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How many aircraft do Vietnamese airlines need?

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 13,2016

Vietnam’s air carriers are trying to expand their fleets by purchasing new aircraft in large quantities, but poor infrastructure is hindering their work.

Image : Formosa steel mill in Vietnam on hold

Formosa steel mill in Vietnam on hold

person Orange Themes access_time Jun 18,2016

Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) yesterday confirmed that the scheduled launch date for operations at a subsidiary's steel mill in Viet Nam has been postponed with no new schedule decided.

Image : ADB trims 2016 growth forecast for developing Asia on weak global outlook

ADB trims 2016 growth forecast for developing Asia on weak global outlook

person Orange Themes access_time Jul 19,2016

  Brexit vote's impact on the real economy in the short term is expected to be smallADB pledges more support for Vietnam’s sustainable growthChina overcapacity darkens Asia's 2016 growth prospects: ADBVietnam GDP to grow at 6.7 pct this year: ADB

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Bribery highlighted as continued problem

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Vietnamnet - A Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) report has highlighted bribery as a continued problem at a meeting of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc with the business community on Wednesday....

31 percent of firms pay as bribery for customs procedure: survey

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Vietnamnet - The ratio of businesses having to pay “under table” fees when doing customs procedure was 31 percent, according to a survey on administrative reform last year by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry....

Vietnam, Russia discuss anti-bribery in international business transactions

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Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – Officials from Vietnam and Russia gathered in a workshop in Hanoi on March 28 to discuss measures to stop bribery among foreign public officials in international business transactions....

Duterte denies alleged 'bribery' attempt of Mighty Corp.

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Duterte denies alleged 'bribery' attempt of Mighty Corp. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday denied local cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation attempted to bribe him when he was still Davao City mayor. Earlier,...

Panama pursues law firm connected to Brazilian bribery case

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Yahoo News PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Attorney General's Office ordered a search of offices belong to a law firm it accuses of setting up offshore accounts that allowed a Brazilian construction company to funnel bribes to various countries....

China to try former secret police official for bribery

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Yahoo News China will prosecute a former high ranking official in its secret police for suspected bribery, the state prosecutor said on Monday, taking a step that will almost certainly result in a conviction. Ma Jian, once a vice minister at China's...

Romania: Ex-chief prosecutor gets prison in bribery case

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Yahoo News BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has sentenced an ex-prosecutor and a former senior tax official to prison for allegedly accepting bribes from a businessman who wanted a court case resolved in his favor....

Samsung heir returns home after marathon bribery questioning

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Yahoo News Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong returned home Friday after marathon questioning by South Korean prosecutors as a suspect in a massive corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-Hye. Prosecutors said they will now decide over the...

Kazakh ex-economy minister detained in bribery case

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Yahoo News Kazakh former economy minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, the Central Asian country's National Anticorruption Bureau said on Tuesday. Bishimbayev, 36, was placed in a temporary detention facility in...

Venezuela's claim of victim status in bribery case unlikely to convince U.S.

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By Alexandra Ulmer and Mircely Guanipa MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - A legal strategy switch by Venezuela's state-owned oil giant PDVSA to portray itself as a victim in a massive bribery scheme detected by the U.S. government is unlikely to lead...

Brazil's Odebrecht, Braskem pay record fine in bribery case

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Scandal-plagued Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and petrochemical affiliate Braskem have agreed to pay a record $3.5 billion to settle a vast international bribery case, US officials said. Odebrecht, a key player in the Petrobras corruption...

EXCLUSIVE-Televisa affiliate surfaces in widening FIFA bribery probe

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(Repeats to additional customers with no changes to text) By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) - An unnamed company described in a sweeping probe of corruption in soccer's world governing body FIFA matches the description of a close...

JPMorgan Chase to pay $264 million in Chinese bribery case

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NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $264.4 million in fines to federal authorities to settle charges that it hired friends and relatives of Chinese officials in order to gain access to banking deals in that country....

UN bribery case defendant asks judge to toss out statements

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NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese billionaire's former chief assistant awaiting trial in a United Nations bribery case is asking a judge in New York to toss out statements he made to the FBI after his arrest, saying he hadn't slept in more than 24 hours...

Ex-Venezuela soccer official pleads guilty in U.S. bribery case

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A former president of Venezuela's soccer federation pleaded guilty on Thursday to U.S. charges stemming from a wide-ranging bribery investigation involving FIFA, the sport's world governing body. Rafael Esquivel, who was also vice president of South...

Former head of Guatemala's congress convicted of bribery

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A court in Guatemala has sentenced the former leader of Congress to 13 years and four months in prison for trying to bribe a judge to issue a ruling favoring the vice president at the time, who is also accused of corruption....

IAAF opts against Qatar bribery probe

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Athletics' world body has decided not to investigate bribery claims against Qatar after a preliminary probe failed to find anything more than "rumours" surrounding bidding for the 2017 world championships. The IAAF was acting on testimony from UK...

Embraer will pay $205 million to settle SEC bribery probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer SA will pay up to $205 million to end an investigation into bribes paid to foreign officials to help sell planes....

Ecuador judge orders jail for ex-minister in Petroecuador bribery case

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A local judge in Ecuador on Friday ordered preventive prison for a former oil minister on grounds of bribery amid an investigation into a $12 million corruption scandal in the Andean country's state oil company. Ecuador's public prosecutor's office...

Chinese billionaire in UN bribery case asks to explore NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese billionaire confined to a luxury Manhattan apartment while awaiting trial in a United Nations bribery case is asking a judge to let him explore New York City a little....

Italian judge sends 23 to trial in Berlusconi sex bribery case

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An Italian judge on Wednesday sent a Moroccan exotic dancer and 22 others for trial on a variety of charges, including lying under oath about lavish parties hosted by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Prosecutors accuse Berlusconi of bribing...

Ex-federal investigator to be sentenced in Navy bribery case

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former federal agent set to be sentenced for tipping off a defense contractor who was under investigation for overbilling the Navy by at least $35 million has said mental health problems clouded his judgment....

Customs officer at Vietnam airport caught in bribery scandal

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A passenger claims she was asked to pay money to have her luggage clearedVietnam customs officer escapes jail time in massive smuggling caseHCMC customs officer detained, probed for bribery allegations...

Philippines firm under suspicion of bribery in Vietnam lead poisoning case

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Police have launched an investigation into a soft drinks company after conflicting reports were released regarding excess lead content in its products that prompted accusations it had paid off the National Institute for Food Control....

Three current and former U.S. Navy officers charged in bribery case

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Three current and former U.S. Navy officers have been charged with participating in an alleged bribery and fraud scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday....

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