Vietnam's anti-corruption official dismisses official asset disclosures

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Vietnam's anti-corruption official dismisses official asset disclosures

Vietnam's top anti-corruption investigator dismissed the results of Vietnam's first asset disclosure campaign as “hard to believe” since only one public official out of a million was found to have lied about his or her assets.

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StoxPlus enters into Nikkei and QUICK’s alliance

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StoxPlus enters into Nikkei and QUICK’s alliance

StoxPlus Corporation, a leading financial and business information firm in Vietnam announced that it had set up a capital and business alliance with two Japanese partners - Nikkei Inc. and QUICK Corp.

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Strange herds in Phan Rang

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Strange herds in Phan Rang

VietNamNet Bridge – Sheep, needless to say, are endemic to temperate zones, especially so in Western countries. But one passing through Phan Rang City in Ninh Thuan Province may not believe in their eyes seeing herds of sheep gazing on a gigantic hill about 15 kilometers south of the city. It is a bit strange to see sheep being raised under scorching heat and strong winds in Ninh Thuan.

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Experts divided over old ship imports

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Experts divided over old ship imports

VietNamNet Bridge – A revised law allowing the import of used ships has inspired spirited debate amongst authorities and experts. While some believe the law will boost the profitable shipping industry, others are afraid serious environmental impacts will occur if not strictly controlled.

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Can clothes really make the man?

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for whether they believe the phrase bo ao khong lam nen thay tu, or "Clothes do not make the man," is true in Viet Nam and in their countries, given that many Vietnamese people rushed to buy the latest iPhone, even though some of them don't know how to use it. We also asked if such people suffer from commodity fetishism, which, it is argued, comes from a lack of confidence.

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Criteria for foreign-language test exemption unclear, students say

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Criteria for foreign-language test exemption unclear, students say

VietNamNet Bridge – The new regulation exempting students from foreign-language exams for university admission will be difficult to implement as it is too vague, students and educators believe.

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Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

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Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

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Bond issuances by gov’t limits bank loans

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Bond issuances by gov’t limits bank loans

VietNamNet Bridge – Businesses would have more opportunities to access bank loans at low interest rates if the government had not issued so many bonds, experts believe.

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Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

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Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

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Dragonair underlines Vietnam’s role

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Dragonair underlines Vietnam’s role

Premium Hong Kong-based airline Dragonair is looking at Vietnam as one of the Pacific region’s leading business and tourist destinations as part of a wider long-term business plan, Jonathan Bailey, newly-appointed manager of Dragonair Vietnam told VIR’s Hoang Anh.

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Facebook’s new sticker feature unpopular with Vietnamese netizens

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Facebook’s new sticker feature unpopular with Vietnamese netizens

VietNamNet Bridge – While Facebook engineers believe that the sticker feature in the Comments section allows people to express opinions in a fun way, many Vietnamese netizens, with some exceptions, have found the new feature annoying.

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Experts divided over old ship imports

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Experts divided over old ship imports

A revised law allowing the import of used ships has inspired spirited debate amongst authorities and experts. While some believe the law will boost the profitable shipping industry, others are afraid serious environmental impacts will occur if not strictly controlled.

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Game firms fear luxury tax will lead to cheaper, smuggled goods

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Game firms fear luxury tax will lead to cheaper, smuggled goods

VietNamNet Bridge – A proposed luxury tax on online games has spread fear among gaming companies, who believe smuggled products would ruin their business if the tax becomes law.

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Vietnamese tanker captain tells of harrowing pirate ordeal

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Vietnamese tanker captain tells of harrowing pirate ordeal

The Vietnamese diesel tanker crew that was taken by masked pirates off the coast of Singapore believe the men were Indonesians.

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Modi dream stuck in the mud as land law empowers farmers

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In fields now bearing wheat, cotton and cumin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to build a city rivaling the most advanced in the world. Farmer Ganpatbhai Chauhan doesn’t believe a word of it.

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