BUSINESS IN BRIEF 1/11

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SBV slashes deposit rate cap

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Hai Duong receives national honour

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago 1 related news

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday conferred the Independence Order (second class) upon Hai Duong city to celebrate its 210th founding anniversary.

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Vietnamese spend over $1 billion per year on cigarettes

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VietnamNet English 2 day(s) ago

Vietnamese spend over $1 billion per year on cigarettes

VietNamNet Bridge - With 16 million smokers, it is estimated that Vietnamese people pay about VND22 trillion ($1.05 billion) for cigarettes per year. This is also the amount of money spent for treatment of the five common diseases related to tobacco.

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SBV to lower deposit & short-term lending interest rates

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VGP – Since October 29, the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) will lower the interest rate ceiling in VND from 6% to 5.5% per year for short-term deposits (1-6 months long), said SBV Deputy Governor Nguyen Thi Hong.

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Tax agency solicits citizen comments

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VietNam News English 3 day(s) ago

The HCM City Tax Department kicked off a week-long programme called "Listening to the ideas of taxpayers 2014" on Monday.

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Vietnam inflation continues to slow in October

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam inflation continues to slow in October

Consumer prices in Vietnam grew only 0.11 percent in October from the previous month, official figures showed.

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Southern region needs better linkages

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 2 related news

The Southern Key Economic Zone needed better linkages and training for human resources, Deputy Head of Central Economic Commission Le Vinh Tan told a workshop at Vietnam National University – HCM City on October 23.

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Southern region needs connections

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago 2 related news

Southern region needs connections

HCM CITY - The Southern Key Economic Zone, which comprises HCM City and seven provinces, has succeeded in improving its infrastructure and economy since its establishment in 1998, but still needs to improve connections among provinces to exploit its competitive advantages.

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Southern region needs connections

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 2 related news

Southern region needs connections

The Southern Key Economic Zone, which comprises HCM City and seven provinces, has succeeded in improving its infrastructure and economy since its establishment in 1998, but still needs to improve connections among provinces to exploit its competitive advantages.

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Vietnam to increase tax on tobacco, alcohols

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam to increase tax on tobacco, alcohols

The government has proposed to increase luxury tax on tobacco to 70 percent in 2016 and 75 percent in 2019, from the current 65 percent, in an effort to reduce smoking rate among men.

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Seminar spotlights poverty

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 3 related news

At the fifth International Seminar on Regional Network on Poverty Eradication (RENPER 5), which opened yesterday in HCM City, foreign and Vietnamese academics are presenting proposals that could help Viet Nam and other countries reduce its poverty rate.

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Korea labor door closing on poor Vietnamese as many overstay

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Korea labor door closing on poor Vietnamese as many overstay

Kieu Van Trung quit his job in South Korea after three years for reasons he would not divulge but stayed on illegally for another four years.

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Inspector-General listens to requests for compensation

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnamese Government Inspector-General Huynh Phong Tranh met with citizens in Quang Ninh Province for the first time on Friday to listen to their complaints and concerns.

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Ba Thien 2 Industrial Park aims for full occupancy

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

Ba Thien 2 Industrial Park aims for full occupancy

The Ba Thien 2 Industrial Park in the northern province of Vinh Phuc last week celebrated the opening of Japanese Nippon Paint’s $14 million third Vietnam-based plant, bringing the number of tenants in the park up to six. Hoang Thieu Son, general director of the park developer Vina CKP, a member of the asset management group VinaCapital, talked to VIR’s Hoang Anh about investment opportunities in Ba Thien 2.

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Capital suffers office for lease redundancy

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

Capital suffers office for lease redundancy

Hanoi’s office-for-lease market faces potentially large inventories since the Lotte Hanoi Centre opened.

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