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International tourists to Vietnam soar
Foreign tourists visit Nha Trang resort city in Khanh Hoa province
Growth was seen in most markets, including China (55.2 percent), the Republic of Korea (40.1 percent), New Zealand (35 percent), Thailand (30.8 percent), the US (14.2 percent), France (13.3 percent), and Japan (10.8 percent).
In October alone, Vietnam welcomed 812,000 foreign vacationers, up 23.3 percent against the same period last year.
The tourism sector grossed 331.5 trillion VND (14.4 billion USD) in the 10-month period in 2016, a yearly increase of 19.1 percent.
Vietnam aims to welcome 8.5 million foreign visitors and 60 million domestic travellers in 2016, and earn a total of 370 trillion VND (16.8 billion USD) in revenue.-VNA
Wave of Mexico violence reveals hidden graves, severed heads
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Soldiers and police fanned out Friday across the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, chasing a wounded gang leader and trying to quell a wave of violence that included the discovery of hidden graves holding dozens of bodies and a camp where gunmen stored the severed heads of nine rivals in a cooler.The clashes between drug gangs were complicated by the fact that townspeople fed up with the violence had formed "community police" vigilante squads in many places. The squads… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Microsoft sells Vietnam phone factory to Foxconn for $350 mln
Microsoft agrees to sell its feature phone business for $350 million to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai (Foxconn) technology group and HMD Global Oy. The leading global tech corporation will hand over its mobile phone factory in Bac Ninh Province. Its 4,500 staff would work for FIH Mobile Ltd. or HMD Global Oy, according to Microsoft's press release yesterday. Microsoft is selling its Nokia phone manufacturing factory in Bac Ninh Province to Foxconn. Photo by Vietnam Business Forum.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Trump's victory challenges Fed policy, independence
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Serbia police arrest man with grenades at government HQ
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have arrested a man who threatened to detonate two hand grenades outside the government headquarters in downtown Belgrade.Police arrested the man early on Saturday after few hours of negotiations. The central area around the government seat was blocked to traffic.Serbia's state TV says the man drove up to the government building in his car and said he would blow himself up. The TV report says he had a criminal record. and demanded to talk to the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
APEC economies seek to promote trade and innovation
Representatives from APEC member economies gathered at a symposium in Hanoi on May 19 to share experience in promoting trade and innovation and explore activities that APEC can undertake to boost innovative growth in the region. Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh speaks at the event. The APEC Symposium on Trade and Innovation is held as part of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) Meeting.In his opening remarks, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh highlighted that… chat_bubble_outline Read More...