Jury out as Vietnam holds fast to white-collar noose

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Jury out as Vietnam holds fast to white-collar noose

Policemen (center row) keep watch as inmates wait before being released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013. Despite the official enthusiasm, few outsiders believe that executions offer an effective means of deterring corruption. Photo credit: Reuters

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Banks asked to expand support for disadvantaged members

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) to assist with housing gaps and generate jobs for welfare beneficiaries and households living at or below the poverty line.

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Singapore’s budget to be future-focused

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The Singaporean budget this year will be focused on building the nation’s future, announced Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in his Budget Statement to Parliament on February 23.

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Vietnamese inflation turns negative in holiday season as energy, transport costs tumble

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Vietnamese inflation turns negative in holiday season as energy, transport costs tumble

Photo credit: Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon Online

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Government's Resolution 01 targets 6.2 percent GDP

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Government's Resolution 01 targets 6.2 percent GDP

The Government has adopted Resolution 01/NQ-CP detailing key tasks and measures to realise the 2015 socio-economic development.

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Bumpy ride: Passengers get off and push broken down bus in Vietnam

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Bumpy ride: Passengers get off and push broken down bus in Vietnam

Passengers push the bus after its engine breaks down. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

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Fire at hotel snarls traffic in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

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Fire at hotel snarls traffic in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

A billboard catches fire in front of Majestic Hotel. Photo credit: motthegioi

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Vietnam arrests 2 Russians for using fake passports, credit cards

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Vietnam arrests 2 Russians for using fake passports, credit cards

Police in Khanh Hoa Province in central Vietnam have taken two Russian men into custody after a bank accused them of using fake bank cards to pay for luxury hotel rooms.

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Three Chinese men sentenced for using fake cards to steal money

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Three Chinese men sentenced for using fake cards to steal money

A Vietnam court has sentenced three Chinese men to up to 35 months in jail for using fake credit cards to appropriate money from others by paying for made-up taxi trips via Point of Sale devices in local cabs or paying for purchased goods.

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3 dead in Vietnam quarry collapse

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3 dead in Vietnam quarry collapse

Stone miners in the central province of Thanh Hoa, where a quarry collapse killed three people Sunday. Photo credit: Nguoi Lao Dong

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Government resolves to fulfil 6.2 percent GPD growth goal

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The Government is requesting the utmost efforts from relevant agencies and local administrations to achieve the set targets of 6.2 percent growth in gross domestic product and 5 percent inflation this year.

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Driver fined $16 after getting bus stuck on bridge railings

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Driver fined $16 after getting bus stuck on bridge railings

A bus got stuck on a 2-meter high bridge railings after a near miss collision with a truck in the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho on February 2. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

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Thousands of seized cats feared buried alive in Vietnam

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Thousands of seized cats feared buried alive in Vietnam

This picture taken on January 27, 2015 shows seized cages of live cats transported in a truck in Hanoi. Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" were seized January 27 in Hanoi after being smuggled from China. Photo credit: AFP

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 5/2

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Chinese electric cars, not yet licensed for use, available in Hanoi

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Binh Dinh fishermen access off-shore ship building credit

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Binh Dinh fishermen access off-shore ship building credit

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has disbursed the first credit package of VND61 billion (US$2.8 million) for fishermen in central Binh Dinh province to build new ships serving off-shore operations.

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