FDI disbursements surge 45% in eight months

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FDI disbursements surge 45% in eight months

(VOV) -In the first of eight months of the year disbursements of foreign direct investment (FDI) surged 45% on-year to US$7.9 billion, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Vietnam megacity speeds up ratification of $93mn Thu Thiem square, park project

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 13 hour(s) ago

Vietnam megacity speeds up ratification of $93mn Thu Thiem square, park project

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has just issued an urgent dispatch to urge the municipal People’s Council – the local equivalent of the law-making National Assembly – to approve a gigantic project to build a large square and a riverside park at an estimated cost of VND1.97 trillion (nearly US$93 million).

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Workshop exchanges nuclear radiation response experiences

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VietnamPlus English 15 hour(s) ago

Experiences in state of emergency mechanisms for dealing with nuclear radiation were shared during an event jointly organised by the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety and the Office of Nuclear Energy under the US Department of Energy in Ninh Thuan province on August 25-26.

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Russian woman arrested in Vietnam for trafficking cocaine

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Báo Thanh Niên English 16 hour(s) ago

Russian woman arrested in Vietnam for trafficking cocaine

A Russian woman has been arrested for allegedly smuggling 2.78 kg of cocaine, worth about US$944,000, into Vietnam.

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Vietnam imprisons 4 Chinese for stealing $186,000 in credit card scam

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Vietnam imprisons 4 Chinese for stealing $186,000 in credit card scam

A Vietnam court has handed down sentences ranging from 12 to 17 years in jail to four Chinese men who were convicted of counterfeiting credit cards and using them to steal US$186,000 from two local banks last year.

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HCMC seizes 2.78kg of cocaine at airport

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SaiGon GP English 18 hour(s) ago 1 related news

Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City has seized 2.78kg of cocaine worth VND20 billion (US$944,064), said its representatives.

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First Vietnamese wins Innovators Under 35 Award

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VietnamNet English 18 hour(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – Le Quoc Viet has received the prestigious award Innovators Under 35 for his “deep learning” research, according to the US leading magazine MIT Technology Review.

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HCMC-EU export import turnover hits US$3.3 billion

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SaiGon GP English 19 hour(s) ago 1 related news

Total export import turnover between Ho Chi Minh City and the European Union (EU) reached US$3.3 billion in the first seven months 2014, said the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso on Tuesday afternoon.

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4 Chinese get jail terms for credit card fraud in Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 21 hour(s) ago

4 Chinese get jail terms for credit card fraud in Vietnam

Four Chinese nationals were sentenced Tuesday to jail terms by a court in Vietnam's Hai Phong City for making and using fake credit cards to withdraw around VND4 billion (US$188,800) from Vietnamese banks.

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Vinacomin pockets $71m from divestments

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Vinacomin pockets $71m from divestments

The Viet Nam National Coal and Mineral Industries Holding Corporation (Vinacomin) has gained VND1.5 trillion (US$71.4 million) from the completion of its divestment of five companies in its non-core businesses.

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Burger King, Tim Hortons merge to form fast-food giant

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Burger King, Tim Hortons merge to form fast-food giant

Burger King is buying Canada's Tim Hortons coffee-and-donuts chain in an $11.4 billion deal that raised concerns about another US company moving abroad for tax advantages.

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Agricultural exports increase by 12 per cent in first eight months

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Agricultural exports increase by 12 per cent in first eight months

Viet Nam has generated US$20.22 billion in revenue from its farming, forestry and seafood exports in the first eight months of 2014.

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VietJet Air contributes $16.6m to state coffers

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VietNam News English 24 hour(s) ago

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company (VietJet Air) has contributed VND349 billion (US$16.6 million) to the State budget over the past seven months of this year.

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S Korea continues to snap up VN goods

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VietNam News English 24 hour(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Viet Nam has gained US$3.66 billion in revenue from exports to South Korea in the past seven months, representing a modest year-on-year increase of 2.4 per cent.

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First Vietnamese wins Innovators Under 35 Award

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First Vietnamese wins Innovators Under 35 Award

Le Quoc Viet has received the prestigious award Innovators Under 35 for his “deep learning” research, according to the US leading magazine MIT Technology Review.

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