HCMC’s environment under pressure: experts

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HCMC’s environment under pressure: experts

The population explosion and rapid urbanisation have exerted pressure on HCM City’s environment, experts have said at a seminar held last week on the environmental problems facing the city in the last five years.

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Grass harvesting a new profession in Ho Chi Minh City suburb

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Grass harvesting a new profession in Ho Chi Minh City suburb

The rapid urbanization of Ho Chi Minh City’s suburban areas has lead to construction taking over the metropolitan area’s vast fields, leaving grass for cattle in high demand and creating job opportunities for poor citizens.

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After rapid expansion, banks in Vietnam settle into stability

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

After rapid expansion, banks in Vietnam settle into stability

As a senior international banker who has spent years overseeing Vietnam’s economy and financial sector during a period of break-neck development, Dennis Hussey, the Greater Mekong Region head and CEO of ANZ Vietnam, has accumulated a deep understanding of Vietnam’s banking system. He shares his impressions on how the banking sector has evolved from a state of turmoil to its present relative stability, and what the sector should do to take off into bigger markets. Trang Nguyen reports.

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New report says Sen Sok outpacing Tuol Kouk

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VietStock FI English 1 week(s) ago

The latest report on the Phnom Penh property market from local firm Vtrust Appraisal says that Sen Sok district is starting to pick up in value as nearby Tuol Kouk climbs to the likely upper reaches of its recent dizzying price rises.

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241 chess players join National Youth Chess Championship

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241 chess players join National Youth Chess Championship

General Directorate for Sport and Culture, Sports and Tourism Department of Lam Dong province co- hosted an opening ceremony of the 2016 National Youth Chess Championship in Da Lat city on August 15.

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Cambodian economy buoyant, but challenges abound

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VietStock FI English 3 week(s) ago

As China retools its economy and becomes more self-reliant, economists believe a pan-Asian trade slowdown that began in mid-2015 will deepen and Cambodia must work on shoring up its traditional industries while maintaining its attractiveness as a low-wage destination if it hopes to keep up its robust growth.

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Banking is top sector for online hires: study

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Banking is top sector for online hires: study

The banking sector was the Kingdom’s top hiring industry during the second quarter of 2016, according to a report released yesterday by online career portal Everjobs Cambodia.

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Planning key to sustainable, urban living in Phnom Penh

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

Planning key to sustainable, urban living in Phnom Penh

Creating open, green spaces combined with adequate natural light and ventilation in new apartments are some of the key areas Phnom Penh needs to focus on when it comes to sustainable urban development.

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BRT to connect Hội An with Đà Nẵng

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BRT to connect Hoi An with Da Nang

The central city plans to open a 31.8km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route connecting the Đà Nẵng International Airport and favourite destinations with Hội An City in neighbouring Quảng Nam Province.

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Myanmar transport woes a $60 billion muddle

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Fixing Myanmar’s transport woes may cost up to US$60 billion but inaction could be far more expensive, according to a new report, source from Myanmar Times said yesterday.

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Air conditioner vendors battle it out over Vietnam

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Air conditioner vendors battle it out over Vietnam

Japanese Daikin Industries will invest $93.6 million to build an air conditioner manufacturing plant in Vietnam, as part of its plans to capitalise on the Southeast Asian nation's potential for rapid growth, according to newswire Nikkei.com.

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IMF sees rapid credit growth as main risk to economy

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IMF sees rapid credit growth as main risk to economy

Cambodia's economy continues to perform strongly, but rapid credit growth must be contained to reduce the risk of economic and financial instability, and to ensure a “soft landing” of the credit cycle, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a statement issued yesterday at the conclusion of its annual Article IV consultation.

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Vietnam needs to think logistically to attract more foreign investment

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Vietnam needs to think logistically to attract more foreign investment

The rapid growth of Vietnam’s export-oriented manufacturing sector has boosted the demand for logistics services but the government needs to step up its game to be more competitive.

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Master Hiền bags silver at national chess competition

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Master Hien bags silver at national chess competition

World U8 champion Nguyễn Lê Cẩm Hiền earned a silver medal at the National Youth Chess Championship’s girls’ U9 category yesterday in Đà Nẵng.

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Mobile services often first step to banking

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Mobile services often first step to banking

The rapid growth in the number of Cambodians using mobile money services to transfer remittances is a positive step towards greater financial inclusion, and is serving as a gateway to financial services for the largely unbanked rural population, experts said yesterday.

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