French firm denies $2bn commitment to Long Thanh airport claimed by Vietnam official

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French firm denies $2bn commitment to Long Thanh airport claimed by Vietnam official

A French company specializing in airport architecture and engineering has said it did not commit to providing US$2 billionfor a megaproject to build a new international airport outside of Ho Chi Minh City, as a local transport official claimed last week.

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Singapore’s tourism revenues from Vietnam tourists top $616mn in 2013

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Singapore’s tourism revenues from Vietnam tourists top $616mn in 2013

The Singaporean tourism industry generated more than half a billion U.S. dollars in revenue from Vietnamese tourists last year, and the number of visitors from this key market continues to soar, the Singapore Tourism Board said Thursday.

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Trade shortfall hits US$438 million in two weeks

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Trade shortfall hits US$438 million in two weeks

(VOV) - Exports in the first half of October dipped 13.9% compared to the second half of September to US$6.2 billion resulting in a trade shortfall of US$438 million, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Milk and dairy imports hit US$838 million

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Milk and dairy imports hit US$838 million

(VOV) -Vietnam imports of milk and dairy products for the third quarter jumped 4% on-year to US$838 million, according to the latest statistics of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

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First Ebola case hits New York: report

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VietNam News English 7 hour(s) ago

A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea has tested positive for the deadly virus, US news reports said.

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US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

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VietNam News English 7 hour(s) ago 2 related news

US-led air strikes in Syria were reported to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month as Kurdish fighters readied to reinforce the embattled border town of Kobane.

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Islamic State among world's richest militant groups: US

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Islamic State among world's richest militant groups: US

The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said.

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US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

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US-led air strikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month as Kurdish fighters readied to reinforce the embattled border town of Kobane.

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Riot-affected businesses get VND116 billion insurance

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VOV News English 8 hour(s) ago

Insurance companies paid nearly VND116 billion (US$5.45 million) for businesses that were affected in incidents sparked by workers’ rallies protesting against China’s illegal actions in Vietnam’s waters on May 13-14.

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Lockheed, Pentagon reach $4 billion deal for more F-35 jets

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Lockheed, Pentagon reach $4 billion deal for more F-35 jets

Lockheed Martin Corp and U.S. defense officials have reached agreement on the terms of a contract worth about $4 billion for an eighth batch of 43 F-35 fighter jets, sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday.

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US-Vietnam sign agreement on nuclear research cooperation

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US-Vietnam sign agreement on nuclear research cooperation

VietNamNet Bridge - A comprehensive cooperation agreement between Vietnam and the US has been signed on consultancy capability, research and development, and training and services in the nuclear energy field.

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VN sees $1.4b trade surplus with Australia

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VietNam News English 9 hour(s) ago

Viet Nam experienced a trade surplus of about US$1.4 billion in the past nine months with Australia, thereby making it Viet Nam's largest export market in the Oceania region.

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FPT revenue reaches $1.1b in first nine months

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VietNam News English 9 hour(s) ago

FPT Group's revenue in the first nine months reached VND24 trillion (US$1.14 billion), an increase of 21 per cent compared to the same period last year and over 8 per cent of the group's annual target, according to the group.

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Refinery set for expansion

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VietNam News English 9 hour(s) ago

A 108.2ha site has been earmarked for the expansion of the Dung Quat Oil Refinery, which is estimated to be worth US$1.8 billion to $2 billion.

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Syria's Kobani less at risk but could still fall: U.S. officials

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 hour(s) ago 2 related news

The Syrian border town of Kobani appears in less danger of falling to the Islamic State, but the threat still remains, U.S. officials said on Thursday, offering a measured view of a key battle against the militant group.

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