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2 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Vietnam's economists urge banks to cut interest closer to deposit rate

A HDBank teller watches as a customer counts packs of dong notes in Ho Chi Minh City.

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4 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

More trees will be felled for Ho Chi Minh City subway

Trees in 23.9 Park in front of Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City will be uprooted and cut down next year as the Ben Thanh Central Station breaks ground.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Globe and Mail

TDSB question ex-chair Chris Bolton's role in Vietnam school deal

Officials call for rules to make partnerships more transparent after questions over former chair Chris Bolton's role in Vietnam school deal.

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Thanh Nein News

Pham Cong Danh, chairman of VNBC, was arrested on July 29. Photo credit: VnExpress

The Ministry of Public Security arrested three former senior officials at the Vietnam Bank for Construction for criminal investigation late Tuesday, a source told Thanh Nien.

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Pham Cong Danh, chairman of VNBC, was arrested on July 29. Photo credit: VnExpress

The Ministry of Public Security arrested three former senior officials at the Vietnam Bank for Construction for criminal investigation late Tuesday, a source told Thanh Nien.

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Asian Correspondent

Vietnam's one and only trade union turns 85

This date was the day that Vietnam's labour union, then known as the Red Federation of Trade Unions, was founded.

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Thanh Nein News

Japanese photographer captures Vietnam's mood about island dispute

Murayama Yasufumi introduces a photo at his exhibition in HCMC. The photo shows a fisherman sailing his boat to the sea off the Paracels on June 30 in spite of threats from the Chinese vessels.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

DFW Catholic

Pope names new bishop for Vietnam's My Tho diocese

My Tho, Vietnam, Jul 28, 2014 / 09:02 pm .- Pope Francis named Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Kham, an auxiliary bishop of the Ho Chi Minh City archdiocese, to become head of the Diocese of My Tho on July 26. Bishop Nguyen was born in 1952 in Ha Dong, a suburb of Hanoi.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam boy killed while doing pull-ups by clothesline

An illustration photo shows an exerciser doing his pull-ups. A boy in the northern province of Thanh Hoa was killed while doing the same exercise with a washing line.

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Thanh Nein News

Perpetrators of child sexual abuse go unpunished in southern Vietnam

A 16-year-old girl from Hau Giang Province, who was raped at a charity center in Ho Chi Minh City but her poor mental condition failed to persuade the police to believe her statements that the center owner of nearly 80 years old did that to her.

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Technical problems hold up US visa processing

Applicants for US visa line up in front of the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City January 24, 2013.

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Plastics News

Acquisition expands Rieke Packaging's stake in Asia

Rieke parent company TriMas Corp. acquired Lion Holdings Pvt. Ltd. of Greater Noida, India, a producer of plastic dispensing systems for non-pressurized consumer packaging.

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Hospitality Net

Peter Nilsson has been appointed General Manager at Centara Grand...

Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Peter Nilsson as General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin.

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Thanh Nein News

Technical problems hold up US visa processing

Applicants for US visa line up in front of the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City January 24, 2013.

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Marine News

Location of New Port Expansion Projects: Analysis

When it comes to port development, many governments now favour letting the market decide where expansion should take place, whereas most other transport infrastructure, such as roads and rail, remains centrally managed.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Dining review: At Pho Saigon Bay, discover the flavors of Ho Chi Minh City

Modern, upscale facade and stylish, spacious interior. When it's crowded and noisy, you get a real sense of what it's like to eat in Vietnam.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Thanh Nein News

VietJet opens Hanoi-Seoul route

Seoul route, which is operated under a partnership with South Korea's SEYOU Corporation, has a daily round trip with a capacity of 2,520 seats per week.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam's nascent anti-smoking laws flouted by public, manufacturers

A man smokes at the 115 People's Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City despite a ban against smoking at public places in Vietnam.

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Thanh Nein News

Man survives over four days in freezer in southern Vietnam

Mai Thanh Sang, 23, at Dong Thap General Hospital in the namesake province after being rescued from a minus degree storage freezer after more than four days the night of July 23, 2014.

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Thanh Nein News

Saigon zoo welcomes three new giraffes

The Ho Chi Minh City zoo on Thursday unveiled three giraffes, two males and a female, that it bought from Thailand at The newcomers, all around three years old, add up to a total of five giraffes - two males and three females - in the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the zoo d The average female giraffe is about 4.6 m high, but some males grow to ... (more)

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