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Vietnam welcomes 11.6 million foreign tourists during Jan-Nov
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Vietnam welcomes 11.6 million foreign tourists during Jan-Nov

Vietnam welcomed 11.6 million foreign tourist arrivals in the first 11 months of this year, up 27 percent against the same period last year.

Trade surplus of US$2.8 billion recorded in Jan-Nov period
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Trade surplus of US$2.8 billion recorded in Jan-Nov period

NDO – Vietnam enjoyed an estimated trade surplus of US$200 million in November, raising the total trade surplus for the first 11 months of 2017 to US$2.8 billion, as announced by the General

Budget revenue meets 80.2% of the year’s estimate during Jan-Oct
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Budget revenue meets 80.2% of the year’s estimate during Jan-Oct

NDO – Vietnam’s total budget revenue reached VND972.6 trillion (US$42.8 billion) in the first ten months of 2017, equivalent to 80.2% of the year’s estimate and up 13.8% compared to the same period

State budget collection reaches 70% of estimate during Jan-Sept
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State budget collection reaches 70% of estimate during Jan-Sept

NDO – Total state budget revenue in the first nine months this year reached VND843 trillion (US$37.1 billion), equal to 69.5% of the estimate and up 13.9% over the same period last year, announced

City records soaring foreign investment during Jan-Feb 2017
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City records soaring foreign investment during Jan-Feb 2017

Nhan dan - NDO—Total foreign investment in Ho Chi Minh City in the first two months of 2017 has seen a big rise at US$443.1 million, up 61.3% over the same period last year.

China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013
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China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013

Yahoo News BEIJING (AP) — An outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China killed 79 people in January, the most in a single month in at least three years, the country's national health authority said.

Two FPT-owned companies debut shares on Jan 13
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Two FPT-owned companies debut shares on Jan 13

Vietnamnet - FPT Telecom JSC and FPT Securities JSC, two companies under the umbrella of information technology company FPT Corp, both debuted shares on the securities market on January 13.

Mexican priest missing since Jan. 3 found dead, diocese says
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Mexican priest missing since Jan. 3 found dead, diocese says

Yahoo News MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican priest missing since Jan. 3 was found dead, a Roman Catholic diocese in northern Mexico said Thursday.

Senator McCain calls Jan 5 hearing on foreign cyber threats
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Senator McCain calls Jan 5 hearing on foreign cyber threats

Yahoo News - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator John McCain has scheduled a Jan. 5 hearing on foreign cyber threats to the United States, after Washington ordered the expulsion of Russian

DirecTV Now's Discount Pricing Ends Jan. 9
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DirecTV Now's Discount Pricing Ends Jan. 9

Yahoo News - If you've been considering the DirecTV Now streaming service, that tick-tock sound you're hearing is the clock counting down on its discounted pricing tier. For starters, you don't get

Venezuela extends use of 100-bolivar bill until Jan. 2
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Venezuela extends use of 100-bolivar bill until Jan. 2

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government on Saturday extended the use of its 100-bolivar bill until Jan. 2, after its decision to pull the banknote out of circulation left the country largely

Inaugural planners work to game out Jan. 20 scenarios
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Inaugural planners work to game out Jan. 20 scenarios

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of inaugural planners planted themselves in front of a giant 60-by-40-foot floor map of Washington on Wednesday for a daylong rehearsal of how each moment of Inauguration

Thin demand drives Vietnam's Jan-Nov rice exports down 25 percent
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Thin demand drives Vietnam's Jan-Nov rice exports down 25 percent

Oversupply on the global rice market has forced Vietnam to revise down its annual target twice this year.

Vietnam's FDI inflow rises 8.3 percent in Jan-Nov to $14.3 billion
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Vietnam's FDI inflow rises 8.3 percent in Jan-Nov to $14.3 billion

South Korea remained the biggest investor in Vietnam so far.

Vietnam posts $3.25 billion trade surplus in Jan-Oct
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Vietnam posts $3.25 billion trade surplus in Jan-Oct

A remarkable turnaround considering that the country reported a deficit of more than $3.5 billion in the same period last year.

Vietnam's exports to ASEAN fall in Jan-Oct in worrying sign
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Vietnam's exports to ASEAN fall in Jan-Oct in worrying sign

The formation of the $2.2 trillion ASEAN Economic Community seemed to be no help at all.

Vietnam’s FDI pledges fall 8.7 percent in Jan-Oct
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Vietnam’s FDI pledges fall 8.7 percent in Jan-Oct

Actual inflows, however, saw a 7.6 percent increase.

Vinamilk's Jan-Sep gross profit jumps 28 percent ahead of share sale
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Vinamilk's Jan-Sep gross profit jumps 28 percent ahead of share sale

The government's investment arm SCIC is set to sell a 9 percent stake in the dairy giant this year.

HCMC's credit growth hits 4-year high in Jan-Sep
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HCMC's credit growth hits 4-year high in Jan-Sep

Low interest rates boosted lending to $63 billion in the first nine months.

Vietnam government borrowing hits $16 billion in Jan-Sep
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Vietnam government borrowing hits $16 billion in Jan-Sep

That was nearly twice the amount seen in the same period last year.

Chinese arrivals up 57.7% in Jan-Sep
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Chinese arrivals up 57.7% in Jan-Sep

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 1.98 million Chinese tourists have visited Vietnam this year, up a staggering 57.7% against the same period a year earlier,

HCM City rakes in $2.9 bln in overseas remittances from Jan-Aug
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HCM City rakes in $2.9 bln in overseas remittances from Jan-Aug

That figure is expected to rise to $5.8 billion for the year.

Vietnam's Jan-July actual FDI rises 17 pct year-on-year to $8.55 bln: govt
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Vietnam's Jan-July actual FDI rises 17 pct year-on-year to $8.55 bln: govt

  New FDI pledges in the period surged 46.9 percent from a year ago to $12.9 billion,With or without U.S.-led trade pact, Vietnam forging aheadHo Chi Minh City’s FDI pledges fall 65 pct in

Ho Chi Minh City’s FDI pledges fall 65 pct in Jan-Jul
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Ho Chi Minh City’s FDI pledges fall 65 pct in Jan-Jul

Cayman Islands was the top investor, followed by Japan and Singapore.Provinces urged to carefully assess FDI projects before licensingVietnam becoming a magnet for technology firms, but problems