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Vietnam prosecutes bank officials in corruption crackdown

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam has prosecuted five former officials of the unlisted Dong A Bank for violating rules that "lead to serious consequences", police said on Friday, part of a widening investigation involving the Ho Chi Minh City-based lender. Energy and banking firms are at the heart of a swe

REUTERS - 2017-11-24 05:58:04

Korean chickens will be served at dining tables in Vietnam and Hong Kong

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vietnamese and Hong Kong people will be able to enjoy Korean chickens again. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in Korea, exporting fresh poultry products such as Korean chickens to Hong Kong has become possible after Oc

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-23 03:14:00

U.S. Troops Say No Thanks to Thanksgiving in 1969 Vietnam

U.S. troops at a hospital in Vietnam in 1969 found a novel but effective way to protest the war. Protest by military personnel on active duty, especially in a war zone, is a tricky, not to say treasonous, business. But the U.S. troops at a hospital in Vietnam in 1969 found a novel but effective way

DAILY BEAST - 2017-11-23 15:03:08

Best Black Friday holiday and travel deals of 2017

Thanksgiving is upon us - which can only mean that Black Friday isn't far behind. Comparable to Boxing Day sales, the American tradition has made its way across the Atlantic and has infiltrated our shores. But it's not just TV sets and toys you can get bargain deals on - there are some brilliant tra

STANDARD.CO.UK - 2017-11-23 16:32:00

Soviet-made Minsk motorcycles make a comeback in Hanoi

(CNN) - Hanoi might be famous for its scooters, but the city's youth is shifting gears. During an off-roading tournament in November, young motorcycle enthusiasts ripped through the mud in the countryside outside Hanoi. They weren't driving jeeps or four-wheelers, but rather retro-looking Minsk bi


Asia Coffee -Vietnam local prices drop, Indonesia premium tightens

Reuters. Asia Coffee -Vietnam local prices drop, Indonesia premium tightens * Vietnam harvest in full swing; weather supports * Indonesia premium tightens to $50/T from $60-$70 - trader By Mai Nguyen HANOI, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Vietnam's domestic coffee prices fell due to new harvest supplies, while

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-23 11:50:22

Study: Vietnam Vets May Be Infected With Lethal Parasites From Decades Ago

Hundreds of Vietnam veterans may have been infected by slow-killing parasites while fighting in Southeast Asia decades ago and not even know it, a new study suggests. Research commissioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs last spring found a link between a rare bile duct cancer recorded among v


Report: Military personnel reassigned following Trump's Asia trip

(CNN)Allegations that multiple US service members had "improper contact" with foreign women while on the President's Asia tour have spurred an investigation and led to their reassignment, The Washington Post reports, attributing the information to officials familiar with the situation. The Post re


Ontario premier leads trade mission to China and Vietnam

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne leaves today on a two-week trade mission to China and Vietnam with more than 100 business and academic delegates. It is the first time an Ontario premier has led a trade mission to Vietnam, which did $3 billion in two-way trade with the province last year. The trip m


Asia Rice-India prices up as rupee gains; Thai rates climb on low supply

Asia Rice-India prices up as rupee gains; Thai rates climb on low supply * Vietnam markets quiet amid high price levels * Output in flood-hit Bangladesh to drop in the year to June By Arpan Varghese BENGALURU, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Rice prices climbed this week in India due to an appreciation in the lo


As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis

Tra Thi Nhan owns a pharmacy in Bu Gia Map, Vietnam, in a forested area near the Cambodian border. She attributed the district's persistent malaria problem to "our topography."Credit Quinn Ryan Mattingly for The New York Times BU GIA MAP, Vietnam - When Tran Viet Hung was a soldier patrolling these


Tradition with a twist: Hanoi's street food gets a contemporary makeover

(CNN) - There's no arguing: Hanoi is a street food mecca. But humble bowls of pho and turmeric-tossed cha ca fish aren't the only culinary draws in the capital of Vietnam. An influx of international restaurants, combined with a young population hungry for a cosmopolitan lifestyle, has opened the do


Vietnam's HDBank IPO offers 20 pct stake to raise up to $300 mln

HANOI, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) is holding an initial public offering (IPO) to foreign investors this month for up to 20 percent of the company that could raise up to $300 million, a bank official said on Wednesday. HDBank, as th


Vietnam to allow book building to try to speed up SOE privatisations

HANOI, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Vietnam on Wednesday announced changes to rules to speed up the privatisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), adding book building to a programme that has been weighed down by the extent of state control and concerns about vested interests. Privatisations up to now have


In Vietnam, Trump effectively passed the baton of global leadership to China's Xi

Xi presents himself as a capable world leader who masters the world's complex challenges that fail to interest Trump. President Donald Trump returned from his 12-day trip to Asia, proclaiming it historic. Indeed, it was historic, but not for the reasons he listed. Instead, 52 years after US Marine


Vietnam veterans challenge Ken Burns

They just aren't comfortable with "The Vietnam War," the ambitious documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns, which debuted last month with much fanfare and is still being featured on many PBS stations. Vietnam Veterans for Factual History - a Texas-based interest group which includes military veterans, hi


Philanthropist: 'I Cannot Eat Three Bowls of Rice at One Time'

When the Vietnam War ended in 1975, and the first refugees trickled into the Los Angeles area, Helene Ross, co-founder of the Westlake Women's Club, organized the group to collect necessities and distribute them to displaced Vietnamese. Kieu Hoang accepted clothing and, later, household goods and a


Democrats Revert to ‘It’s Okay When Our Guy Does It’ in Defending Franken

The Senate sex-and-power calculus has come to this: Roy Moore fans say, "Al Franken isn't dropping out. Why should our guy?" Al Franken fans say, "Roy Moore isn't dropping out. Why should our guy?" The language of power has, for some on both sides, displaced the language of right and wrong. We've g


Lyndon Johnson's War Propaganda

In 1967, the expensive and bloody war in Vietnam was not obviously producing an American victory. Journalists and politicians began to speak of a stalemate. President Lyndon Johnson, and the men leading the American effort in Vietnam, found this intolerable. They felt that maintaining public support


Vietnamese brewer Sabeco to conduct stake sale roadshows in Singapore, London

Reuters. FILE PHOTO - Cans of beer move along a production line at a factory of Saigon Beer Corporation in Hanoi HANOI (Reuters) - Sabeco (HM:SAB), Vietnam's biggest beer firm, will hold roadshows in Singapore and London on the government's plan to sell a stake, the country's trade ministry said in