Increasing chartered capital remains difficult task for small banks

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VietnamNet English 41 month(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – Banks all plan to raise their chartered capital to become stronger and more competitive. However, their plans have been delayed many times because of the lackluster stock market.

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HCM City to tighten control over artists’ appearance

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VietnamNet English 41 month(s) ago

HCM City to tighten control over artists’ appearance

VietNamNet Bridge – Vo Trong Nam, Deputy Director of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the department has suggested many detailed solutions for the draft decree on performing arts, which will be submitted to the government in September.

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Patients “blackmailed” at hospitals

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Patients “blackmailed” at hospitals

VietNamNet Bridge – Overload is not the sole problem for patients at public hospitals. When going to hospitals, patients have to pay a lot of “black fees”.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 28/8

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Cigarette fraud leaves smoking budget hole

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Hanoi’s tycoons more prodigal than Saigon’s while spending money on villas

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Hanoi’s tycoons more prodigal than Saigon’s while spending money on villas

VietNamNet Bridge – Billionaires in Hanoi prove to be more prodigal than the ones in HCM City, especially in the real estate sector: Hanoians are ready to spend millions of dollars to possess luxurious villas.

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Vietnam’s tourism hindered by unhealthy competition

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VietnamNet English 41 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s tourism remains underdeveloped compared to neighboring countries’ due to an unhealthy competition and shortage of cooperation between travel agencies.

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Food prices skyrocket, but university tuitions just increase slightly

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Food prices skyrocket, but university tuitions just increase slightly

VietNamNet Bridge – Most universities and junior colleges have announced the tuition increases for the 2011-2012 academic year. However, contrary to all predictions, the tuitions have increased slightly only.

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Big boat, little punch in South China Sea

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Big boat, little punch in South China Sea

The Chinese aircraft carrier that began sea trials last week is by far the largest warship of any country in Asia and in certain realms could give China game-changing capabilities. However, the carrier cannot help China assert sovereignty over the South China Sea - its biggest maritime headache - and the ship could prove to be more of a diplomatic liability than a military asset.

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Bringing green technology into production would be a long term battle

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Bringing green technology into production would be a long term battle

VietNamNet Bridge – A lot of production enterprises have been punished for their behaviors of polluting the environment, but the pollution has never been eased. In order to protect the environment, it is necessary to use green technologies in production. However, this will require much time and effort.

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ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 27/8

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VietnamNet English 41 month(s) ago

Revolution, Independence Day to be marked by music shows

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Online bookstores, new concept for Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 41 month(s) ago

Online book buying is still relatively new in Vietnam and many bookshops who have made this their business are struggling to lure customers into adapting this futuristic and convenient way to shop for books, especially for the very busy.

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Power companies’ mistakes cause multi-billion dong loss to telcos

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Power companies’ mistakes cause multi-billion dong loss to telcos

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City plans to complete the restructuring of information cable network with the total length of 3000 kilometers by 2015. However, a lot of difficulties have arisen, which may make the goal unattainable.

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Chief inspector aims at transparency at state agencies

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VietnamNet English 41 month(s) ago

Chief inspector aims at transparency at state agencies

Leader of the governmental inspection unit promises that the agency will try to make the responsibility of each state agency transparent to reduce corruption.

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Domestic fertilizer market to see the reverse soon

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Domestic fertilizer market to see the reverse soon

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam remains a big fertilizer importer with the expected imports of 2.4-2.6 million tons in 2011. However, the situation would completely change in the future, as a lot of fertilizer projects are under implementation.

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U.S. economic growth less robust than expected: Bernanke

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U.S. economic growth less robust than expected: Bernanke

The U.S. economic recovery from the crisis is less robust than the central bank's expectation, but the U.S. central bank will not roll out a new round of quantitative easing (QE) monetary policy now, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.

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