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Morning News Roundup: Red Tape Causes $37bn Loss In Annual Trade Revenue To Vietnam

Vietnam sees growing popularity of electric bike [Shanghai Daily] Vietjet Air opens new direct route linking central and Mekong delta [SGGP]  Vietnam's footwear exports among global t...

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) To Open Shop In Vincom

British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has grand plans for Vietnam expansion after seeing success in Thailand over the last few years, reports Inside Retail Asia.

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FPT Announces Repair Date For Undersea Internet Cable

Telecom giant, FPT announced that repairs to the broken Internet cable that connects SE Asia and North America will be fixed by next Wednesday, July 30, reports Tuoi Tre.

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Starbucks Confirms Plan To Open 3 Stores In Hanoi

After speculation began earlier this month about Starbucks opening their first shop in Hanoi, the company has confirmed plans for 3 locations in the capital.

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Morning News Roundup: FPT Rejects Rumors Of Being Acquired By Apple

Typhoon Rammasun toll 11 in Vietnam [Business Standard] In Vietnam, homegrown mushrooms are gaining in popularity [Tuoi Tre] Proposed ban on late liquor sale sparks controversy among expat...

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3 Earthquakes Hit Son La, Aftershocks Felt In Hanoi

On Saturday night, 3 consecutive earthquakes shook Son La Province, with the most powerful reaching 4.3 on the Richter scale, reports Tuoi Tre.

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Ministry Proposes Ban On Alcohol Sales After 10pm

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has proposed banning the sale of liquor and beer between 10pm and 6am in an effort to curb rising consumption rates, according to Tuoi Tre.

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Weekend News Roundup: Typhoon Hammers Northern Vietnam; Another Storm Brewing

Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam after oil rig row [Global Post] Vietnam's petrol prices remain high despite global dip [Thanh Nien] Qantas, Vietnam Airlines give Jetstar Pacific $38m for ...

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Kiwi Bobby Chinn Named Vietnam Tourism Ambassador To EU

Kiwi chef, Bobby Chinn, has been appointed Vietnam Tourism Ambassador to the EU for the term July 2014 to July 2017.

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Morning News Roundup: Exhaust Fumes Take Toll On HCM City Air Quality

Gaza violence does not affect Israel trade ties with Vietnam: envoy [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam mulls setting up ‘super ministry’ to watch over state firms [Tuoi Tre] Exhaust fumes take toll on HCM...

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[Updated] Typhoon Rammasun Making Its Way To Vietnam

Vietnam may be getting its first major storm of the rainy season this weekend.

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[Photos] Red Tide Hits Mui Ne, Forcing Tourists To Swimming Pools

A seafoam composed of critter-destroying algae, also known as red tide has hit Mui Ne – Phan Thiet, making the beaches unsafe for swimming and relegating tourists to their swimming pools.

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Bill Clinton To Arrive In Vietnam Tomorrow

Former US President Bill Clinton will visit Vietnam for the first time since 2000 on July 18 as part of his Asia-Pacific trip which also includes Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

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Morning News Roundup: Super Storm ‘Rammasun’ Approaching East Sea

Super Storm ‘Rammasun’ approaching East Sea [SGGP] Many aviation bodies responsible for VietJet’s landing mistake [VietNamNet] Minister calls for revisions on Vietnam's new north-south fli...

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Asia-America Gateway Cable Breaks Down Yet Again

Get ready for a month of slow internet. According to ICT News, the Asia-America Gateway cable that lies off of Vung Tau has broken down in what is seemingly becoming a bi-annual event.

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Morning News Roundup: Public Outcry Over Work Permits Granted To 2,100 Chinese

Vietnam border guards shoot out tires to stop Lao drug traffickers [Thanh Nien] No abnormalities found in Chinese mushrooms in Vietnam: official [Tuoi Tre] Jet Airways to start flight to V...

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Morning News Roundup: New Team To Monitor Airline Flight Delays And Cancellations

Vietcombank earns VND2.7 trillion for first six months [Nhan Dan] 90,000 students join in 2014 Green Summer Campaign [SGGP] UAE becomes fifth largest Vietnam export market [Gulf News]...

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Drunk Man, Likely Korean, Arrested For Stealing Mai Linh Taxi

Binh Duong Province police are investigating a case wherein a drunken foreigner stole a Mai Linh taxi on July 12.

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Survey: Hanoi Is More Expensive Than Saigon

Based on a recent report by The Mercer Human Resource Consulting (UK), which ranks cities across the world based on cost of living, even without Starbucks or McDonald's, Hanoi is a pricier place to li...

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Conditions For Work Permits For Foreigners To Be Loosened

At a meeting at the end of June, officials decided to loosen the controversial conditions for foreigners to obtain work permits in Vietnam.