Obama calls Kan on nuclear crisis

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Obama calls Kan on nuclear crisis

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 (AFP) - US President Barack Obama spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan Tuesday and the leaders agreed to cooperate closely on a crisis over an earthquake-damaged nuclear plant, officials said.

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World powers move towards Kadhafi exile plan

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World powers move towards Kadhafi exile plan

LONDON, March 30, 2011 (AFP) - International powers meeting in London on Tuesday edged closer to an exile plan for embattled Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, as France said it was ready to discuss military aid for rebels.

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Japan mulls draping fabric over reactors: report

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Japan mulls draping fabric over reactors: report

OSAKA, March 30, 2011 (AFP) - Japan is considering draping crippled reactor buildings at the Fukushima nuclear plant with a fabric to reduce radiation, and using a tanker to siphon off contaminated water, a report said Wednesday.

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Radioactive iodine hits 3,355 times limit in Japan

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Radioactive iodine hits 3,355 times limit in Japan

OSAKA, March 30, 2011 (AFP) - The level of radioactive iodine in the sea off Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has reached its highest reading yet at 3,355 times the legal limit, Jiji press said Wednesday.

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Physical gold on downward trend amid govt’s tight control

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Physical gold on downward trend amid govt’s tight control

Despite the global price on a rise, physical gold price in Vietnam still treads water mainly because of the government’s effort to tighten control over gold and US dollar trading on the so-called black market.

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Solution for businesses in shortage of invoices

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Solution for businesses in shortage of invoices

Many businesses are anxious about the printing houses’ delay in the invoice orders as the deadline for tax filing – April 1st – is approaching. SGGP Dau Tu Tai Chinh has caught up with Nguyen Trong Hanh, deputy head of the Ho Chi Minh City Tax Bureau, to interview about the issue.

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Banks lower bonus for big shareholders to please small holders

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Banks lower bonus for big shareholders to please small holders

Many commercial banks slashed dividend payment of shareholders controlling large stakes to raise the payment of small holders in an effort to calm those who were upset with the low earning results and plunging share prices.

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Gold makes sharp correction

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Gold makes sharp correction

The price of gold in Vietnam sharply dropped on March 29 as global price sank to the lowest level since March 18 due to profit-taking.

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Concert to raise fund for Japanese victims

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Concert to raise fund for Japanese victims

A special fashion and music performance titled “Be strong Japan!” at the Hanoi Drama Theater on March 31 will raise money for Japanese earthquake victims.

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Central province conducts free heart operations for children

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Central province conducts free heart operations for children

Doctors at the children’s hospital in the northern province of Thanh Hoa are conducting 250 free surgeries for child heart patients.

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ADB supports metro rail project to ease congestion in Hanoi

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ADB supports metro rail project to ease congestion in Hanoi

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors March 29 approved a US$293 million loan to support a US$1 billion metro rail project in Hanoi.

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Truck accident kills six

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Truck accident kills six

A tragic accident in Hiep Thanh market in the southern province of Hau Giang on March 28 crushed six people to death and severely injured two others.

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Vietnam Forest Product Festival receives 100,000 visitors First Vietnam Forest Product Festival

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Vietnam Forest Product Festival receives 100,000 visitors 
First Vietnam Forest Product Festival

The three day first Vietnam Forest Product Festival 2011 closed on March 28 with a record crowd of more than 100,000 visitors.

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VN-Index dips on bearish sentiment

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Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index slid on March 29 as investors lost confidence due to negative news about rising interest rates at commercial banks.

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Domestic sugar prices fall

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Domestic sugar prices fall

Sugar prices have seen a continuous decline these recent days because of a drop in world sugar prices.

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