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Weekend News Roundup: HCMC Releases 450000 Fish Into Recovering Canals

Ho Chi Minh City releases 450,000 fingerlings to nature [Vietnam Plus] Saigon Hub co-working space shuts down, unclear if it will be able to reopen [TechinAsia] Nick Vujicic returns to Vie...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam’s GDP Could Grow 13.6% in 2025, says Harvard Professor

Vietnam’s GDP could grow 13.6% in 2025, says Harvard professor [VietNamNet] Vietnam Electricity promotes energy saving solutions [SGGP] Central Vietnam featured in ancient Japanese scrolls...

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Millions of Viet Kieu Set to Lose Vietnamese Citizenship on July 1

A 2009 government decree requiring overseas Vietnamese to register their Vietnamese citizenship by July 1, 2014 is coming under criticism as only a small number of eligible Viet Kieu have completed th...

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Morning News Roundup: Competition Intensifies in Vietnam’s Aviation Sector

Vietnam nurse admits killing newborns [Bangkok Post] Vietnam Mekong Delta Rice Production Hurt by Drought, Salinity [Oryza] Vietnam economy to expand 5.6 pct in 2014: ADB [Thanh Nien]...

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC Spends Over $1bn on Infrastructure Per Year

Vietnam IPOs of State-Owned Companies Struggle [Wall Street Journal] Vietnam's southern hub looks to establish tourist police [Thanh Nien] Quality scandals erode Vietnam consumer trust in ...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Saves 431,000 kWh Of Electricity During Earth Hour

Vietnam airport plan returned for clarifications [Thanh Nien] Vietnam strives to reduce logistics costs [SGGP] Vietnam Set to Open First Online Bitcoin Trading Floor [Vietnam Briefing...

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Saigoneer Throwback Monday

We're in Hanoi for the day so while we won’t be posting any new content, here are some of our staff’s favorite articles which we’ve published in the past.

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Barack Obama to Visit Vietnam Soon

At the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands earlier this week, US President, Barack Obama told Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung that he would visit Vietnam soon, reports Thanh Nie...

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Morning News Roundup: New Cable Car to Transform Sleepy Sapa

Vietnamese students on way to global energy contest [Tuoi Tre] Australian tourist dies in road crash in Mui Ne [VietNamNet] Russia hands over 3rd submarine to Vietnam [Thanh Nien]

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Morning News Roundup: Saigon Zoo Tiger Delivers Five Cubs

The nuclear power plan beyond Vietnam’s ability, Russian specialist [VietNamNet] Vietnam zoo tiger delivers five cubs [Thanh Nien] Vietnam Airlines’ flight attendant arrested in Japan ...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Economists Warn Against Addiction to Foreign Investment

Unknown future for market trains in Vietnam [Tuoi Tre] First quarter GDP hits three-year record high [SGGP] A budding alliance: Vietnam and the Philippines confront China [Business Mi...

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Dong Thap Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Attacking 4 Colleagues with Acid

Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap have arrested a local teacher for allegedly throwing acid on 4 co-workers, leaving them with serious burns, according to Thanh Nien.

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Morning News Roundup: Foreign Tourist Dies After Fall in Nha Trang

Meet Vietnamese, 24, who can speak 8 foreign languages [Tuoi Tre] Breaking bad: Vietnam's female rap stars [AFP] HCM City Steps Up Poverty Reduction Drive [Bernama]

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Fake Diplomas Continue to Undermine Vietnamese Education System

Once again the issue of fake qualifications has hit the news in Vietnam, and it comes as no surprise that once again the problem seems to be in the state sector, according to Tuoi Tre. What is surpris...

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Vietnam is the World’s 4th Largest Consumer of Instant Noodles

Given the huge stocks of instant noodles in the aisles of Vietnamese supermarkets and corner stores, this probably won’t come as much of a surprise: a recent report found that Vietnam is now the world...

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Morning News Roundup: Not Allowed to Board, Passenger Threatens to Blow Up Jetstar Pacific Plane

Not allowed to board, passenger threatens to rocket Jetstar Pacific’s plane [VietNamNet] Vietnam expressways get Japan tech [Bangkok Post] Vietnam, Russia to construct $500 mln atomic ener...

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Vietnamese Businessman Rescued from Chinese Kidnappers who Demanded $323,000 Ransom

After a month of captivity, a Vietnamese businessman and his interpreter, being held for a $323,000 ransom, were rescued by Chinese police last week, reports Tuoi Tre.

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Morning News Roundup: Polluted Rivers, Dwindling Groundwater Threaten Vietnam City Supply

Red tape hinders construction of HCMC underground parking lots [VietNamNet] Polluted rivers, dwindling groundwater threaten Vietnam city supply [Thanh Nien] Exhibition showcases metal arte...

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Morning News Roundup: Norway’s Crown Prince to visit Vietnam

Vietnam seeks to reduce citizens’ papers with new ID card [Thanh Nien] Vietnam’s mobile apps industry starts to toddle [VietNamNet] Study says Vietnam at H7N9 risk as two new cases noted&n...

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Survey: 38% of Vietnamese Support Same-Sex Marriage

In a recent survey conducted by Vietnam’s Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment and the Health Strategy and Policy Institute (that’s a mouthful!), more than one-third of respondent...