Delta outlines agriculture development plan

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved an agriculture and rural plan for the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta to 2020 that calls for annual production of 24.5 million tonnes of paddy and 3.5 million tonnes of fisheries.

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New lizard, frog found in Vietnam's mountains

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

New lizard, frog found in Vietnam's mountains

The new lizard found on Ba Den mountain near Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by researcher Phung My Trung

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Special economic zones need steep learning curve

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 week(s) ago

Special economic zones need steep learning curve

Developing successful special economic zones will benefit Vietnam’s economy, but the challenge is huge, requiring the nation to learn carefully from the experiences of other countries to avoid failure. Andrew Grant, director of management consulting McKinsey & Company Singapore, discusses with VIR’s Ngoc Linh.

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High NPL limits rate reduction's support

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

High NPL limits rate reduction's support

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) yesterday announced to cut deposit rates and refinancing rate in order to spur the credit growth, but this action is likely to have little effect. Eugenia Fabon Victorino, economist of ANZ Banking in Asia Pacific, discusses with VIR’s Ngoc Linh.

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Drastic reforms still top the agenda

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Drastic reforms still top the agenda

In the run-up to the lunar new year, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh spoke with VIR’s Ngoc Linh about Vietnam’s economic development.

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Cellist Xuan releases music video

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Cellist Xuan releases music video

Young cellist Dinh Hoai Xuan has released her latest music video, Song Ve Dau (Where the Wave Goes), featuring herself and pianist Vu Ngoc Linh, for music lovers.

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Stability, realism are key to sustainable growth

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

Stability, realism are key to sustainable growth

The spectre of inflation is likely to weigh heavily on Vietnam in 2014, meaning the government needs to speed up its restructuring of state-owned enterprises and the banking system to achieve sustainable growth. ANZ Vietnam CEO Tareq Muhmood outlines his New Year’s expectations to VIR’s Ngoc Linh.

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Harley Davidson roars into Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

The Harley-Davidson showroom which opened Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City already has several motorbikes with the “sold” label. Photo courtesy of Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon Online

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Quang Nam province to conserve rare flora

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VietnamPlus English 5 month(s) ago

The central province of Quang Nam has approved a conservation programme for eight precious and endangered flora genes in the province in 2014-2020.

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Eight Vietnam gift specialties set Asian records

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Eight Vietnam gift specialties set Asian records

Eight Vietnamese food, drink, and spice specialties from around the country, typically given as gifts, are recently recognized by the Asian Record Organization.

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Scientists fear Ngoc Linh ginseng may get exhausted

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Scientists fear Ngoc Linh ginseng may get exhausted

VietNamNet Bridge – Ngoc Linh ginseng (Panax vietnamensis), a kind of precious herb, is in the danger of getting depleted. Scientists say it is very difficult to find real purebred Ngoc Linh ginseng nowadays.

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Nearly $5 billion committed to Thanh Hoa by private investors

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Nearly $5 billion committed to Thanh Hoa by private investors

Domestic and foreign investors pledged to invest approximately $5 billion in Thanh Hoa province during the forum on investment promotion to Nghi Son Economic Zone and surrounding areas today.

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Expatriates in UK support flood victims

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VOV News English 6 month(s) ago

Expatriates in UK support flood victims

(VOV) - More than VND614 has been raised by Vietnamese residents in the UK to support victims of storm No 10 in the central region of the homeland.

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Etihad wings into Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Đầu Tư English 7 month(s) ago

Etihad wings into Ho Chi Minh City

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), last week launched daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City in an effort to facilitate growing trade and investment partnerships between Vietnam and the UAE. Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer of Etihad Airways, spoke to VIR’s Ngoc Linh about the opening of the new route.

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ANZ chief discusses growth strategy

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Báo Đầu Tư English 7 month(s) ago

ANZ chief discusses growth strategy

VIR’s Ngoc Linh talked with Philip Chronican, CEO of ANZ Australia, to discuss the global bank’s plans to up their investment into Vietnam due to increased competition from local banks and a desire to reinforce their position in the country.

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