Floods, political change hamper Myanmar growth: World Bank

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Floods, political change hamper Myanmar growth: World Bank

Myanmar's growth rate, once one of the world's most impressive, has dipped following heavy floods and an investment slowdown sparked by uncertainty over its political transition, the World Bank said on Tuesday (May 31).

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NIVL promises to pay, out of media sight

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NIVL promises to pay, out of media sight

Indebted to local sugarcane farmers since 2013, Indian-owned NIVL JSC once again pledged to fully repay them during a recent dialogue held between the company’s leaders, local sugarcane farmers, and merchants, under the oversight of provincial officers. NIVL, however, refused media coverage of the dialogue.

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Don’t miss out on this ‘Stone Park’ in Vietnam

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Don’t miss out on this ‘Stone Park’ in Vietnam

Once only known to few, the pristine beauty of Rai, a complex of caves in south-central Vietnam, has recently earned it a top-spot as an emerging destination for young Vietnamese travelers.

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Second Eximbank AGM inconclusive

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Second Eximbank AGM inconclusive

The second annual general meeting of Eximbank has ended up in chaos on May 24, as the lender’s board of directors and shareholders have once again failed to find a common ground on the election of additional board members.

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Vietnamese excuses: Five things at once

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Vietnamese excuses: Five things at once

Getting my students to remember and hand in homework is like trying to find an empty road in Vietnam. A noble ambition with little chance of success, yet when it happens, it’s like a dream.

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From duck boy to university professor: a story of Vietnamese perseverance

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From duck boy to university professor: a story of Vietnamese perseverance

A once famished boy from the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has defied all odds to become a university professor with a doctorate in mathematics.

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Oppenheimer blue diamond sells for record US$57.5m

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Oppenheimer blue diamond sells for record US$57.5m

A dazzling blue diamond once owned by mining magnate Philip Oppenheimer etched a record US$50.6 million (€45 million) at auction in Geneva on Wednesday, auction house Christie's said.

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North Korea's new ad men try out pitches to new consumer class

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North Korea's new ad men try out pitches to new consumer class

"Pyongyang Spirit: A drink you won't forget after drinking once", reads the text of an ad for a clear, vodka-like North Korean alcohol.

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World powers meet to save Syria peace hopes

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World powers meet to save Syria peace hopes

Senior envoys from world and regional powers are to meet once again in Vienna on Tuesday in an effort to salvage stumbling efforts to halt Syria's bloody civil war.

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Thailand's opposition muted ahead of referendum

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Thailand's opposition muted ahead of referendum

In northeast Thailand, once a hotbed of opposition to Thailand's junta, troops patrol university campuses in Humvees and hold "attitude adjustment sessions" at military camps for those who don't toe the line.

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Construction of airport near Sa Pa could start next quarter

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Construction of airport near Sa Pa could start next quarter

A proposal to build a VND5.8 trillion (US$257 million) airport near Sa Pa has been backed by several ministries, and work is set to start in the third quarter once it receives government approval.

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Make traffic lights smarter to relieve Ho Chi Minh City congestion: expat

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Make traffic lights smarter to relieve Ho Chi Minh City congestion: expat

Traffic signals are odd in this country. At intersections, green lights appear simultaneously on both sides of the road, and once they turn green, vehicles scramble to drive in multiple directions at the same time, often getting stuck somewhere in the middle.

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Hanoi baby dies day after receiving Quinvaxem shot

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Hanoi baby dies day after receiving Quinvaxem shot

A 2-month-old baby in Hanoi died Friday night after getting a shot of the controversial 5-in-1 vaccine Quinvaxem, and the health authorities once again defended the vaccine’s quality.

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Hanoi festival celebrates European food

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Hanoi festival celebrates European food

A taste of European cuisine is once again coming to Hanoi as the National Library of Vietnam hosts its 10th annual food festival on May 14, said the organizers at a press conference.

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Ho Chi Minh City celebrates liberation

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Ho Chi Minh City celebrates liberation

Since its liberation on April 30, 1975, Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, has witnessed big changes in its socio-economic development. Nguyen Truong Nhan, vice chairman of the city’s Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, spoke with VIR’s Gia Huy on this topic.

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