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Hanoi rejects idea of building turtle statue as new icon

Hanoi’s culture department has nipped the idea of building a turtle statue, saying the thousand-year-old city doesn’t really need a new symbol. The proposal is “unsuitable,” the department said on Friday in an official response to Asia Friendship, the company that wants to build a gold and bronze turtle of …

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VietJet Soars Past Vietnam Airlines in Market Value

VietJet, Vietnam’s famed “bikini airline,” recently saw shares surge to 137,400 dong ($6.03) – making its total market capitalization $1.8 billion. This makes it more valuable than the country’s state-owned Vietnam Airlines, which is valued at $1.7 billion. Prices have been converging in an almost poetic manner – VietJet started …

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