Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam News
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3 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News
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.
3 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News
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.
13 hrs ago | Bloomberg
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.
17 hrs ago | Big News Network.com
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:29 pm
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