Nancy Napier: Lesson from a Former Enemy

Ho Chi Minh (standing, third from left) at a farewell party for the OSS in 1945

October 19, 2014 (Vietnamica) — Quick quiz: Who declared independence for a fledgling country with the opening words, “All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” (more…)

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Vietnam Airlines’s IPO Facing Hurdles

Oct 17, 2014 (ILC) — Vietnam Airlines IPO has always been the focus of local media. And it has been years since the government started weighing options and plans. However, it looks like the plan faced more issues than had been thought of. (more…)

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Tokyo Medical University Approved in Vietnam

Oct 17, 2014 (ILC) — Vietnamese Prime Minister just approved the project of establishing the private Japanese-owned university in Vietnam, called Tokyo Medical University. This will be a not-for-profit education organization. (more…)

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Early Signs of Recovery: Vietnamese Real Property Market

Oct 17, 2014 (ILC Hanoi) — According to analysts of Vietnamese real estate market, the market started recovering, following series of new data and information about improving liquidity. (more…)

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Vietnam Exported 4.8mn Tons of Rice in 9 Months

Oct 14, 2014 (ILC) — Vietnam Food Association reported that in the first 9 months of 2014, Vietnamese exporters have delivered 4.788 million tons of rice to major importers...

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In 9 Months Vietnam Imported Pharmaceuticals Worth $1.4bn

Oct 14, 2014 (ILC) — Vietnam’s Customs Department released data showing that in the first 9 months of 2014, the local economy has imported pharmaceuticals worth $1.41bn. (more…)

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Vietnam to Assume the Role of Manufacturing Hub in ASEAN

Oct 14, 2014 (ILC) — Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) confirmed that in the first 9 months of 2014, foreign investors have committed to invest US$11.2 bn...

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Total Assets of Vietnamese Credit Institutions Increased to US$286bn

Oct 14, 2014 (ILC Hanoi) — The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) recently released data on the local credit institutions as of Aug 31, 2014. (more…)

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Student Movements: A Subject of Human Geography

October 14, 2014 (Stratfor, repub. by Vietnamica) — As student protests in Hong Kong continue, memories of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations naturally spring to mind. Less iconic but...

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Cultural Distinctiveness of World Regions by Schwartz’s Theory of Cultural Value Orientations

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October 12, 2014 (Vietnamica) — Schwartz (1999) defines cultural values as “conceptions of the desirable that guide the way social actors (e.g. organizational leaders, policy-makers, individual persons) select actions,...

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Vietnam Stock Markets Dropped

Vietnam Stock Markets Dropped

Oct 11, 2014 (ILC Hanoi) — Both official markets HCMC-based HSX, Hanoi-based HNX, saw a fairly significant drop in prices when the markets closed on Oct 10, 2014. (more…)

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Bentley Sees Market Potential in Vietnam

Bentley Sees Market Potential in Vietnam

Oct 11, 2014 (ILC Hanoi) — The super high-end car brand Bentley decides to have a share in Vietnam’s local market, anticipating rising demand in the coming years. (more…)

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