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Vietnam Will Soon be Home to Asia’s Biggest Brewery

Czech firm, BTG Holdings, has announced plans to build Asia’s biggest brewery in Vietnam’s Hoa Binh Province. The brewery, with a total investment of US$116 million, should be completed by 2017 and p...

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What the Phở Happened Last Weekend? 10 Stories You May Have Missed

Hundreds loot capsized beer truck [Tuoi Tre]  High global test scores don’t mean Vietnam’s schooling is OK [Thanh Nien] Per capita income in Vietnam reaches almost USD2,000 [Viet...

Brian Letwin

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Morning News Roundup: Flood-Tide to Reach Peak in 61 Years, Saigon to be Submerged Again

Flood-tide to reach peak in 61 years, Saigon to be submerged again [Vietnam Net] HCMC shows impressive economic growth [SGGP] Vietnam’s aging rate among fastest in the world [Tuoi Tre...

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Vietnamese Parents Up in Arms About Finger-Chopping Math Problem

Mystery still surrounds claims of a math problem, purportedly asking first grade students how many fingers remain on their hand after chopping some off, as it goes viral on the internet and the educat...

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Morning News Roundup: Condom Fashion Collection Earns Vietnam Guinness Record

Vietnam makes remarkable progress in HIV/AIDS control [SGGP] Customs did not check the shipment containing 230kg of heroin [Vietnam Net] Digital ad market booming in Vietnam [Thanh Ni...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam’s Public Debt May Reach 95% of GDP

Diabetes goes boom in Vietnam [Thanh Nien] Poor transport holds Delta back [VNS] Vietnam Airplane lands on fuselage [Vietnam Net]

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What the Phở Happened This Weekend? 10 Stories You May Have Missed

US$36 billion funded for nationwide poverty reduction [Nhan Dan] Giant sinkhole found in Vietnam street [Thanh Nien] Sleeping with call girls earns $24-$237 fines: decree [Tuoi Tre]

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Number of Vietnamese Women Marrying Foreigners per Year? 100,000 and Rising.

At a recent conference in Hanoi, the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and the Vietnam Women’s Union released figures showing that 100,000 Vietnamese women marry foreigners annually.

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Morning News Roundup: Thai Tourist Motorcycles Seized in Vietnam

New penalties on inappropriate public cultural behavior [SGGP] Thai tourist motorcycles seized in Vietnam [Vietnam Net] Hanoi approves massive transport project [Nhan Dan] 

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Morning News Roundup: Strange Skin Disease, the First Ever in World, Found in Vietnam

Crunch time as Vietnam set for education shakeup, again [Thanh Nien] Vietnam steps into an era of mobile data explosion [PC Advisor] Strange skin disease, the first ever in world, found in...

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Morning News Roundup: Tourism Sector to Hit Goal Two Years Ahead of Plan

Death toll in Vietnam flooding raised to 41, with 80,000 people displaced [Edmonton Journal] Vietnam’s 5 tons of relief goods reach Philippines [Tuoi Tre] Fire kills 6 in Vietnam capital&n...

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC’s Diabetics Rise by 300% in 10 Years, Quadruple World Level

Vietnam court sentences Chinese meth smuggler to life [Thanh Nien] Japan to put on film festival in Vietnam [AJW] Saigon to have two new theaters [Vietnam Net] HCMC’s diabetics rise ...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Suffers 14 Deaths, but Spared the Worst of Typhoon Haiyan

Vietnam has strong retail market with high potential [SGGP] Vietnam asks Australia and US for spying explanation [Vietnam Net] Market for luxury cars growing in Vietnam [Thanh Nien]

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Morning News Roundup: Super Typhoon About to Enter East Sea, Heading for VN

Vietnam courts orders fresh probe after ten-year convict exonerated of murder [Thanh Nien] Vietnam: “Still much to do” on factory fire safety [Just Style] VN textile & garment firms ma...

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[UPDATED] Massive Storm Predicted to Hit Saigon Later Today

[Update Below] Don’t let the sunny skies fool you. A massive storm is predicted to arrive in Saigon later today with heavy, torrential rains. According to the latest report of the National Center for...

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Morning News Roundup: Police Chase, Arrest Man for Robbing Japanese Tourist

In Vietnam, police chase, arrest man for robbing Japanese tourist [Thanh Nien] All schools in HCMC close due to storm [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam to host 28th Asian Advertising Congress [NST]

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Vietnamese Defence Minister: Don’t Trust Psychics

Due to the superstition present in Vietnamese society, many use psychics to get insight into everything from their future to finding the remains of loved ones who perished during the American war. But...

Brian Letwin

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Bac Lieu Man Fined for Driving with his Feet

We’ve seen plenty of people do tricks on their motorbikes, usually late at night after some drinking. But police won’t hesitate to give you a massive ticket if they catch you in the dangerous act. Jus...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Fines Chinese Tourist $1,700 for Distributing Maps

Vietnam fines Chinese tourist $1,700 for distributing maps [Asia One] Vietnam’s film industry struggles to improve [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam Navy receives first of six amphibious aircraft from Ca...

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Vietnam’s Population to Hit 90 Million Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 12am, Vietnam’s population will reach 90 million according to the General Office of Population and Family Planning.