Ex-UK Premier Blair urges Vietnam to step up state-owned enterprise reform

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Ex-UK Premier Blair urges Vietnam to step up state-owned enterprise reform

Vietnam should accelerate its reform of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to increase attraction of foreign investment, improve the strength of the national economy, and bring prosperity to people, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has recommended.

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Afghan army suffers heavy combat losses: US

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Afghan army suffers heavy combat losses: US

Afghan security forces are suffering heavy casualties on the battlefield and large numbers of troops are resigning or deserting their units, a new report said Tuesday.

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Singapore continues leads Asia in overseas property investment

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Singaporean investors led the region in overseas real estate investments in 2014 with 11.9 billion USD worth of properties, surpassing its 9.4 billion USD in 2013, according to a report released by property serevices firm CBRE.

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New report finds China's space plans threaten U.S. military ability

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New report finds China's space plans threaten U.S. military ability

China is developing space technologies aimed at blocking U.S. military communications and destroying its ability to win conflicts, according to a report commissioned by a panel created by the U.S. Congress.

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Thai PM warns ivory collectors to report to authorities

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Ivory collectors in Thailand may face fines of up to 3 million THB under the new law, if they do not report the items they own to authorities by 30 April, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha warned.

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Visiting pagodas and temples in the New Year

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Visiting pagodas and temples in the New Year

(VOV) - Visiting pagodas on the first days of the Lunar New Year has long been a deep-rooted tradition of the Vietnamese people and this year has been no exception as many pagodas report being overloaded.

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Vietnam's Flappy Bird in world’s top 50 popular brands in 2014: report

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Vietnam's Flappy Bird in world’s top 50 popular brands in 2014: report

The Flappy Bird mobile game for smartphones, created by young Vietnamese app developer Nguyen Ha Dong last year, has been included in the list of the 50 most popular brands in the world in 2014, according to a recently released report by Infegy.

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U.S. 'deeply concerned' by North Korean nuclear advances

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U.S. 'deeply concerned' by North Korean nuclear advances

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 – The United States is "deeply concerned" about North Korea's nuclear advances, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday after a U.S. research institute predicted Pyongyang could possess as many as 100 nuclear weapons within five years.

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Top British lawmakers deny wrongdoing over 'cash for access' report

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Top British lawmakers deny wrongdoing over 'cash for access' report

Two former British foreign ministers denied wrongdoing on Monday after they were filmed offering their services to a fake Chinese company in return for thousands of pounds, reigniting a damaging 2010 "cash for access" row just months before an election.

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CAPA: slowing growth in SE Asian aviation

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The Southeast Asia – Low Cost Carriers (SE Asia – LCCs) are expected to see slowing growth in 2015 despite being the world’s fastest growing emerging markets, according to a report from the Centre for Asian-Pacific Aviation (CAPA).

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HSBC chief kept millions in Swiss account: report

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HSBC chief kept millions in Swiss account: report

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver, who vowed to reform the scandal-hit bank, kept millions of dollars in a Swiss account, the Guardian newspaper reported on Sunday.

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Errors over Ukraine 'catastrophic': UK parliament report

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Britain and the European Union are guilty of "sleepwalking" into a crisis in Ukraine, a scathing report from a British parliamentary committee said on Friday.

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Million-dollar bribe at Beijing jazz bar for top banker

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Million-dollar bribe at Beijing jazz bar for top banker

The $1 million bribe came on wheels: a travel suitcase stuffed with U.S. dollars that senior Chinese banker Yang Kun collected from CJW, a bar in Beijing’s Chaoyang District that offers cigars, jazz and wine.

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Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

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Vietnamese consumer confidence 'largely intact': Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

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China’s rising military not ready to win wars, U.S. report says

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China’s rising military not ready to win wars, U.S. report says

China’s military isn’t ready to win wars despite spending heavily to modernize, according to a report commissioned by a U.S. congressional committee.

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