Vietnam monk faces penalty for unboxing iPhone 6, posting lavish lifestyle photos on Facebook

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Vietnam monk faces penalty for unboxing iPhone 6, posting lavish lifestyle photos on Facebook

A Vietnamese Buddhist monk will highly likely be punished by his Sangha after a video capturing him unboxing an iPhone 6 and photos displaying his extravagant lifestyle surfaced online last week.

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Garment & textile exports may touch US$ 23.6 bln

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Garment & textile exports may touch US$ 23.6 bln

VGP – Shipment of garments and textiles topped US$ 13.61 billion in the first eight months of 2014 and is likely to attain US$ 23.6 billion for the whole year.

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Thailand likely to fall short of 3.5 percent export growth

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VietnamPlus English 21 hour(s) ago

The Thai Commerce Ministry has admitted that the country many fail to meet its export growth target of 3.5 percent this year, as exports during August slumped to the lowest level in three years.

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Ho Chi Minh City sees significant economic recovery

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Ho Chi Minh City sees significant economic recovery

Ho Chi Minh City is likely to realise the 9.5-10 percent GDP growth rate target set for the full year when it is prompted by a year-on-year GDP expansion of 8.9 percent in the January-September period.

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Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 bln or more annually

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Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 bln or more annually

U.S. military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion per year if air and ground operations continue at the current pace, according to a think tank analysis.

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Parade marks Thai PM's transition to civilian, army keeps grip on power

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Parade marks Thai PM's transition to civilian, army keeps grip on power

Thailand's army chief prime minister, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, hands over command of the army this week to a trusted ally and steps into civilian politics as head of a government likely to soon face pressure to turn around a sputtering economy.

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More Finns likely to invest in VN

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago

Finnish enterprises said they were impressed by Viet Nam's investment potential during a working session with Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai yesterday in Helsinki .

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ADB trims Southeast Asia 2014 growth forecast to 4.6 percent

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ADB trims Southeast Asia 2014 growth forecast to 4.6 percent

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has trimmed its growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year, citing factors such as political turmoil in Thailand earlier in the year and weaker commodity export prices in Indonesia.

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S.Korea to replace Japan as Vietnam’s biggest foreign investor in 2014: newspaper

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S.Korea to replace Japan as Vietnam’s biggest foreign investor in 2014: newspaper

South Korea has overtaken Japan as the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam in the first eight months of this year, and it is likely to retain the position for the entire year, a trade newspaper reported Tuesday.

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Vietnam prioritizes climate change measures

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam prioritizes climate change measures

(VOV) - Vietnam is one of the countries likely to be hardest hit by climate change, mainly through rising sea levels, said Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh at the UN Climate Summit in New York on September 23.

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Courting Vietnam, U.S. prepares to ease arms embargo

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Courting Vietnam, U.S. prepares to ease arms embargo

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 - Nearly 40 years after the United States helicoptered its last soldiers out of Vietnam, Washington is moving closer to lifting an arms embargo onVietnam, with initial sales likely to help Hanoi deal with growing naval challenges from China.

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Cambodia’s rice exports forecast to decrease

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of the UK's Economist Group has predicted that Cambodia’s rice export will be likely to drop in the time to come.

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Sweet-toothed insect plagues Tay Ninh

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

A species of sugarcane stem borer that has appeared for the first time in Viet Nam has damaged large tracts of sugarcane in the south-eastern province of Tay Ninh and is likely to spread further.

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Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class.

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Steel investors withdraw from project, leaving bad taste in locals’ mouths

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Steel investors withdraw from project, leaving bad taste in locals’ mouths

VietNamNet Bridge – The mammoth $3 billion Guang Lian steel complex is very likely to be crossed off the list of foreign-invested projects in Vietnam as some investors have left, and the only remaining investor is considering leaving.

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