HCMC accelerates poverty alleviation

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HCMC accelerates poverty alleviation

Within half a month recently, three more districts in Ho Chi Minh City were recognized as districts without under poor households whose income reaches only VND16 million (US$741) a person per year, taking the total to eight districts.

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Images: “Performing circus-like acts" on motorbikes in Vietnam

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Images: “Performing circus-like acts' on motorbikes in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – In Vietnam, you can see motorbike drivers perform “circus-like acts” on the streets. There be five to seven people riding on a motorcycle, someone driving a motorbike on one leg, or a 2-year-old boy holding the wheel.

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Image: Trees in full bloom in Da Lat

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Image: Trees in full bloom in Da Lat

In early April, the white and purple phoenix trees in Dalat are in full bloom creating a brilliant blaze of colour as they bask in the beautiful rays of spring sunshine. They are in full bloom in March and April every year.

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Celebrate Cold Food Festival with sweet ball soup

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Báo Thanh Niên English 23 hour(s) ago

Celebrate Cold Food Festival with sweet ball soup

This year the Hanshi Festival (Cold Food Festival) falls on April 21, when families in Vietnam, as well as some places in South Korea and China, will make “cold” dishes.

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Singapore invests over US$33 billion in Vietnam

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SaiGon GP English 22 hour(s) ago

Singapore invests over US$33 billion in Vietnam

Singapore has invested in nearly 1,400 projects in Vietnam with a total registered capital of US$33.05 billion as of March this year.

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Steel consumption improves in first quarter of 2015

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Total steel sales of members in the Vietnam Steel Association hit 2.5 million tons in the first three months of this year, an increase of 25 percent over the same period last year.

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Imports exceed exports in first quarter of 2015

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The country’s total imports and exports exceeded US$75 billion in the first quarter of this year, up 14.3 percent over the same period last year, reported by the General Department of Vietnam Customs last week.

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Trade deficit expands in domestic business sector

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SaiGon GP English 23 hour(s) ago 1 related news

Domestic business sector posted a trade deficit of US$3.27 billion in the first quarter this year, quadrupling it in the same period last year, according to latest data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

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Work to start on $326mn underground trade area in downtown Saigon this year

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Work to start on $326mn underground trade area in downtown Saigon this year

People will be able to go shopping three meters from the ground surface right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City when an underground shopping area, scheduled for construction this year, reaches its completion sometime in 2023.

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Vietnam’s trade deficit with China hit nearly US$8 billion

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Vietnam’s trade deficit with China hit nearly US$8 billion

(VOV) - China remained Vietnam’s largest importer with a value of US$11.47 billion in the first quarter of this year.

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Fifth elephant dies in Dak Lak in four months

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Fifth elephant dies in Dak Lak in four months

VietNamNet Bridge – After being stabbed by an unknown assailant, an elephant refused to eat and died after two days. This is the fifth domesticated elephant in Dak Lak that has died this year.

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Sesame cake with malt extract

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Sesame cake with malt extract

VietNamNet Bridge – The sesame-coated fried cake served with malt extract is a specialty of Quang Hai area in Quang Xuong, Thanh Hoa Province.

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Insurer Bao Viet targets $45 million annual profit

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Insurer Bao Viet targets $45 million annual profit

Insurer Bao Viet Holdings is targeting a consolidated revenue of over VND 18.9 trillion (US$879 million) this year, including an after-tax profit of VND1.14 trillion ($45 million).

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Vietnam firms struggle to expand in Russia

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VOV News English 1 day(s) ago

Vietnam firms struggle to expand in Russia

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Russia hit US$2.6 billion last year. However, it accounted for less than 1% of Vietnam's total import-export activity with the world, which was US$298.2 billion.

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HDBank to raise total asset value by 21.5% this year

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The HCM City Development Joint Stock Bank (HDBank) plans to increase its total asset value from the current VND99.525 trillion (nearly US$4.62 billion) to VND120.882 trillion ($5.61 billion) this year.

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