International bond issuances: who are the borrowers?

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VietnamNet English 7 day(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Finance (MOF) does not make public the names of borrowers of the capital the government mobilizes through its international bond issuances, making it difficult to control repayment obligations of debtors.

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Movie stars swap limos for subway in Hong Kong protest

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Movie stars swap limos for subway in Hong Kong protest

Hong Kong’s commuters are sharing crowded subway cars with some rarefied company these days: movie stars.

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No salary hike for state employees next year: finance minister

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No salary hike for state employees next year: finance minister

There is no resource left from the current tight state budget to set aside for salary hike for state workers next year, said finance minister Dinh Tien Dung at a recent meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly (NA).

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South Sudan’s boy soldiers swap schoolbooks for Kalashnikovs

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South Sudan’s boy soldiers swap schoolbooks for Kalashnikovs

Nine months ago Bol Olor Ding and his friend Kamis Ngor Ajack were in school studying math and science. Now, at the ages of 14 and 15, they’re veterans of the civil war in South Sudan that’s created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

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Vietnam mulls swapping sovereign bonds with debts for the third time

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam mulls swapping sovereign bonds with debts for the third time

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam is considering issuing US$1 billion in sovereign bonds for the third time to swap with debts that are becoming due next year. But the proposal still needs to be evaluated based on potential cost, use of national resources for commercial purposes and debt payment capacity.

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Viet Nam mulls swapping sovereign bonds with debts for the third time

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

Viet Nam is considering issuing US$1 billion in sovereign bonds for the third time to swap with debts that are becoming due next year. But the proposal still needs to be evaluated based on potential cost, use of national resources for commercial purposes and debt payment capacity.

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US House condemns Obama for releasing 'Taliban 5'

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US House condemns Obama for releasing 'Taliban 5'

US lawmakers slammed President Barack Obama Tuesday (Sep 9) for failing to notify Congress before releasing five Taliban operatives from Guantanamo in exchange for an American POW.

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Vietnam to issue international bonds for debt swap

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – The Head of the Office of Government Mr. Nguyen Van Nen said at the government press conference on Thursday that Vietnam would issue international bonds to use for debt swap, adding that Vietnam has about $1 billion of outstanding international bond debt that needs to be converted.

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How to swap bad iPhone 5 batteries for free in Vietnam?

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How to swap bad iPhone 5 batteries for free in Vietnam?

The battery of your iPhone 5 could be among a small percentage of the Apple handsets recently found having problems with recharging and battery life but do not worry because the American tech firm will start replacing it gratis in Vietnam this week.

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U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

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U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, a government watchdog agency said on Thursday.

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New regulations absorb lessons of public-private partnership history

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New regulations absorb lessons of public-private partnership history

Public-private partnerships in Vietnam are currently regulated under governmental Decree 108/2009/ND-CP and prime ministerial Decision 71/2010/QD-TTg. This legal framework is currently in the process of being revised as the regulations attempt to address the current issues facing the country’s infrastructure sector. In relation to this aim, the Vietnamese government has recently issued its draft regulations on public-private partnership investment forms.

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Binh Thuan: Two couples are happy after swap

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Binh Thuan: Two couples are happy after swap

VietNamNet Bridge – The story of two couples in the central provinces of Binh Thuan who divorced but got married a second time has caused tongues to wag in the province.

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A flea market at the heart of HCM City

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VOV News English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

A flea market at the heart of HCM City

(VOV) -Flea market goers can find a wide variety of antique bicycles, cars, musical instruments, silver cups, pots, or even pencils every Sunday near Cao Minh café at No Trang Long street, Binh Thanh district, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ha Noi market prepares for exchange-traded fund launch

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

The Ha Noi Stock Exchange has issued a new regulation to guide the management of certificate transactions of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), paving the way for ETFs to list fund certificates on the exchange.

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Poor market leaves Vinalines in a lurch

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Poor market leaves Vinalines in a lurch

Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), Vietnam’s largest state-owned shipping company, is likely to continue its losing streak in the first half of 2014 due to difficulties in its transport operations and losses suffered when it sold a number of its ships.

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