Steel firms need tax cut roadmap

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

As Viet Nam and the Custom Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (VCUFTA) anticipate signing a free trade agreement in 2015, the Viet Nam Steel Association (VSA) advocated gradually reducing the steel import tariff over ten years rather than eliminating it immediately so that domestic steel producers could retain their competitiveness.

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Foster care gives children new homes

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Foster care gives children new homes

VietNamNet Bridge – Rather than living at orphanages, about 400 children benefit from a programme that provides temporary foster care.

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Would you rather spend $3M on a bike or a submarine?

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

The super rich of the United Arab Emirates have been flocking to the Big Boys Toys expo in Dubai, showcasing everything from luxury submarines to sports cars. Attendance is expected to top 40,000.

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Foster care gives children new homes

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Foster care gives children new homes

Rather than living at orphanages, about 400 children benefit from aprogramme that provides temporary foster care. Hong Thuy reports.

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Internal capacity to combat HIV/AIDS strengthened: experts

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Internal capacity to combat HIV/AIDS strengthened: experts

Vietnam should enhance its national capacity to achieve its target to end HIV/AIDS by 2030 independently rather than rely on international assistance, a conference in Hanoi on September 25 concluded.

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Concern in Australia over Japan sub fleet plan

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Concern in Australia over Japan sub fleet plan

Opposition politicians and industry groups in Australia demanded clarity from the government Tuesday over reports that it could buy a new submarine fleet from Japan rather than build them at home.

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Dak Lak invests in rubber tree conservation

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Rubber tree plantation owners and businesses are protecting rubber trees rather than cutting them down to cultivate other crops, despite falling latex prices, the Central Highlands Steering Committee reported. Apart from calling for increased protection of rubber trees, local authorities proposed plantations apply intercropping to increase incomes and enrich the soil.

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Kindergartens in city to admit babies from six months old

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Kindergartens in city to admit babies from six months old

VietNamNet Bridge – From this new school year, State-owned kindergartens in eight districts of HCMC will join a pilot program to admit babies from six months old rather than from 13-months as previously, heard a meeting between the city’s government and the committee of the National Assembly on Monday.

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Fields Medalist favors high-school graduation exam abolishment

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Fields Medalist favors high-school graduation exam abolishment

VietNamNet Bridge – Fields Medalist Professor Ngo Bao Chau has supported abolishing high-school graduation exams due to many irregularities rather than suspending university entrance exams.

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Artist crafts inspired dolls for grownups

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Artist crafts inspired dolls for grownups

"Art dolls" are not toys for children. Rather, they are artistic creations that have become increasingly popular around the world. Tran Thu Hang has brought this style of contemporary art to Viet Nam. The artist talks with Dinh Phuong Linh about the many sources of inspiration for her handcrafted dolls as well as her philosophy on life and art.

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Island says ‘no’ to plastic bags

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Island says ‘no’ to plastic bags

VietNamNet Bridge – Residents of Cu Lao Cham (Cham Isle) have chosen to show their love of their land by refusing to use plastic bags.

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Vietnamese debate brain drain as quiz show winners choose to stay in Australia

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Vietnamese debate brain drain as quiz show winners choose to stay in Australia

A heated debate has erupted among many Vietnamese people over the choice to stay in Australia rather than returning to Vietnam after finishing their studies of the winners of a national student quiz contest.

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VSIP move into townships adds value to its IP business

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VSIP move into townships adds value to its IP business

Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) is expanding into integrated township and industrial park projects, rather than just focusing on industrial parks alone, is aimed at improving the group’s competitiveness while also attracting global manufacturers to Vietnam. Kelvin Teo, CEO of Sembcorp Development and co-chairman of VSIP sat down for a chat with VIR’s Ngoc Linh.

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Frontier funds buying Vietnam as growth revives

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Frontier funds buying Vietnam as growth revives

Frontier-market equity funds from Sweden to South Africa are pouring money into Vietnamese stocks, lured by Southeast Asia’s cheapest valuations and an improving outlook for economic growth.

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Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

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Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health.

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