China’s arsenic-laced soil harming food, health, survey shows

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 day(s) ago

China’s soil is laced with pollutants including mercury and arsenic, according to a nine-year government survey, posing a threat to agriculture and human health and raising new concern about the environmental costs of China’s three decades of economic growth.

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Strong travel demand predicted on long national holidays

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VietnamNet English 4 day(s) ago

The Government has allowed employees of state organisations to have five straight days off on the Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labour Day (May 1) holidays, thus giving hopes that travel firms could do good business this time, the Saigon Times Daily has reported.

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Car producers, importers split over special consumption tax

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Car producers, importers split over special consumption tax

Imported cars on display at an exhibition. Photo courtesy of Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon Online

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Amendments to enterprise law to facilitate business in Vietnam

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Amendments to enterprise law to facilitate business in Vietnam

The amended Law on Enterprises that will be submitted to Vietnam’s National Assembly for debate next month will help mobilize more capital and resources for production and business activities, according to what was discussed at a seminar on amendments to the law in Hanoi last week.

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Global innovation challenge to find renewable energy solutions for seawater desalination

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Báo Đầu Tư English 5 day(s) ago

Global innovation challenge to find renewable energy solutions for seawater desalination

GE ecomagination and Aramco Entrepreneurship today launched an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving the energy efficiency of seawater desalination.

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Strong travel demand predicted on long national holidays

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago

The Government has allowed employees of state organisations to have five straight days off on the Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labour Day (May 1) holidays, thus giving hopes that travel firms could do good business this time, the Saigon Times Daily has reported.

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Amendements to Law on Enterprises discussed

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VietnamPlus English 5 day(s) ago

The amended Law on Enterprises planned to submit to the upcoming session of the National Assembly will have some important changes including business registration, according to the Authority of Foreign Information Service.

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Waste-fuel seized in northern craft village

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago

Police in the northern province of Bac Ninh seized more than 70 tonnes of solid and hazardous waste at Phong Khe craft village in Bac Ninh City.

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Circular outlines IT spending criteria

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has issued Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BTTTT (February 20, 2014) that provides the criteria and list of domestic information technology (IT) products and services eligible for priority in investment and procurement using the state budget funds or funds originating in the state budget.

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Rising input costs pull shrimp prices down in delta

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SaigonTimes English 5 day(s) ago

Rising input costs pull shrimp prices down in delta

CAN THO – Unprocessed shrimp prices in the Mekong Delta region have fallen this month as processors have pushed them down to compensate for their own higher costs.

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Michael Jackson's mom to pay promoter US$800,000

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Michael Jackson's mom to pay promoter US$800,000

Michael Jackson's 83-year-old mother Katherine has agreed to pay over US$800,000 to tour promoters AEG Live for costs incurred to defend a failed lawsuit she brought, lawyers said Monday.

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Transport costs soar as truck drivers have to abide by laws

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VietnamNet English 5 day(s) ago

Transport costs soar as truck drivers have to abide by laws

VietNamNet Bridge – The ongoing campaign of examining the cargos of trucks rolling on the nation’s highways has forced drivers to reduce their volumes of goods for each trip, leading to a two-fold increase in transport costs.

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Join Carnival Halong and save some money

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VietnamNet English 6 day(s) ago

Join Carnival Halong and save some money

The Carnival Halong 2014 will take place on April 30 in Halong City, Quang Ninh Province with many outstanding festivities and splendid fireworks displays. Saigontourist Travel Service Company is ready to offer tours for travelers to explore famous destinations in the north and join the carnival.

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Social News Headlines 13/4

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Social News Headlines 13/4

Doctors to examine killer skin disease

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Join Carnival Halong and save some money

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SaigonTimes English 1 week(s) ago

Join Carnival Halong and save some money

The Carnival Halong 2014 will take place on April 30 in Halong City, Quang Ninh Province with many outstanding festivities and splendid fireworks displays. Saigontourist Travel Service Company is ready to offer tours for travelers to explore famous destinations in the north and join the carnival.

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