Vietnam raises minimum wage for public sector, first time in 3 years

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Civil servants and public employees, including teachers and doctors, will have the first raise in three years this month when the basic wage level used to calculate their income sees a 5-percent bump.

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Xi's Silk Road dream for China hits a speed-bump in Thailand

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Xi's Silk Road dream for China hits a speed-bump in Thailand

President Xi Jinping is so devoted to his Silk Road project for China to deepen economic ties across Asia that he recently had top Communist officials attend a "study" session on the millennia-old history of the route.

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Amtrak train derailment near Philadelphia kills 2, recorder recovered

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Amtrak train derailment near Philadelphia kills 2, recorder recovered

CHESTER, Pa., April 3 - A locomotive on an Amtrak train carrying about 330 passengers derailed when it hit a backhoe south of Philadelphia on Sunday, killing two people and injuring about 35 in what passengers described as a jolt followed by a fireball.

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For festival, any water will do

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VietStock FI English 5 month(s) ago

This year’s subdued Water Festival festivities in the capital, where traditional boat races were cancelled, has resulted in a bump in tourism in the provinces as Cambodians use the three-day holiday to visit their families, enjoy cultural activities and lounge on beaches.

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Vietnam to raise minimum wage by 13 percent in 2016

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Vietnam to raise minimum wage by 13 percent in 2016

The government has decided to raise the minium wage next year by up to 13 percent, depsite calls for a higher increase from labor unions.

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Vietnam visitor count jumps 16% in October

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VOV News English 6 month(s) ago

Vietnam visitor count jumps 16% in October

(VOV) - The number of international visitors travelling to Vietnam climbed 16% year-on-year to 649,009 for the month of October, according to the latest figures of the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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VN's top female player up, top male player down in BWF rankings

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

VN's top female player up, top male player down in BWF rankings

Viet Nam's top female player Vu Thi Trang jumped from 62 to 53 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Ranking released yesterday.

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Vietnam’s labor unions press on with campaign for higher wage increase

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s labor unions press on with campaign for higher wage increase

Labor unions on Monday urged the government to raise the minimum wage for workers next year by 14.4 percent, saying the increase proposed by the National Wage Council is low.

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Asian visitors continue to drive tourism in the Kingdom

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VietStock FI English 7 month(s) ago

Foreign tourist arrivals to the Kingdom saw a 5.4 per cent increase for the first eight months of the year, as compared with the same period in 2014, with the Vietnamese and Chinese nationals continuing to top the arrivals list.

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Employers ask for sympathy as labor unions demand 16 percent wage increase

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Employers ask for sympathy as labor unions demand 16 percent wage increase

The second meeting to discuss a minimum wage increase for next year failed to reach a consensus as business associations refused to back down, arguing that the bump demanded by labor unions is too high.

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Raw cashew imports jump in first six months

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VOV News English 9 month(s) ago

Raw cashew imports jump in first six months

(VOV) -Trade in raw and processed cashew nuts for the six months leading up to July of 2015 has risen sharply in both volume and value, according to the most recent statistics of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

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Vietnam’s labor union, employers disagree on wage increase plan for next year

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s labor union, employers disagree on wage increase plan for next year

Vietnam’s labor union and business associations on Monday failed to reach a consensus over a minimum wage increase for 2016, with many employers complaining that the proposed bump is too high.

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Vietnam's labor union proposes 17 percent wage increase for 2016

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Vietnam's labor union proposes 17 percent wage increase for 2016

Vietnam’s labor union is proposing a 17 percent increase in the minimum wage for employees, much higher than the bump rate suggested by businesses earlier.

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VN Electricity Group's ‘selfie' sticks may bump up electricity bills

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VietnamNet English 10 month(s) ago

VN Electricity Group's ‘selfie' sticks may bump up electricity bills

VietNamNet Bridge – A new tool similar to a "selfie-stick" has been given to workers collecting data from electricity meters.

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Vietnam mulls lowest minimum-wage bump in 3 years

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Vietnam mulls lowest minimum-wage bump in 3 years

Laborers work at a garment factory in Sai Dong, outside Hanoi, Vietnam, July 1, 2015. Vietnam's economic growth could rise to 6.5 percent in 2015, beyond the 6.2 percent target, thanks to a solid manufacturing sector, the Finance Ministry said on Monday, citing a government think tank. Photo: Reuters

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