PRESS DIGEST - Vietnam newspapers - Sept 9

by reuters | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 9 September 2010 01:53 GMT

HANOI, Sept 9 (Reuters) - These are some of the leading stories in the official Vietnamese press on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

FINANCIAL NEWS:

TUOI TRE

-- Vietnam's public investment accounts for more than 40 percent of the gross domestic product, which is among the highest rates in the world, the World Bank said.

THOI BAO KINH TE VIETNAM

-- Partly private Oricombank said it has secured central bank approval to raise its registered capital to 3.1 trillion dong ($159.3 million) from 2 trillion dong via a share issue.

ECONOMIC AND GENERAL NEWS:

VIETNAM NEWS

-- ASEAN countries in July surpassed the European Union for the first time in imports of Vietnamese goods, with a value of $6.21 billion while Europe imported goods worth $5.98 billion, a Deputy Industry and Trade Minister said.

LAO DONG

-- Former Health Minister Tran Thi Trung Chien has denied government investigators' allegations of violations in the ministry's purchase of 20 million Tamiflu capsules in 2006 to fight bird flu during her tenure.

TUOI TRE

-- A Vietnamese fisherman was shot dead from an unknown ship on Sept. 4 when his boat was in the waters between Vietnam and Indonesia to buy seafood, the People's Procuracy Institute in the the southern province of Kien Giang said.

THOI BAO KINH TE VIETNAM

-- The Ministry of Transport said it was calling for investment to build the 110 km (68 miles) highway linking Vietnam's Mekong Delta city of Can Tho with the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. (Reporting by Hanoi Newsroom)

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