Bad debt continues to trouble SBV

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Bad debt continues to trouble SBV

The Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), Nguyen Van Binh, has admitted that the settlement of bad debts was going rather slowly, despite efforts by banks.

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Up to 80% of all helmets sold unsafe, substandard

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Up to 80% of all helmets sold unsafe, substandard

Up to 80 percent of helmets sold at markets are substandard and would not protect a rider's head in an accident, a conference heard on Wednesday.

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Vietnam industrial growth slows to just 4.8 percent

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Vietnam industrial growth slows to just 4.8 percent

The nation's Index of Industrial Production (IIP) slowed to its lowest in three years, rising just 4.8 percent in 2012, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Vietnam takes second look at penal code

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Vietnam takes second look at penal code

At a recent conference to discuss amendments to the penal code, legal experts gathered to propose a number of changes, including the possible removal of the death penalty.

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Vietnam, Indonesia cooperate in wild animal protection

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Vietnam, Indonesia cooperate in wild animal protection

Vietnam and Indonesia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the protection of wild animals, including reptile, tortoise and pangolin.

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Hanoi club to trade Cong Vinh for VND4 billion

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Hanoi club to trade Cong Vinh for VND4 billion

Hanoi Football Club has decided to again lower their asking price for trading attacker Le Cong Vinh to VND4 billion (USD190,400), down from the earlier VND5 billion (USD238,000).

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N.Korea is nuclear test-ready, US think-tank says

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N.Korea is nuclear test-ready, US think-tank says

North Korea has repaired extensive rain damage at its nuclear test facility and could conduct a detonation on two weeks notice, a US think-tank said on Friday, citing satellite imagery analysis.

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Poor working conditions lead to health problems

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Poor working conditions in many small- and medium-sized enterprises have affected workers' health, a survey conducted between 2000 and 2012 has found.

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World's smelliest and largest flower blooms in Brazil

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World's smelliest and largest flower blooms in Brazil

Hundreds of visitors are flocking daily to a botanical garden in southeastern Brazil to watch the rare blooming of the Titan arum, the world's smelliest and largest tropical flower.

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Green One-UN House built in Hanoi

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Green One-UN House built in Hanoi

The Vietnamese Government and the United Nations (UN) reached a new milestone in advancing the UN reform efforts by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the construction of the Green One-UN House for all UN organizations in Vietnam.

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Inefficient telecom firms to go bankrupt

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Inefficient telecom firms to go bankrupt

The Ministry of Information and Communications will allow a number of telecom companies which face difficulties to go bankrupt or withdraw from the telecom market.

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Due attention paid to the poor

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Due attention paid to the poor

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has emphasised reducing poverty rates and protecting social welfare are top priorities.

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State bank to offer USD1.9 billion in loans for house buyers

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State bank to offer USD1.9 billion in loans for house buyers

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will provide between VND20 trillion (USD952.3 million) and VND40 trillion (USD1.9 billion) for commercial banks to provide home loans at reasonable rates next 10 years.

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Inflation rate of 6.5% targeted

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Inflation rate of 6.5% targeted

Vietnam should control inflation at 6-6.5% in 2013 according to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

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UN envoy due in Russia for talks on Syria crisis

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UN and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is due to fly to Russia’s capital Moscow on Saturday to hold talks with the country’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on how to end the crisis in Syria, which a watchdog says has now claimed 45,000 lives.

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