate at birth of 112.8 boys per 100 girls and an average population of 94.7 million in 2018, according to a conference held by the General Office for Population - Family Planning in Hanoi on Wednesday.

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Vietnam jails three activists over 'anti-state' videos

Three Vietnamese activists were sentenced to between six and eight years in jail yesterday for "anti-state propaganda" after posting online videos criticising the communist regime, which is accused of tightening its grip on dissidents.

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mercredi 31 janvier 2018

Promoting a revolutionary spirit for the new era

A grand ceremony is scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City today, January 31, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Mau Than General Offensive and Uprising in spring 1968; as part of the commemorations, the whole Party, people, and army are actively organising memorial activities and promoting emulation movements to celebrate the new Spring and the country’s Doi Moi (Renewal) process, as well as successfully implement the resolutions adopted at Party congresses at all levels and the 12th National Party Congress.

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AP was there : The Vietnam war's Tet offensive

EDITOR'S NOTE — Early on the morning of Jan. 31, 1968, as Vietnamese celebrated the Lunar New Year, or Tet as it is known locally, Communist forces launched a wave of coordinated surprise attacks across South Vietnam.

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The american who predicted Tet

The Tet offensive, which began 50 years ago today and is remembered as the turning point of the Vietnam War, caught Americans by surprise.

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Vietnam declares group behind foiled airport attack 'terrorists'

Vietnam declared a US-based group a "terrorist organisation" on Tuesday (Jan 30), a rare designation in the communist country, after some members were convicted for plotting to attack Ho Chi Minh City's airport.

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mardi 30 janvier 2018

Vietnam's crude oil export down, petrol import up in January

Vietnam exported 400,000 tons of crude oil worth 191 million U.S. dollars in January, posting respective year-on-year declines of 21.4 percent and 13 percent, according to the country's General Statistics Office on Tuesday.

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lundi 29 janvier 2018

Moody's cautions Vietnam against easing monetary policy further

Vietnam should be cautious against more monetary accommodation as it could pose risks to the economy and the banking sector, Moody’s Investors Service said.

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35,000 smart phones in Vietnam infected with Facebook password-stealing virus

Over 35,000 smart phones in Vietnam have recently been infected by GhostTeam virus which is designed to steal passwords of Facebook accounts.

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samedi 27 janvier 2018

US carrier to make historic Vietnam visit in March

First-ever US flattop to dock in nation; Sign of quickening military ties between former foes

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Uzbekistan crush Vietnam's cup dreams in U23 AFC final

Millions of red-clad Vietnam fans saw their hopes of a fairytale ending dashed Saturday as Uzbekistan snatched a last-minute victory in the final of the Under-23 Asian Cup championship.

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The U.S. may back a Vietnam coal plant. Russia is already helping.

The towering lattice of blue steel girders rising above banana and lemongrass crops near Vietnam’s southern coast stands as public testament to the country’s drive to burn coal.

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vendredi 26 janvier 2018

Vietnam arrests former executive in widened graft crackdown

Police in Vietnam arrested the former chairman of a scandal-hit major state-owned conglomerate for alleged abuse of power as communist authorities step up their crackdown on graft.

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jeudi 25 janvier 2018

Behind enemy lines: Vietnam's female spies who helped change the war

By day Nguyen Thi Hoa sold conical hats on the streets of Hue in southern Vietnam, at night she funnelled secrets to Communist army handlers who were poised to launch an audacious assault on the city that would reshape the Vietnam War.

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Russia-Vietnam military ties in the spotlight with defense minister’s visit

The visit saw both sides continuing to chart the course for their future ties in a changing strategic environment.

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The US and Vietnam are growing closer as Beijing's aggressive South China Sea policy and North Korea's provocations push Hanoi away

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised Vietnam on Wednesday for adhering to sanctions against North Korea, saying at the start of a two-day visit to Hanoi that its leadership on the issue came despite the costs associated with lost trade.

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mercredi 24 janvier 2018

Defence cooperation important to Vietnam-Russia ties

President Tran Dai Quang told visiting Russian Minister of Defence Sergey Shoyu on January 23 that cooperation in defence and military technology continues playing an important role in Vietnam-Russia relations.

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Four jailed in Vietnam for flying southern flag

Four Buddhist activists have been jailed in Vietnam for anti-state propaganda for flying the flag of the defeated southern regime loathed by the ruling communists, state media said Wednesday (Jan 24).

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mardi 23 janvier 2018

Vietnam's biggest Eechange cancels trading after malfunction

Trading on Vietnam’s main stock exchange, home to the nation’s benchmark VN-Index, was canceled on Tuesday after a malfunction at the bourse.

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lundi 22 janvier 2018

How a rising tourism tide lifts all boats in Vietnam

The country is expecting 17 million tourists this year and it is not only the usual suspects like Nha Trang and Da Nang that stand to benefit

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Vietnam jails former PetroVietnam official for life, another for 13 years

A court in Vietnam sentenced one former official from state oil and gas group PetroVietnam to life in prison and another to 13 years on Monday for embezzlement and violating state rules amid a widespread corruption crackdown, state media said.

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