Despite smokers decrease, country listed in 15 nations with most smokers

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Despite smokers decrease, country listed in 15 nations with most smokers

Though the number of Vietnamese smokers reduced, the country is still one of nations who have high rate of smokers in the world, said the Ministry of Health at a meeting held yesterday in response to the No Tobacco Week and the World No Tobacco Day (on May31)

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Hand-foot-mouth disease re-occurs across country

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

Hand-foot-mouth disease re-occurred in 61 cities and provinces across the country though the number of infection cases reduced by 23.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

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Cashew from the heart to the world

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 week(s) ago

Cashew from the heart to the world

Farmers’ profits from cashew in 2016 are predicted to be much higher than in previous years, even though the harvest season has only just begun. Cashew is gradually proving its sustainability compared to other plants by maintaining its value and representing Vietnam's national strength throughout the years.

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Dengue fever develops in Mekong delta

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Though it is dry season, dengue fever is plaguing in the Mekong delta provinces.

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Indonesia to hold new round of executions; no word on foreigners

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Indonesia to hold new round of executions; no word on foreigners

Indonesia is preparing to execute several prisoners, a police official said on Wednesday, though authorities have not said if foreigners will be among them, a year after the execution of foreign drug traffickers drew widespread condemnation.

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Cargo projections fall short at capital port

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VietStock FI English 3 week(s) ago

Cargo projections fall short at capital port

Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP), which operates the capital’s river port, reported a decline in container traffic during the first quarter of the year, raising questions about the newly listed company’s ability to meet its double-digit revenue and earnings projections – though analysts say it is too early to worry.

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Food poisoning cases increase because of hot weather

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

The Poison Control Center of Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi yesterday said that though the North Vietnam just entered the hot weather, the case of food poisoned patients increased.

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Next passenger train set to run on April 30

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

Passenger rail services between the capital and the coast will resume on April 30, though neither the schedule nor ticket prices have been finalised, Tith Sam Oeun, commercial manager of Royal Railway, said yesterday.

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NagaCorp still on a roll, but at slower pace: Citi

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

Nagacorp Ltd, operator of the NagaWorld casino and hotel complex in Phnom Penh, exhibited strong revenue growth in the first quarter of the year and is expected to maintain this course through the end of the year, though at a slower pace, Citi Research said in its latest investor note on the Hong Kong-listed firm.

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Ministry keen to lift puffer fish catch ban

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Ministry keen to lift puffer fish catch ban

Even though the plan to export puffer fish has proved a failure, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development still seems keen to promote the industry.

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Vietnam fiscal threat looms as debt tops Asian neighbors: chart

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam fiscal threat looms as debt tops Asian neighbors: chart

Vietnam’s government is facing the biggest fiscal strain among emerging markets in Southeast Asia as public debt climbs, economic growth moderates and foreign reserves fall. State debt is set to reach 64 percent of gross domestic product this year, compared with 41 percent in Thailand and 56 percent in Malaysia, the World Bank said in a report this week. Total foreign debt is still fairly moderate though compared to peers. While growth in Vietnam is forecast to ease to 6.2...

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Business environment suffers from non-competitive attitude

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Business environment suffers from non-competitive attitude

Even though the number of bankrupted firms is high, government agencies have continued to say that there was nothing to worry about.

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U.S., Philippines begin military exercises as maritime tension simmers

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

U.S., Philippines begin military exercises as maritime tension simmers

About 8,000 U.S. and Filipino troops began annual military exercises on Monday against a backdrop of tension over China's greater assertiveness in the South China Sea though a Philippine commander played that down as the reason for the drills.

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Food safety again dominates NA discussions

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Food safety again dominates NA discussions

Even though Vietnam has a detailed legal frameworks and laws related to food safety and hygiene, the problem remains, said Le Thi Nga, deputy chairwoman of the NA Justice Committee.

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Online meeting between health ministry, related agencies on Zika virus

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Though nearly 800 blood samples taken from 32 cities and provinces across the country are negative for Zika virus, health authority asked revelant agencies to raise its alert level to virus Zika, announced at an online meeting between the steering board committee of Zika virus prevention and major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and central province of Khanh Hoa.

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