Ho Chi Minh City delays tourist wharf closure; cruisers stay until late March

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Ho Chi Minh City delays tourist wharf closure; cruisers stay until late March

Bach Dang wharf in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: Saigon Times Online

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China upholds death sentence for Vietnamese child trafficker

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China upholds death sentence for Vietnamese child trafficker

The child trafficking gang stand trial in southern China on Jan. 26, 2015. Photo credit: Tencent News

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Japanese charged 10 times price of meal at Vung Tau restaurant

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Japanese charged 10 times price of meal at Vung Tau restaurant

Hao Long Son Restaurant in the southern beach town of Vung Tau allegedly charged a customer roughly US$1,000 for a dinner, 10 times higher than the actual price. Photo credit: Nguoi Lao Dong

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3 tons of living cats caught on way from China to Vietnamese restaurants

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3 tons of living cats caught on way from China to Vietnamese restaurants

Cages of living cats smuggled from China are loaded off a truck in Hanoi on January 27, 2015. Photo credit: Kien Thuc

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Circular regulates foreign currency lending

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VietNam News English 13 hour(s) ago

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) recently issued Circular No. 43/2014/TT-NHNN (December 25, 2014) on lending in foreign currency by credit institutions and foreign bank branches to residents. The circular applies to credit institutions and foreign bank branches authorised to conduct foreign-exchange activities and lending foreign currency to Borrowers (Lender), and residents borrowing from Lenders (Borrowers).

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HCM City targets 13 percent credit growth rate in 2015

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VietnamPlus English 1 day(s) ago

The State Bank of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City branch has set targets of 13 percent credit growth rate, 12 percent deposit growth rate, under 3 percent bad debt ratio and better-than-last year business results in 2015, said the branch director To Duy Lam.

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Vietnam’s 5th Russian-built submarine to begin trial run this May

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Vietnam’s 5th Russian-built submarine to begin trial run this May

The submarine codenamed HQ-186 Khanh Hoa before being launched at the Admiralty Shipyards on December 28, 2014. Photo credit: Admiralty Shipyards

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When in Hoi An, do as locals do

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An ecological tour in Hoi An lets tourists cast fishing nets and raw coracles like a real local.

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S&P cuts Russia credit rating to 'junk'

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S&P cuts Russia credit rating to 'junk'

Standard and Poor's stripped Russia of its investment-grade rating on Monday (Jan 26), cutting it to "junk" status with a warning of weak growth.

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Internet users warned of new strain of ransomware that strikes thousands in Vietnam

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Internet users warned of new strain of ransomware that strikes thousands in Vietnam

Photo credit: Bkav

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Failed dog theft attempt escalates to double murder in central Vietnam

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Failed dog theft attempt escalates to double murder in central Vietnam

Nguyen Van Tien, 23, arrested for allegedly stabbing two people to death and injuring two others in Gia Lai Province on January 21. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

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Eximbank connected to Banknetvn payment gateway

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Vietnam Export Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Eximbank) has cooperated with Vietnam National Financial Switching JSC (Banknetvn) to provide payment services through the online payment gateway Bndebit.

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China's anti-corruption drive sets off death threats and dawn raids

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China's anti-corruption drive sets off death threats and dawn raids

Frozen Chinese bank accounts. Top executives taken in for questioning. Reports of death threats and pre-dawn clashes between armed body guards and police in Beijing.

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HCMC police bust another prostitution ring targeting foreigners

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HCMC police bust another prostitution ring targeting foreigners

Nguyen Van Hong (C), the alleged major pimp of the ring, at a police station. Photo credit: VOV

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Vietnamese journalists jailed for extorting hush money

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Vietnamese journalists jailed for extorting hush money

Vo Thanh Tung, a former reporter with Ho Chi Minh City-based Phap Luat (Law) newspaper, at the Friday trial. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

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