Dong Nai aims to enhance exports

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The southern province of Dong Nai plans to earn 14.4 billion USD from exports in 2015, up 15 percent from 2014, according to the provincial Department of Trade and Industry.

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Vietnam's health ministry proposes right-to-die law, again

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Vietnam's health ministry proposes right-to-die law, again

Patients at Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital. Photo: Nguyen Mi

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Former tourism chief blames visa rule for Vietnam’s falling tourist arrivals

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Former tourism chief blames visa rule for Vietnam’s falling tourist arrivals

Editor’s note: Luong Hoai Nam, former deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, says the current visa policy is discouraging international tourists from visiting the country in his op-ed exclusively written for Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

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State firms wary of R&D funds

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State firms wary of R&D funds

Few State-owned enterprises in HCM City earmark funds for research and development despite the fact that since 2007 the Government has stipulated they must spend 3-10 per cent of revenues on research.

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Clearing mounting watermelon stocks in Vietnam: When philanthropy goes against market mechanisms

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Clearing mounting watermelon stocks in Vietnam: When philanthropy goes against market mechanisms

The fact that the employees of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and other people who have rushed to help resell inventory watermelon from central Vietnam, at the end of the day, may not be helpful for all market participants, as projected to be.

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As they all say, there is no such thing as a free lunch!

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers if they liked free food. We also asked them what they thought about the fact that thousands of people, including parents and children, queued up for more than three hours under a harsh sun in HCM City recently for free McDonald's food.

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Chinese firms seek to access HCM City market

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Over 40 Chinese businesses operating in finance, labour, real estate and construction made a fact-finding tour of Ho Chi Minh City on April 16 to seek business opportunities in the metropolis.

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NA unhappy with uneven poverty mitigation results

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Poverty reduction efforts are not achieving uniform results notwithstanding the fact that the ratio of poor has reduced sharply in many disadvantaged communes and districts, delegates heard at the closing session of the 10th plenary of the National Assembly's Social Affairs Committee in HCM City yesterday.

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Swedish military says 'sub' in photo was civilian boat

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Swedish military says 'sub' in photo was civilian boat

The Swedish military said Tuesday that a photograph believed to show a foreign submarine in the sea off Stockholm last October was in fact of a civilian vessel.

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Old reservoirs a threat

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Old reservoirs a threat

The ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to upgrade nationwide weak dams at a cost of US$460 million to improve their safety, but is hampered by the fact that many of them do not have complete technical information, delegates heard at a recent seminar on "Improving management for reservoir safety".

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Unemployment figure climbs slightly to 2.22%

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The overall unemployment rate rose slightly to about 2.22 per cent in the first quarter of the year. The rate is 3.17 per cent in urban areas and 1.75 per cent in the countryside.

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Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran's nuclear program

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Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran's nuclear program for at least a decade, a step towards a final pact that could end 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation.

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Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran's nuclear program

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Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran's nuclear program

Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran's nuclear program for at least a decade, a step towards a final pact that could end 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation.

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Audit finds car registration-fee scam

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Complaints have been made that some banks and registration centres entrusted with collecting fees to check vehicles for roadworthiness delay sending the money to a central State fund known as the Viet Nam Register - often for a week or two.

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'Every indication that we can in fact move forward' - Iranian FM

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Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif voices optimism over nuclear deal saying, "I think there is every indication that we can in fact move forward."

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