Bonus-mark scheme for rural/urban students seen as unreasonable

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Bonus-mark scheme for rural/urban students seen as unreasonable

VietNamNet Bridge - The policy on offering bonus marks to certain groups of student examinees has been applied for many years. However, it stirred violent debate after the 2015 national high school finals.

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Proposed wage increase worries businesses

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Proposed wage increase worries businesses

VietNamNet Bridge - Businesses say that a proposed minimum wage of 16 percent in 2016 will cause them to go bankrupt, and local products would not have export markets if workers are laid off.

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Shipping fees weigh down exporters

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Shipping fees weigh down exporters

Local authorities are seeking measures to reduce foreign shipping fees in the wake of a vociferous outcry from local importers and exporters.

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ATM card holders bear 30 kinds of fees

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

ATM card holders bear 30 kinds of fees

VietNamNet Bridge - ATM services are provided to Vietnamese card holders in accordance with “Vietnamese standards”, but the fees imposed are at “international standards”.

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Lifting the burden

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Lifting the burden

Many people must have taken a deep sigh of relief as the Ministry of Transport has proposed the Government stop collecting a controversial road maintenance fee from motorbike owners. This move is a clear indication that the measure is flawed.

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Experts suggests keeping university tuition low

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Experts suggests keeping university tuition low

VietNamNet Bridge - Many education experts have opposed the tuition increase, warning that higher expenses will lower the opportunities of the poor to have higher education.

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Vietnam tax authorities come under fire for naming, shaming defaulters

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Vietnam tax authorities come under fire for naming, shaming defaulters

A Hanoi tax office. Photo: Ngoc Thang

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Why are foreign school graduates still unemployed?

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Why are foreign school graduates still unemployed?

VietNamNet Bridge - The majority of excellent graduates stay overseas after they finish studying. Most of the graduates returning to Vietnam after school are not good enough, and many of them pay to get jobs at state agencies, analysts say.

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Are your electricity bills abnormally high? Here’s why

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Are your electricity bills abnormally high? Here’s why

If your latest electricity bills have more than doubled from the previous month, do not be too shocked as you are not the only one to suffer such an unreasonable spike.

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Smuggled goods from China still cannot be quantified

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Smuggled goods from China still cannot be quantified

VietNamNet Bridge - The General Statistics Office (GSO) says it is unreasonable to attribute the $20 billion gap in figures about Vietnam-China trade released by Vietnamese and Chinese agencies to smuggling.

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Where will thousands of ‘expired’ old cars and motorbikes go?

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Where will thousands of ‘expired’ old cars and motorbikes go?

VietNamNet Bridge - About 120,000 cars reached their useful lifespan at the end of 2014. From 2015, it is expected that 15,000 cars will be eliminated each year as they cannot meet the requirements to stay in circulation. However, it is unclear where the cars will be stored.

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Businesses skeptical about gov't plan to collect tourism development fee

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Businesses skeptical about gov't plan to collect tourism development fee

Russian tourists arrive in Phu Quoc Airport. Photo: Giang Son

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MOT plans to collect waterway fee despite business opposition

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

MOT plans to collect waterway fee despite business opposition

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts have warned that the waterway fee of VND70,000 per kilometer imposed on every 1,000 tons of goods would be a burden on businesses, which will lead to higher production costs and lower competitiveness.

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Policymakers accused of discriminating against businesses

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Policymakers accused of discriminating against businesses

VietNamNet Bridge - The 2008 Law on Promulgation of Legal Normative Documents stipulates that ministries and branches must collect opinions from subjects to be covered by laws when drafting laws and legal documents. However, in many cases, private businesses are ignored.

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Vietnam ministry urged to review road fee rule for possible removal

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Vietnam ministry urged to review road fee rule for possible removal

The Ministry of Finance’s regulation on collecting the annual road maintenance fee from motorbikes should be reviewed, and even scrapped if found unreasonable, Vietnamese legislators urged Friday.

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