Sales of feature phones tumble

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Sales of feature phones tumble

Sales of feature phones declined sharply last year though the number sold was still higher than that of smartphones, the Saigon Times Daily reported, citing data released by retailers.

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Vietnam's industrial zones create 'massive public health burden'

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Vietnam's industrial zones create 'massive public health burden'

Vietnam's industrial zones discharge around 240,000 cubic meters of untreated industrial sewage into the environment every day, according to government reports.

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Northern electronics retailers in expansion race

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Multiple electronics supermarket chains in northern Vietnam are in a race to expand operations beyond Hanoi in order to increase revenues and cash in on rising shopping demand in neighbouring provinces, especially before the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet), the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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More foreigners come for medical tourism

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The Ministry of Health said the number of foreign patients treated by medical facilities in the country surged last year, bringing foreign currency earnings of some 1 billion USD, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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HCM City prepares ample goods for Tet

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Enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City have stockpiled goods worth some 15.85 trillion VND for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday (Tet) which falls on February 19, a whopping increase of 109 percent compared to the previous holiday, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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Big banks mull mergers in 2015 restructuring

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The restructuring of the banking system is expected to experience a new turning point next year as a number of large banks consider plans to merge with other institutions.

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Big banks mull mergers in 2015 restructuring

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The restructuring of the banking system is expected to experience a new turning point next year as a number of large banks consider plans to merge with other institutions.

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Russian charter flights to HCMC, Phu Quoc suspended in 2015

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Russian charter flights to HCMC, Phu Quoc suspended in 2015

Russian tourists in the city of Nha Trang. Photo: Nguyen Chung

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Poor students receive scholarships

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Clothes and scholarships worth several million dong each were given to nearly 300 poor students from fishermen's families and ethnic minorities in the provinces of Quang Tri, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Binh Thuan and Khanh Hoa. The Scholarship Fund for Poor Students launched by the Young People's Association and its partners funded the awards.

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Russian tourists to Vietnam decline with ruble’s fall

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Russian tourists to Vietnam decline with ruble’s fall

The ruble's dramatic slide has coincided with a significant drop in the number of Russian tourists heading for Vietnam, the Saigon Times reported.

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HCM City firms in deal to sell safe products

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Twelve producers and distributors in Ho Chi Minh City have pledged to provide the market with safe and qualified products in line with an agreement they signed with the city’s market monitoring agency on December 8, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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VNAT launches tourism stimulus programme

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VNAT launches tourism stimulus programme

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) announced a stimulus programme for domestic tours in an effort to offset the falling number of international arrivals in the last six months, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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Vietnam’s public debt is still within sustainable threshold

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Vietnam’s public debt is still within sustainable threshold

VietNamNet Bridge – Many questions have recently surfaced over a lot of macroeconomic issues in Vietnam, especially the use of official development assistance (ODA), the country’s rising public debt, and institutional changes among others. The Saigon Times Daily talked with Victoria Kwakwa, country director for the World Bank in Vietnam, about such controversial issues.

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Khanh Hoa targets more visitors

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The central province of Khanh Hoa has set a target to welcome four million visitors and achieve total tourism revenue of VND6.5 trillion (US$304.52 million) next year.

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Farm produce prices expected to rise

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Farm produce prices expected to rise

Local experts have projected that the prices of Vietnam’s farm produce such as rubber latex, coffee and pepper will increase in the coming time given an expected rise in demand of importers from China and other markets, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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