A decade on, Vietnam’s ‘bomb market’ finally begins to fear death

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

A decade on, Vietnam’s ‘bomb market’ finally begins to fear death

While traders at a major scrap collection hub in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An would previously accept just about any pieces of metal offered a decade ago, including bombs or warheads, they now seem more aware of the fact that they are ‘playing with death.’

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Expert explains low quality of in-service training in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Expert explains low quality of in-service training in Vietnam

A senior HCM City lecturer has complained about on-the-job qualifications, claiming that people merely seem them as something to cross-off on the list when seeking promotion, rather than genuine chances to learn new vocational skills.

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Expert explains low quality of in-service training in Vietnam

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Expert explains low quality of in-service training in Vietnam

A senior HCM City lecturer has complained about on-the-job qualifications, claiming that people merely seem them as something to cross-off on the list when seeking promotion, rather than genuine chances to learn new vocational skills.

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Local football coaches reluctant to take on national team

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Local football coaches reluctant to take on national team

Despite the Vietnam Football Federation claiming it wants to employ a local coach for the national team, they may be forced to look overseas for help as several domestic candidates seem reluctant to take over the vacancy left by Toshiya Miura.

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What next for the Hoan Kiem Turtle?

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

What next for the Hoan Kiem Turtle?

With the sad death of Hanoi’s legendary Hoan Kiem Turtle - Cu Rua (Great Grandfather Turtle) - this month, many citizens of Hanoi seem at a loss as to what to do next. The passing of the old turtle has taken a little of the magic from the heart of Hanoi. But it has also left the future survival of the entire species that Cu Rua belonged to in doubt, the Swinhoe Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is now only represented...

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What China's mess means for the world...and the U.S.

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

It's been an ugly start to the year for China, with Chinese stocks in Hong Kong falling to global financial crisis lows. To make things worse, Chinese officials seem befuddled about how to respond to the financial turmoil. Bloomberg Businessweek's Peter Coy takes a look at how China's mess affects the world, and explains why the U.S. economy is still relatively insulated.

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In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, farmers fertilize rice with cement

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, farmers fertilize rice with cement

Farmers in the southern province of Dong Thap in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta are nurturing their paddy fields with an unusual kind of fertilizer: cement. They do seem to work amid expert warnings.

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US artist inspired by local ceramics

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago

US artist inspired by local ceramics

An art exhibition by renowned US artist Mark Cooper, in collaboration with his Vietnamese partners, is running at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum in Ha Noi.

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Vietnam college teacher rapped for giving supposedly filthy test involving celebs

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

Vietnam college teacher rapped for giving supposedly filthy test involving celebs

Nguyen Huu Manh believes giving a touch of showbiz to finance and monetary economics would give his students a ‘relaxing exam atmosphere,’ but many did not seem to agree.

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Local firms must pay attention to AEC integration

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be officially established on December 31, 2015 and Viet Nam will be a member of the community. The Government and ministries have had good preparation for integrating into the community. However, local enterprises don't seem to be ready for their performance in the new playground.

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Banks’ irrecoverable debts see huge increase

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Banks’ irrecoverable debts see huge increase

The irrecoverable debts of 12 Vietnamese commercial banks by September 30, 2015 had reached VND23.522 trillion, which accounts for 65% of bad debts, representing a 15% increase from the 50% reported in mid-2015.

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Global economic events cause CDS spread spikes

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Báo Đầu Tư English 8 month(s) ago

Global economic events cause CDS spread spikes

Sovereign credit default swap or CDS spreads measure the yield, not including their funding cost, that global investors require in order to take on the risk of investing in a country’s government bonds. CDS spreads can be impacted not only by events within a country but also by global events that make the country seem more or less risky relative to other investment destinations.

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Paris attacks: The West’s fatal misunderstanding of Islamic State

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago 1 related news

Paris attacks: The West’s fatal misunderstanding of Islamic State

The horrendous attacks on Paris have an eerie resemblance to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in that they seem to have caught everyone off guard.

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Paris attacks may lead to US military anti-IS escalation

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago

The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic moves like launching a U.S. or international ground offensive or accelerating aerial bombing in hopes of eliminating the global threat of violent extremism.

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Incredibly colourful flower fields in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

Incredibly colourful flower fields in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – It’s October, Autumn in Vietnam, and the flower fields have come alive and seem like a natural magical colour palette— as if someone had spilled paint all over them.

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