HCMC businesses strive for on-schedule equitization

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SaiGon GP English 19 hour(s) ago

Two out of 15 enterprises in the equitization listed this year have successfully launched their Initial Public Offerings (IPO) and the remaining 13 are striving to equitize on schedule, said the Ho Chi Minh City Board of Business Management Innovation.

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Korean defrauder receives 15 year sentence

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Korean defrauder receives 15 year sentence

The People’s Court in the central province of Ha Tinh sentenced a 67 year old South Korean man to 15 year imprisonment for defrauding and appropriating properties at a trial court on September 29.

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Taiwanese posing as cop gets 4 years in phone scam

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Taiwanese posing as cop gets 4 years in phone scam

A Vietnam court has handed down a four-year sentence to a Taiwanese man who posed as a Hanoi-based law enforcement official to swindle people.

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Vietnam sentences Taiwanese to four years for fraud

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Báo Thanh Niên English 23 hour(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam sentences Taiwanese to four years for fraud

A trial in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday handed a four-year jail term on one member of a grand Taiwanese scam in which members pretended as officials to call victims and cheat their money.

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Wood and timber exports hit US$4.41 billion

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VOV News English 23 hour(s) ago

Wood and timber exports hit US$4.41 billion

(VOV) - Vietnam’s wood and timber exports jumped 13.5% to US$4.41 billion in the first nine months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

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US and Afghanistan poised to sign security pact

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VietNam News English 24 hour(s) ago 1 related news

Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a long-delayed security deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly-inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington.

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Bank of Thailand projects 1.5 percent growth

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VietnamPlus English 24 hour(s) ago

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has projected the growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) this year at around 1.5 percent despite export and tourism sectors still not yet recovering.

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Hanoi sees 11.6 percent rise in nine-month exports

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VietnamPlus English 1 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Hanoi’s exports in the first nine months of 2014 were estimated at over 8.18 billion USD, up 11.6 percent over the same period last year, reported the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

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Ho Chi Minh City sees significant economic recovery

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VietnamPlus English 1 day(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City sees significant economic recovery

Ho Chi Minh City is likely to realise the 9.5-10 percent GDP growth rate target set for the full year when it is prompted by a year-on-year GDP expansion of 8.9 percent in the January-September period.

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Vietnam district puts brakes on plan to raze market over vendor protests

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Vietnam district puts brakes on plan to raze market over vendor protests

The administration of Tan Binh District in Ho Chi Minh City has decided to temporarily stop proceeding with a plan to demolish a 50-year-old market, apparently under pressure from vendor protests there.

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$142.9m approved for climate change fight

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last Sunday approved the allocation of VND3 trillion ($142.9 million) from Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans through the Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change in Viet Nam next year. Of the 16 projects, priority will be given to the planting of mangrove forests and protective forests at riverheads as well as one on building dykes.

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Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 bln or more annually

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Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 bln or more annually

U.S. military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion per year if air and ground operations continue at the current pace, according to a think tank analysis.

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Foreign visitor arrivals up

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

Foreign visitor arrivals up

Viet Nam welcomed more than 6 million international arrivals during the first nine months of 2014, up by 10.42 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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City economy grows 8.9 per cent

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

City economy grows 8.9 per cent

HCM City's economic output in the first nine months of 2014 was VND593.5 trillion (over US$28.1 billion), an increase of 8.9 per cent year-on-year, according to the HCM City People's Committee, which released the figures at a Party Committee meeting yesterday.

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Full spectrum care for City orphans

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

Full spectrum care for City orphans

A three-year-old girl with Down syndrome had been struggling for a few months to match the shape of a wooden cube to its proper hole in a toy used in psychomotor therapy. Then, one day, plop! It fell in. The girl was ecstatic, radiating joy and confidence.

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