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Gold loan rate tumbles as banks urge VND transfers

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Gold loan rate tumbles as banks urge VND transfers

Gold loans at commercial banks in Ho Chi Minh City at the end of February stood at 100,000 taels, down 28,000 taels, or 21.87 percent, against the end of 2013, the central bank's City branch Deputy Director Nguyen Hoang Minh told the Thoi Bao Ngan Hang (Banking Times).

Sustainable development in Vietnam seen from within

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Sustainable development in Vietnam seen from within

Sustainable development has emerged as a top concern of mankind. The issue is echoed at various international forums, in public documents, as well as in national policies and plans of action. In Vietnam, sustainable development is one of the fundamental elements of economic growth model reform and a primary goal of the national economy. Communist Review features an article by Prof. Dr. Vu Van Hien, Vice Chairman of the Central Theory Council, on the issue.

Two scenarios for Vietnam's 2014 economic growth

Business

Two scenarios for Vietnam's 2014 economic growth

At a recent seminar entitled "Prospects for Vietnam's Economy in 2014: Resonance Policy Effect" organised by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, participants put forth several scenarios for Vietnam's economy. Report byVietnam Business Forum.

Ministry enforces welding safety: official

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Ministry enforces welding safety: official

Deputy Director of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Labour Safety Department Nguyen Anh Tho spoke with VietnamPlus about the recent series of fires and explosions caused by welders

Vietnam’s options in international integration

Politics

Vietnam’s options in international integration

The 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) identified uniform and comprehensive implementation of external activities, proactive and active international integration, maintenance of a peaceful and stable environment, and creation of favourable conditions for national sustainable development as steps to turn Vietnam into an industrialised and modernised country by 2020.

Credit institutions urged to handle bad debts

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Credit institutions urged to handle bad debts

The State Bank of Vietnam has issued a document on the implementation of the Prime Minister’s decision on dealing with credit institutions’ bad debts and the establishment of the Vietnam Asset Management Company.

Deputy PM on key trip to RoK

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Deputy PM on key trip to RoK

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan rounded out the first day of his working visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK), holding working sessions with three government ministries in Seoul on August 26.

Agent Orange’s reach beyond war

Society

Agent Orange’s reach beyond war

Years after the war, the US Army continued to use the cargo planes that once sprayed Agent Orange (AO) in Vietnam to transport their soldiers, without notifying them of the risks associated with the toxic defoliant.