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[Video] Vietnamese Students Cross Raging Floodwaters to Get to School

Education is one of the most valued possessions in Vietnamese society and many children outside of the country’s urban centers expend a great deal of time and energy and, in some cases, risk their liv...

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Morning News Roundup: Korean Company Director Found Dead in Vietnam

Big players' entry to hot up Vietnam cable TV market [Thanh Nien] E-payment catches on with Vietnamese consumers [SGGP] Vietnam to Lower Key Policy Rates to Support Economic Growth [B...

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Morning News Roundup: 7,000 Vietnamese Inmates Write Apology Letters to Victims

Foreign textile firms invest in Vietnam to take advantage of TPP [Thanh Nien] Too Many Vietnam Seaports Spoiling Terminal Business [Bloomberg] Vietnam’s museums to display artifacts in New...

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Morning News Roundup: Ex-bank Official Faces Death in $90 mln Swindle Case

Ex-bank official faces death in $90 mln swindle case [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam to clean river with $4 mil mangroves project [Thanh Nien] China pours more money into Vietnam, raising bigger worrie...

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Victim in Deadly Hoi An Accident Identified as Honeymooning Australian

Well, this sad story just got that much sadder. According to The Age, the victim in last Thursday’s deadly Hoi An traffic accident was 26-year-old nurse, Katie Hirth from Geelong, Australia who was ho...

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Morning News Roundup: Tired of China, Concerned About Thailand, Japan’s FDI Heads for Vietnam

US business execs visit Vietnam to assess TPP opportunities [Thanh Nien] Vietnamese warned against casino, brewery, seaport, airport movements [VietNamNet] Five people hospitalized after e...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Rejects $10 mln Price for World Cup TV Rights

Men account for most of Vietnam city’s road traffic deaths [Thanh Nien] Vietnam and Microsoft to combat cybercrime [FutureGov] Vietnam rejects $10 mln price for World Cup TV rights [T...

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Foreign Woman Killed in Hoi An Traffic Accident

Yesterday morning a foreign woman was killed in Hoi An when her motorbike was hit by a truck.

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Morning News Roundup: Women Make Up 70% of HCMC Traffic Rule Violations

Most areas fail to inspect food safety [SGGP] Women occupy 70% of HCMC traffic rule violation number [Tuoi Tre] Tien Giang police expel iPhone-using beggar [Vietnam Net]

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Vietnam’s Stock Market Growth Among Strongest in the World

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, in 2014, Vietnam’s stock markets (it has one each in Hanoi and HCMC), along with some SE Asian neighbors, have been outperforming every other Asian ...

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Morning News Roundup: Sole Vietnamese Billionaire Drops 118 Notches in Rankings

Chinese deported after in-flight stealing attempts [VietNamNet] Vietnam allows US to increase MIA search teams [Nhan Dan] Vietnam doctors separate conjoined baby boys [Thanh Nien]

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Morning News Roundup: Japanese Cosplayer Apologizes for 'Suggestive' Poses at HCMC Fest

Oyster growing pollutes rivers [SGGP] Southern national park faces risk of forest fires following dry spell [SGGP] Italians offered insight into Vietnam's history [Vietnam Plus]

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Tighter Regulations for Foreign Workers in Vietnam Announced

Foreign workers will be expected to produce even more paperwork to secure a job in Vietnam, reports Tuoi Tre. The document, Circular 03/2014 places emphasis on the Vietnam labour code on foreign worke...

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Official: Vietnam Should Adopt Red-Light Districts

At a conference on measures to prevent and control prostitution, a government official suggested that Vietnam establish red-light districts to curb prostitution, reported Thanh Nien.

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam Sees Faster-Than-Expected Growth of Motorbikes

Vietnam’s primary education ranked good: survey [VietNamNet] Vietnam builds $1.27 thermal power plant in the north [Thanh Nien] Vietnam Opens First Centre For Surgical Robots [Bernama...

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Morning News Roundup: Hundreds of Luxury Cars "Abandoned" at Saigon Seaports to be Handled

Hi-tech park proposes $2,400 salary for foreign experts [Tuoi Tre] S. Korea scrutinizing U.S.-Vietnam nuclear deal [Global Post] 

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Farmers Don’t Benefit from Global Fast Food Chains

Vietnam simplifying Business Law to attract investment [Thanh Nien] Vietnam to seek brand identity [TTR Weekly] Vinamilk to import 5,000 dairy cows from Australia [Tuoi Tre]

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam’s Business Climate Improving: EuroCham

Doctors blame vaccination neglect as measles makes a comeback [Thanh Nien] Vietnam may set barriers to prevent waste imports [Vietnam Net] EuroCham: Vietnam’s business climate improving&nb...

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Vietnamese Are Most Economical in Southeast Asia: Nielsen

According to a recent Nielsen consumer confidence survey, Vietnamese are the most economical in SE Asia, reported Vietnam Net. If you have Vietnamese family, this probably doesn't come as a surprise.

Brian Letwin

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Morning News Roundup: Obama Approves Nuclear Cooperation With Vietnam

Vietnam doctor charged for dumping patient's body into river [Thanh Nien] Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam, braces for makeover [Newsday] Obama Approves Nuclear Cooperation With Vietnam ...