Businesses have yet to feel effects of new import/export tariffs

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Businesses have yet to feel effects of new import/export tariffs

VietNamNet Bridge – Under the new import/export tariff scheme effective as of January 1, 2015, a zero tax rate is applied to many import items, but most Vietnamese businesses say this has yet to affect their business.

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Construction sector restructuring plan ratified

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Construction sector restructuring plan ratified

VGP – The PM has approved a restructuring plan for the construction sector in response to the growth model transition effort towards better quality, and higher effectiveness and competitiveness in the 2014-2020 phase.

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HCM City to upgrade workforce's skills

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Ho Chi Minh City will implement measures to improve the quality of vocational training and raise the number of trained workers to 72 percent of the city's total employees this year from the rate of 68 percent in 2014, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

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Viet Nam rapidly urbanising: WB

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Viet Nam rapidly urbanising: WB

Viet Nam is rapidly urbanising, both spatially and demographically. Urban areas have spread at the rate of 2.8 per cent per year, among the fastest development in the region, according to a report released by the World Bank (WB) yesterday.

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HCM City takes steps to lower poverty rate

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HCM City takes steps to lower poverty rate

Giap Thi Tuy Anh of Tan Binh District raised her annual income to more than VND16 million (US$762), the cut-off for the city's poverty line, with loans provided by HCM City's poverty eradication and hunger elimination fund.

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Foreign-developed IZs have higher occupancy rates than Vietnamese counterparts

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Foreign-developed IZs have higher occupancy rates than Vietnamese counterparts

VietNamNet Bridge – Most of the industrial zones (IZs) in Vietnam developed by foreign investors have higher occupancy rates than those developed by Vietnamese because they have better strategies to attract businesses.

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PM chairs meeting on macro-economic management

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PM chairs meeting on macro-economic management

VGP – The inter-ministerial working group on macro-economic management and operation on January 22 discussed the declining oil price’s impacts on Viet Nam’s economy in 2015 and proposed measures for the Government on macro-economic management and operation in the future.

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Prime Minister asks for achieving targets set for 2015

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung underscored that ministries and sectors must firmly move towards the targets set from the beginning of the year, including a GDP growth rate of 6.2 percent and an inflation rate of around 5 percent.

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Hanoi aims to reduce 3,500 poor households in 2015

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Hanoi is striving to reduce its poverty rate by 0.2 percent from 2014 by removing 3,500 poor households from the list this year.

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Viet Nam on path to recovery

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Nation should stop sacrificing its growth rate for stabilising the economy, Tran Hoang Ngan with the National Advisory Council on Monetary and Financial Policies, tells Viet Nam Economic Times.

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Mekong Delta: policy loans help 230,000 households rid of poverty

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) have provided preferential loans for 1.4 million poor and near-poor households and policy beneficiaries in the Mekong Delta region between 2011-2014.

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Deputy PM seeks answers on low labour export rate

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Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged ministries and localities to find out why few people from poor districts went to work abroad.

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Growth rate set at realistic target

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Growth rate set at realistic target

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Duc Kien, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for Economic Affairs, spoke to Kinh te Viet Nam & The gioi (Viet Nam & the World Economic Affairs) newspaper about growth goals.

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Gov’t calls for raising poverty threshold

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Gov’t calls for raising poverty threshold

Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh has called for raising the national poverty line in accordance with international standards in the years to come during a recent meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Sustainable Reduction.

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Mekong Delta strives for 4.5 percent poverty rate in 2015

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The Mekong Delta region aims to bring the rate of poor households to 4.5 percent in 2015, or down by 1.2-1.3 percent year-on-year, according to the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.

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