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Morning Stories Roundup: More Flexible Visa Policies Needed to Boost Vietnam's Tourism

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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.

Saigon

- HCM City Stock Exchange's market cap equals 57% of GDP in H1. [VietnamNet]

- HCMC invests $10.7 million in automobile parking fee project in downtown. [SGGP]

- HCMC to host mass wedding for 100 worker couples on National Day. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- Hanoi traffic accidents kill 265 people in H1. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnam Football Federation fined for failure to report friendlies. [VnExpress]

- More flexible visa policies needed to boost Vietnam's tourism. [VietnamNet]

- IMF sees Vietnam's economic growth slowing to 6.5% in 2019. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese policeman indicted for stealing, selling boss’ gun. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Put off by US, Chinese students eye other universities. [Asian Correspondent]

- Japan saw record number of foreign visitors in first half of 2019. [Japan Times]

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