Vietnam caught in middle-income trap – Japan expert

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HANOI - Japanese expert Kenichi Ohno on April 15 reiterated his view that Vietnam has been caught in a middle-income trap though other specialists have objected to his statement recently.

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Vietnam world’s ninth biggest recipient of remittances

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Vietnam world’s ninth biggest recipient of remittances

HCMC - Vietnam came in ninth among the countries that received the most remittances last year, according to a migration and development brief recently announced by the World Bank (WB).

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Vietnam wins 800,000-ton rice export contract

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Vietnam wins 800,000-ton rice export contract

HCMC - Vietnam has won an international tender to export 800,000 tons of rice to the Philippines, said Nguyen Hung Linh, chairman of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).

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HCMC has new deputy Party secretary

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HCMC has new deputy Party secretary

HCMC - To Huy Rua, member of the Politburo and head of the Party Central Committee’s Personnel Commission, on April 15 announced the Politburo’s decision to pick Vo Van Thuong as deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee in the 2010-2015 term replacing Nguyen Van Dua, who retired on April 1.

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Auto sales bounce back strongly

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Auto sales bounce back strongly

HCMC - Domestic auto sales picked up strongly in March after a decline in the previous month due to the week-long traditional Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, prompting the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) to revise up its forecast for auto sales this year.

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Long Thanh airport project to go before Gov’t, NA soon

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Long Thanh airport project to go before Gov’t, NA soon

HCMC - The big-ticket Long Thanh international airport project has won approval of an evaluation council to go before the Government and the National Assembly (NA) although there are a number of issues needing clarifying.

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Toyota Vietnam recalls Hilux pickups

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HCMC - Toyota Motor Vietnam has added the imported Hilux pickup trucks to a recall campaign it launched last week to fix the airbag-related fault related to 42,772 Innova and Fortuner cars.

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JW Marriott Hanoi opens award-winning Crystal Jade restaurant

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JW Marriott Hanoi opens award-winning Crystal Jade restaurant

JW Marriott Hanoi has unveiled its fine dining Chinese restaurant Crystal Jade Palace in Hanoi.

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World’s beauty highlighted in ao dai festival

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World’s beauty highlighted in ao dai festival

Models don ao dai (Vietnamese long dress) at a festival featuring world’s images in Vietnam’s ao dai, a highlight of the eighth Hue Festival 2014. The event attracted thousands of local and foreign tourists to Ngo Mon Square in the Hue Imperial Citadel on Monday night. Around 100 popular models from agencies in Hanoi, HCMC and Hue showed off 600 latest creations by 18 local designers including Quang Huy, Thuong Huyen, Duc Hai, Vu Viet Ha, Si Hoang, Minh Hanh,...

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VietJetAir to fly Hanoi-Phu Quoc in May

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VietJetAir to fly Hanoi-Phu Quoc in May

HCMC - Vietnam’s private airline VietJetAir said on April 15 it will launch daily service between Hanoi and Phu Quoc Island off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang late next month.

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RMIT plans new facility in Hanoi

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RMIT plans new facility in Hanoi

HCMC - RMIT International University Vietnam is seeking a location in Hanoi to build a new campus as part of its strategy to expand in Vietnam and attract more students.

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Visiting the Buddha on Cam Mountain

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Cam Mountain, also known Thien Cam Son, is located in An Hao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province.

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People’s Artist Trinh Thinh passes away

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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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