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Scientists Discovered 65 New Species of Plants and Animals in Vietnam in 2016: WWF Report

The Greater Mekong region continues to prove its important role as one of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems.

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Morning News Roundup: Remittances to HCMC Reach $4.55bn

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▪ Remittances to HCM City reach $4.55 billion [VietnamNet]

▪ Vietnam’s flower Buddha statue sets world record [VietnamNet]

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Weekend News Roundup: Mu Cang Chai Named Among World's 19 Most Beautiful Mountains

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▪ Remains of Vietnamese kidnap victim return to Vietnam [Inquirer]

▪ Mu Cang Chai among world's 19 most beautiful mountains [VietnamNet]

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC Hopes to Open More Pedestrian Streets

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▪ HCM City hopes to open more pedestrian streets [VietnamNet]

▪ HCMC scraps proposed ban on jeans in public offices following opposition [VnExpress]

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Vietnam's Private Sector Has the Fastest-Growing Salaries in ASEAN: Survey

A regional job recruitment website has found that private-sector salaries are increasing faster in Vietnam than anywhere else in Southeast Asia.

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Hanoi Book Company Slammed for 'Book Hotpot' Event Which Offers Books by the Kilogram

A book company’s year-end sale event has become the center of contention for its allegedly disrespectful marketing tactics.

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC Gives Uber 10 Day Ultimatum to Pay Back Taxes

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▪ Record number of Tet flights planned for Tan Son Nhat Airport [DTI]

▪ Ho Chi Minh City gives Uber 10 day ultimatum to pay back taxes [Tuoi Tre]

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Hanoi Hipster Railway Cafes Shut Down by Local Police

Several cafes that allowed customers to sit directly on the railroad tracks running through central Hanoi have been closed down by police.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam’s Economy to Reach $300bn by 2020

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▪ Vietnam’s economy to reach 300 billion USD by 2020 [DTI]

▪ Inspectors find no silk in top Vietnamese silk brand's products [VnExpress]

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