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US urges Vietnam to meet international standards for TPP
The US asked Vietnam to comply with the international regulations on intellectual property, the environment and labour, which would facilitate the timely conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Vietnam, Finland sign air transport agreement
Vietnam and Finland signed an aviation agreement in Hanoi on October 20.
Institutional reform high on development agenda
Institutional reform is a priority in Vietnam’s socio-economic development strategy for 2011-2020.
Imported brews, grub at Hanoi's Oktoberfest
A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Hanoi on October 23-24.
Prime Minister’s Europe trip deemed a success
PM Nguyen Tan Dung’s Europe visit and his participation in the ASEM-10 are successful.
NA convenes 8th session
The 13th National Assembly's 8th session opened in Hanoi on October 20.
Vietnam puts forth initiatives at ASEM-10
The PM proposed strengthening mechanisms on dialogue and cooperation at ASEM-10 in Milan.
Germany to bring East Sea issue to ASEM-10
Germany and other EU countries will raise the East Sea issue at the 10th ASEM in Milan on October 16-17.
PM calls for investment from Germany
Vietnam is accelerating the equitisation of SOEs, offering opportunities for foreign investors.
Agriculture to eliminate “bottlenecks” in bid to attract FDI
20/10/2014 | 14:15:00
Agriculture, one of the most competitive economic sectors in Vietnam, needs to develop a long-term strategy to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), which has fallen in recent years.

Fifteen years ago, FDI inflows into the agriculture, forestry and fishery sector accounted for 15 percent of the country’s total FDI, but this declined to less than 0.5 percent in the past three years.
Politics
National Assembly debate revised legislature bill
National Assembly deputies debated the draft revised law on the organisation of the National Assembly at a plenary sitting on October 22 during the legislature’s on-going 8th session.
World
ASEAN speeds up establishment of hotline for defence ministries
The first working group meeting on the establishment of a Direct Communications Link (DCL) between ASEAN’s defence ministries opened in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on October 21.
Society
Asia-Pacific forum to review policies on People with Disabilities
The biennial Asia and Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) conference on the implementation of the rights of people with disabilities will commence in Hanoi on November 26 with the participation of almost 500 domestic and international delegates.
Business
Vietnamese, Russian firms seek closer partnership
Representatives from dozens of Vietnamese and Russian businesses came together in a meeting in Hanoi on October 22 to explore partnership opportunities.
Culture-Sport
Vietnamese team to Asian Para Games fulfils target
The Vietnamese team to the Asian Para Games 2014 in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, won six gold medals after three days of competition, fulfilling their target for the event, according to the Vietnam Paralympic Association.
Sci-Tech
Clean technology bootcamp debuted in Hanoi
The first Clean Tech Bootcamp came to a close in Hanoi on October 17 with the participation of 24 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Health
Hanoi shines in health care provision
Hanoi is taking the lead in meeting the population’s healthcare needs, a conference to review the implementation of the 2011-2015 health programme heard in Hanoi on October 21.
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