Update news charges

 Prosecutors in Cambodia have charged 10 foreigners, including five Britons, with producing pornographic images.

Finance Ministry proposes cut in some fees, charges

 The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has drafted a few adjustments to charges and fees in several sectors under its management.

14 types of fees imposed on a chicken

 VietNamNet Bridge – The overlapping fees in the poultry industry have increased the cost of production and circulation.


 Local gold consumption takes nosedive; Metro Cash & Carry ownership change unnerves local suppliers; Banks report high bad debt in first half; Binh Duong offers preferential loans to riot-hit firms

Hanoi police arrest cab driver who robs Chinese passenger

 VietNamNet Bridge – The police of Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, on Wednesday arrested taxi driver Nguyen Van Tien, 37, a native of Hung Yen province, to investigate the act of robbery.

Mogul Kien and seven others may be prosecuted on four charges

After nearly one year of investigation, the Ministry of Public Security has completed the investigation conclusions and proposed to prosecute tycoon Nguyen Duc Kien, former Vice Chairman and founder of ACB and seven others on four charges.


Illicit cigarettes face crackdown; Ad expense rules need reform, chambers say; Medicine needed for health investment; Wind power project begins on Phu Quy; PetroVietnam seeks fund for the $9bn refinery

International call charges lifted, but worries existing

Vietnamese feel happy when Vietnamese telcos have reached a consensus in the pricing policy on international call charges. However, a new worry has been raised that the number of illicit international calls would increase.