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Vietnam Tourism Association proposes to expand visa exemption programme
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Vietnam Tourism Association proposes to expand visa exemption programme

EN VietNamNet - The Vietnam Tourism Association has proposed to continue visa exemptions for Western European tourists to boost tourism.

Hamas's new policy offers an opportunity, Does Trump really want to meet Putin?, Why the Philippines is no longer America's 'lackey,' How new US administration 'forces' Canada toward trade with China, Private companies should expand maternity leave
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Hamas's new policy offers an opportunity, Does Trump really want to meet Putin?, Why the Philippines is no longer America's 'lackey,' How new US administration 'forces' Canada toward trade with China, Private companies should expand maternity leave

Yahoo News "The release of [Hamas’s "Document of General Principles and Policies"] should be understood as a balancing act, an effort to allow pragmatism within Hamas to be presented publicly without

MWG plans to expand retail market
Business

MWG plans to expand retail market

Vietnamnet - The number of Mobile World Investment Corporation (MWG) retail outlets doubled to 1,207 in 2016 from 633 in 2015, with three new outlets opening every two days on average.

Korean banks expand in Vietnam
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Korean banks expand in Vietnam

Vietnamnet - Following Shinhan Vietnam’s successful acquisition of ANZ Vietnam’s retail business, fellow Korean banks have also expanded their sizes and market share in Vietnam, seizing the lead in

PM asks Thailand’s SCG group to expand investment in Vietnam
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PM asks Thailand’s SCG group to expand investment in Vietnam

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) to expand investments in more fields in Vietnam while receiving SCG President and CEO Roongrote

Vietnam's GDP forecast to expand 5.6% in Q2
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Vietnam's GDP forecast to expand 5.6% in Q2

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s GDP in the second quarter of this year is forecast to expand some 5.6 per cent, higher than the 5.1 per cent rate in Q1.

Malaysian enterprises want to expand business in Vietnam: report
Business

Malaysian enterprises want to expand business in Vietnam: report

Nhan dan - NDO – As many as 38% of Malaysian companies are willing to choose Vietnam as their favourite destination in Asia to expand their business over the next three to five years, a report

VN woodwork exporters ready to expand global market share
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VN woodwork exporters ready to expand global market share

Vietnamnet - The export of wood and wood products is expected to fetch US$8 billion this year, up from US$7.3 billion last year.

Solutions to expand the coffee market
Business

Solutions to expand the coffee market

Nhan dan - NDO—Vietnam has striven to increase by 25%-30% of the rate of its soluble, roasted and processed coffee exports earning a total turnover of from US$3.8 billion to US$4.2 billion by 2020.

JETRO: Japanese firms intend to expand business in Vietnam
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JETRO: Japanese firms intend to expand business in Vietnam

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA—Over 60% of Japanese firms in Vietnam have plans to expand their business, according to Atsusuke Kawada, head of the Hanoi office of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).

PM lauds Korean firms’ plan to expand operation in Vietnam
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PM lauds Korean firms’ plan to expand operation in Vietnam

Vietnamnet - Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc met with Yoon Jong-kyoo, President of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s KB Kookmin Financial Group in Hanoi on February 11.

PM lauds RoK firms’ plan to expand operations in Vietnam
Business

PM lauds RoK firms’ plan to expand operations in Vietnam

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with Yoon Jong-kyoo, President of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s KB Kookmin Financial Group in Hanoi on February 11, affirming that Vietnam

Poles protest plans to expand Warsaw in apparent power grab
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Poles protest plans to expand Warsaw in apparent power grab

Yahoo News WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of protesters with flags and banners are marching in downtown Warsaw against the ruling party's plan to enlarge the Polish capital by incorporating 32

Plan to expand Warsaw slammed as anti-democratic
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Plan to expand Warsaw slammed as anti-democratic

Yahoo News WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's mayor has harshly denounced a government plan to enlarge the Polish capital to incorporate 32 neighboring municipalities.

Coffee chains expand as profits remain high
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Coffee chains expand as profits remain high

Vietnamnet - Coffee chains in Vietnam have been developing rapidly in recent years with annual revenue growth rate of 32 percent, according to Euromonitor.

Home appliance retailers gear up in race to expand
Business

Home appliance retailers gear up in race to expand

Vietnamnet - Not only are they expanding networks by setting up new shops, home appliance chains are also trying to change their business models and increase online sales in an effort to get bigger

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026
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FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

Yahoo News ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament which is likely to be held in North America.

Foreign firms expand presence in retail market
Business

Foreign firms expand presence in retail market

Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign companies are establishing a stronger presence on the fast growing Vietnamese retail market, according to a report which the Ministry of Industry and Trade

IT research firm Gartner to buy CEB to expand business analysis
Tech

IT research firm Gartner to buy CEB to expand business analysis

Yahoo News - (Reuters) - IT research and advisory company Gartner Inc said on Thursday it would buy CEB Inc , a provider of business research and analysis, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $2.6

Tan Son Nhat Airport must expand
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Tan Son Nhat Airport must expand

Vietnamnet - The capacity of Tan Son Nhat International Airport will double as many projects to expand it and ease traffic congestion have been announced, a high ranking official said.

Apple partner Wistron seeks to expand India smartphone parts plant: government official
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Apple partner Wistron seeks to expand India smartphone parts plant: government official

Yahoo News - Smartphone component maker Wistron Corp, which counts Apple Inc among its customers, has applied for permission to expand its plant in the Indian city of Bengaluru, a high-ranking

Republicans to target unions, expand school choice in states
Politics

Republicans to target unions, expand school choice in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republicans are poised to use their newly attained capitol dominance to make Missouri the 27th right-to-work state prohibiting mandatory union fees. That is unless

Market boom spurs Vietnamese airline carriers to expand fleets at speed
Business

Market boom spurs Vietnamese airline carriers to expand fleets at speed

But the country's airports do not have the capacity to cope with soaring passenger numbers.

Israel to expand fleet of next-generation F-35 fighter jets
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Israel to expand fleet of next-generation F-35 fighter jets

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Sunday said it will expand its fleet of next-generation F-35 fighter jets in a move that officials believe will help maintain the country's qualitative military edge

Hong Kong Disneyland to expand with $1.4 billion investment
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Hong Kong Disneyland to expand with $1.4 billion investment

By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Walt Disney will expand its loss-making Hong Kong Disneyland theme park with a $1.4 billion investment to try to attract more visitors, the U.S. entertainment