HCM City takes steps to lower poverty rate

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VietNam News English 5 hour(s) ago

HCM City takes steps to lower poverty rate

Giap Thi Tuy Anh of Tan Binh District raised her annual income to more than VND16 million (US$762), the cut-off for the city's poverty line, with loans provided by HCM City's poverty eradication and hunger elimination fund.

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Newer heart attack test 'could save women's lives'

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VietnamNet English 4 day(s) ago

Newer heart attack test 'could save women's lives'

Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women by using a newer, more sensitive blood test, a study claims.

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Foreign institutions predict high economic performance for Vietnam

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VOV News English 6 day(s) ago 1 related news

The most prestigious financial institutions believe that Vietnam's economy will see a strong recovery in 2015 and that the drop in crude oil prices, though lowering revenue for the State, will help foster production and consumption, reported the English language news portal VietNamNet Bridge.

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Ho Chi Minh City becomes Vietnam’s biggest exporter with $31bn revenue in 2014

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 day(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City becomes Vietnam’s biggest exporter with $31bn revenue in 2014

Ho Chi Minh City was the biggest gainer among cities and provinces in Vietnam in 2014, with export revenue surpassing the US$30 billion threshold, customs data show.

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Vietnam’s Internet connection speed among Asia-Pacific’s lowest: report

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Vietnam’s Internet connection speed among Asia-Pacific’s lowest: report

Vietnam ranks almost at the bottom among countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region when it comes to Internet connection speed, a cloud service provider said in a report earlier this month.

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Gov’t calls for raising poverty threshold

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VietnamNet English 7 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

Gov’t calls for raising poverty threshold

Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh has called for raising the national poverty line in accordance with international standards in the years to come during a recent meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Sustainable Reduction.

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New laws promise greater simplicity

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New laws promise greater simplicity

VILAF lawyers Vo Ha Duyen and Nguyen Truc Hien analyse remarkable legal changes that will affect investors in 2015.

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City mulls new way to measure poverty

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

HCM City, a pioneer in raising the poverty threshold above the national level, plans to adopt the Multi-dimensional Poverty method with support from the United Nations Development Programme.

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Vietnam congrats Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam congrats Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

(VOV) -Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh on December 16 offered congratulations to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) for their success at the polls during the snap parliamentary elections.

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Climate funds exceed $10 bn at Lima talks

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Vietnam’s public debt is still within sustainable threshold

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s public debt is still within sustainable threshold

VietNamNet Bridge – Many questions have recently surfaced over a lot of macroeconomic issues in Vietnam, especially the use of official development assistance (ODA), the country’s rising public debt, and institutional changes among others. The Saigon Times Daily talked with Victoria Kwakwa, country director for the World Bank in Vietnam, about such controversial issues.

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Laos sees sustainable agriculture development

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Laos has seen a substantial growth in agriculture, which accounts for 24.6 percent of the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP).

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Get-together held on threshold of Vietnam-Romania ties’ anniversary

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association held a get-together in Hanoi on November 29 on the threshold of the 65th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties (February 3, 1950-2015).

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Urban flooding unavoidable

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Urban flooding unavoidable

VietNamNet Bridge – Urban flooding in HCMC is approaching the irrecoverable threshold and is seen unavoidable in the next several years, according to facts and figures at a meeting convened by the HCMC government this week.

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Heavy downpour paralyzes traffic

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

Two hour-long heavy downpour flooded many areas in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday afternoon paralyzing traffic.

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