Vietnamese firms yet to focus on TPP opportunities

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Vietnamese firms yet to focus on TPP opportunities

Though the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is looming, few Vietnamese businesses have plans to switch from subcontracting to direct exports or reduce their heavy reliance on feedstock imports or increase exports of processed goods to improve value addition.

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4G testing result to be reported

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4G testing result to be reported

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) was finalising the 4G licensing policy, Deputy Minister Phan Tam said at an international workshop on spectrum management for mobile broadband.

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U.S. to activate $800 million missile defense site in Romania

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U.S. to activate $800 million missile defense site in Romania

The United States will switch on a $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday, part of an umbrella from Greenland to the Azores against Iranian rockets that Russia aims to knock out its nuclear weapons.

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U.S. to switch on European missile shield despite Russian alarm

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U.S. to switch on European missile shield despite Russian alarm

The United States' European missile defense shield goes live on Thursday almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets and despite Russian warnings that the West is threatening the peace in central Europe.

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Delta farmers switch to drought-resistant crops

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Delta farmers switch to drought-resistant crops

Many farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces have switched from growing rice to drought-resistant crops to cope with the region’s worst drought in 100 years.

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Rapid bus system the right choice for Ho Chi Minh City: transport experts

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Rapid bus system the right choice for Ho Chi Minh City: transport experts

Transport experts in Ho Chi Minh City agreed that developing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is the right way for Ho Chi Minh City to ease traffic congestion during a seminar held on Wednesday by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

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Drought killing Vietnam rice crops compounds Mekong water crisis

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Drought killing Vietnam rice crops compounds Mekong water crisis

The nine acres in southern Vietnam that double as rice paddy and shrimp pond for farmer Nguyen Thi Tam have become a wasteland. After the worst drought in 90 years, almost nothing grows.

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Vietnam urges banks to switch to chip cards for better security

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Vietnam urges banks to switch to chip cards for better security

The State Bank of Vietnam has urged local banks to switch from magnetic-stripe to chip-based cards to ensure better security for holders and counter the alarming rise in card fraud.

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Vietnam arrests 2 Chinese for stealing from foreign bank accounts

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Police in Da Nang have arrested two Chinese men for using fraudulent cards linked to stolen bank accounts to pay for services and withdraw a cash amount worth US$18,000 in Vietnam.

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Vietnam plans to replace rice with more profitable crops

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Vietnam plans to replace rice with more profitable crops

Vietnam plans to gradually reduce rice production and switch to other more profitable crops, a plan that experts say makes sense since the country grows so much paddy and is a massive exporter of the unprofitable crop.

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Farmers need support from gov't to tackle drought

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Farmers need support from gov't to tackle drought

The Government should offer policy support for rice farmers in chronically drought-stricken areas, enabling them to switch to other crops, a conference to review the 2015-16 winter-spring crop in the south-central and Central Highlands provinces heard.

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Korean bands to sweep through Vietnam in April

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Korean bands to sweep through Vietnam in April

Three famous Korean bands are expected to excite Vietnamese fans at a Spark Concert to be staged on April 17 in Hanoi.

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Cultivation area in Tây Nguyên, south-central provinces to reduce next crop

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Cultivation area in Tay Nguyen, south-central provinces to reduce next crop

Provinces in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) and south-central regions will have to reduce cultivation by a total area of 50,000 ha for the upcoming planting season because of continued drought, ministry officials have said.

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Mother reveals tragic baby switch tale

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Mother reveals tragic baby switch tale

A family in Hanoi is looking for their biological daughter who had been mistakenly swapped with another child 42 years ago.

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Vietnam to observe Earth Hour 2016 with new nature-friendly activities

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Vietnam to observe Earth Hour 2016 with new nature-friendly activities

The 2016 Earth Hour is poised to take place in several Vietnamese cities on March 19, the organizers announced on Saturday.

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