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dimanche 5 mars 2017

Vietnam's architectural gems are disappearing

Once an architectural gem emblematic of Vietnam’s era as a French colony, the Tax Trade Center with its iconic Art Deco facade is now mostly rubble.

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vendredi 3 mars 2017

Prospects for Vietnam’s leather and footwear industry without TPP

Many are concerned about the prospects of Vietnam’s leather and footwear sector when the US withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Number of Vietnam's super-rich rises to 200

Vietnam has 200 people with fortunes valued at US$30 million or more, according to the Wealth Report 2017 by the UK’s leading independent real estate consultancy Knight Frank.

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mardi 28 février 2017

HCMC: Ferries to ease traffic woes

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport will launch two commuter ferry services on canals and rivers this June and in September to ease traffic pressure on city highways.

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Japanese emperor visits Vietnam for first time

Japan's emperor arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a whirlwind tour that will include a meeting with families of Japanese soldiers who stayed there after World War II.

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Vietnam's 'bikini airline' Vietjet takes off in public listing

Vietnam's low-cost carrier Vietjet - known for its occasional bikini PR stunts - has soared the maximum 20% in its trading debut in Ho Chi Minh City.

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dimanche 26 février 2017

Red v green in Vietnam

The Communist Party’s inability to control pollution is corroding its authority

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Japanese emperor to visit Vietnam

A visit by the Japanese Emperor to Vietnam aims to bolster ties by revisiting Japan's complicated World War II history in Vietnam.

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vendredi 24 février 2017

Loggers caught trafficking timber in 8 trucks bound for Vietnam

Authorities in Mondolkiri province seized eight trucks about to cross into Vietnam with illegally logged timber from the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary and arrested seven of the drivers, six of them Vietnamese nationals, a provincial military police commander said on Thursday.

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Kim Jong Nam murder : Vietnam suspect was country girl, say neighbours

The Vietnamese suspect in the killing of Kim Jong Un's half-brother was renowned for her fashion, funky hairstyles and foreign boyfriends, say family members shocked at the link between their poor rice-farming village and a crime that has gripped the world.

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The bitter legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam war

Officially, both sides have tried to forget the bloody conflict. Unofficially, bitterness still runs deep.

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EU says trade pact approval rests on Vietnam's rights record

European parliamentarians warned communist Vietnam on Thursday that a failure to improve its human rights record threatens to hinder the ratification of a free trade pact negotiated by the two powers.

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mercredi 22 février 2017

PSA Group is strengthening its assembly activities for Peugeot vehicles in Vietnam from 2017

“After a first phase 2014-2016 marked by the return of the Peugeot brand in Vietnam, this agreement materializes the acceleration of our ambitions in the Vietnamese market. A dynamic Network development plan will accompany the growth of the brand in Vietnam by 2020.”

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Vietnam shipping execs sentenced to death for embezzlement

Vietnam on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced two executives from its scandal-hit shipping industry to death for embezzlement, official media reported, the latest punishment meted out for the spectacular collapse of a state-run firm that triggered pledges to restructure the economy.

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Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths

Vietnam said on Wednesday (Feb 22) it will punish 11 senior officials for misconduct over a toxic waste dump last year that killed tonnes of fish in one of the country's worst environmental disasters.

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mardi 21 février 2017

Métro – Démolition du rond-point du marché de Ben Thanh

La semaine dernière, les autorités vietnamiennes ont annoncé la destruction prochaine du célèbre rond-point du marché de Ben Thanh et la fermeture de la station de bus.

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lundi 20 février 2017

Vietnam’s notorious undersea internet cable ruptures again

This is the second time the Asia America Gateway has been disrupted this year.

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Vietnam's wind power target blown off course by low profitability

Cheap electricity prices have literally taken the wind out of the sails of potential investors.

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Citadel sells chilled evening visits

The Imperial Citadel of Hue will open parts of it ancient World Heritage complex to visitors at night from late April, but only for a trial period to gauge response.

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HCMC brings music to its streets

Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 administration is considering a proposal to add musical entertainment on the city’s downtown streets.

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jeudi 16 février 2017

The 38th anniversary of Vietnam's bloody border war with China

Many children, pregnant women and senior citizens died in the sudden Chinese onslaught of February, 1979.

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First missile exports, India to sell surface-to-air Akash missiles to Vietnam

After sale of Interceptor boats to Vietnam, India will now be selling DRDO made Akash missiles to Vietnam, a move that may not please China that has been locked in a territorial dispute with Hanoi in the South China Sea

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mercredi 15 février 2017

Vietnam still sees high trade deficit with China

Although Việt Nam’s exports to China in the first month of 2017 surged nearly 40 per cent, trade deficit with the Chinese market remained high at US$2.45 billion.

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Vietnam plans large warehouses at border

The Vietnamese government has launched a trade-development scheme that aims to construct 116 warehouses to store imports and exports along the Cambodian and Lao borders with a tentative completion date of 2035, a Vietnamese government official said yesterday.

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mardi 14 février 2017

Vietnam police stop fishermen marching to make claims at steel firm

Police in Vietnam stopped hundreds of protesters on Tuesday from marching to present compensation claims against a steel plant over a toxic spill last year, activists said.

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Guangdong man beaten at Vietnam border for not paying bribes

According to Ren Lili (alias), eyewitness, the situation escalated quickly. On the morning of February 7, she, her fiancé, and his mother were peacefully entering customs at the Mong Cai border checkpoint in Vietnam.

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samedi 11 février 2017

How good luck for Vietnam’s gamblers could force Cambodian casinos to fold

As Hanoi legalises gambling by locals at designated casinos, Phnom Penh prepares to take a financial hit from its tax receipts

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Vietnam's Ha Long Bay to be patrolled by new tourism police force

The move aims to protect tourists from criminals and unscrupulous travel agencies and street vendors.

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vendredi 10 février 2017

This spring festival in Vietnam is all about sex

The traditional fest celebrates procreation as locals pray for bumper crops.

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Birmanie: manifestation anti-rohingyas contre l'arrivée d'un bateau malaisien

En Birmanie, un bateau malaisien transportant de l'aide humanitaire pour la minorité musulmane des Rohingyas a été accueilli à Rangoon par un groupe de manifestants nationalistes.

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