How Jeff Koons makes million-dollar art

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 hour(s) ago

Jeff Koons' artwork is the the most expensive for a living artist. His iconic stainless steel sculptures repeatedly sell for millions. In 2013 one of his balloon dogs smashed the record for any living artist when it sold for $58.4 million at auction. So, what does it take to create million-dollar art?

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Authorities to tighten control over disguised Chinese potatoes

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SaiGon GP English 16 hour(s) ago

Authorities to tighten control over disguised Chinese potatoes

Tens of tons of low quality potatoes from China are continuously sold as Da Lat home-grown potatoes when the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the highlands province of Lam Dong promised it would tighten control over potato sale to protect consumers’ benefits.

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Harmful industrial waste trade poses threat

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VietNam News English 20 hour(s) ago

Hazardous industrial waste must be destroyed and has been banned from being sold for fear of heath risks and environmental pollution.

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Electrolux marks 21 years in Vietnam

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Báo Đầu Tư English 21 hour(s) ago

Electrolux marks 21 years in Vietnam

Swedish multinational household and professional appliance manufacturer Electrolux, consistently ranked the world’s second-largest appliance maker by units sold, is celebrating 21 years of operations in Vietnam. Elizabeth Png, brand and consumer communications director spoke to VIR’s Mai Linh about the company’s consistent market expansion and provision of high quality products and services to local consumers.

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The five most expensive comic books sold at auction

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 day(s) ago

San Diego Comic Con, starting this Wednesday, is a big deal for the entertainment industry because many of the most lucrative properties in contemporary pop culture have their roots in comic books. Of course, the comic books themselves can also be worth serious money. Bloomberg Ranx looks at some of the most valuable comic books in the world.

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Korean leading discount store sells typical Vietnamese goods

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SaiGon GP English 3 day(s) ago

Over 100 typical Vietnamese products including food, seafood and other farm produce, and garment items will be displayed and sold at South Korean Lotter Mart stores in Vietnam.

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Cooking oil giant raises $24m in IPO

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VietNam News English 3 day(s) ago

Viet Nam Vegetable Oils Industry Corporation (Vocarimex) raised more than VND500 billion (US$23.6 million) from its initial public offering yesterday with 37.9 million shares sold.

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Vietnam expects to sell entire annual rice yield

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago 1 related news

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) believes that the country's rice yield of roughly 8.8 million tonnes this year will be sold out thanks to an optimistic market, VFA Chairman Nguyen Hung Linh was quoted by the Thoi bao Kinh te Vietnam (Vietnam Economic Times) as saying.

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VN expects to sell entire annual rice yield

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago 1 related news

VN expects to sell entire annual rice yield

The Viet Nam Food Association (VFA), believes that the country's rice yield of roughly 8.8 million tonnes this year will be sold out, thanks to an optimistic market.

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Vietnam police to probe rumor of adoptee trading at Hanoi pagoda

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Vietnam police to probe rumor of adoptee trading at Hanoi pagoda

Authorities of Hanoi’s Long Bien District have requested that local police launch an investigation into whether children have been sold for adoption at Bo De Pagoda as rumored recently.

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China suspends McDonald's and KFC's meat supplier

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VietnamNet English 6 day(s) ago

China suspends McDonald's and KFC's meat supplier

Chinese branches of fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC, have stopped using meat from a supplier in Shanghai following allegations it sold them out of date meat.

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Hoa Sen forecasts Q2 profits over $5m

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VietNam News English 6 day(s) ago

Steelmaker Hoa Sen Group (HSG) estimated revenue would be more than VND4.32 trillion (US$204.8 million) and net profits VND111 billion ($5.3 million) in the second quarter of this year.

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Vietnam to miss benefits of global rice market recovery

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VietnamNet English 7 day(s) ago

Vietnam to miss benefits of global rice market recovery

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam unfortunately sold much of its rice before the global rice market began recovering, with export prices increasing by $10 per ton.

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Workers hide in forest to avoid hard labor at Vietnam farms

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Workers hide in forest to avoid hard labor at Vietnam farms

Being cheated and ‘sold’ to farm employers in remote areas of Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, workers are left with only two options, either hiding in the forest to flee from labor exploitation or stretching their backs to work.

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Locked inside labor recruiting firms, poor Vietnam laborers wait to work

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Locked inside labor recruiting firms, poor Vietnam laborers wait to work

All workers who are ‘sold’ to farms in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong have similar characteristics: they come from the countryside and are lured by motorbike taxi drivers at bus stations.

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