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Graduate from Arsenal-backed academy to play for Japanese club

Cong Phuong (R) will play for the national team in World Cup qualifying matches in October before moving to Japan

Hoang Anh Gia Lai has agreed to lend its young striker Cong Phuong to Japan club Mito Hollyhock for a year for US$100,000, local media reported. The 20-year-old striker, who graduated from the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Arsenal JMG Football Academy in Gia Lai Province, will begin to play for …

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Vietnam scraps ceiling rate on corporate dollar deposits

Vietnam's central bank said late on Sunday it was abolishing the interest rate ceiling on dollar deposits offered by banks to organisations and companies, which previously stood at 0.25 percent, in an attempt to avoid dollar hoarding.

Vietnam’s central bank said late on Sunday it was abolishing the interest rate ceiling on dollar deposits offered by banks to organisations and companies, which previously stood at 0.25 percent, in an attempt to avoid dollar hoarding. The interest rate ceiling on dollar deposits by individuals will be cut to …

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Pollution killing off coral under Phu Quoc sea in Vietnam

Many coral reefs under the sea of Phu Quoc Island, off southern Vietnam, have disappeared due to climate change and water pollution over the past several years, the local conservation agency has said.

Many coral reefs under the sea of Phu Quoc Island, off southern Vietnam, have disappeared due to climate change and water pollution over the past several years, the local conservation agency has said. The pollution of the sea water environment is considered the main cause, Nguyen Hong Cuong, director of …

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Vietnam requires China to drop marine zoning plan for Hoang Sa, Truong Sa

Hanoi has requested that Beijing immediately cancel its national marine functional zoning plan that illegally includes Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.

Hanoi has requested that Beijing immediately cancel its national marine functional zoning plan that illegally includes Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes. Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Le Hai Binh made the request on Wednesday in response to reporters’ questions on the recent adoption of the …

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Novartis launches chronic disease programme for poor countries

The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis is seen at its headquarters in Basel, October 22, 2013.

Drugmaker Novartis AG has begun a programme in Kenya, Ethiopia and Vietnam to supply 15 low-cost medicines to fight chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. The Swiss-based pharmaceuticals group said on Thursday its scheme would supply drugs for just $1 per treatment per month to governments, aid groups …

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Binh Duong makes it League-Cup double

Hanoi T&T's Thanh Hao's foul against Becamex Binh Duong's Cheik Abass Dieng.

Becamex Binh Duong defeated Hanoi T&T 4-2 to secure their first National Cup Saturday in a match marked by a violent foul against Senegalese striker Cheikh Abass Dieng. Becamex Binh Duong, who had won the V-League that concluded last week, dominated the match from the kickoff with Tan Tai, Dieng, …

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Vietnamese movie named Best Film at international festival

Vietnamese movie named Best Film at international festival

Vietnamese movie Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh (Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass) has won the best film award at the Silk Road International Film Festival in Fujian Province, China. It shares the Best Feature Film of the Year title at the second edition of the festival with Russian movie …

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