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Finance Minister meets OECD Secretary-General and IMF Deputy Manager
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Finance Minister meets OECD Secretary-General and IMF Deputy Manager

NDO – Vietnamese Minister of Finance (MoF) Dinh Tien Dung, Chairman of the APEC 2017 Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) hosted a reception for the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic

Prime Minister works with Bac Ninh province on economic development
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Prime Minister works with Bac Ninh province on economic development

NDO/VNA - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has reminded the northern province of Bac Ninh to choose projects that match its plan to develop itself into a hi-tech industrial province.

State budget revenues decline compared to GDP: finance minister
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State budget revenues decline compared to GDP: finance minister

NDO – Budget revenue over GDP has fallen from 26.3% during the 2006-2010 period to 23.6% of GDP between 2011 and 2016, Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung has confirmed.

Vietnam to lift restrictions on foreign investment in privatization push: Prime Minister
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Vietnam to lift restrictions on foreign investment in privatization push: Prime Minister

En nexpress - PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the country will relax regulations as it looks to make $7 billion from share sales.

Vietnam’s planning minister says growth target challenging but attainable
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Vietnam’s planning minister says growth target challenging but attainable

En nexpress - Lawmakers continue to question if an economic expansion of 6.7 percent for the year is too ambitious.

Companies that hire unlicensed tour guides should face heavy fines: minister
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Companies that hire unlicensed tour guides should face heavy fines: minister

En Vnexpress - Unregistered guides have been accused of taking advantage of Vietnam's recent tourism boom.

Transport minister wants rail link to connect Saigon with multibillion-dollar airport
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Transport minister wants rail link to connect Saigon with multibillion-dollar airport

Passengers would be able to move between Tan Son Nhat and the upcoming Long Thanh Airport on a train.

Why a gay, Indian-heritage prime minister isn't a sign of a 'new' Ireland
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Why a gay, Indian-heritage prime minister isn't a sign of a 'new' Ireland

Yahoo News Rarely does the appointment of a new Irish prime minister make global headlines. Openly gay and the son of an Indian immigrant doctor, the 39-year-old Mr. Varadkar will be Ireland’s

India committed to Paris climate deal: minister
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India committed to Paris climate deal: minister

Yahoo News India's environment minister Friday said his country is committed to the Paris climate accord irrespective of the position of other nations, after the US announced plans to pull out of the

Vietnam’s prime minister starts first US visit
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Vietnam’s prime minister starts first US visit

The visit will include a meeting between PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President Donald Trump.

Prime Minister vows to create level playing field for firms
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Prime Minister vows to create level playing field for firms

Vietnamnet - The Government has pledged to take stronger measures to create a level playing field for businesses and to improve the competitiveness of local enterprises.

Prime Minister pledges to create fair and friendly business environment
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Prime Minister pledges to create fair and friendly business environment

Nhan dan - NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has vowed that the Vietnamese government would continue to create a fair and friendly business environment as well as take action to enhance the

Minister eases concern over farm produce consumption
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Minister eases concern over farm produce consumption

Vietnamnet - Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung clarified issues relating to farm produce consumption, especially pork which recently saw its prices slumping during the

Vietnam’s health minister proposes liquor ban for karaoke bars
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Vietnam’s health minister proposes liquor ban for karaoke bars

Baomoi - Vietnam’s Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has proposed banning the sale of liquor at karaoke parlors countrywide as a measure to lessen the potential effects of alcoholic drinks.

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue works with EVN
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Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue works with EVN

Nhan dan - NDO - Politburo Member, Deputy Prime Minister, Vuong Dinh Hue, who is also Head of the Steering Committee for Business Renovation and Development (SCBRD), had a working session with the

Health minister claims unsafe food not major cause for cancer
Health

Health minister claims unsafe food not major cause for cancer

Baomoi - Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said that dirty food is not the major cause of cancer in Vietnam, but it is acute infection and chronic diseases.

VN Prime Minister halts US$10.6 billion steel plant
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VN Prime Minister halts US$10.6 billion steel plant

Vietnamnet - PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has halted construction of the US$10.6-billion Hoa Sen Ca Na steel plant in south-central Ninh Thuan Province, while requiring more studies to be completed on the

Vietnam to host 10th Asia Pacific Cooperative Minister’s Conference
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Vietnam to host 10th Asia Pacific Cooperative Minister’s Conference

Vietnamnet - Nearly 200 international delegates from 21 countries and territories are expected to participate in the 10th Asia Pacific Cooperation Minister’s Conference in Hanoi from April 18-21.

Vietnam welcomes Japanese investors: investment minister
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Vietnam welcomes Japanese investors: investment minister

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA - Vietnam wants Japanese enterprises to seek business and investment opportunities in the country, said Minister of Planning and Investment, Nguyen Chi Dung, during talks with

Deputy Health Minister pioneers new infertility treatment
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Deputy Health Minister pioneers new infertility treatment

Baomoi - A new surgical technique developed by renowned obstetric surgeon Nguyen Viet Tien, also Deputy Health Minister, could replace the IVF (in-vitro fertilization) method for thousands of

Airfare rules to stay, says Transport Minister
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Airfare rules to stay, says Transport Minister

Vietnamnet - The Transport Ministry has no plan to change the current regulations on airfares, Minister Truong Quang Nghia has confirmed.

Inquiry into chemical weapons attack should leave from Damascus, not Turkey, says Syrian minister
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Inquiry into chemical weapons attack should leave from Damascus, not Turkey, says Syrian minister

Yahoo News The Syrian government set conditions on Thursday for any international inquiry into a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of people, saying it must not be "politicized" and should

It’s time to reform Vietnam’s rice sector, says Prime Minister
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It’s time to reform Vietnam’s rice sector, says Prime Minister

Vietnamnet - It’s time to comprehensively reform rice production since the staple plays an irreplaceable role in the country’s agriculture, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized while chairing

Health minister gets Oxford’s visiting professor title again
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Health minister gets Oxford’s visiting professor title again

Baomoi - Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến has been conferred the honourary title of visiting professor by the University of Oxford for a second term, from 2016 to 2021.