Without anomalies, Vietnam wouldn’t be the same: expat

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Without anomalies, Vietnam wouldn’t be the same: expat

Editor’s Note: In response to our topic for discussion: “Is it hard to kick Vietnamese’s bad habits?” American expat Martha Kennedy says she can only smile at the “odd behaviors of the Vietnamese and enjoy just how incongruous they are to the rules” she learned while growing up in the U.S. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author who is currently an English teacher in the central city of Da Nang.

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VAMC reduces interest rate of bad debts

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Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) has announced an interest rate reduction to bad debts.

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Banks still bear risks even after selling debts to VAMC

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Banks still bear risks even after selling debts to VAMC

VietNamNet Bridge – International institutions are remaining doubtful about the ability of the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) to settle bad debts.

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ACB founder pleads not guilty to Vietnam fraud, tax dodge

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ACB founder pleads not guilty to Vietnam fraud, tax dodge

Nguyen Duc Kien (standing), a founder of Asia Commercial Bank, answers questions from the judges during a trial in Hanoi on April 16

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PG Bank mulls bank-in-bank merger with VietinBank

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PG Bank mulls bank-in-bank merger with VietinBank

Industry insiders are mulling the possibility of an ailing commercial bank merging into a leading bank under the bank-in-bank model, unprecedented in Vietnam thus far.

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Vietnamese’s bad habits: Those annoyin’ Hanoians!

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Vietnamese’s bad habits: Those annoyin’ Hanoians!

Editor’s Note: Scott Duke Harris, our Hanoi-based columnist, responds to an April 9 article by an anonymous Australian who complained that Vietnamese are stuck in so-called “Tunnel Vision,” which only allows them to see what is directly in front of them, not anything behind or next to them.

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M&A in Vietnam’s banking sector to catch fire this year

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M&A in Vietnam’s banking sector to catch fire this year

Vietnam's banking system is expected to further consolidate as an increasing number of mergers could improve the system's financial strength and reduce bad debt. Photo: Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon

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Re: Is it hard to kick Vietnamese’s bad habits?

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Re: Is it hard to kick Vietnamese’s bad habits?

Editor’s Note: Dear readers! Our “Topic for discussion: Is it hard to kick Vietnamese’s bad habits” has attracted lots of comments and stories from expats and foreign visitors. Tuoitrenews welcomes any response from you regarding this matter, so please direct your comments or/and articles to ttn@tuoitre.com.vn

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Investors express confidence in Vietnam's economic outlook

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Overall economic picture in 2014 is brighter than previous years, provided economic restructuring is further accelerated, economist Vu Dinh Anh told the Voice of Vietnam (VOV). The national economy grew at a rate of more than 5.4% in 2013. Excess inventory and bad debts were reduced.

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Growth dampened due to 'divide' between local, external demand: ANZ

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The lower-than-expected economic growth of 4.96 percent in the first quarter has shown the sharp contrast between domestic and external demand in Vietnam, ANZ bank said in its quarterly report.

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Vietnamese’s bad habits: Never sticking to the plan

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Vietnamese’s bad habits: Never sticking to the plan

Editor’s Note: Stivi Cooke is an Australian expat based in Hoi An Ancient Town in central Vietnam. He is working as an English language and hospitality teacher in the town.

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Tough times ahead for business

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Tough times ahead for business

VietNamNet Bridge – Local and foreign experts and economists have warned that enterprises in Vietnam might face troubled times ahead due to weak consumer demand.

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VietinBank to take over PG Bank

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VietinBank to take over PG Bank

Petrolimex Group Commercial Joint Stock Bank (PG Bank), owned by Vietnam's giant oil distributor, Petrolimex, has announced its restructuring plan for 2014 in which the Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) may take over it.

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Vietnam's PG Bank says got takeover offer from VietinBank

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Vietnam's PG Bank says got takeover offer from VietinBank

A bank teller talks to a customer at a branch of PG Bank in Hanoi

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Vietinbank may acquire Petrolimex's PGBank

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VietNam News English 6 day(s) ago 2 related news

PGBank, a small in-house bank of Petrolimex, may sell 99 per cent of its stake to the second-largest bank by assets, Vietinbank, as part of its restructuring process.

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