Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

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Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

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Sustainable tourism could revitalise fishing villages

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VietnamPlus English 3 day(s) ago 1 related news

Phuoc Hai town is famous for having the oldest fishing village in the coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, but local families, who have been fishing for many generations, are facing growing hardship with increasingly reduced incomes.

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Sustainable tourism could revitalise fishing villages

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Sustainable tourism could revitalise fishing villages

Phuoc Hai town is famous for having the oldest fishing village in the coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, but local families, who have been fishing for many generations, are facing growing hardship with increasingly reduced incomes.

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Investors express confidence in Vietnam's economic outlook

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago 1 related news

Overall economic picture in 2014 is brighter than previous years, provided economic restructuring is further accelerated, economist Vu Dinh Anh told the Voice of Vietnam (VOV). The national economy grew at a rate of more than 5.4% in 2013. Excess inventory and bad debts were reduced.

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Fuel prices slashed, petrol stays unchanged

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VietNam News English 6 day(s) ago

The ministries of Finance and Industry and Trade yesterday asked retailers to cut price of all kinds of fuel except petrol.

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Vietnam targets reduced tax time

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Vietnam targets reduced tax time

According to Resolution 19/N-CP on core measures to improve the business climate and national competitiveness, the amount of time businesses spend on tax procedures will be decreased five-fold from 876 hours to 171 hours.

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Bailout funds await viable projects

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Bailout funds await viable projects

As well as the Vietnamese government’s VND30 trillion ($1.4 billion) bailout package, the real estate market has received a VND50 trillion ($2.38 billion) commercial credit package. Banks are now collaborating with developers to try and support buyers through a range of preferential lending schemes. Phan Thanh Mai, general director of the Vietnam Construction Bank, tells VIR that the money is sufficient but there is a shortage of viable projects.

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Big cash holders put money into circulation as interest rates down

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Big cash holders put money into circulation as interest rates down

VietNamNet Bridge – Making long term deposits instead of short term, or putting money into other investment channels--is the way the businesses keeping big money in their coffers tries after the ceiling bank interest rate reduced to 6 percent per annum.

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SBV lowers interest rates on agri-loans

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SBV lowers interest rates on agri-loans

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has reduced maximum interest rates for five priority sectors, including agriculture, export, supporting industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and high-tech firms.

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HCMC ensures better lives for people in poverty

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The Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai said at a meeting to review the Poverty Alleviate Program on March 21 that the rate of poverty in HCMC has reduced.

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Tamiflu cuts flu death risk by 25 percent, study shows

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Tamiflu cuts flu death risk by 25 percent, study shows

Paris — The anti-virus drug Tamiflu reduced the risk of death from flu by a quarter among adults who took it during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic, a study said Wednesday.

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Viet Nam to drop price of export rice

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In an attempt to promote rice exports, Viet Nam will reduce its price in the world market and increase exports to China, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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Rice price drops in Mekong Delta

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Rice price drops in Mekong Delta

Rice price reduced VND400 per kilogram over the last week in provinces in the Mekong Delta including Vinh Long, Dong Thap and An Giang.

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VN needs to advance women's rights further

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

While Viet Nam has reduced poverty and achieved gender parity in primary schools, more needs to be done to promote the rights of women and girls across the country to meet Millennium goals.

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Vietnam’s macro satellite completes its tasks

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Vietnam’s macro satellite completes its tasks

VietNamNet Bridge - After three months of stable operation in the orbit, Vietnam’s first macro satellite named PicoDragon gradually reduced its altitude and was burnt when it fell into the Earth's atmosphere, marking the first step in the development of satellites in Vietnam.

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