VN's poverty rate falling as services improve, survey

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VN's poverty rate falling as services improve, survey

The poverty rate has reduced dramatically in rural households from 27.1 per cent in 2012 to 13.2 per cent in 2014 while access to public services such as vocational and educational training and health care has improved.

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AEC challenges HCM City's workforce

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AEC challenges HCM City's workforce

The high rate of educated workers and their capacity to rapidly adapt to new jobs are advantages HCM City can rely on when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) comes into being at the end of this year, but the city's human resources need to improve their English and professional skills, a recent workshop heard.

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Poverty rate falling as services improve, 2014 survey finds

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Poverty rate falling as services improve, 2014 survey finds

The poverty rate has reduced dramatically in rural households from 27.1 per cent in 2012 to 13.2 per cent in 2014 while access to public services such as vocational and educational training and health care has improved.

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Timely first aid after traffic accidents reduces death rate by 20%

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The death rate could be reduced by 15%-20% if first aid is administered properly and promptly, according to the European Community's statistics on first aid, said Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) Khuat Viet Hung.

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State Bank pledges stable exchange rate, forex market until early 2016

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State Bank pledges stable exchange rate, forex market until early 2016

VGP - The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) affirmed that it would not make any more adjustments to the exchange rate and would apply all necessary measures to stabilise the exchange rate and foreign exchange (forex) market by the end of 2015 and in the early months of 2016.

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Workshop promotes women’s participation in politics

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Workshop promotes women’s participation in politics

How to enhance the participation of women in politics was the main focus of a workshop co-hosted by the Vietnamese Women's Union (VWU) and the Asia Foundation in Hanoi on August 25.

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NA agrees on need for cap rate on civil loans

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NA agrees on need for cap rate on civil loans

VietNamNet Bridge – National Assembly (NA) deputies yesterday (August 24) largely agreed to a proposal to establish a cap rate on civil-loan agreements, but questioned how high the rate should be.

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Economic highlights: adjustments in exchange rate, petrol prices

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Economic highlights: adjustments in exchange rate, petrol prices

VGP – The national economy experienced some changes during August 17-23, including the State Bank of Viet Nam adjusting the VND/USD trading band and a reduction in oil and gas prices.

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Experts discuss rising rate of Nguyen Trong Dam

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The rate of prostitution and prostitution-related crimes has increased sharply in the country, while measures to deter such activities have not been successful, a meeting in HCM City has heard.

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SBV continues raising exchange rate amplitude

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SBV continues raising exchange rate amplitude

VGP - The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) on August 19 decided to increase the amplitude of the exchange rate between the Vietnamese dong and the U.S. dollar to +/-3% from the current +/-2%.

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Weekly economic highlights

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VGP – Raising exchange rate amplitude, placing bank under special surveillance, exploiting commercial oil in Sahara were among top economic news during the past week.

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Highest special consumption tax of 75% on autos proposed

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Under-nine-seat autos whose engine capacity is over three liters may be subject to a special consumption tax rate of up to 75%, according to the special consumption tax rates proposed by the Ministry of Finance.

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Vietnam mulls higher taxes on big cars to relieve strained infrastructure

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Vietnam mulls higher taxes on big cars to relieve strained infrastructure

The Ministry of Finance has announced a plan to increase luxury taxes on cars with large engines after the government said big vehicles that take up much space and consume much fuel must be restricted.

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Vietnam mulls higher taxes on big cars to relieve strained infrastructure

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Vietnam mulls higher taxes on big cars to relieve strained infrastructure

The Ministry of Finance has announced a plan to increase luxury taxes on cars with large engines after the government said big vehicles that take up much space and consume much fuel must be restricted.

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Vietnamese people still cannot enjoy benefits of IT development

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Vietnamese people still cannot enjoy benefits of IT development

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is proud of its strong development in information technology (IT) as it strives to become an IT power by 2020. However, the majority of people still do not enjoy the benefits of IT.

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