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In 2017, Traffic Accidents in Vietnam Killed 8,000, Injuring 17,000 Others: Report

Thousands of Vietnamese died on the road last year, but the number of fatalities decreased considerably compared to 2016.

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Weekend News Roundup: Uber Files Lawsuit Against HCMC’s $2.3m Tax Demand

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▪ Hanoi to spend VND2.5bn to repair the ceramic mural [DTI]

▪ Uber files lawsuit against HCMC’s $2.3 mln tax demand [VnExpress]

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Vietnam Ends 2017 With 6.8% GDP Growth Rate, Best in a Decade

Vietnam has consistently achieved its targeted economic growth rates in recent years.

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Can Tho Netizen Summoned for Comparing City Street Installation to Panties

A Can Tho man is in hot water for allegedly comparing the city's holiday welcome display to women's underwear.

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Is Hanoi's New Book Street Dying?

Despite the warm reception from Hanoians during its opening weeks, Hanoi’s designated book area on 19/12 Street is facing a decline.

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Morning News Roundup: Toyota Vietnam Recalls Another 8,000 Cars Over Airbag Fault

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▪ Hanoi, Da Nang among world’s top trending destinations in 2018: Airbnb [VnExpress]

▪ Toyota Vietnam recalls another 8,000 cars over airbag fault [DTI]

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Hanoi Continues Building Railings to Protect Pavements From Encroaching Drivers

Hot on the heels of Ho Chi Minh City’s efforts to clear walking space on the city sidewalks, Hanoi officials are installing fences along their city’s sidewalks as a means of protecting pedestrians from vehicles.

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Lam Dong Officials Want to Revive Da Lat's Lost Railway With $172m

Train enthusiasts, rejoice!

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Morning News Roundup: 13m Foreigners Spend Holidays in Vietnam in 2017

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▪ 13 million foreigners spend holidays in Vietnam in 2017 [DTI]

▪ Vietnamese investor fined $440k for manipulating stock price [Tuoi Tre]

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One of Hanoi's Metro Trains Vandalized by Graffiti While in Storage

Even Hanoi’s metro trains are not immune to vandalism.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam’s Banking Sector Expects 44% Surge in Profits in 2017

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▪ Vietnam escapes damage after typhoon takes heavy toll in Philippines [Reuters]

▪ Vietnam’s banking sector expects 44 pct surge in profits in 2017 [VnExpress]

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