World Bank: 40% of Vietnamese businesses’ profits go to taxes

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World Bank: 40% of Vietnamese businesses’ profits go to taxes

VietNamNet Bridge - In 2014, on average, each Vietnamese firm spends 872 hours paying taxes and the tax costs account for 40.8% of profits, according to the World Bank’s (WB) annual report on the global business environment.

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Despite ban, teachers’ after-school classes continue

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Despite ban, teachers’ after-school classes continue

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), in an effort to ease excessive amount of homework for students, has prohibited teachers to hold after-school classes. But many instructors have ignored the ban.

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Hawaii lava flow reaches home, threatens town

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Hawaii lava flow reaches home, threatens town

The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano, burning everything in its path, had advanced some 82 metres in the past 24 hours towards the town of Pahoa, on the eastern tip of the island.

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New law focuses on contracts for domestic employment

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The small-scale and individual activities of domestic servants do not seem to elicit much government concern or special legislations, though they have existed in Viet Nam for a long time.

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Viet Nam to boost FDI in four sectors

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Viet Nam is prioritising the boosting of foreign direct investment (FDI) in four sectors: supporting industries, infrastructure development, human resources and agriculture.

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XoneFM – online music site launched

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XoneFM – online music site launched

(VOV) - XONE FM, a hot music radio programme for Vietnamese youth broadcasting nationwide for 10 hours per day on VOV3 channel – Voice of Vietnam (VOV), launched an online music site on October 24.

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Kualar Lumpur-Singapore high-speed railway to be built

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Kualar Lumpur-Singapore high-speed railway to be built

A high-speed railway linking Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia and Singapore is expected to be built in 2015.

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Canada's spies face tough questions after militant attacks

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Canada's spies face tough questions after militant attacks

On Monday one of Canada's top spy officials assured Canadian lawmakers that were no signs of an imminent terrorist attack on the country. Within hours a disaffected Muslim convert had run down two soldiers, killing one of them.

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McDonald’s sales show attractiveness of Vietnamese market

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McDonald’s sales show attractiveness of Vietnamese market

VietNamNet Bridge – Within the first 24 hours after the first shop in HCM City opened, McDonald’s received 22,500 customers, equal to one-tenth of the population in one district in the city.

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Yahoo profit surges on Alibaba divestment, mobile

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Yahoo profit surges on Alibaba divestment, mobile

Net profit jumped to US$6.8 billion, which included US$6.3 billion from its Alibaba shares. But profit was stronger than expected, and pumped up Yahoo shares by 3.1 per cent in after-hours trade.

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Japan ministers Yuko Obuchi and Midori Matsushima quit

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Japan ministers Yuko Obuchi and Midori Matsushima quit

Japan's Justice Minister Midori Matsushima has resigned, hours after the resignation of Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi.

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Murray boosts London bid with Vienna triumph

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Murray boosts London bid with Vienna triumph

The hard-fought victory in two hours, 41 minutes sends the Scot to just shy of eighth spot in the points race for the London season-ending finale which begins in three weeks.

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Hong Kong democracy street battles rage on despite imminent talks

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Hong Kong democracy street battles rage on despite imminent talks

Violent clashes erupted early on Sunday in a Hong Kong protest hotspot as unarmed pro-democracy activists once again confronted riot police despite the confirmation of talks between protest leaders and officials early this week.

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Vandals bring down sex toy shaped sculpture in Paris

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Vandals bring down sex toy shaped sculpture in Paris

PARIS, Oct 18 - Vandals attacked a giant green inflatable sculpture in one of the most famous squares in Paris in the early hours of Saturday after its resemblance to a sex toy sparked an outcry.

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South Korean official in apparent suicide after concert tragedy

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South Korean official in apparent suicide after concert tragedy

An official dealing with safety measures at a concert in South Korea where 16 people died when the grate they were standing collapsed apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy, authorities said Saturday.

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