October sees record low CPI growth

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VietnamPlus English 21 hour(s) ago

The consumer price index (CPI) in October rose slightly by 0.11 percent compared to September, marking the lowest rise for the month since 2009, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO).

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Can clothes really make the man?

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for whether they believe the phrase bo ao khong lam nen thay tu, or "Clothes do not make the man," is true in Viet Nam and in their countries, given that many Vietnamese people rushed to buy the latest iPhone, even though some of them don't know how to use it. We also asked if such people suffer from commodity fetishism, which, it is argued, comes from a lack of confidence.

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Ministries offers vocational training

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

The Ministry of Education and Training and Viet Nam Labour Union are working to set up an education and vocational training programmes from 2014 to 2020. Working skills and the knowledge on laws will be highlighted. Labourers, particularly young workers, will be encouraged to join the programmes.

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Ho Chi Minh City sees slight CPI decrease

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Ho Chi Minh City sees slight CPI decrease

Ho Chi Minh City’s customer price index (CPI) in October decreased slightly by 0.03 percent against the previous month, but rose by 2.96 percent compared with one year ago.

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Indonesia’s coffee exports surge

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Indonesia’s coffee exports surge

Indonesia’s coffee exports are expected to increase by 10 percent to 1.3 billion USD this year thanks to the surge in the commodity’s price in the global market, said a trade official.

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Thailand aims to boost trade in three months

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The Thai Ministry of Commerce is planning to boost international trade and investments in the country within three months, a move that is said to pave the way for the smooth transition into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) next year.

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Dak Nong ideal for hi-tech agriculture

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Dak Nong ideal for hi-tech agriculture

The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong’s primary target in its agriculture development is building a comprehensive system geared toward modernity and sustainable development with high competitiveness capitalised by large-scale hi-tech commodity-based production.

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Tien Giang's export turnover surges

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang posted US$1.056 billion in export turnover in the first nine months of 2014, a record 39.1 per cent increase year on year.

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Tien Giang’s export turnover surges

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang posted 1.056 billion USD in export turnover in the first nine months of 2014, a record 39.1 percent increase year on year.

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Instant noodles a lucrative market in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Instant noodles a lucrative market in Vietnam

Instant noodles have become fertile ground for small traders and producers alike in Vietnam, where nearly 4 billion packages of the product were consumed last year.

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ADB loan helps Indonesia boost investments and economic growth

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

The Asian Development Bank approved a 400 million USD programme to help Indonesia improve its investment climate, attract domestic and foreign investors, and enhance sustainable economic growth and social development.

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China watchdog finds $10 billion in fake currency trade

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

China uncovered almost $10 billion in fraudulent trade nationwide as part of an investigation begun in April last year, including many irregularities in the port of Qingdao, the country’s currency regulator said today.

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ADB trims Southeast Asia 2014 growth forecast to 4.6 percent

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ADB trims Southeast Asia 2014 growth forecast to 4.6 percent

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has trimmed its growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year, citing factors such as political turmoil in Thailand earlier in the year and weaker commodity export prices in Indonesia.

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Pepper export surge puts product on top-earners list

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Pepper export surge puts product on top-earners list

Viet Nam has earned US$1.022 billion in revenues from pepper exports, which places the commodity on the list of Vietnamese exports worth at least $1 billion for the first time.

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Vietnam’s export to Laos hits 287 mln USD in 8 months

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam earned 287.39 million USD from commodity exports to Laos in the first eight months of 2014, representing a year-on-year rise of 2.97 percent, according to data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

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