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Toyoda to build airbag plant in Vietnam

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. on Wednesday released plans on its website to establish a new plant for producing airbag parts in the northern province of Thái Bình, Việt Nam. According to the announcement, the factory has total investment capital of US$24.6 million and construction is expected to start in March, 2018. The plant is planned […]

Natural Gas Jumps to One-Year High on Stockpile Speculation

Natural gas futures rose to a one- year high in New York on speculation that U.S. inventories will drop for the first time this season as below-normal temperatures spur fuel demand. Gas rose 4.7 percent, the most in six weeks, as a government report on Nov. 15 may show that stockpiles fell 15 billion cubic […]

Soybeans Climb as U.S. Shipments Increase; Corn, Wheat Advance

Soybeans rose for a second day, rallying from a four-month low, on signs demand for U.S. supply is increasing as dry weather in Brazil and excessive rains in Argentina may hurt crops in the world’s biggest growing region. The contract for January delivery gained as much as 1.3 percent to $14.2575 a bushel on the […]

Vietnamese consumers more cautious in Q3 2012

Vietnam’s consumer confidence index dipped 8 points to 87 in this year’s third quarter with nine out of ten (91%) Vietnamese changing their spending habits to save more, shows a survey from Nielsen. Consumers’ cautious sentiment increases as 73% of Vietnamese stated this is not a good time to buy things they want and need, […]

Vietnamese actor achieves directing dream

Vietnamese-born Dustin Nguyen grew up in America to become a film actor, director, writer and martial artist. He talks to Bao Khanh about his movie, Lua Phat (Once Upon a Time in Viet Nam). Dustin Nguyen, 50, is best known for his roles as Harry Truman Ioki on 21 Jump Street and as Johnny Loh on V.I.P. After nearly 30 years working in the film industry, he has finally realized his dream of producing his own film. In Lua phat (Once Upon A Time In Viet Nam), he takes on a film’s three most important…

Vietnam’s rice export likely to set record high this year

Vietnam may export 7.7 million tonnes of rice this year, setting a new record because of increased export orders in the last months of the year. Farmers happy with export prospects The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said that the country’s rice exporters are speeding up production for exports to meet over one million tonnes of rice by the end of the year, anticipating possible fluctuations in the world rice market. Race to the harvest The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) will be likely able to export 7.7 million tonnes of this in 2012, surpassing Thailand to become the biggest rice exporter…

Platinum, Palladium Shortage Most in a Decade on Supply

Platinum and palladium will return to the biggest shortages in at least a decade this year as strikes and safety stoppages in South Africa and falling sales from Russia cut supplies, Johnson Matthey Plc (JMAT) said. Labor disputes in South Africa will help cut platinum output to the least since 2000 and leave the market […]

Behind Obama’s re-election

(0 votes, average 0 out of 5) After news broke that President Obama had won re-election, a well-educated Vietnamese woman told me about her husband’s theory: Obama won because of a backroom deal among America’s rival powerbrokers. She seemed skeptical as I explained that, while there may be secret deals in politics everywhere, America’s presidential contest isn’t like that. It’s more like a giant, raucous sporting spectacle that plays out constantly with intense media attention, climaxing in great drama once every four years. Citizens root for their teams and boo the rivals. Debates can get heated, but as one…

U.S. to overtake Saudi as top oil producer: IEA

The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s top oil producer by 2017, the West’s energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington will come very close to achieving a previously unthinkable energy self-sufficiency. In this Tuesday, March 6, 2012, file photo taken with a long exposure, a pumping unit sucks oil from the ground near Greensburg, Kan. The forecasts by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which advises large industrialized nations on energy policy, were in sharp contrast to previous IEA reports, which saw Saudi Arabia remaining the top producer until 2035. “Energy developments in the United States are profound…

Boosting rice export at “golden moment,” Vietnam hopes to make record in 2012

VietNamNet Bridge – The predictions about the world’s quiet rice market in second half of 2012 did not come true. Consignments of rice exports have been continually leaving Vietnam’s ports for other countries in recent days. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has sent a good message: Vietnam’s rice exports have been increasing rapidly over the last few years, raising the hope that Vietnam’s rice exports may reach the record high of 7.7 million tons in 2012. Analysts have also commented that it is now the “golden time” for Vietnam to boost exports, when the world’s demand increases rapidly. Rice export…