Banned food additives sold in HCMC market

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Banned food additives sold in HCMC market

Some banned food additives such as borax continue to be sold openly at a wholesale market in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Southeast Asia representative office of Russian Tourism Agency opens

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

A representative office of the Federal Agency for Tourism (FAT) of the Russian Federation in Southeast Asia, named ‘Visit Russia’, was officially opened at a ceremony held in Hanoi on April 14, opening up a new phase for tourism co-operation between Russia and Vietnam.

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Ignoring warnings, businesses still harbor ‘macadamia dream’

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Ignoring warnings, businesses still harbor ‘macadamia dream’

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam Macadamia Association has been officially set up under a decision by the Ministry of Interior Affairs. LienVietPost Bank and Him Lam JSC were two major businesses lobbying for the association.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 10/1

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Anemic recovery in emerging markets to weigh heavily on global growth in 2016

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Banh Tet: Traditional cake in southern Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago 1 related news

Banh Tet (round glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake enjoyed by southern Vietnamese people on the occasion of the lunar New Year. It is considered a variant of Banh Chung (square glutinous rice cake), which is more popular in the northern region.

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Okvau gold deposit could have a fat cousin

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VietStock FI English 4 month(s) ago

Australian mining firm Renaissance Minerals has identified an anomaly during geophysical surveys of its Samnang prospect in northeastern Cambodia that hints at a possible large-scale gold deposit, the company said in an ASX announcement yesterday.

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20,000 workers receive free bus ticket to return homeland forTet

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20,000 workers receive free bus ticket to return homeland forTet

20,000 poor workers in Ho Chi Minh City’s industrial parks and export processing zones were provided with free travel home as the Lunar Year of the Goat comes near-end.

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How Americans got so fat, in charts

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How Americans got so fat, in charts

Americans should eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while cutting back on added sugars, sodium, and saturated fat, according to new dietary guidelines published by the federal government Thursday. The guidelines, which influence school lunch menus and federal nutrition policy, also recommend eating more seafood in place of other proteins like meat, poultry, and eggs.

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Tax rates proposed for two fats for milk

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VOV News English 5 month(s) ago

Tax rates proposed for two fats for milk

The Ministry of Finance has proposed a standard tax rate for anhydrous butter fat (ABF) and anhydrous milk fat (AMF), two different kinds of materials for processing milk products.

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Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes

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Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes

Eight dairy importers and producers in Vietnam may be able to escape back taxes of VND700 billion (US$30.69 million) in a controversial case of import tariff calculations that even officials cannot see eye to eye on.

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Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes of $30 million

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Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes of $30 million

Eight dairy importers and producers in Vietnam may be able to escape back taxes of VND700 billion (US$30.69 million) in a controversial case of import tariff calculations that even officials cannot see eye to eye on.

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Christmas wish list from Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Christmas wish list from Vietnam

Editor’s note: Stivi Cooke is an Australian living in Hoi An in central Vietnam. He frequently writes columns for Tuoi Tre News about his life experiences in the country.

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Social News 16/12

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Social News 16/12

Fire destroys ship off Binh Thuan

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Dak Lak farmer produces ‘elephant coffee’ for $100/kg

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Dak Lak farmer produces ‘elephant coffee’ for $100/kg

VietNamNet Bridge – Discovering that domestic elephants like to eat ripened coffee beans, a farmer in Dak Lak province, the Central Highlands of Vietnam, researched to produce his own specialty – elephant coffee, which is sold for VND1.5 to VND2 million ($70-$100) a kilo.

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Unique field-mouse market in North Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago 5 related news

Unique field-mouse market in North Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – This special market opens for a few hours, from 3pm to 6pm, and only from October through December, when field mice are fat and often hide in holes to avoid the cold.

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