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Crisis is the right time to spend money

March 12, 2009
Crisis is the right time to spend money

While the majority of people are trying to tighten their purse strings in the economic crisis, some people think that smart consumers should spend money at this moment, as sellers have slashed their sale prices to stimulate the demand Having terminated a contract worth $300,000, Nguyen, director of a communication company in Hanoi, has decided [...]

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Online casinos thrive in no-gambling state

February 20, 2009
Online casinos thrive in no-gambling state

Underground gambling has gone wireless to evade Vietnam’s strict anti-gaming laws. The King’s Crown Casino website where gamblers can bet online.At a Ho Chi Minh City café near the airport, a gambler who asked to be known only as T. points to a man concentrating on his laptop.“He’s gambling now,” says T.“He sold his luxury [...]

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Online casinos thrive in no-gambling state

February 19, 2009
Online casinos thrive in no-gambling state

The King’s Crown Casino website where gamblers can bet online. Underground gambling has gone wireless to evade Vietnam’s strict anti-gaming laws. At a Ho Chi Minh City café near the airport, a gambler who asked to be known only as T. points to a man concentrating on his laptop.“He’s gambling now,” says T.“He sold his [...]

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From the stage to the street

February 14, 2009

A woman selling lottery tickets by the Dien Bien Phu Bridge was once a traveling cai luong singer. Tu walks the streets selling lottery tickets, desperate to pay back a VND1 million (US$58) debt.She incurred the debt when she was robbed of 200 tickets she had taken on credit.But she only makes some VND40,000 ($2.30) [...]

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Tet aid distribution rife with irregularities, fraud

February 10, 2009
Tet aid distribution rife with irregularities, fraud

Kim Thi Con is among thousands of poor residents in Tra Vinh Province’s Tra Cu District who did not receive the government’s Tet aid A 73-year-old man working to care for his cancer-stricken wife and a paralyzed son with mental illness was among the people denied this year’s Tet aid granted by the prime minister. [...]

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Village officials ‘steal’ Tet money from the poor

February 6, 2009
Village officials ‘steal’ Tet money from the poor

After Tet, the officials of Quang Ninh district, Quang Binh province, discovered that the Tet allowance for the poor in one of its villages, Thong Nhat, was used wrongly as some officials intentionally deducted the allowance to support relatives. The family of Nguyen Dai Thap received only VND250,000 as a Tet allowance while signing for [...]

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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...