Grape festival meeting in Vietnam overshadowed by steel mill concern

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Grape festival meeting in Vietnam overshadowed by steel mill concern

When local press gathered for a meeting to announce the upcoming wine and grape festival in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan on Wednesday, most of the questions raised steered away from berries and vintage and moved towards the subject of a controversial steel project in the province.

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More issues at controversial steel project in south-central Vietnam

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More issues at controversial steel project in south-central Vietnam

A US$10.6 billion steel complex to be developed in Ninh Thuan, one of the most drought-prone provinces in south-central Vietnam, has ‘magically’ made its way to the master plan for steel projects approved for development in the next decade.

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Vietnam should stop investing in steel industry: ex-official

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Vietnam should stop investing in steel industry: ex-official

Investing heavily in such industries as steel, cement and oil refining is not the right path for Vietnam now, a former senior investment official has said.

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China said to mull mergers to create two state steel giants

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China said to mull mergers to create two state steel giants

China is considering a sweeping overhaul of its steel industry that would consolidate major steel producers into two giants, with one located in the north of the country and the other in the south, according to people familiar with the plan.

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Expert slams Formosa steel project

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Expert slams Formosa steel project

Nguyen Thanh Son, former head of the Red River Delta Coal Project Management Unit, has said the Formosa Group should not be allowed to operate for 70 years in Vietnam as they would not have a major economic impact and had already caused major pollution.

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Vietnam sets up new tariff barrier to protect local steel industry

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Vietnam sets up new tariff barrier to protect local steel industry

Additional tariffs have been officially announced for imported steel billets and rods after an investigation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade found that cheap imports hurt the local industry.

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China says Vietnam investigation into steel imports should be fair

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China says Vietnam investigation into steel imports should be fair

China hopes Vietnam will exercise restraint and be prudent in its use of trade remedy measures, its commerce ministry said on Thursday in response to a Vietnamese announcement it will investigate safeguards against imported color-coated steel sheet.

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Vietnam steel imports increase in May

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Vietnam steel imports increase in May

Steel demand in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam are expected to maintain a growth rate of 6 per cent next year despite exposure to China's steel exports, according to World Steel Association (WSA).

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Steel firms need import safeguards

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Steel firms need import safeguards

Several companies representing the domestic steel industry asked the Viet Nam Competition Authority to apply safeguard measures for their coloured plated steel, also known as galvanised paint-coated steel.

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China admits overcapacity not yet falling in bloated steel sector

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China admits overcapacity not yet falling in bloated steel sector

Massive overcapacity in China's bloated steel industry is not yet falling, but protectionism is not the solution for problems facing the global steel industry, the country's vice minister for industry said on Monday.

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15 divers get health checks after working in Ha Tinh waters

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15 divers get health checks after working in Ha Tinh waters

Divers who worked in contaminated water in Ha Tinh Province will have health checks in Hue City after the death of co-worker.

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Taiwanese firm axes executive over flagrant statement about mass fish deaths in Vietnam

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Taiwanese firm axes executive over flagrant statement about mass fish deaths in Vietnam

The executive of the subsidiary of Taiwan’s Formosa company in the north-central Vietnamese province of Ha Tinh, who made a bold remark about a trade-off between marine life and the steel industry that has met with strong criticism from the public since Monday, has just been sacked.

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Cause of mass fish deaths to be announced this afternoon

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Cause of mass fish deaths to be announced this afternoon

The results of tests to determine the cause of mass fish deaths linked to discharges from the Formosa cement plant in Ha Tinh since early April will be announced this afternoon, April 27, at a conference held in Hanoi. The meeting will see the attendance of representatives from the heavily affected central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.

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Formosa leaders beg for forgiveness after pollution remarks

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Formosa leaders beg for forgiveness after pollution remarks

Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Ltd., yesterday apologised for the recent inflammatory remarks by the firm’s public relations guru Chou Chun Fan that suggested local people couldn’t expect to maintain their local environment if they wanted to have a modern steel industry.

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Callous remarks by Formosa representative sparks public outcry

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Callous remarks by Formosa representative sparks public outcry

While the authorities are struggling to deal with the mass fish deaths in the central coast, a company representative in Vung Ang Industrial Zone has sparked public outrage by stating people must make the false choice between massively polluting steel industry or fishing.

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