Portugal will not need a bailout: Spain

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Portugal will not need a bailout: Spain

Portugal will not need a bailout despite its spiralling borrowing costs, Spanish Finance Minister Elena Salgado said on Monday.
Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates (right) with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in October at a signing ceremony for renewable energy projects in Portugal.

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N. Korea officially proposes talks with South: KCNA

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North Korea Monday officially proposed dialogue with South Korea, less than two months after launching a deadly bombardment of a South Korean island.

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Chinese vice premier in trade-focused London talks

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Chinese vice premier in trade-focused London talks

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang arrives in London on Monday to meet Prime Minister David Cameron on the second day of a visit to Britain aimed at bolstering economic ties between the two countries.
Chinese Vice Prime Ministerr Li Keqiang (C) is escorted on a tour of the Pelamis Wave Power factory in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the first of a four-day visit to the United Kingdom on January 9, 2011.

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Nguyen Hue Flower Street readies for Tet

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Nguyen Hue Flower Street readies for Tet

Nguyen Hue Flower Street readies for the annual Tet festival in Ho Chi Minh City from January 31 - February 6 (December 28 - January 4 on the lunar calendar).

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Syngenta develops drought-tolerant maize variety

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The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (the Foundation) has recently announced a partnership program with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) to develop drought-tolerant maize for smallholder farmers in Asia, including Vietnam.

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Watercolor painting exhibition to be held to support poor people

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Watercolor painting exhibition to be held to support poor people

An exhibition displaying nearly 50 pictures by Truong Han Minh, who is master traditional Chinese watercolor paintings in Vietnam, will be held at the Equatorial Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City from January 14 to 18.

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Cold weather remains unabated for next ten days

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A bitter cold wave covered northern Vietnam on Sunday, lashing it with rain and cold northeasterly winds. The National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center predicted these conditions would last for a further ten days.

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Interest rates expected to drop in 2011

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Interest rates expected to drop in 2011

Interest rates are expected to go down this year because they are presently too high and cannot rise any higher, an economist has said.

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VN-Index recoils to near 480

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Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index dropped the second day, retreating to near 480 points on January 10 as investors lost confidence.

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Gold stands above VND35.7 million

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Gold stands above VND35.7 million

The price of gold in Vietnam hovered above VND35.7 million a tael (1.2 ounces) on January 10 as global prices opened week on rising momentum.

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Motorbike market sizzles at year-end

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Motorbike market sizzles at year-end

Customers buy motorbikes at a motorbike store. (Photo: SGGP)
Many motorbike stores have raised their prices to squeeze more money out of customers, as the demand for motorbikes has increased sharply as the year ends.

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WWF, Vietnam to increase protection of Saola

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WWF, Vietnam to increase protection of Saola

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced on November 22 a financial aid package of US$213,773 for the central province of Thua Thien - Hue in order to protect the enigmatic Saola’s reserve.

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Northern residents struggle for their livelihood in icy weather

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Northern residents struggle for their livelihood in icy weather

People in the northern region have experienced much hardship caused by the extreme cold weather, with temperatures continuing to remain below 10 degree Celsius.

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Only one killed in road accident over weekend in HCMC

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Only one killed in road accident over weekend in HCMC

One of common road violation that three people in one motorcyle
One person was killed in a road accident in Ho Chi Minh City over the weekend, said police on January 9.

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Over 150,000 young people join blood donation event

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Over 150,000 young people join blood donation event

A festival for young people to donate blood was held in 13 cities and provinces nationwide on January 9. The festival attracted over 150,000 young people, in which more than 82,000 registered to donated blood. A total number of blood units collected was 20,000 units.

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