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VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese tire manufacturers now can benefit from a drop in natural rubber prices but they have to compete fiercely with Chinese and Thai colleagues.
VietNamNet Bridge - Investors are less interestedin enterprises' strong brandsor valuable machines and equipment, but instead large land plots in advantageous positions.
VietNamNet Bridge - “Vietnam has 64 independent economies, including 63 local economies and one central economy,” commented Tran Dinh Thien, head of the Vietnam Economics Institute.
VietNamNet Bridge - Textile & garment companies have to pay many kinds of fees and taxes, including “under-the-table” fees to be able to go faster on rough roads where there are many check points.
VietNamNet Bridge - If the US sets up a cotton bonded warehouse in Vietnam, this would benefit the Vietnamese textile industry as it would help cut transport and protection costs.
VietNamNet Bridge - The management board of a secondary school in Thai Binh province has decided to expel three students from the school because they urinated in the "wrong place".
VietNamNet Bridge - In many ‘duels’, it is not the foreign giants with powerful financial capability and experience, but rather the Vietnamese conglomerateswho are the winners.
VietNamNet Bridge - Though the Vietnamese motorbike market is becoming saturated, manufacturers still make big profits with 3 million products bought every year.
Experts have repeatedly warned about the overabundance of hydropower plants in the central region and Central Highlands which have devastated forests and badly affected people’s lives. However, more hydropower projects are still queuing for licenses.
VietNamNet Bridge - It is estimated that Vietnam will need 7,770 more teachers of English by 2020 to implement the national program on teaching English, under which third, fourth and fifth graders would have four English sessions a week.
VietNamNet Bridge - E-United has unexpectedly expressed its willingness to come back to Vietnam to develop the Guang Lian steel project which it once gave up because of financial problems.
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has told primary school teachers not to give home exercises to students who have two learning shifts a day. But students still have too many exercises to do.