BUSINESS IN BRIEF 28/2

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Central bank governor pledges to cut rates to boost business

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Ukraine sends $15 million for gas, says Russian energy minister

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Ukraine sends $15 million for gas, says Russian energy minister

Ukraine has sent $15 million to pay for Russian gas, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday, just days after Moscow had threatened to cut off supplies to its neighbor due to non-payment.

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Vietnam makes back-to-back cuts to largest airport project, but budget concerns remain

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Vietnam makes back-to-back cuts to largest airport project, but budget concerns remain

In an unexpected move, the Vietnamese government on Thursday made another cut to the cost estimate for Long Thanh, slated to be the country's biggest airport, to around US$5.2 billion, down 33 percent from the original calculation.

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UN-backed ceasefire shows signs of taking hold in Ukraine

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UN-backed ceasefire shows signs of taking hold in Ukraine

A UN-backed ceasefire showed signs of finally taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday (Feb 25), with no deaths reported on the front for the first time since the truce took effect 10 days ago.

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More traffic control, public transport needed to cut accidents in Vietnam's rural areas

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More traffic control, public transport needed to cut accidents in Vietnam's rural areas

As most of the traffic accidents over the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday occurred in rural areas in Vietnam, a senior traffic official has suggested that traffic control be tightened and public transport be provided to these areas to improve road safety.

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US furious over Russia's 'lies' on Ukraine

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The United States expressed fury at Russia's "lies" over Ukraine after European powers urged a frayed ceasefire be respected, while a rare overnight calm was reported in the war zone on Wednesday.

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Vietnam scales down controversial Long Thanh Airport with 15 percent cut in cost estimate

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Vietnam scales down controversial Long Thanh Airport with 15 percent cut in cost estimate

Vietnam's Ministry of Transport has slashed its estimate of the cost to build Long Thanh Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai, from over US$7.8 billion to around $6.6 billion.

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More traffic control, public transport needed to cut accidents in Vietnam's rural areas

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More traffic control, public transport needed to cut accidents in Vietnam's rural areas

As most of the traffic accidents over the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday occurred in rural areas in Vietnam, a senior traffic official has suggested that traffic control be tightened and public transport be provided to these areas to improve road safety.

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HSBC says Swiss scandal has brought 'shame' on bank

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HSBC says Swiss scandal has brought 'shame' on bank

HSBC reported a 17 percent fall in annual pretax profit and cut its profitability target, saying allegations its Swiss business had helped customers to dodge taxes had brought shame on the bank.

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Vietnam’s coastal city welcomes 60,000 visitors on third day of Tet

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Vietnam’s coastal city welcomes 60,000 visitors on third day of Tet

About 60,000 travelers, including foreigners, arrived in the southern Vietnamese coastal city of Vung Tau on the third day of Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday for seas bathing and other recreational activities, to avoid the relative hot weather in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern localities over the past few days.

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Russian Finance Minister says Moody's downgrade had 'political character'

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Russian Finance Minister says Moody's downgrade had 'political character'

Moody's downgrade of Russia's sovereign rating was based on "factors of a political character," Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said early on Saturday following news that Moody's had cut the rating to below investment grade.

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Three brothers vow to never cut hair

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Three brothers vow to never cut hair

VietNamNet Bridge – Three brothers in south Vietnam vowed to not shave and have a haircut

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China must cut pollution by half before environment improves: official

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China must cut pollution by half before environment improves: official

China needs to slash emission levels by as much as half before any obvious improvements are made to its environment, a senior government official said on Friday, underscoring the challenges facing the country after three decades of breakneck growth.

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Vietnam moves to rein in rowdy, extravagant Lunar New Year celebration

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Vietnam moves to rein in rowdy, extravagant Lunar New Year celebration

People attend the Huong Pagoda Festival in Hanoi, one of the main country's festive events in spring. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

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Australian rates will not go to zero: central bank chief

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Australia is unlikely to follow Europe and the United States and slash its official interest rate to near zero to help prop up the struggling economy, the central bank governor said on Friday.

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