Deal reached on Asian infrastructure investment bank

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Deal reached on Asian infrastructure investment bank

Twenty-one Asian countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) which has authorised capital of up to 100 billion USD and a proposed initial subscribed capital of around 50 billion USD.

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Downpour triggers serious flooding in Ho Chi Minh City

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Downpour triggers serious flooding in Ho Chi Minh City

Heavy rains at around 2 p.m. on Thursday (October 23) caused serious inundation in Ho Chi Minh City, despite it lasted for only an hour.

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Vietnam attractive to expats thanks to affordable living, survey shows

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Vietnam attractive to expats thanks to affordable living, survey shows

Vietnam is among the most desired destination for expatriates around the globe, and is particularly attractive to those in search of a cost-effective adventure, findings from an HSBC-backed survey show.

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Enjoying Sapa budget-minded diner’s way

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Enjoying Sapa budget-minded diner’s way

There are high-quality touring services available when one visits Sapa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, there are many high-priced things in the mist-enveloped town for ones to empty their pockets, and there are also top-notch accommodation facilities there for well-to-do tourists. However, to really enjoy the nature-blessed town, most visitors to Sapa often choose the opposite way around. In this regard, roadside food vendors there offer budget-conscious visitors a real good experience.

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Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

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Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.

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Venezuela seizes warehouses packed with medical goods, food

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Venezuela seizes warehouses packed with medical goods, food

President Nicolas Maduro's government said on Thursday it had taken over warehouses around Venezuela crammed with medical goods and food that "bourgeois criminals" were hoarding for speculation and contraband.

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A day at city museums

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VietnamNet English 2 day(s) ago

A day at city museums

VietNamNet Bridge – Saigonese often go to cafés, theaters, cinemas or tourist destinations when they have free time on weekends or holidays while many visitors to HCMC opt for visits to museums to get an insight into culture and history of the country and to entertain themselves with contemporary arts on display at some of the museums and the greenery around these buildings.

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Vietnam exerts more efforts in TPP negotiations

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VOV News English 4 day(s) ago 1 related news

(VOV) - Vietnam is always desirous of boosting all-around cooperation with the US, primarily in trade and investment, National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung told visiting US Trade Representative Michael Froman in Hanoi on October 21.

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EVN struggles to cope with rising input costs

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EVN struggles to cope with rising input costs

The rising prices of coal and gas for power production look to push up the state-run Electricity of Vietnam (EVN)’s 2014 operating costs by around VND7 trillion ($328.6 million), which will seriously hurt the firm’s financial plan.

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Workshop highlights dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa Airport

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Workshop highlights dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa Airport

Around 250,000 cu.m of soil in Bien Hoa City, the southern province of Dong Nai, are contaminated with dioxin at levels ranging from 1,000 ppt to as high as more than 1 million ppt, it was reported at a workshop in Dong Nai on October 31.

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New pearl-emblazoned crown for Miss Vietnam

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New pearl-emblazoned crown for Miss Vietnam

The organisers of Miss Vietnam 2014 have announced that this year's pageant crown will feature pearls, bringing its value to around VND2.5 billion (USD119,000).

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Rescue efforts in Nepal wind down

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Nepal's government says it is winding down its rescue operations around the popular Himalayan trekking route that was hit by a blizzard last week, killing 40, and leaving many unaccounted for.

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Earthquake rattles Lai Chau Province

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago

An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale happened around midnight yesterday in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau's Muong Te District, according to the Institute of Physics of the Earth.

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Moving story behind urban story-tellers

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Moving story behind urban story-tellers

VietNamNet Bridge – While Brandon Stanton, the founder of global photography phenomenon Humans of New York, is on his way to travel around the world and dropped by Vietnam last month, a group of young people in HCMC has initiated Humans of Saigon, a Facebook page modeled after the same idea of Stanton.

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Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news 6 related news

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

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