Inter-bank trading increases, says SBV

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Inter-bank trading increases, says SBV

Transactions in the inter-bank market increased significantly over the last week due to rising demand, the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) reported.

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Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS

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Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS

People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests.

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More int’l visitors to Vietnam in peak season: VNAT

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More int’l visitors to Vietnam in peak season: VNAT

According to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, 664,985 international tourists arrived in Vietnam in August alone.The number is forecast to be increased in next months which are peak season of tourism sector, said VNAT.

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Consumer price index slips 0.07 per cent during August

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Consumer price index slips 0.07 per cent during August

The national consumer price index (CPI) in August declined 0.07 per cent against the previous month but increased 0.61 per cent compared with the same month last year.

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Foreign visits climb at Preah Vihear

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Foreign visitors to the Preah Vihear Temple increased by 25 per cent for the first six months of the year, as compared to the same period last year, while local visitor arrivals dropped for the same period, according to Ministry of Tourism statistics.

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Children in North Vietnam have pertussis in hot weather

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Though the weather in the North Vietnam is scotching, hospitals in Hanoi received many children suffering whooping-cough and pneumonia.

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Vietnam gov't mulls legal framework for crowdfunding: report

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Vietnam gov't mulls legal framework for crowdfunding: report

The Vietnamese government is reportedly drawing up policies for crowdfunding in the country, where many young companies are still struggling to get sufficient funding despite an increased interest in local startups in recent years.

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Experts discuss rising rate of Nguyen Trong Dam

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The rate of prostitution and prostitution-related crimes has increased sharply in the country, while measures to deter such activities have not been successful, a meeting in HCM City has heard.

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SBV makes third exchange rate adjustment this year

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SBV makes third exchange rate adjustment this year

On August 19, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) increased the average interbank dollar exchange rate by 1 per cent from VND21,673 to VND21,890. The SBV also increased the trading band from +/-2 per cent out to +/-3 per cent. As a result, the ceiling price is now VND22,547, while the floor price is VND21,233 per $1. These moves followed changes made on August 12, when the SBV expanded the trading band from +/-1 per cent to +/-2 per cent.

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Hanoi’s August CPI far exceeds HCMC

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Hanoi’s August CPI far exceeds HCMC

August consumer Price Index (CPI) in Hanoi increased 0.19 percent against the previous month, the highest since the Tet Holidays and much higher than 0.05 percent in Ho Chi Minh City, reported the Hanoi Statistics Office.

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Productivity focus needed for farming: World Bank

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VietStock FI English 1 week(s) ago

Despite increased yields and the rising use of farming machinery in Cambodia’s agriculture sector, growth in the industry for 2013-14 was only between 1 and 2 per cent, with greater emphasis needed on the quality of seeds and fertilisers, as well as encouraging greater vegetable production, according to a World Bank report.

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Overseas Vietnamese rush to pour money into real estate

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Overseas Vietnamese rush to pour money into real estate

VietNamNet Bridge - The real estate buying power of Viet Kieu (overseas Vietnamese) increased rapidly as soon as the new policy on allowing Viet Kieu and foreigners to buy houses in Vietnam took effect.

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Average VND/USD exchange rate rises by another 1%

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Average VND/USD exchange rate rises by another 1%

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has increased the average inter-bank exchange rate between the VND and USD applicable to August 19 by 1%, from VND21,673to VND21,890 per US$1.

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Remittances to Ho Chi Minh City hit $2.42 bil in Jan-July

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Remittances to Ho Chi Minh City hit $2.42 bil in Jan-July

Overseas remittances to Ho Chi Minh City rose 12 percent year-on-year in the first seven months thanks partly to an increased interest in the property market from overseas Vietnamese, local media reported.

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Japan raises warning level on volcano not far from nuclear plant

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Japan raises warning level on volcano not far from nuclear plant

Japan warned on Saturday that a volcano 50 km (31 miles) from a just-restarted nuclear reactor is showing signs of increased activity, and said nearby residents should prepare to evacuate.

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