Posts Tagged ‘ Saigon Tiep ’

On the tip of the tongue

October 17, 2009
On the tip of the tongue

Vietnamese students play football in a physical exercise lesson at the Canadian International School in Ho Chi Minh City. An international school in Ho Chi Minh City ensures its local students learn the Vietnamese language. Fifth grader Ngo Duc Minh, born and raised in Vietnam, said he preferred English to Vietnamese, simply because he was [...]

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Chinese eggs bleached in Vietnamese village scam

October 15, 2009
Chinese eggs bleached in Vietnamese village scam

LookAtVietnam – A village in Hanoi has discovered how to turn low grade Chinese eggs into more expensive Vietnamese ones by soaking them in acid. The scam was uncovered by reporters from Saigon Tiep Thi who arrived in Dong Ngan Village in the Hanoi suburbs and were shocked by what they saw.  Brown Eggs sourced [...]

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Vietnam’s Generation 8X – Born to be wild

October 14, 2009
Vietnam’s Generation 8X – Born to be wild

LookAtVietnam – Vietnam’s twenty somethings are headed out on the highway and looking for adventure. They are calling it  Phuot –  a slang term describing a new kind of tourism Vietnamese youth are embracing in large numbers — traveling on motorbikes to discover Vietnam.  Phuot and du lich bui, meaning “dusty travel”,  are the holidays [...]

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Who – or what — sets the price of gold?

September 15, 2009
Who – or what — sets the price of gold?

VietNamNet Bridge – In principle, the price of gold in Vietnam strictly follows the world’s price.  However, the domestic market also has rules of its own.  Several days ago, when the gold price reached a record peak of 22.1 million dong per tael, some gold shops changed their quoted prices 29 times in one day. [...]

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Vietnam shares fund sprouts in New York

August 27, 2009
Vietnam shares fund sprouts in New York

LookAtVietnam – Investors wanting to buy a piece of Vietnam can now do so in the well-regulated and relatively transparent precincts of the New York Stock Exchange. Two Japanese investors at the HCM City Stock ExchangeFor about two weeks, a tiny new fund has been listed on the mammoth New York Stock Exchange: Van Eck [...]

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Apparent paradox: Vietnam running short of coal, but pushing exports

August 12, 2009
Apparent paradox: Vietnam running short of coal, but pushing exports

LookAtVietnam – A southern business newspaper believes a looming energy crisis will be exacerbated by Vinacomin’s eagerness to export coal.  According to calculations by Vinacomin, the sprawling state-controlled ‘Vietnam Coal and Minerals Group,’ Vietnam will need to import coal to supply domestic power plants beginning in 2013.  Demand for coal will rise to 94 million [...]

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Slaps on the wrist as old hands pollute waters

August 11, 2009
Slaps on the wrist as old hands pollute waters

The tanker sent by the Tan Phat Tai Private Company to dump waste around Dong Nai Province. Environment authorities in Dong Nai Province, 35 kilometers outside of Ho Chi Minh City, on Monday referred a repeat offender to central agencies to impose stronger penalties. In nearby Binh Duong Province, meanwhile, residents are stressed over several [...]

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Vietnam’s rice gaining market share; record exports foreseen

July 21, 2009
Vietnam’s rice gaining market share; record exports foreseen

VietNamNet Bridge – Domestic rice prices are climbing as brokers are trying to collect rice to fulfill export contracts. Exporters have been advised to be careful when signing contracts, to be sure they will have enough rice for export. Saigon Tiep Thi reports that the Mekong Delta rice market has come alive over the last [...]

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All that is gold does not glitter

June 23, 2009
All that is gold does not glitter

Authorities in Quang Nam Province’s Phu Ninh District inspect a wastewater pool at the Bong Mieu Gold Mine. Central Vietnam’s water supplies are polluted and running dry thanks to environmental havoc caused by man’s insatiable appetite for a shiny yellow metal. The Vu Gia and Thu Bon rivers originate in the Truong Son mountain range [...]

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Central fishermen frustrated over China’s ban on fishing

June 4, 2009
Central fishermen frustrated over China’s ban on fishing

Fishing vessels docked on the Han River in Da Nang City. Fisherman Ngo Viet from the central province of Quang Ngai is reluctant to head out to sea even though the annual fishing season began early this month and promises a bountiful catch. Viet and his crew are concerned over China’s enforcement of an annual [...]

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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...