Economists blame lack of policy reforms for Vietnam's failure to benefit from FTAs

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Economists blame lack of policy reforms for Vietnam's failure to benefit from FTAs

Though the government seeks to globally integrate Vietnam -- 15 free trade agreements signed since 2007 -- its tardiness in reforming policies is preventing businesses from benefiting from the FTAs, delegates said at an economic forum in the central province of Thanh Hoa Thursday.

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HCM Police stop fight between armed gangs

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HCM Police stop fight between armed gangs

HCM City Police 113, a rapid response force, arrested four people involved in a violent gang clash, though six suspects escaped.

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HCM City: Economy grows stably in August

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HCM City: Economy grows stably in August

Ho Chi Minh City has sustained steady economic growth in August though hit by a spate of difficulties, the municipal People’s Committee said at a meeting discussing local socio-economic situation on August 27.

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Vietnamese smartphone market still fastest-growing in SE Asia

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Vietnamese smartphone market still fastest-growing in SE Asia

Smartphone sales will continue to increase for at least the next five years in Vietnam, according to a survey conducted by the IDC firm. Though sales are slowing, Vietnam remains the fastest-growing smartphone market in South East Asia.

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Fruits ripened by chemicals dominate Vietnam’s markets

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Fruits ripened by chemicals dominate Vietnam’s markets

Fruits ripened by chemicals are rampantly displayed at markets in Vietnam, even though it is common knowledge that such chemicals are harmful to the health of consumers.

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University students unhappy about career path

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University students unhappy about career path

VietNamNet Bridge - Many students are unhappy even though they have successfully enrolled in universities, because they have to follow subjects of learning for which they have no passion.

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Gov’t takes precautionary measures to control public debt

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Gov’t takes precautionary measures to control public debt

VietNamNet Bridge - Though they believe that Vietnam’s public debt is not as dangerous as some international institutions say, government officials are applying measures to control the debt.

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Class size in HCM City schools still too large

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Class size in HCM City schools still too large

VietNamNet Bridge - Overcrowded classes have been a consistent problem in general schools in HCM City, though big money is spent every year to build more classrooms.

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Children in North Vietnam have pertussis in hot weather

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Though the weather in the North Vietnam is scotching, hospitals in Hanoi received many children suffering whooping-cough and pneumonia.

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Trading guns in Vietnam

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Trading guns in Vietnam

It is not difficult to buy a gun in Vietnam, even though civilians are totally banned from owning them.

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What you pay for

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What you pay for

Mobile coffee, cheap and delivered to your door, has won favor in recent times but customers can't really be sure about what it is they're actually drinking.

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Competitive electricity market? It’s still far away

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Competitive electricity market? It’s still far away

If Electricity of Vietnam’s (EVN) exclusive role cannot be removed, private businesses will not be able to join the electricity market, even though the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has decided to open the market to all businesses that can meet the requirements.

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Competitive electricity market? It’s still far away

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Competitive electricity market? It’s still far away

VietNamNet Bridge - If Electricity of Vietnam’s (EVN) exclusive role cannot be removed, private businesses will not be able to join the electricity market, even though the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has decided to open the market to all businesses that can meet the requirements. Related news

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German parliament seen backing Greek bailout despite rebellion

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German parliament seen backing Greek bailout despite rebellion

German lawmakers are expected to vote overwhelmingly in favor of Greece's third bailout on August 19, even though Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a dangerous rebellion in her own party ranks that suggests she cannot ask parliament to help Athens again.

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German parliament seen backing Greek bailout despite rebellion

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German parliament seen backing Greek bailout despite rebellion

German lawmakers are expected to vote overwhelmingly in favor of Greece's third bailout on Wednesday, even though Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a dangerous rebellion in her own party ranks that suggests she cannot ask parliament to help Athens again.

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