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dimanche 3 juin 2018

Smoke smoking : WHO wants Vietnam to raise tobacco taxes

Vietnam’s current tobacco tax only accounts for 35 percent of retail prices, while the world average is 56 percent.

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vendredi 1 juin 2018

HCM City to host film-TV technology exhibition

A wide range of latest products, services and technologies used in film and television will be on display at the sixth Việt Nam International Exhibition on Film and Television Technology in HCM City from June 7 to 9

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Vietnam gets less kid friendly

Malnutrition seems to be the biggest childcare problem in the country.

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Vietnam speaks out after US warships sail near Paracel Islands

Two U.S. Navy ships came within 12 nautical miles of the islands as part of a freedom of navigation operation.

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jeudi 31 mai 2018

Vietnam's president pays five-day state visit to Japan

The visit marks a significant milestone in 45 years of diplomatic relations between two countries.

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Foreign arrivals to Việt Nam top 6.7m in five months

Foreign arrivals to Việt Nam surpassed 6.7 million in the first five months of this year, up 27.6 per cent annually, the General Statistics Office announced on Tuesday.

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Việt Nam rolls out carpet for Japanese investment

Foreign investments, including those made by Japanese firms, are a driving force for Việt Nam’s development and improvement of national competitive capacity, said President Trần Đại Quang.

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Vietnam tries to mobilize idle gold held by people

Some 500 tons of idle gold worth billions of U.S. dollars are estimated to be held by Vietnamese people, which would be very useful if converted into money and other assets to invest in the economy, Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.

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Spirited argument on liquor consumption between Vietnam’s health ministry, businesses

Liquor industry believes stricter controls over alcohol sale and consumption are not called for.

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Air conditioner makers battle for Vietnam's red-hot market

Ascendant middle class gravitates toward high-performance models

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mardi 29 mai 2018

New port to transform Vietnam's north into industrial gateway

Lach Huyen doubles region's shipping capacity ahead of anticipated trade boost

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Vietnam’s Viettel, partners to launch 4G network in Myanmar

Vietnam's military-run telecommunication company Viettel Group and its partners will launch a 4G mobile network in Myanmar next month to cash in on the Southeast Asian country's fast-growing economy, the Vietnamese government said on Monday.

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Death row art: a rare glimpse inside Vietnam's secret jails

Nguyen Truong Chinh proudly holds up intricately crafted animals, flowers and hearts -- secret gifts made from plastic bags by a son on Vietnam's death row.

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Vietnam's traffic accidents drop in January-May period

Between January and May, 7,490 traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam, killing 3,476 people, severely injuring 1,988 people and lightly hurting 3,774 others, the country's Traffic Police Department said Tuesday.

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lundi 28 mai 2018

Japan : urge Vietnam to respect Human Righ

President Tran Dai Quang visits Japan as rights crackdown worsens

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dimanche 27 mai 2018

To Vietnam, Freedom of Expression Is a ‘National Security Offense’

“In Vietnam, there is no such thing as a ‘prisoner of conscience,’ and there’s no such thing as people being arrested for ‘freely expressing opinion,’” Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang told reporters in April.

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Vietnam’s internet to crawl as repair work starts on infamous cable

This is the second time the AAG hit pause this year, following a reset last January.

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Fuel price hike threatens inflation in Vietnam

Prices of most popular fuels surged up to 8.5 percent, after four consecutive hikes since the beginning of this year.

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Vietnam has a plan to win a war against China. (and China could use it against America)

Call it poetic justice. But Vietnam's plans to defeat China resemble China's plans to defeat America.

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vendredi 25 mai 2018

Why Hanoi's historic buildings are under threat from modernity

A walk near Hanoi's Hoan Kiem Lake reveals the city's distinctly Francophile architectural legacy.

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Fintech and Foreign Banks Growing Fast in Vietnam

Vietnam currently lags behind other Southeast Asian countries when it comes to financial inclusion. Can foreign players and fintech solutions fill the gap ?

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As Vietnam’s aviation overheats, action is needed to rein in unchecked growth

The Vietnamese aviation industry’s overheated growth, especially among budget carriers with new business models, has put a strain on local airport infrastructure and threatened flight safety and security.

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Vietnam, with its low property prices, has become a new treasure hunting ground for Hong Kong and China buyers

New home prices in Ho Chi Minh City averages at about HK$2,800 per sq ft, which is 14pc and 18pc of the average price for Hong Kong and Singapore respectively

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Vietnam grants casino license to Laguna Lăng Cô

The Laguna Lăng Cô integrated resort in central Vietnam is expected to have a casino by 2022, after being awarded the first casino licence to be issued by the Vietnamese government in 10 years.

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US raises concerns about Vietnam’s proposed cybersecurity law

The United States has raised concerns with Vietnam about its proposed cybersecurity law, the US Embassy said on May 24, amid activists' fears the new legislation will cause economic harm and crackdown on online dissent in the communist-ruled country.

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Vietnam is a frontier market for good reason

This is no place for old-school investors.

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lundi 30 avril 2018

Vietnam continues corruption fight with charges pressed against top military officers

Multiple executives at a defense ministry's company have been arrested under power abuse charges.

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Vietnam’s trong cleans out the Party

Vietnam’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong looks like a genial grandpa but he’s tough as nails.

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vendredi 27 avril 2018

Vietnam building more power plants as economic growth accelerates

The Southeast Asian country is developing a wave of new power plants to support economic growth that is among the strongest in Asia.

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Vietnam Airlines sees strong 1Q profit on demand growth

Vietnam Airlines has achieved strong profit growth in the three months through March 31, with its performance exceeding projections for the period.

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