Weekly roundup: Fatal explosion in northern Vietnam, fugitive tycoon arrested, record breaking economy and more

January 6, 2018 | 11:51 am GMT+7

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

Weekly roundup: Vietnams acid epidemic, Saigons traffic hotspots, corruption crackdown and more (Bài clone - 1)

Explosion kills 2 kids, destroys 7 houses in northern Vietnam

The incident happened at a scrap facility in a residential area where many warheads have been found.

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Vietnam arrests wanted property tycoon deported from Singapore

The fugitive, wanted in Vietnam for revealing state secrets, was escorted to Hanoi after being accused of violating Singapore’s immigration law.

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Coffee, tea or bikini? VietJet stands by racy calendar in face of criticism

The annual 'bikini' calendar has gone viral online.

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Vietnam attracts record tourist numbers in 2017 but can't escape bad reputation

Robbery, petty crimes, traffic accidents and service quality continue to scar the country's image.

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HCMC court drops Uber’s lawsuit against tax demand

The Netherlands firm will have to continue paying the tax.

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Southern Vietnam braces for first storm of 2018

A tropical depression near the southern Philippines is forecast to develop into a storm and head west to southern Vietnam.

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Vietnam's runaway energy bigwig faces 2nd death sentence for embezzlement

Trinh Xuan Thanh allegedly agreed to undersell shares at PVP Land's project and accepted the buyer's $617,000 'gift' in return.

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Bullish investors can bring Vietnam’s stock market to record high in 2018: analysts

VN-Index already reached an 11-year high on Wednesday, marking the first time it surpassed 1,000 points since the global financial crisis.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams acid attacks, the heat of bitcoin in Saigon, top traffic hotspots, Sabeco deal sealed and more - 16

Five projects that could ease HCMC's traffic congestion in 2018

Once they're completed, traffic in the city might just become slightly more bearable.

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2017 a record-breaking year for Vietnam’s economy

Records tumbled this year as the economy grew from strength to strength.

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Jobless Vietnamese millennials would rather stay home than do manual work

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The year in pictures: Vietnam in 2017

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