Tet is no longer suitable for Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 35 month(s) ago

A woman carries home peach blossoms as people do last-minute shopping ahead of the start of the Lunar New Year in downtown Hanoi on February 7, 2013. Vietnamese have a nine-day Tet holiday this year. PHOTO: AFP

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‘Coffee money’ still prevalent in Vietnam’s public sector: UNDP survey

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

‘Coffee money’ still prevalent in Vietnam’s public sector: UNDP survey

A survey by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) found that petty corruption in Vietnam’s public sector seems to be thriving.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 5

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 5

Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, July 5.

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English clubs surpass £4b mark

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

English clubs surpass £4b mark

Fired by the all-powerful Premier League, which saw revenues climb three percent to £3.3 billion, England's professional clubs breached the £4 billion threshold for the first time.

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Vietnam banks bad debts rise again after record low

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Vietnam banks bad debts rise again after record low

Banks’ bad debts ratio increased to 2.62 percent at the end of March after hitting a five-year low of 2.55 percent at the end of last year, according to new data from the State Bank of Vietnam.

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Risk provisions and bad debts eat up bank profits

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

Risk provisions and bad debts eat up bank profits

While banks have been able to control their non-performing loans ratio well below the 3 per cent threshold, the potentially irrecoverable debt fraction has, conversely, edged up among local banks.

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China using ‘coercive tactics’ in maritime claims: Pentagon

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago 1 related news

China is using “coercive tactics” and fostering regional tensions as it expands its maritime presence in the South China Sea and elsewhere, but is avoiding triggering an armed conflict, the Pentagon said Friday.

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Clinton, Trump look to dominate in Tuesday primaries

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Báo Đầu Tư English 5 month(s) ago 3 related news

Clinton, Trump look to dominate in Tuesday primaries

Five US states vote Tuesday at a critical juncture in the presidential race, with Hillary Clinton seeking a knockout against Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump confident of extending his lead despite rivals joining forces against him.

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Tour discounts offered at travel expo

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Tour discounts offered at travel expo

Many tours will be offered at low prices at the Vietnam International Travel Mart – VITM Hanoi travel expo according to local travel agencies.

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Vietnamese lawmakers vote to keep age of majority at 16

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

Vietnamese legislators dismissed a proposal to raise the age of majority from 16 to 18 during a National Assembly session on Tuesday, news website Zing.vn reported.

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NBC raises capital requirements for Kingdom's banks

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VietStock FI English 6 month(s) ago

NBC raises capital requirements for Kingdom's banks

Cambodia’s central bank has raised the minimum capital requirement of banking institutions operating in the Kingdom, doubling the capital threshold for commercial and specialised banks, and increasing it more than ten-fold for microfinance institutions – a move some analysts predict will likely lead to more consolidation in the sector.

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Vietnam raises “red alert” threshold for Zika virus

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Health decided to raise “red alert” threshold of Zika virus right after receiving the information from the World Health Organization (WHO) which announced that Australia had identified a case of Zika infection after returning from Vietnam, said Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health Prof. Tran Dac Phu yesterday.

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Is Hanoi more polluted than Beijing?

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

Is Hanoi more polluted than Beijing?

VietNamNet Bridge - Admitting that the air in Hanoi has been polluted for a long time, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) said the pollution level in Hanoi must not reach levels as high as in Beijing.

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Beijing to raise threshold for issuing air pollution 'red alerts'

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

Beijing to raise threshold for issuing air pollution 'red alerts'

Beijing is to raise the thresholds for issuing its highest air pollution warnings, the state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday, two months after acrid smog triggered the city's first ever "red alerts".

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Private economic sector blocked by three powers

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago 1 related news

Private economic sector blocked by three powers

VietNamNet Bridge - Private businesses, according to economists, have been hampered by state-owned enterprises (SOEs), foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) and state management agencies. The capital cannot reach the private economic sector because it has been taken away by the state budget.

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