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Vietnamese breeder sells long-tailed chickens for $2,800 a pair

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 25,2016

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person Orange Themes access_time May 03,2016

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person Orange Themes access_time Nov 04,2016

Hillary Clinton unleashed top surrogates including campaigner-in-chief President Barack Obama to bolster her case Thursday in the election's homestretch, as rival Donald Trump deployed wife Melania to soften his image in crucial battleground states.

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Vietnam's budget deficit for first five months: $3.15 billion

access_time Jun 09,2016 chat_bubble_outline 92 views
In the first five months of 2016, Vietnam recorded a $3.15 billion budget deficit, accounting for 27.6 percent of this year's estimate.

Total state income from January to May reached $17.75 billion, with 81.2 percent coming from the domestic sector.

Source: Ministry of Finance

Source: Ministry of Finance

On the other hand, the total expenditure was $20.9 billion, most of which was spent on socio-economic development and national defense that accounted for about 46 percent.

Source: Ministry of Finance

Vietnam has seen a consecutive deficit in the last four months.

Source: Ministry of Finance

In the region, the budget deficit ratio over total gross domestic income was much higher than other ASEAN nations.

Source: World Economic Outlook (IMF), 2015

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Vietnam Rubber Group to make IPO in second quarter

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Bahamas fires warning shots, detains Dominican fishermen

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Half of leading investors ignoring climate change - study

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