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Image : In central Vietnam, people rush to stockpile salt over toxic seawater fear

In central Vietnam, people rush to stockpile salt over toxic seawater fear

person Orange Themes access_time Apr 29,2016

Fears of toxic seawater being turned into salt spark worry and hoarding

Image : BMW to recall nearly 200,000 cars in China

BMW to recall nearly 200,000 cars in China

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 26,2016

German luxury carmaker BMW will recall nearly 200,000 vehicles in China because of flawed airbags, according to the country's quality regulator and the company. Some 168,861 imported cars produced between December 2005 and December 2011, and 24,750

Image : Family: Shooting suspect 'lost his mind' after tour in Iraq

Family: Shooting suspect 'lost his mind' after tour in Iraq

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 07,2017

Yahoo News The man police say opened fire with a gun from his checked baggage at a Florida airport had a history of mental health issues — some of which followed his military service in Iraq — and was receiving psychological treatment at his home in

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Vietnamese spent $6 billion on overseas tours last year

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Vietnamese spent $6 billion on overseas tours last year
Vietnamese tourists in Thailand in a file photo. Photo: Diep Duc Minh Around six million Vietnamese traveled abroad for holiday last year and spent roughly US$6 billion, according to the Vietnam Tourism Association. That was significant up from $3.5 billion in 2012, the association said, as cited by local media. According to tour operators, favorite destinations included Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, South Korea, Europe and the US. Vietnam’s top tourist companies such as Vietravel and Saigontourist said overseas tours have grown faster than domestic tours. Vietnam itself is home to many famous destinations, including Ha Long Bay, the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and Hoi An ancient town, all of which are UNESCO heritage sites. But poor service quality, high prices and lack of creativity are among the main reasons that local tourists prefer going abroad, experts say. Meanwhile, many foreign countries such as Japan and South Korea have simplified visa procedures for Vietnamese tourists and offered very competitive tour prices in recent years, they say.
Vietnam to resume short-term forex loans from June 1: central bank

Vietnam's central bank has allowed commercial banks to resume short-term loans in foreign currencies from next month to help businesses cope with recent adverse weather impacts and accelerate economic growth. Banks will be permitted to extend these loans between June 1 and Dec.31, 2016 to assist production and exports, the State Bank of Vietnam said in a circular issued last Friday after its previous policy expired on March 31. The policy took into account Vietnam's slower economic growth so… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Matsuyama prepares diligently for Japan's World Cup shot

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Japanese ace Hideki Matsuyama has already left his imprint on the World Cup, much to the despair of the course superintendent of host golf club Kingston Heath.Matsuyama spent so long on the practice putting green in stifling heat on Monday that his footmarks burned the grass in three spots which then had to be temporarily cordoned off.While few early arrivals even ventured outside in the 35 degrees (95 F) heat, the world No.6 worked undistracted for five hours to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Putin hopes for steps to restore ties with U.S. after Trump takes office

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes Moscow and Washington will be able to take real steps to improve relations after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, the Kremlin quoted Putin as saying in a New Year's message to Trump.Putin added that positive developments in relations between Russia and Britain would be mutually beneficial.(Reporting by Polina Devitt) chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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Unitel reaches $1 billion revenue figure in Laos

Mobile TV service of Unitel. The company has installed 4,000 base transceiver stations and 23,000km of fibre-optic cable across Laos to bring telecom services to all districts in Laos and 95 per cent of its population. — Photo HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Unitel, the brand name of Viettel in Laos, reached US$1 billion in cumulative revenue in seven years of operation in the country. Being the second overseas brand name of Viettel, after Metfone in Cambodia, Unitel has rapidly become the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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