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Cook 117, South Africa leads Sri Lanka by 432 in 1st test

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Yahoo News PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Opener Stephen Cook made his second century in two tests and South Africa built a hefty 432-run lead over Sri Lanka by the end of Day 3 of the first test on Wednesday.

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Why Fewer Americans Say They Want to Lose Weight

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Afghan cave dwellers brace against a shifting landscape

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 19,2016

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Marzia and her husband Qadeer thought themselves lucky when they moved into a 1,700-year-old Buddhist cave hand-carved into the side of a mountain in Afghanistan's central highlands — it was clean and dry, warm in the

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Vietnam's economy forecast to grow 6.5%

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Vietnam's economy forecast to grow 6.5%

The Vietnam Economic Scenario 2017 workshop entitled "Business-Investment in a Changing World" has been held annually by the Vietnam Economic Times since 2008.


Former Deputy Director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) Vo Tri Thanh gave an optimistic yet cautious forecast about the business environment in 2017, saying that enterprises should seize business opportunities.


He noted that the macro-economy is in a stable period and GDP continues to increase but Vietnam must pay attention to inflation and interest rates in 2017.


He also pointed out three issues that the Government should take notice of including a flexible and cautious macro-economy policy, the renewal cause and improvements to the business environment.


In addition, the Government should pay attention to a number of external factors that may affect Vietnam including the anticipated adoption of new protective trade policies of the US Government, the devaluation of the Chinese yuan and the Federal Reserve's increase of interest rates, among others.


CEO of Deloitte Vietnam Pham Van Thinh said that Vietnam will have to cope with many challenges in 2017 such as non-performing loans of the banking system and public debts which will affect the stability and sustainable growth of the economy.


However, Vietnam is expected to continue to maintain its economic growth rate at 6.5% this year, creating room for enterprises to grow.


VinaCapital CEO Don Lam said that 2017 is a great time for enterprises to do business in Vietnam and advised them to invest in the areas of technology and marketing to develop their trademarks.


Speaking at the workshop, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City's Party Committee Dinh La Thang noted that Vietnam's economy is facing many "golden opportunities" to retain a high growth rate, adding that Ho Chi Minh City will promote improvements to the business environment along with supporting start-up enterprises in 2017.

France ends military mission in CAR after abuse allegations

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Vietnam likely to miss export target this year

Viet Nam is likely to miss an export growth target of 10 per cent that the National Assembly set for 2016, official data has suggested. The country’s export values totalled US$159.5 billion in the first 11 months of this year, up 7.5 per cent over the same period last year.No sudden fluctuation is expected in December’s export value, compared to November’s level of around $15.6 billion. This means the 10 per cent goal is almost unachievable.Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh told… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Davos forum chief: 'It's important to listen' to populists

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House Republican leader Ryan to stay on as speaker

Washington (AFP) - US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the country's top elected Republican who had distanced himself from Donald Trump's populist White House run, said Wednesday he looks forward to working with the incoming president."We had great conversations about how we would work together on the transition," Ryan said in his first public comments since Trump's upset victory.A spokesman for Ryan's office confirmed that the Republican from Wisconsin planned to remain on as speaker in the chamber,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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