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Pay-TV market: big players kill smaller companies with dumping services

VietNamNet Bridge - Local television stations have denounced big players for playing tricks to quell smaller companies.

Vietnamese fashion brands battle against foreign companies

VietNamNet Bridge - Although listed among the top 10 textile and garment exporters worldwide, Vietnam is seeing its domestic market increasingly controlled by foreign brands.

Athletes, rowers hit the finish line first

 VietNamNet Bridge – Do Thi Thao and Duong Van Thai completed their doubles, while the quartet runner broke a 24-year-old record in the women's 4x400m relay.

Thousands of students expected to fail exams to attend state schools

VietNamNet Bridge - The high school entrance exam is expected to be very tough this year due to the sharp increase in the number of examinees. There will also be fewer available seats at state-owned schools, making admissions even more competitive.

Boxers gear up for big fights

 VietNamNet Bridge – Boxers and martial artists are getting ready for big fights at the Saigon Sports Club Boxing Championship in HCMC at 6 p.m. on April 19.

Competition over airport operation licences hots-up

VietNamNet Bridge – Jetstar Pacific Airlines is the latest business to submit a bid to operate the central region’s Danang International Airport. 

Vietnam hopes to produce more classical musicians of int’l renown

VietNamNet Bridge – Many Vietnamese students attended international music competitions in 2014 where they came away with top prizes.

Filipino exporters see Vietnam as formidable rival

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam, with great advantages in energy costs as well as seaports, is believed to be a great competitor of Philippines, according to foreign media reports.

Viet Nam add bronze in Asian Beach Games

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vu Duy Khang's bronze was the only medal that Viet Nam won on the fifth day of the Fourth Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand yesterday, Nov 18.

New taxi app Uber frustrates government officials

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese management agencies are arguing about the legitimacy of the taxi app Uber in the country.

Domestic drug companies wrestle with competition

 VietNamNet Bridge – Domestic drug producers are facing significant obstacles in selling their products in both the domestic and foreign markets, the Tin tuc (News) Newspaper has reported.

Competition in beverage market to heat up

VietNamNet Bridge – There will be stiff competition between domestic and foreign beverage firms as Viet Nam integrates further into the world beverage market, with tremendous potential for development,

Market-based reforms imperative, says minister

 VietNamNet Bridge – Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh, in a year-end exclusive interview with the Daily, said market-based reforms must be introduced in 2014 to spur growth, and there is still much room for such transformation.

Retailers worry as Vietnam opens market in 2015

 Vietnamese retailers have expressed concerns about the increasingly competitive retail market, as the country plans to open up to an influx of foreign retailers required by the WTO obligations, which will come into effect from January 11, 2015.

Social Highlights for November 5

 HCM City to tackle river and canal encroachment; Da Nang, Ha Noi win robotics competition; Student architects top design contest; Central provinces restore forests; Environmental laws need improvement

First Kilo class submarine to arrive in November

The first Russian-built submarine will be handed over to Vietnam on November 7, 201, according to RIA Novosti, one of the largest media agencies in Russia.

VN rice exporters worried of Thai competition

VietNamNet Bridge – Thailand's decision to sharply reduce the price of 100B rice – which is equivalent to Viet Nam's 5 per cent broken rice - from US$430 per tonne to $380 to pare its inventory has affected global prices, including in Viet Nam,

Tien Minh competes in Taiwan Open Grand Prix Gold

 Vietnam’s world No5 badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh has flown to Taipei in his quest for the 2013 Taiwan Open Grand Prix Gold title for the third time.

Competition to design State formal wear announced

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on August 1 launched a contest to design State formal wear that will be worn at national and international events.

Online game firms live outside the law

 VietNamNet Bridge – Online games have been living quietly in the dark, because they cannot advertise their products under any form, and because they have not been granted operating licenses.