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PM pledges favourable conditions for German investors
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has affirmed that Vietnam always keeps its door wide open for German investors and creates favourable conditions for them to run long-term business in Vietnam.

Citizen Identification, Civil Status Laws passed
NA deputies passed the Law on Citizen Identification and the Law on Civil Status on Nov. 20.
PM responds to NA deputies’ queries
The PM laid out measures to deal with public debt in his address to lawmakers in Hanoi on Nov. 19.
Shrimp exports to hit 3.8 billion USD this year
Shrimp export turnover is forecast to hit 3.8 billion USD this year.
Vietnam, Russia hold 7th strategic dialogue
The 7th annual VN-Russia Strategic Dialogue on Diplomacy-Defence-Security took place in HCM City on Nov. 15.
NA announces votes of confidence results
All 50 officials holding positions elected or approved by the NA passed the vote of confidence on Nov. 15.
Vietnam backs APEC development agenda
Vietnam fully supports the measures required to fulfil the Bali commitments and Bogor goals.
Regional minimum wages to increase
Region-based monthly minimum wages in VN will be increased by 15 pct from January 1, 2015.
PM, four ministers to be questioned
The PM and four ministers will go before the National Assembly its the on-going eighth session.
Consumer confidence keeps climbing
19/11/2014 | 16:14:00
Consumer confidence in Vietnam gained further momentum in the third quarter, increasing by four points from Q2 according to survey results released last week by global information and measurement company Nielsen.

The Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions reveals that for the first time since 2012 consumer confidence levels in Vietnam exceeded 100 points to stand at 102 while globally consumer confidence remained steady at 98 points.
World
Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia form regional rubber market
Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are working on the establishment of a regional rubber market in a bid to create a playing ground for producers, consumers and market players.
Society
Hanoi to host Asia-Pacific Disability Forum Conference
The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 28 as an appropriate celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3).
Business
German investments required to boost Vietnamese national development: PM
Vietnam’s dynamically growing economy is in need of investments worth billions of USD in infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation, seaport development and other areas, which provides a great opportunity for foreign investors, including Germans, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said.
Culture-Sport
Nguyen-era royal records on display in Thua Thien – Hue
An exhibition of royal administrative documents, which dated back to the Nguyen dynasty (1802 - 1945), opened in central Thua Thien – Hue province on November 21.
Sci-Tech
Nuclear power development is a long-term strategy
Developing nuclear electricity in Vietnam is a long-term strategy which is being pursued in order to meet domestic energy demands, reduce the reliance on international energy sources, limit environmental pollution caused by burning fossil fuels, and promote the development of science-technology and infrastructure.
Health
Workshop on methadone maintenance treatment
Only 22,000 patients from 38 cities and provinces received methadone maintenance treatment by November 15, 2014, Nguyen Hoang Long, head of the Ministry of Health’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Department said in a workshop on the implementation of methadone maintenance treatment in Hanoi on November 20.
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