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Local firms shows low expectation of growth via M&A: report

Vietnamese firms continued to show lower expected growth through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for the next 3 years compared to the average rate across other economies in the Southeast Asian region (ASEAN), according to a newly release report.

Vietnamese firms continued to show lower expected growth through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for the next 3 years compared to the average rate across other economies in the Southeast Asian region (ASEAN), according to a newly release report. Only 12 percent of Vietnamese businesses expect to grow through M&A in …

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Beware of your helmet

According to a governmental decree that was issued last year, drivers of motorbikes, electric motorcycles, and electric bicycles who wear their helmets incorrectly will be fined up to VND200,000 ($9.4) as of July 1, 2014.

According to a governmental decree that was issued last year, drivers of motorbikes, electric motorcycles, and electric bicycles who wear their helmets incorrectly will be fined up to VND200,000 ($9.4) as of July 1, 2014. According to Article 6.3 of Decree 171/ND-CP of November 13, 2013, a fine of VND100,000-200,000 …

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EU pledges €542mn in ODA for Vietnam despite sea tension

The European Union will continue granting official development aid (ODA) to Vietnam, with €542 million to be disbursed this year despite current tensions in the East Vietnam Sea and the global economic crisis, an EU official said on Wednesday.

The European Union will continue granting official development aid (ODA) to Vietnam, with €542 million to be disbursed this year despite current tensions in the East Vietnam Sea and the global economic crisis, an EU official said on Wednesday. Dr. Franz Jessen, Ambassador-Head of the EU’s delegation in Vietnam, made …

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

A leopard spotted in the Sujan Jawai Leopard Camp, Rajasthan, India.

A leopard spotted in the Sujan Jawai Leopard Camp, Rajasthan, India. The agile cats are ambush hunters who rely on their mottled fur to blend in with their surroundings as they creep up on prey. Photograph: Adam Bannister/Barcroft Media Wood storks rest on treetops at the the Harris Neck National …

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Ten-man Costa Rica stun Greece in penalty shoot-out

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keilor Navas makes a save against Greece's Theofanis Gekas during the penalty shootout in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Greece at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 29, 2014.

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas claimed man-of-the match honours as his side sank Greece in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter finals for the first time and a clash with the Netherlands. Reduced to 10 men in the second half, Costa Rica still seemed to be on …

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Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal

Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal

HA NOI — It has been difficult getting back to normal life for Iain McNamara and his peers after their one-year trip through 22 countries. The first week seemed crazy for McNamara, Chris McGrath and Kevin Cobbe when they arrived home in Dublin a month ago. A video featuring them …

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Hosts Brazil aim for quarterfinal spot

Brazil's national soccer player Oribe Peralta (3rd-L) fights for the ball with teammates during their training session in Fortaleza, Brazil June 16, 2014

Hosts Brazil aim to become the first team to reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday by maintaining their superb recent record against opponents Chile. Uruguay, reeling from the loss of suspended striker Luis Suarez, meet in-form Colombia in Saturday’s other second round match which again pits two …

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Official urges new waste strategy

Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai (fourth right) during a visit to Da Phuoc Waste Treatment Facility on Saturday.

HCM CITY — Urban waste treatment should be handed over to private operators since public facilities have proved inefficient, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has said. Speaking at a meeting with HCM City and Long An Province officials at the Da Phuoc Integrated Waste Treatment Facility in HCM City’s …

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