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Ministry proposes tax hike on petroleum

The Ministry of Finance has proposed, in a draft law, to almost triple the environmental protection tax on oil and gas consumption from the current VNĐ3,000 (US$0.13) to VNĐ8,000 per litre.

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The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Friday delivered documents to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) regarding the management of 877 formula milk products for children less than six years old. The Domestic Market Department under the MoIT

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Residents reject Quang Ngai Tet extravagance

Many residents in Quang Ngai City have complained about the local authorities' spending too much on decorations for Tet while the province is having to ask for support from the government and donors following recent devastating floods.

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Hanoi shooting under investigation

A shooting in Hanoi occurred at a cafe on Phan Boi Chau Street on January 16.

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HCM City clears up pavement for Tet Holiday

The authorities in HCM City's District 1 have started clearing up the pavements which are encroached by illegal parking areas and street vendors to improve the city's look and prevent congestion.

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The Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital was officially put into operation on January 16. It is the third children’s hospital in the southern hub and the most modern of its kind in Vietnam so far.

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Abe thanked for devotion to Vietnam-Japan partnership

President Tran Dai Quang acknowledged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s role in and devotion to nurturing the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership at a meeting in Hanoi on January 16.

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Eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, a level of inequality which "threatens to pull our societies apart", Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos.

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Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a UN study.

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A Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport Monday, killing 32 people and destroying homes after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said.

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Thailand faces more hardship from unseasonable floods that have killed 40 people in its south, with more rain expected in the major rubber-producing and tourist region in coming days, a top disaster agency official said on Sunday.

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Ratings agency Moody's has agreed to pay nearly $864 million in a settlement with the US authorities over its inflated ratings of risky mortgage securities that contributed to prompting the 2008 global financial crisis, the Justice Department said Friday.

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Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left the South Korean special prosecutor's office early on Friday after more than 22 hours of questioning on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye.

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