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Vietnam, Indonesia aim for breakthroughs in economic ties

At the talks

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Indonesian President Joko Widodo have stressed the need to create breakthroughs in bilateral economic cooperation, making it the main pillar of the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Indonesia. During their talks in Bali, Indonesia, on October 12, the leaders exchanged views on orientations to …

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Trade war shifts FDI flows to Vietnam

Vietnam remains a hot destination for foreign direct investment in the region and is expected to top the ASEAN region’s growth rates due to its diversified export markets and an increasingly attractive investment and business climate. Vu Tien Loc, chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, felt excited …

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Fuel tax to up Vietnam inflation by 1.6 percent

An employee pumps petrol into a motorbike in Sapa, northern Vietnam.

Vietnam’s inflation will rise when the new environmental tax on fuel comes into effect next year, a report says. The report, prepared by the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), said raising the environmental tax on fuel by VND1,000 (4.3 cents) per liter will increase inflation by 1.6 …

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Malaysia halts Vietnamese chilli pepper imports

Malaysia has suspended chilli pepper imports from Vietnam since mid-September over concerns about pesticide residues.

Malaysia has suspended chilli pepper imports from Vietnam since mid-September over concerns about pesticide residues. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Plant Protection Department had received a report from Malaysia, saying that many batches of Vietnamese chilli pepper exported to the country were found with excessive pesticide residues. The …

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Vietnam has gotten rid of elephantiasis: WHO

Elephantiasis often leads to permanent disfigurement and disability, causing people to suffer from stigma, depression and anxiety.

The WHO has named Vietnam among countries that have successfully eliminated elephantiasis as a public health problem. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien received a certificate for the elimination from the World Health Organization in Manila on Monday. “Lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) used to be endemic in several parts of Vietnam, …

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