Experts insist Vietnam withdraw from Asiad hosting plan

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

HCMC – Experts concerned about possible huge financial losses and a lack of preparedness have raised the stakes for the sports ministry to drop the controversial plan to host Asiad in 2019.

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Oba Shuji takes visitors through visual journey

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

Oba Shuji takes visitors through visual journey

Japanese artist Oba Shuji on April 3 began displaying 30 of his lacquer paintings at HCMC Fine Arts Museum, taking visitors through a visual journey to splendid landscapes around Japan, Vietnam and Europe.

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HSBC puts Vietnam’s inflation at 5.5% this year

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

HCMC - HSBC Bank in a macro economic report released on April 2 predicted Vietnam’s inflation at around 5.5% this year as price pressures have subsided.

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Tra fish growers unhappy with price rises

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

Tra fish growers unhappy with price rises

HCMC, CAN THO - Prices of tra fish have risen for a month now but many growers in the Mekong Delta have not had the pangasius left to sell or have scaled down their farms.

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Agriculture sector sees cheap funds beyond reach

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SaigonTimes English 3 week(s) ago

Agriculture sector sees cheap funds beyond reach

CAN THO - The central bank has decided to cut lending rates for the aquaculture sector but most enterprises are still finding it difficult to access low-interest loans.

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Former deputy transport minister told to report amid JTC kickback scam

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SaigonTimes English 3 week(s) ago

HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has requested a former deputy minister of transport and nine other incumbent and retired officials to submit reports on their assignments and responsibilities in an urban railway project in the wake of the JTC kickback scandal.

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Flea market in Saigon

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SaigonTimes English 1 month(s) ago

Flea market in Saigon

If you are looking for a place to browse for unique hand-made interior items, accessories, and on-trend fashion pieces you should head to Saigon Flea Market (SFM), a bimonthly event in HCMC’s District 7 where local and foreign artists and shopaholic come to trade and exchange ideas.

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People’s Artist Trinh Thinh passes away

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SaigonTimes English 1 week(s) ago

People’s Artist Trinh Thinh passes away

People’s Artist Trinh Thinh who was well known for numerous striking roles in local movies died of a stroke last week at Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi at the age of 87.

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Belgium supports Vietnam in planning improvement

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SaigonTimes English 1 week(s) ago

HCMC - Belgium has pledged a grant of more than four million euros for Vietnam to strengthen the capacity of planning reform.

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Join Carnival Halong and save some money

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SaigonTimes English 1 week(s) ago

Join Carnival Halong and save some money

The Carnival Halong 2014 will take place on April 30 in Halong City, Quang Ninh Province with many outstanding festivities and splendid fireworks displays. Saigontourist Travel Service Company is ready to offer tours for travelers to explore famous destinations in the north and join the carnival.

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Ethanol plants keep running up losses

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SaigonTimes English 1 week(s) ago

Ethanol plants keep running up losses

HCMC – Domestic ethanol manufacturing facilities have been operating at low capacity due to low local consumer demand for bio-petrol E5 and poor ethanol export prices.

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Honda to set up power tools unit in city

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

HCMC – Honda Asian Motor Co. Ltd. is seeking approval to invest US$4.1 million in a power products unit in HCMC.

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City’s banks offer VND3.4 trillion loans

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

City’s banks offer VND3.4 trillion loans

HCMC – HCMC-based banks have guaranteed VND3.4 trillion preferential loans for over 100 enterprises following five business matching sessions since early this year, said Nguyen Hoang Minh, deputy director of the central bank’s HCMC branch.

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Ministry seeks to suspend licensing new commercial housing projects

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

Ministry seeks to suspend licensing new commercial housing projects

HANOI, HCMC – The Ministry of Construction has written to the Prime Minister proposing a suspension of the licensing of fresh commercial housing and urban area development projects this year in what is seen as a desperate effort to rescue the still-dreary real estate market.

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QTSC 2 to go up in Tan Binh District

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

HCMC – The HCMC government has chosen a location in Tan Binh District to house Quang Trung 2 Software City (QTSC 2).

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