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Image : Experts decry realty profit transfer rules

Experts decry realty profit transfer rules

person Orange Themes access_time May 15,2016

Regulations banning the use of profits from property alienation to cover losses in other businesses discourage property firms from expanding their investments and make tax policies seem unfair, experts said.

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Ivory Coast votes on divisive new constitution

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 30,2016

Ivory Coast goes to the polls on Sunday to vote on constitutional changes that President Alassane Ouattara says will help to end years of instability and unrest linked to the vexed issue of "Ivorian-ness". The draft constitution put forward by

Image : Cha Ca La Vong – a specialty of Hanoi

Cha Ca La Vong – a specialty of Hanoi

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 03,2016

Foreign and local cognoscenti coming to Hanoi seem to hit the Cha Ca La Vong restaurant on Cha Ca Street in Hanoi. It was recently included on an list of 10 places to see before you die.

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Challenges to economic growth target

access_timeApr 21,2017 chat_bubble_outline30

Nhan dan - NDO – Vietnam’s economy in Q1 recorded the lowest growth rate over the same period during the past two years, reaching only 5.1%. With this increase, according to economic experts, to reach the set target of 6.7% of GDP growth for the...

Hospitals: new target for investors

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Vietnamnet - The ongoing patient overload at state-owned hospitals and the $2 billion that Vietnamese spend on overseas healthcare services are drawing more investors to hospital projects....

Vietnam tries to overcome hurdles to realize economic target for 2017

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Vietnamnet - 2017 is considered a key to implementing Vietnam’s socio-economic development plan until 2020. To realize the GDP growth of 6.7% set by the National Assembly will require stronger measures....

Ho Chi Minh City rebuilds tourism strategy to meet 7 million int’l arrivals target

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Bao Moi - Ho Chi Minh City leaders met with local tourism companies on Thursday to discuss ways to meet a target of welcoming seven million international visitors this year....

Sluggish Q1 puts 2017 growth target beyond reach: report

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Vietnamnet - With first quarter growth in 2017 the lowest in the last three years at 5.1 per cent, the targeted GDP growth of 6.7 per cent this year will be a tough task, a new report says....

Vietnam's oil exploitation exceeds Q1’s target

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Vietnamnet - The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) produced about 6.45 million tonnes of crude oil in the first quarter of this year, exceeding its three-month plan by 5 percent....

Public debt growth due to missed GDP target

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Vietnamnet - The main reason for the rapid rise of Viet Nam’s public debt is the failure to achieve the targeted economic growth rate and the resulting tax collection shortfall, Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung said on Monday....

Cashless economy target too high: experts

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Vietnamnet - The Prime Minister recently ratified a project to stimulate non-cash transactions in 2016-20 with a view to reducing the cash transactions rate to under 10%....

Vietnam’s sole operating oil refinery sets surprisingly low profit target for 2017

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Vietnamnet - Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited, the operator of Dung Quat Refinery, has set its pre-tax profit target at $73 million for 2017, which is a lot lower than its actual pre-tax profit of $219.45 million in 2016....

Shrimp export target ambitious, but achievable

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Vietnamnet - While many factors come into play, ensuring a stable supply of high-quality produce and diverse, value-added products will be crucial to meeting the shrimp export target of US$10 billion by 2025...

Metro map, video target Italian Valentine's Day violence

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Yahoo News With the help of a new map of the Rome underground and a video that went viral and topped news bulletins, Italy marked the international day of love Tuesday by focusing on domestic violence and stalking. The map, created by digital artist...

APNewsBreak: Cyber spies target American-Egyptian writer

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Yahoo News PARIS (AP) — American-Egyptian author Mona Eltahawy is one of many activists and human rights advocates targeted in a sweeping cyberespionage campaign blamed on Egypt's government, The Associated Press has found....

20% insurance growth target set for Vietnam

access_timeFeb 13,2017 chat_bubble_outline25

Vietnamnet - Viet Nam’s insurance sector is predicted to grow 20 per cent this year thanks to a change in Government policies, experts said....

Nintendo sticks to 2 million sales target for new Switch

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Yahoo News TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. stuck to its original target of selling 2 million Switch consoles in the first month after its launch, despite some anticipation the number may be raised because of brisk pre-orders....

U.S. drones target two suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen - officials

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Yahoo News A suspected U.S. drone strike killed two men believed to be al Qaeda militants in central Yemen, local officials said early on Monday, hours after American commandos carried out the first military operation authorized by President Donald...

13 commodities target billion-USD export turnover in 2017

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Vietnamnet - 13 commodities target billion-USD export turnover in 2017...

Vietnam's textile and garment exports target set at $30b

access_timeJan 16,2017 chat_bubble_outline43

Vietnamnet - Viet Nam’s textile and garment industry has targeted a growth in exports of 6.5-7 per cent to US$30 billion this year....

Budget revenues’ target faces challenges amidst decreased tariff barriers

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Nhan dan - NDO—State collection of imports and exports taxes are likely to decrease once Vietnam starts implementing commitments under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) that entail lifting tariff barriers....

Vietnam's export products target billions of USD in 2017

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Vietnamnet - The Ministry of Industry and Trade has set an export target for 2017 with 13 key products projected to reach billions of US dollar each....

Rail transport revenue failed to reach target

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Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – The country’s struggling rail transport sector continues to falter, with output and revenues of Viet Nam Railways (VNR) declining considerably, falling short of set targets....

Vietnam's budget revenue surpasses target in 2016

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Vietnamnet - State budget revenues surpassed the yearly target to hit VND1.1 quadrillion (US$48.4 billion) as of December 31, 2016, up 7.8 % or VND79.6 trillion higher than the target....

Government bond sales surpass target

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Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – Capital mobilization through Government bond sales beat the target by 11% and set a record in terms of volume last year....

Initial Samsung production target is 10 million Galaxy S8 phones: media

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Yahoo News - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has set an initial production target of 10 million Galaxy S8 smartphones, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources. Samsung is counting on the S8 to rejuvenate sales after it...

Republicans target Obama rules on methane, coal

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Yahoo News WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders said Wednesday their top regulatory targets will be President Barack Obama's rules to reduce methane emissions and to lessen the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams....

Vietnam may fail to reach CPI target of 4% in 2017

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Vietnamnet - Experts said that it would be difficult for Vietnam to reach the CPI target of 4% in 2017 set by the National Assembly when the country still faces many macro-economic challenges....

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