Economists say statistics unreliable

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Economists say statistics unreliable

VietNamNet Bridge – It is very likely that the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) fails to submit the plan on improving the state owned enterprises’ (SOEs) operation efficiency on schedule, slated for November. The drafting has finished, but the figures seem to be unreliable.

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The costume of Ha Nhi ethnic people

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The costume of Ha Nhi ethnic people

The Ha Nhi ethnic people in Bat Xat District in northern mountainous Lao Cai province live close to nature. That may be the reason why their costume is mainly green, in keeping with the colour of the mountains and forests of the northwest.

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Floating on the delta

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Every visitor to Can Tho will inevitably spend at least a morning at Cai Rang floating market, a vibrant, colourful and revealing symbol of the Mekong Delta’s largest city.

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Ebook reader market grows well, but full of challenges

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Ebook reader market grows well, but full of challenges

VietNamNet Bridge – Growing by 30 percent annually, the ebook reader market remains underdeveloped, because not many enterprises and publications have joined the market.

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U.S. Senate approves Bryson as commerce secretary

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U.S. Senate approves Bryson as commerce secretary

The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed seasoned businessman John Bryson as U.S. Commerce Secretary, one week after the Democratic and Republican lawmakers approved free trade agreements with Republic of Korea, Colombia and Panama.

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Elderly people earn a living in Hanoi

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Elderly people earn a living in Hanoi

Everybody works to earn a living then when they reach a certain age they retire. However, some elderly people in the capital still have to work, despite old age and illness.

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Electricity price won’t increase until December at least

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Electricity price won’t increase until December at least

VietNamNet Bridge – The information that the Electricity of Vietnam has proposed the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to allow raising the electricity price from November 2011 has stirred up the public. However, the public has been reassured that the price increase won’t be decided in the last months of the year.

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Conferderations Cup locations defined for Brazil in 2013

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The world soccer governing body FIFA announced the locations of the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil on Thursday. The nation's capital, Brasilia, will hold the opening match of the precursor to the 2014 World Cup.

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More State money for science, technology

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The Ministry of Science and Technology proposed to allocate more than VND 13.3 trillion (US$640 million) from next year's State budget toward development, an increase of 12 per cent.

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China to expand imports from ASEAN: Premier Wen

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China to expand imports from ASEAN: Premier Wen

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Friday that China will continue to expand imports from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and further enhance the two sides' economic and trade cooperation.

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Quang Nam’s woman also becomes an old lady

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Quang Nam’s woman also becomes an old lady

VietNamNet Bridge - After a 26-year-old woman in Ben Tre, Nguyen Thi Phuong, was reported to age overnight, a 27-year-old woman from the central province of Quang Nam claims to have the same affliction.

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Foreign media comments about SEA Games draws for men’s football

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Foreign media comments about SEA Games draws for men’s football

VietNamNet Bridge – The draw for men’s football at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) 2011 on October 19 in Jakarta has created two opinions on the regional media.

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Officials, readers back Transport Minister’s golf-playing ban

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Officials, readers back Transport Minister’s golf-playing ban

VietNamNet Bridge – Many officials from the Ministry of Transport said they support Minister Dinh La Thang’s golf-playing ban because golf is a costly, time-consuming and inappropriate sport at the time many transports are deadlocked.

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Tentative decision to restrict SOEs’ investments in non-core fields won’t help

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Tentative decision to restrict SOEs’ investments in non-core fields won’t help

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is planning to reduce the investments of State owned enterprises (SOEs) in non-core business fields, to 15 percent from the current 30 percent. However, 15 percent is still believed to be overly high, which will not help cut down the risky investments in the fields in which SOEs do not have advantages.

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ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 21/10

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Brothers touch bronze at circus festival

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