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HCM City sees low enrollment rate in family health plans
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HCM City sees low enrollment rate in family health plans

Two years after the southern city of HCM City launched family health insurance plans, family coverage languishes at just 24 percent—a disappointing result that augurs ill for the Government’s bid to

Rate of Vietnamese kids with asthma highest in Asia
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Rate of Vietnamese kids with asthma highest in Asia

At present, the rate of Vietnamese kids aged 12 with asthma has reached at the highest level in the Asia, said the participants at the press brief in the central city of Da Nang on September 21.

Ministry urges to increase medical insurance coverage rate
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Ministry urges to increase medical insurance coverage rate

In an effort to raise the rate of medical insurance coverage amongst students, the Ministry of Health sent its document asking schools to increase information of insurance policies and important

Mortality rate due to air pollution from power plants in VN surges
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Mortality rate due to air pollution from power plants in VN surges

It is estimated that death due to air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Vietnam will increase from 4,300 in 2011 to 15,700 in 2030,  said director of the Research and Training Center for

Vietnam cuts lending interest rate to spur economic growth
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Vietnam cuts lending interest rate to spur economic growth

En nexpress - Cheaper loans and more oil are the government's answers to catching up with its ambitious growth target for this year.

Economists, gov't differ on whether GDP growth rate is attainable
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Economists, gov't differ on whether GDP growth rate is attainable

Vietnamnet - The government still insists on a 6.7 percent GDP growth rate target this year, though economists warn it will be out of reach.

ACV hit by exchange rate fluctuations once again
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ACV hit by exchange rate fluctuations once again

Vietnamnet - The fluctuations of the Japanese Yen caused big fluctuations in the for Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) in the first quarter of 2017.

Secret weapons in exchange rate operations
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Secret weapons in exchange rate operations

Vietnamnet - The secret and most important weapons for the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to operate the exchange rate are the foreign currency trading volumes and the daily average exchange rate.

Social insurance contribution rate cut for employers
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Social insurance contribution rate cut for employers

Vietnamnet - The rate of compulsory social insurance contribution by the employer to the fund for occupational accidents and diseases will be reduced by half a percentage point from June 1, 2017.

High rate of cancer cases leads to poverty
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High rate of cancer cases leads to poverty

Baomoi - 75,000 people are dying from cancer every year and their families often face huge debts after their deaths.

Vietnam among ten economies with highest rate of female entrepreneurs
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Vietnam among ten economies with highest rate of female entrepreneurs

Vietnamnet - Vietnam ranks 7th among 54 Asian-Pacific economies having the highest rate of female entrepreneurs, according to the Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017 Report released by MasterCard.

21 banks gather to discuss interest rate
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21 banks gather to discuss interest rate

Vietnamnet - Representatives from 21 commercial banks on Tuesday gathered in Ha Noi to discuss the interest rate, affirming that, so far, they are feeling no pressure on the issue.

Exchange rate: hard work for VN central bank this year
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Exchange rate: hard work for VN central bank this year

Vietnamnet - Due to developments in both domestic and international economic sectors during the first quarter of 2017, the exchange rate is considered the most unpredictable factor influencing the

HCM City maintains high growth rate in Q1
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HCM City maintains high growth rate in Q1

Vietnamnet - HCM City reported a 7.46 percent year-on-year increase in GRDP in the first quarter compared to 7.08 percent in the same period last year.

VN central bank allays concerns over brief deposit rate hikes
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VN central bank allays concerns over brief deposit rate hikes

Vietnamnet - The fluctuations in deposit rates at the beginning of March were an anomaly and things have returned to normal now, says Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.

Interest rate increase likely to affect housing market
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Interest rate increase likely to affect housing market

Vietnamnet - Raising deposit interest rates may affect the real estate market, heard a press conference organised by the Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE) Vietnam in Hanoi on March 27.

VN Central Bank: commercial banks’ interest rate adjustment normal
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VN Central Bank: commercial banks’ interest rate adjustment normal

Vietnamnet - It is normal for commercial banks to adjust their interest rates in accordance with their business strategies and market situation, said the State Bank of Vietnam.

US infant mortality rate declines, but disparities remain
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US infant mortality rate declines, but disparities remain

Yahoo News The rate of infant deaths in the United States has improved, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a study released on Tuesday. The infant mortality rate dropped 15

Some banks in Vietnam enter new rate race
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Some banks in Vietnam enter new rate race

Vietnamnet - Some commercial banks have entered a new interest rate hike race to lure medium- and long-term deposits, pushing the rate to a record high of more than 9 per cent per year.

PM repeats request for strong actions to reach 6.7-percent growth rate
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PM repeats request for strong actions to reach 6.7-percent growth rate

Vietnamnet - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Government members to take drastic measures to attain the targeted growth rate of 6.7 percent this year at the Cabinet’s February meeting in Hanoi

Bank of Mexico hikes interest rate ½-point to 6.25 percent
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Bank of Mexico hikes interest rate ½-point to 6.25 percent

Yahoo News MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank says it has raised its benchmark interest rate by a half-point to 6.25 percent, in a bid to contain rising inflation.

Interest rate under pressure to remain unchanged
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Interest rate under pressure to remain unchanged

Vietnamnet - The central bank has targeted keeping interest rate stable in 2017, however, the market’s developments in the first half of January 2017 show that lending rates are suffering from many

German jobless rate dips in January, beats expectations
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German jobless rate dips in January, beats expectations

Yahoo News BERLIN (AP) — Germany's labor market has made a strong start to the year, with the January unemployment rate in Europe's largest economy slipping to 5.9 percent in seasonally adjusted

Pakistan one-day captain suspended for slow-over rate
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Pakistan one-day captain suspended for slow-over rate

Yahoo News ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Pakistan limited-overs captain Azhar Ali has been suspended for one match and fined 40 percent of his match fee, while his players have been fined 20 per cent of