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Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

World

Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

Hundreds, possibly thousands of people have been buried beneath the rubble of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, which hit the Caribbean country of Haiti on January 12, an official from an international aid organisation in Haiti has reported.

Garment and textile sector leads nation’s exports

Business

Garment and textile sector leads nation’s exports

The garment and textile sector performed well in 2009, leading as the nation’s major export item despite impacts of the global economic slowdown, according to the General Office of Statistics.

Garment and textiles earned over 9 billion USD, a decrease of 1.3 percent since the previous year. However, the sector did surpass crude oil’s year-end revenue, which once led the country’s export list.

Frozen shrimp still thrives in crisis

Business

Frozen shrimp still thrives in crisis

Frozen shrimp brought in over 1.5 billion USD in 2009 and became the only seafood export staple that still managed to grow amid decreasing demands in the world due to the global crisis within the year.

Good year for franchises

Business

Good year for franchises

2009 was a busy year for franchises with more and more well-known global brand names appearing in Vietnam’s market as well as Vietnamese trademarks springing up in foreign markets.

To date, 39 overseas companies, mostly from the US , UK , Canada , Switzerland , Italy and Australia, doing in the fields of fast food, restaurant, and fashion, have been licensed to do franchise deals in Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

US weekly: Agent Orange still poisons Vietnam new generations

Politics

US weekly: Agent Orange still poisons Vietnam new generations

The US Time magazine on Dec. 16 ran a feature reflecting the fact that the levels of cancer-causing dioxins in Danang airport area are still 300-400 times higher than what is deemed to be safe, yet the US is using aid on meetings rather than practical deeds like cleanup of the toxic.