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Morning News Roundup: VN Prioritizes Solar Energy Development

Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Report Strengthening Economic Numbers [Vietnam Briefing] Vietnam protests China’s illegal operation of drilling rig in Vietnamese waters [Tuoi Tre] Junior colleg...

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50 Passengers Bound for HCMC Nearly Flown to Hanoi

On Wednesday night, 50 passengers flying out of Cam Ranh International Airport bound for HCMC were mistakenly put on a flight to Hanoi. Fortunately, the mistake was discovered by ground services at th...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Faces Heavy Rain this Weekend

Vietnam taps Singapore to develop Phu Quoc Island [Thanh Nien] Hanoi spyware gang steals money from 100,000 cellphone users [Thanh Nien] Vietnam’s catfish exports to the US still “safe” th...

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Saigoneer Holiday Throwbacks

We’re taking the day off to recharge our batteries and will return tomorrow. But in the meantime, here are some of our staff’s favorite articles to keep you entertained.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Traffic Accidents Down in Four Months

Vietnam shipping firm buys dock at $9mn, original price $2.3mn [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam needs affordable housing, not investment properties: minister [Thanh Nien] Vietnam’s public debt may rise ...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Hub Grilled in Heat of up to 37°C

Sugar company fined for polluting environment [VNS] Vietnam cops still tracking Lao fugitive after 'crazy' car chase [Thanh Nien] Vietnam, Laos review border marker planting [Vietnam ...

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[Slideshow] The Rainy Season has Arrived in Hanoi

While here in Saigon we’ve seen a few rainstorms over the past week, our brothers and sisters in Hanoi got their first, damp taste of the rainy season last weekend as the capitol experienced massive f...

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam Minister Calls for Indefinite Ban on HCMC Hydrofoils

Vietnam’s first cliff railway opens in Da Nang [SGGP] 97 percent of countryside households have access to electricity [SGGP] Another endangered tiger delivers cubs at Vietnam zoo [Tha...

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Morning News Roundup: WB Signs Agreements to Modernise Vietnam’s Poorest Areas

National economy on road to recovery: commission [Vietnam Plus] WB signs agreements to modernise Vietnam’s poorest areas [DTI]  Apple's sales boom in Vietnam [Tuoi Tre]

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Free Call App Seeks to Take Down Viber

Vietnam free call app seeks to take down Viber [Thanh Nien] CPI up in Ha Noi, down in City [SGGP] Ageing population poses challenges to Vietnam: seminar [Vietnam Plus]

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Vietnam Gasoline Prices Reach Record Highs

After the Ministry of Finance approved a 1% rise in fuel prices yesterday, the cost of gasoline has reached a record high, according to Thanh Nien. 

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Morning News Roundup: Plans for HCMC’s New Airport Moves Forward

First Floating School In Vietnam Begins Operation [Bernama] Vietnam gov’t wants to raise retirement age [Thanh Nien] Vietnam's Pharmaceutical Market is Among the Fastest Growing in Southea...

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC Residents Chip in to Install CCTV Systems

Dien Bien Phu feature lights up screens [VNS] Hanoi to ban vehicles in busy Hoan Kiem streets [DTI] Lax management gives rise to fake firms and budget losses: Official [DTI]

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Mystery Fish That Attacked Nha Trang Tourist Identified

The fish that attacked a Russian tourist in waters off Nha Trang lat week has been identified, according to Thanh Nien.

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Proposed Decree Seeks to End Taxi Scamming in Vietnam

A new draft decree from the Transport Ministry would require all taxis in Vietnam to be equipped with black boxes and receipt printers in an effort to curb taxi scams in Vietnam, reports Thanh Nien.

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam Hub Concerned Over Safety of ‘World’s Best Street Foods’

Vietnam lawmakers debate allowing residents to gamble at home [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam parking lots like matchboxes ready to go ablaze [Thanh Nien] 7 Die in Shooting at China-Vietnam Border ...

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PM: Vietnam Will Not Host Asian Games

Vietnam will not host the 2019 Asian Games as Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and other government officials agreed that the country lacks both the experience and funds to successfully execute the even...

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Morning News Roundup: Japanese Police Release Vietnam Airlines Hostess

Over 7,000 children catch measles in Vietnam; at least 111 die: report [Tuoi Tre] Ho Chi Minh City promotes community-based drug detox [Thanh Nien] Witha ana Eye on TPP Garment Companies F...

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Russian Tourist Undergoes Surgery After Fish Attack in Nha Trang

In a nightmarish scenario, a Russian tourist was attacked by an unknown fish in waters off Nha Trang Sunday morning and remains in critical, reports Tuoi Tre.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam’s IPO Flops Prompt Questions Over Listing Plans

1st-qtr luxury car sales soar in Vietnam despite economic woes [Tuoi Tre] Projects behind schedule do not receive capital [SGGP] Tycoon on trial as Vietnam counts cost of its rogue bankers...