Japan's economy stalls in April-June, casts doubts on Abe's policies

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Japan's economy stalls in April-June, casts doubts on Abe's policies

Japan's economic growth ground to a halt in April-June after a stellar expansion in the previous quarter on weak exports and capital expenditure, putting even more pressure on premier Shinzo Abe to come up with policies that produce more sustainable growth.

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Vietnam man gets death for kidnapping, killing fifth grader

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Vietnam man gets death for kidnapping, killing fifth grader

A court in the south-central province of Binh Thuan on Friday sentenced a 24-year-old local man to death for kidnapping and murdering a fifth grader in April.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 13

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 13

Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, August 13.

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Vietnamese caregivers allowed to work at patient’s homes in Japan

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Foreign certified professional caregivers, including those from Vietnam will be allowed to work at patients’ homes as from April, 2017 pursuant to a recent decision by the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.

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Domestic tourists push up Siem Reap visitor count

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Domestic tourists push up Siem Reap visitor count

Tourist visits to Siem Reap province increased slightly during the first half of the year as foreign tourists lined up to see the country’s pre-eminent tourism attraction, Angkor Wat, and Cambodians from across the country flocked to the province for a major national festival in April.

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Formosa-scandal report released

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Formosa-scandal report released

The government has released the report evaluating the damages caused by Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co., Ltd. (HFS), the operator of the $10.5 billion steel and port complex in the central province of Ha Tinh, the culprit behind the mass dying of fish in the four central coastal provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, and Thua Thien-Hue in April this year.

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Hanoi youths practice foreign languages with ‘Ask Me Anything’ project

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Hanoi youths practice foreign languages with ‘Ask Me Anything’ project

A group of youths in Hanoi have been setting up a free multilingual information spot to answer tourists’ queries while grabbing the chance to practice their foreign language skills.

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Vietnam to check factories' wastewater treatment plants

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Vietnam to check factories' wastewater treatment plants

Amid rising concern over industrial water pollution, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has said it will begin a nationwide check of factories’ wastewater treatment systems in August.

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Rice relief for central highlands Gia Lai province

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VGP – The PM has assigned the Ministry of Finance to supply 568.905 tons of rice from the national reserves as rice relief for the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai.

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Life insurance market to take on new player

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Dai-ichi Life Insurance, one of Japan’s biggest life insurers, will open its first offices in Phnom Penh at the end of the month, and plans to begin selling life insurance policies as early as April 2017, according to Japanese media reports.

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World Bank cuts Vietnam growth forecast to 6 percent

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World Bank cuts Vietnam growth forecast to 6 percent

The World Bank has lowered its forecast for Vietnam’s economic growth in 2016 to 6 percent, down from its previous projection of 6.2 percent in April.

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Asia-Pacific cooperative ministers’ conference to be held

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Asia-Pacific cooperative ministers’ conference to be held

VGP - The Viet Nam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) will host the 10th Asia-Pacific Cooperative Ministers’ Conference next April on April 18-21 next year in Ha Noi.

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Car sales sputter on tax hike

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Car sales sputter on tax hike

Authorised dealerships of new cars and trucks have said a recent increase in the specific tax on vehicle imports has put a dent in profits, with some dealers claiming sales have slowed since the tax hike went into effect in April.

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Thailand clearance sale puts Vietnam rice exports on hold

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Thailand clearance sale puts Vietnam rice exports on hold

Vietnam has reduced its rice export target for the year since demand is falling as many buyers await cheap supply from Thailand’s stock clearance sale.

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A boom year for building projects

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A boom year for building projects

A stunning rise in the value of construction projects approved by the government in the first half of the year could be a sign that developers have found a willing ally in the newly appointed minister of land management, who has pushed through hundreds of project applications he inherited when he took office in April.

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