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Vietnam targets spending deficit at 3.7% of GDP in 2018
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Vietnam targets spending deficit at 3.7% of GDP in 2018

NDO - The National Assembly of Vietnam has approved the budget for 2018 which aims for the expenditure deficit at VND204 trillion (US$9 billion), equivalent 3.7% of gross domestic product.

Vietnam leads Southeast Asia in infrastructure spending
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Vietnam leads Southeast Asia in infrastructure spending

NDO - Vietnam led the Southeast Asian countries in infrastructure spending, accounting for 5.7% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to a recent report released by property

Spending deficit estimated at VND20.1 trillion in first four months
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Spending deficit estimated at VND20.1 trillion in first four months

Nhan dan - NDO - Vietnam’s spending deficit in the first four months of 2017 was estimated at VND20.1 trillion (nearly US$890 million), the lowest level in recent years, according to the General

Is Vietnam spending too much on infrastructure?
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Is Vietnam spending too much on infrastructure?

Vietnamnet - Statistics show that Vietnam is among Asia’s biggest spenders on infrastructure.

Vietnamese businesses are spending more on branding
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Vietnamese businesses are spending more on branding

Vietnamnet - Nike and Adidas are willing to pay 10-17 percent of their profits for their marketing campaigns. Will Vietnamese businesses do the same?

Why Europe should boost defense spending, South Sudan’s instability a threat beyond borders, Press freedom vital to democracy, ‘Grexit’ will not get the green light, Iraq’s enemy after Islamic State: corruption
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Why Europe should boost defense spending, South Sudan’s instability a threat beyond borders, Press freedom vital to democracy, ‘Grexit’ will not get the green light, Iraq’s enemy after Islamic State: corruption

Yahoo News “[US] Vice President Mike Pence assured [Europeans at the recent Munich Security Conference] that Washington’s commitment to Nato is strong...,” states an editorial. “He also made a very

Spending time with a ‘disappearing’ people
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Spending time with a ‘disappearing’ people

EN VietNamNet - VietNamNet Bridge – Pham Mai Huong quit a regular job to travel full time, and is rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime experience in northernmost Mongolia with the Tsaatan tribe. Hong

France calls on Germany to hike investment spending
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France calls on Germany to hike investment spending

Bao moi - BERLIN: French Economy Minister Michel Sapin has dismissed a US attack on Germany's trade surplus but urged Europe's biggest economy to boost its spending on investment.

Canada's tourism spending hits 20-year high on weak dollar
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Canada's tourism spending hits 20-year high on weak dollar

Yahoo News - By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Tourism spending in Canada jumped the most in nearly 20 years in the third quarter of 2016, official data showed on Thursday, pushed up in part by

BlackBerry spending $75 million on autos hub over several years
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BlackBerry spending $75 million on autos hub over several years

Canada's BlackBerry Ltd plans to invest C$100 million ($75 million) in a new autonomous vehicle-testing hub over several years, the company's chief executive said on Monday, marking a change of

Nigeria's leader wants spending spree to boost economy
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Nigeria's leader wants spending spree to boost economy

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari proposed Wednesday a multi-billion dollar jump in spending designed to lift the nation out of the "most challenging economic situation" in its history. Following

U.S. urges Taiwan to increase defense spending given China threat
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U.S. urges Taiwan to increase defense spending given China threat

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense spending in Taiwan has not kept pace with the threat posed by China and should be increased, a senior U.S. defense official said on Tuesday, days

Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research
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Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.

Brazil Senate approves 20-year spending freeze
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Brazil Senate approves 20-year spending freeze

Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's Senate on Tuesday approved a 20-year government spending freeze billed as the centerpiece of austerity reforms aimed at restoring economic health to the troubled Latin

Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill
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Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for

House to clear stopgap spending, water projects measures
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House to clear stopgap spending, water projects measures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is advancing hard-fought legislation to help Flint, Michigan, fix its lead-tainted water system and speed next year's confirmation for retired Gen. James Mattis as

Australia economy slows as government spending falls
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Australia economy slows as government spending falls

Australia's economy contracted for just the fourth quarter in 25 years, official data showed Wednesday, slowing the annual growth rate to 1.8 percent amid weaker government and consumer spending on

Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up
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Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and speeding drug approvals and readying a

Eurozone ministers torpedo EU plans for more spending
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Eurozone ministers torpedo EU plans for more spending

Eurozone finance ministers, led by Germany and the Netherlands, on Monday scrapped a European Commission proposal for richer countries to spend more in order to boost a lacklustre European economy.

Norway government aims to sign 2017 spending plan on Saturday: source
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Norway government aims to sign 2017 spending plan on Saturday: source

Norway's right wing minority coalition expects to sign a deal with centrist partners in parliament on Saturday for a 2017 fiscal budget, which would rescue the government from collapse, a source

Australia boosts spending to keep Great Barrier Reef off 'in danger' list
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Australia boosts spending to keep Great Barrier Reef off 'in danger' list

By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will spend A$1.3 billion ($965.3 million) in the next five years to improve the water quality and wellbeing of the Great Barrier Reef to prevent the

Global economic agency urges more infrastructure spending
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Global economic agency urges more infrastructure spending

PARIS (AP) — An international economic agency said Monday that the kind of infrastructure spending promised by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump could boost global growth, but warned that

Fed's Fischer says govt spending can boost productivity
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Fed's Fischer says govt spending can boost productivity

Properly directed government spending -- including infrastructure spending as President-elect Donald Trump has promised -- can boost the economy's productive capacity, Federal Reserve Vice Chair

House GOP says Trump wants spending bill through March
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House GOP says Trump wants spending bill through March

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans leaders say President-elect Donald Trump wants a short-term spending bill to keep the government running through March of next year.

Spending yields mixed results in fight for state high courts
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Spending yields mixed results in fight for state high courts

SEATTLE (AP) — Millions of dollars in campaign spending produced mixed results for the conservative and liberal groups seeking to sway state supreme courts around the country.