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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

July 10, 2012
Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two countries’ leaders to beef up bilateral ties. FM Pham Binh Minh welcomes his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. (Photo: VNA) Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh made the statement in Hanoi on [...]

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More tax incentives will help revive stock market?

July 10, 2012
More tax incentives will help revive stock market?

LookAtVietnam – High tax is believed to be the main reason that makes securities investment funds unable to develop in Vietnam. Though the draft circular stipulating the tax policies for securities investments offers a lot of tax incentives, it still has not satisfied securities investors. Securities’ associations believe that more preferences should be offered in [...]

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Foreign businesses warm up Vietnamese postal service market

July 10, 2012
Foreign businesses warm up Vietnamese postal service market

LookAtVietnam – A lot of foreign companies have arrived in Vietnam to explore the market and seek to buy the stakes of domestic postal service companies in the last half a year, since the day Vietnam fully opened its market to foreigners. Foreigners penetrating Vietnamese market In the last 20 years, the postal service market [...]

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Eurozone to offer Spain 30 bln euro bailout 

July 10, 2012
Eurozone to offer Spain 30 bln euro bailout 

   (L-R) European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Spanish Finance Minister Luis De Guindos and French minister for Economy, Finances and Foreign Trade attend a Eurozone meeting on July 9, 2012 at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Eurozone ministers agreed to bail out Spain at talks ending Tuesday, with a first tranche of 30 billion [...]

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Distraught Murray vows to come back stronger 

July 10, 2012
Distraught Murray vows to come back stronger 

   Roger Federer (L) shakes hands with Andy Murray after his men’s singles final victory on Day 13 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Tennis Club in southwest London. Federer won the match 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Andy Murray vowed to come back stronger than ever after a heartbreaking four-set Wimbledon final [...]

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Cross-cultural relationships 

July 10, 2012
Cross-cultural relationships 

   A young couple pose for their wedding photo in Da Nang. Most modern Vietnamese weddings incorporate both Western and Vietnamese traditions. Photo: AFP Relationships between men and women are complex and problematic under the best of circumstances, and when you mix cultures as different as Western and Asian it can really get muddled. And [...]

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Just gay enough 

July 10, 2012
Just gay enough 

  Amateur comedy opens hearts and minds toward a generally ostracized community  (From left) The three leading actors in ‘My Best Gay Friends,’ Ngo Xuan Nhat, Huynh Nguyen Dang Khoa and Tran Nguyen Kim Han "I will not exchange my son for others,” Nguyen Thi Loan Thanh says matter-of-factly. Thanh’s 21 year old son, Tran [...]

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FM Minh delivers speech at AMM 45

July 10, 2012
FM Minh delivers speech at AMM 45

ASEAN needs to maintain solidarity, strengthen coordination and play key role in dealing with regional challenges, Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has said. In his speech at the 45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 9, Minh emphasised that the group should bring into full play its [...]

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Foreign Minister joins ASEAN talks in Cambodia

July 10, 2012
Foreign Minister joins ASEAN talks in Cambodia

LookAtVietnam – Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh joined delegates from the nine other ASEAN member countries at the 45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting which began in Phnom Penh, Cambodia yesterday, July 9. Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (fifth from left) joins delegates from member countries at the 45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in [...]

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Int’l experts to help build tourism marketing strategy

July 10, 2012
Int’l experts to help build tourism marketing strategy

LookAtVietnam – A group of international experts will arrive in Vietnam on July 11 to help the country create a tourism marketing strategy and an action plan for tourism development in the future. The visit is being conducted by the European Union funded Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism (ESRT) project in Vietnam. The experts will [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...