HCMC plan to hike water prices runs into stiff opposition

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HCMC plan to hike water prices runs into stiff opposition

An announcement by the Ho Chi Minh City water utility at a meeting Tuesday that it plans to hike tariffs by 10.5 percent every year for the next five years was met with protests, with critics urging the state-owned Saigon Water Corporation to instead reduce water leakages to cut costs.

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Food Association vows to buy all farmers' rice

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The Viet Nam Food Association (VFA) has promised that it will buy all commodity rice from farmers this year regardless of gloomy export prospects.

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Vietnam Food Association pledges to purchase all farmers’ rice

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has promised that it will buy all commodity rice from farmers this year regardless of gloomy export prospects.

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Exposed: Firecracker guns sneakily traded in Ho Chi Minh City

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Exposed: Firecracker guns sneakily traded in Ho Chi Minh City

Many people are stealthily trading in firecracker guns and other hazardous toy items in Ho Chi Minh City despite a ban and stiff associated penalties, a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper investigation has found.

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Pepper exports turn into ‘black gold’

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Pepper exports turn into ‘black gold’

(VOV) -The value of Vietnam pepper exports has surged 35.7%in the eleven months leading up to December to US$1.16 billion on-year, crossing over the 150,000 tonne benchmark for the year.

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IRRI to help Vietnam raise rice value

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IRRI to help Vietnam raise rice value

(VOV) - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has offered assistance to Vietnam’s agriculture with the aim of modernising the country’s rice industry.

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Vietnam takes part in 6th World Rice Conference

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Vietnam takes part in 6th World Rice Conference

(VOV) - More than 80 Vietnamese rice industry professionals representing nearly 50 rice growing, processing and exporting businesses and associations are attending the sixth World Rice Conference in Cambodia on November 19-20.

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Coca-Cola to expand business operations in Indonesia

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Coca-Cola to expand business operations in Indonesia

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI), an affiliate of the US-based Coca-Cola Co., will spend 500 million USD in the next three to four years to expand its presence in Indonesia.

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FTAs pose stiff challenges for VN footwear sector

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A dependence on imported raw materials and a lack of skilled workers are preventing Vietnamese footwear manufacturers from taking advantage of upcoming free trade agreements (FTAs).

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Drug importers reel in profits despite stiff competition

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Drug importers reel in profits despite stiff competition

VietNamNet Bridge – Drug importers and distributors are making huge profits, but the market is closed to “outsiders” and controlled by well-connected interest groups.

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Rice exports hit US$2.6 billion in ten months

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Rice exports hit US$2.6 billion in ten months

(VOV) - Vietnamese rice exports reached 5.68 million tonnes, earning approximately US$2.6 billion in the first ten months of this year, down 2.7% in volume and up 1.2% in value over last year’s corresponding period.

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Vietnam exports 4.9 million tonnes of rice

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Vietnam has exported more than 139 tonnes of rice during the first two weeks of October, bringing the total rice export volume so far this year to 4.9 million tonnes, generating more than US$2.1 billion in value, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).

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Rice exports to face stiff challenges in 2015

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Rice exports to face stiff challenges in 2015

(VOV) - The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) is predicting rice export companies will face fierce competition in 2015 as the nation more fully opens its markets in line with World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments.

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VN break dancers head overseas

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago

S.I.N.E. (Saying Is Not Enough), a Vietnamese dance group, will head to Germany for the October 18 world finale of the Battle of the Year Break Dance competition.

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Russian woman arrested in Vietnam for trafficking cocaine

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Russian woman arrested in Vietnam for trafficking cocaine

A Russian woman has been arrested for allegedly smuggling 2.78 kg of cocaine, worth about US$944,000, into Vietnam.

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