Obsession with status fuels thirst for luxury brand names

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago

Last week, after a huge sale of brand-name products on Dinh Le Street in downtown Ha Noi caused heavy traffic congestion, Viet Nam News asked readers what they thought about the craze for branded products and luxury goods in Viet Nam.

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Domestic shipping lines struggle amid fewer orders, intensive competition

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 day(s) ago 1 related news

Domestic shipping lines struggle amid fewer orders, intensive competition

Foreign shipping lines have imposed many unreasonable surcharges on Vietnamese traders, hurting their chances of competing with other suppliers. Photo: Luu Quang Pho

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Hanoi to kick out unlicensed taxis

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 day(s) ago 1 related news

Hanoi to kick out unlicensed taxis

Hanoi authorities will ban taxis licensed outside Hanoi from operating in the city in an effort to reduce traffic congestion and unhealthy competition among taxi drivers.

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Cat Lai Port to divert ships as congestion hinders trade

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Cat Lai Port to divert ships as congestion hinders trade

Transport Minister Dinh La Thang has met Cat Lai Port operators in Ho Chi Minh City to seek solutions to a pile-up of inward and outward container cargo.

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Backlogs at Cat Lai Port remain huge

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Backlogs at Cat Lai Port remain huge

VietNamNet Bridge – Huge backlogs have remained to be cleared at Cat Lai Port since early this month although the HCMC Department of Customs said it has tried to improve the situation.

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Electric mini-car to take on Sao Paulo traffic nightmare

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Brazilian car maker Caio Strumiello is set to unveil a lightweight electric mini-car that can navigate through congestion in South America's largest city while powered by the sun. Ben Gruber reports.

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Cat Lai Port acts on congestion

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Cat Lai Port acts on congestion

Sai Gon Newport Corporation has taken steps to curb overloading at Cat Lai Port - the main port in this southern city and the biggest in Viet Nam.

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Social News 23/7

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Social News 23/7

Vaccinations for hepatitis B drop

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Seven bodies found at site of Ha Giang landslide

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Seven bodies found at site of Ha Giang landslide

After a day of search and rescue operations, seven bodies were found at the site of a landslide in the mountainous province of Ha Giang on July 21.

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Containers backed up at Vietnam's largest port

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Containers backed up at Vietnam's largest port

VietNamNet Bridge - More than 80% of cargo containers in HCM City must go through Cat Lai port, but the port has been overloaded for several weeks.

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Reducing traffic congestion in Vietnam’s major cities

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Reducing traffic congestion in Vietnam’s major cities

Editor’s Note: Dr. Terry F. Buss, a Fellow at the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration, shares his views on how to ease traffic congestion in Vietnam’s major cities. Buss is currently living in Hanoi and the views expressed herein are his own.

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Coastal shipping route to open in Quang Ninh-Quang Binh

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Coastal shipping route to open in Quang Ninh-Quang Binh

The Ministry of Transport on July 6 announced a coastal shipping route project between the northern province of Quang Ninh and the north central province of Quang Binh in Hai Phong City.

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Authorities take tough stance on drink-driving

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Authorities take tough stance on drink-driving

The National Traffic Safety Committee has called on relevant authorities to prevent road accidents amid the increasing use of alcohol and drug use by drivers, which is thought to be the main cause of most serious accidents.

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Authorities take tough stance on drink-driving

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago 2 related news

Authorities take tough stance on drink-driving

The National Traffic Safety Committee has called on relevant authorities to prevent road accidents amid the increasing use of alcohol and drug use by drivers, which is thought to be the main cause of most serious accidents.

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Rush for litchis causes major traffic jams

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Rush for litchis causes major traffic jams

Serious traffic congestion has been recorded recently at several points along National Highway 31, running through the "litchi hub" of Luc Ngan, Bac Giang Province.

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