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Thai environment protesters stage largest demonstration since start of military rule

The junta imposed a ban on public gatherings of over five people and has largely curbed freedom of expression.

Party poopers: Vietnam considers tightening belt on extravagant welcomes for guests

No foreign booze while floral bouquets are reserved for top 'A-class' delegations, unless the guest is a woman.

Vietnam can afford multi-billion-dollar airport if gov’t spends less: official

Government's recurrent expenditure could reach $40bln this year, and more than half of it will go on salaries and bonuses.
October 27, 2017 | 04:41 pm GMT+7

Vietnam aims to reduce official cars by half to cut expenses

The finance ministry says such a move could save up to $185 million a year.
February 03, 2017 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese lawmakers deny debt ceiling increase, insist gov't control spending

The government wants to borrow more but the legislature is saying no.
October 19, 2016 | 09:55 am GMT+7

Vietnam seeks new loans to pay off mounting debt: BIDV

Vietnam is on the hunt for fresh credit to pay back existing debt after setting aside between 14 and 16 percent of total outstanding government loans and government-guaranteed loans to fulfil its debt obligations, said BIDV, one of the country’s largest lenders by assets, on Wednesday in a report.
June 08, 2016 | 07:11 pm GMT+7
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