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Morning Stories Roundup: House Price Hike, Japanese PM Visit and Railway Services Resume

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Vietnam

- Qantas gifts Vietnam Airlines entire 30% stake in Pacific Airlines [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnam’s house prices continue to rise strongly [GPG]

- Japanese PM confirms upcoming visit to Vietnam [VoV]

- South Korean Telecom equipment makers are shifting production to Vietnam [Gizmo]

- Vietnam receives over 3.68 million foreign tourists in nine months [Vietnam Plus]

- Trade protectionism estimated to have cost Vietnam $12 bln [VnExpress]

- Only 5% FDI projects in Vietnam use high technologies [Vietnam Net]

- Vietnamese tourism to be promoted on CNN [DTI News]

- North-south railway resumes operations after flooding in central Vietnam [Saigon Times]

Other

- South Korea's Big Hit market debut tempered by reliance on K-pop group BTS [Japan Times]

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