Can clothes really make the man?

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VietNam News English 13 hour(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for whether they believe the phrase bo ao khong lam nen thay tu, or "Clothes do not make the man," is true in Viet Nam and in their countries, given that many Vietnamese people rushed to buy the latest iPhone, even though some of them don't know how to use it. We also asked if such people suffer from commodity fetishism, which, it is argued, comes from a lack of confidence.

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EU leaders seek climate deal, but are divided over costs

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 day(s) ago

EU leaders seek climate deal, but are divided over costs

European leaders aim to agree a new decade of energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions out to 2030 at an EU summit on Thursday, though sharp differences over sharing the cost means a deal could elude them.

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Quality of environmental service industry remains poor despite tax breaks

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Quality of environmental service industry remains poor despite tax breaks

VietNamNet Bridge – The environmental service industry has not developed well over the last five years, even though state management agencies have said many times that they would strictly enforce the Environmental Protection Law and slap heavy sanctions on violators.

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Vietnam's support industry needs capital, better technologies

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Vietnam's support industry needs capital, better technologies

VietNamNet Bridge – Though Vietnam still has cheap labor, its support industry remains undeveloped as it lacks capital and technologies, experts say.

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Online games firms lose ground to Chinese, foreign companies

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VietnamNet English 2 day(s) ago

Online games firms lose ground to Chinese, foreign companies

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is the biggest online game market in Southeast Asia with turnover of $237 million in 2013, and the sixth largest market in Asia. Though revenue from the games has been increasing steadily, the market is mostly controlled by foreign game developers.

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More FDI enterprises get customs incentives

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More FDI enterprises get customs incentives

VietNamNet Bridge – Though Samsung Electro-Mechanics Vietnam and Hansol Electronics Vietnam have been recognized as priority enterprises to benefit from special customs incentives though they have not put into operation any project in this country.

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Should the gov’t bail out State-owned enterprises?

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Should the gov’t bail out State-owned enterprises?

VietNamNet Bridge – The government has unexpectedly proposed to the National Assembly the use of the state budget to settle bad debts incurred by SOEs, even though the legislature has said that SOEs must take responsibility for their debts.

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Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

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Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., Oct 19 - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler.

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Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

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Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler.

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Ho Chi Minh City rescuers work all night at blast site

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Ho Chi Minh City rescuers work all night at blast site

A blast flattened a fertilizer factory and seven neighboring houses in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon, forcing rescuers to spend the night searching for trapped victims. Three factory workers have been described as victims of the blast--though only one body has been recovered.

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Vietnam's economy expected to enjoy robust growth

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The Vietnamese economy, facing a lot of difficulties though, managed to secure a relatively stable growth driven by industrial exports, the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF) reported.

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Vietnam firms left behind in race to supply parts to Samsung: report

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Vietnam firms left behind in race to supply parts to Samsung: report

Samsung has divulged that South Korean firms are grabbing a larger piece of the smartphone maker’s part and equipment pie in Vietnam even though its production base in the northern province of Bac Ninh creates a great opportunity for domestic part suppliers to join its value chain.

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Trams of Hanoi’s past remain vivid memory for some

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Trams of Hanoi’s past remain vivid memory for some

Though trams have long been a thing of the past in Hanoi, they remain a vivid memory for drivers and maintenance workers as a reminder of the city’s serene charm over two decades ago.

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Unfair competition, absence of standardized products hurt Vietnam fruit in strict markets

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Unfair competition, absence of standardized products hurt Vietnam fruit in strict markets

Vietnam’s fruit exports to the U.S., South Korea, and Japan remain modest due to a lack of standardized products, plus unhealthy competition among local firms, even though many Vietnamese-grown tropical fruits have been allowed to enter these strict markets, statistics have shown.

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More controversy raised over cost of Long Thanh airport project

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago 2 related news

More controversy raised over cost of Long Thanh airport project

VietNamNet Bridge – Even though the NA Economic Committee agreed with the need to build a new airport, it also raised concerns over the amount the Long Thanh International Airport project in HCM City might add to public debt.

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