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Local news for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Billboards near Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Diep Duc Minh

The country's Corporate Tax Law currently allows businesses to deduct 15 percent of their advertising expenditures as a cost of doing business. The nation's corporate income tax rate is now 22 percent, a rate many consider too high given the number of businesses struggling to survive.

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3 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Foreigners flock to Ho Chi Minh City Post Office. Source: A photo Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City has lost its charm for Japanese travelers, a tourism official said last week during the city's annual International Tourism Fair. Few are returning from the island that serves as Vietnam's largest feeder market behind China, said Tadashi Yamaguchi, deputy head of the outbound sector of Japan Association of Travel Agents last Thursday.

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13 hrs ago | Bloomberg

U.S. to Allow Adoptions From Vietnam After Ban in 2008

American parents will soon be able to follow celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in adopting Vietnamese children after alleged baby-selling led the U.S. to halt adoptions for six years. Vietnam's Ministry of Justice will make an announcement about overseas adoptions on Sept.

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17 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

President Mukherjee arrives in Hanoi on state visit

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21 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Model boarding school kitchen unveiled in HCMC

The Ho Chi Minh City Education and Training Department and Ajinomoto Vietnam Company inaugurated on Sep. 10 a model day-boarding school kitchen at Trung Trac Primary School in District 11. The "Day-boarding School Kitchen Model" was built with modern equipment, applying one-way kitchen model from receiving materials to finished products and cleaning. Steps of materials receiving, food pre-processsing and processing are designed separately, which help the whole cooking process from input to output be controlled closely and ensure food safety.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia

OVERGROWN: An ancient tree grows through an even more ancient building in Angkor Thom, which gained modern fame as a location in the Tomb Raider movie FUTURE HOPE: Despite a tragic modern history, Cambodia's people remain upliftingly positive and friendly; these children are on a roadside in Angkor Ban The ruins of Angkor Wat were famously discovered by the French explorer, Henri Mouhot, in the mid-19th century.

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Mydigitalfc.com

India keen to enhance cooperation with Vietnam

India is looking to enhance cooperation with Vietnam in defence, security and political arena as there is immense potential for bilateral engagement between the two nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. The President noted that India-Vietnam partnership has reached a "high point" and is also beneficial to ASEAN and the region beyond.

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Thanh Nein News

HCMC jails downtown pimps, bar owners

A photo from news website VietNamnet showed Nguyen Tan Dat, a bar owner, at a trial in Ho Chi Minh City on September 12, 2014 when he, his colleagues and employees were tried for procuring sex workers for foreign customers. The owners and managers of a handful of downtown bars were sentenced by a Ho Chi Minh City court, on Friday, for procuring prostitutes for foreign clients.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Japanese agency supports Vietnam's north-south straight flight path

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has encouraged the Vietnamese aviation authorities to replace the current north-south flight path with a straight shot through the airspace of Laos and Cambodia, VnExpress reported. In its reply to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam , the Japanese business consortium said that it had reviewd flight simulations for the straight north-south route provided by CAAV and concurred with its findings.

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The Nation

Srithai Superware raises investment budget to Bt1 bn, budgets Bt500m for 2 plants in Vietnam

Sanan: The new melamine factory in Ho Chi Minh City will have three times the manufacturing capacity of the existing one. Srithai Superware, the leading Thai manufacturer of melamine ware, is raising its investment capital next year from Bt800 million to Bt1 billion, with around half the amount earmarked for the construction of two factories in Vietnam.

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Thanh Nein News

Electric cars take tourists through Hanoi's Old Quarter. Photo credit: Vietnam News Agency

Ho Chi Minh City plans to introduce electric trams to its downtown streets starting next May to reduce traffic pollution, around the time Nguyen Hue Street will be closed, exclusively, to pedestrian traffic. The cars are expected to be introduced on April 30 to mark the country's Independence Day, Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon reported Tuesday.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnamese jailed for a year for revenge porn

Phui Cam Senh, 39, was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment for posting a nude picture of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook. Photo: Huong Giang A court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced a local man to a year in jail on Wednesday for posting a nude picture of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Toronto Star

Detention extended for Burlington teacher stuck in Jakarta jail

A Canadian teaching administrator trapped in a Jakarta jail for more than two months amid sexual assault allegations has had his detention extended for another 30 days. The family of 45-year-old Burlington native Neil Bantleman said Tuesday that the teacher is being kept by Indonesian authorities though he has not been charged.

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Mirror.co.uk

Goosed: Man on moped makes his way to market with a gaggle of GEESE for passengers

The owner of these geese is off to market with them and his only form of transport - a small moped - will have to do. He somehow managed to cram more than 40 of the birds around him on the bike and, amazingly, not one of them fell off despite the heavy traffic all around.

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Thanh Nein News

A portrait of Truong Vi Kien taken from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Interior website.

Truong Vi Kien, a member of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Council -- the municipal legislature -- has been arrested as part of a criminal investigation. The 49-year-old electrical cable manufacturer was arrested by Ministry of Public Security officers investigating allegations that he "abused the public trust in order to appropriate property," Truong Thi Anh, vice chairwoman of the city's People's Council, said at an irregular legislative meeting on Thursday.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

South China Morning Post

Capital returns to Vietnam after anti-China riots

Foreign investors including those from China have resumed operations in Vietnam since anti-China riots sent them fleeing in May as government efforts to maintain peace and the underlying strength of the economy have managed to retain capital in the country. Foreign firms, including those targeted by violent protesters, have resumed making shoes, clothes, furniture and electronics while portfolio investors have also stayed put.

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Thanh Nein News

Doctors pull pitchfork from Vietnamese man's brain

A photo provided by a Tay Ninh hospital shows Nguyen Tuan Duong, 36, being hospitalized with a pitchfork protruding from his forehead on September 9, 2014. Doctors at a hospital in the southern province of Tay Ninh successfully removed a 40-centimeter pitchfork from a citizen patrolman's forehead and brain in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

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Foreign Affairs

Vietnam's Pivot

Vietnamese youths display the national flag during a parade to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the end of the war in Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2005. Vietnam's international strategy is shifting in a dramatic fashion.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Bangkok Post

Saigon conquors Hanoi

Almost four decades after the Vietnam War ended, "Saigon" has turned the tables on Hanoi, outstripping its conqueror in investment and growth. Motorists ride past a large billboard with an image of late president Ho Chi Minh , founder of today's communist Vietnam, on display in downtown Hanoi on Aug 28. Vietnam celebrated the 69th anniversary of the country's Independence Day on Sept 2. Now, four decades after the Vietnam War, the former Saigon has emerged supreme over conquering Hanoi, with the city outstripping Hanoi in investment and growth.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Ho Chi Minh City Steps Up Ebola Prevention Measures

The Department of Health is stepping up efforts to detect early cases of exposure to the Ebola virus which has killed more than 1,900 people in West Africa. The World Health Organisation on Wednesday warnned the worst Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen continues to gather pace, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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