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  • HANOI, Oct 11- Vietnam's economic growth target is 5.5 percent next year, similar to the expected rate of expansion in 2012, the government said.

  • HANOI, Oct 11- Vietnam's economic growth target next year is 5.5 percent, similar to the expected expansion in 2012, the government said.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 10- The European Union said on Wednesday it had reduced the duties imposed on screws and bolts from China after the World Trade Organisation found flaws in the way they were initially calculated. China is a subject in 21 of the European Commission's 41 ongoing investigations into subsidies and dumping.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 10- Asia's fuel oil market extended gains on Wednesday, with the first four inter-month spreads gaining a dollar and above amid renewed hopes that demand would recover as players start stockpiling for winter. Western Power and East-West Power are seeking 80,000 tonnes of high sulphur fuel oil for November-delivery.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 10- Singapore shares fell to a near one-month low while most other Southeast Asian stocks also ended lower on Wednesday as flagging global economic growth triggered selling in blue-chip stocks, including Keppel Corp. Oil rig builder Keppel Corp led among battered large-cap stocks, sliding 1.4 percent.

  • HANOI, Oct 10- BIDV, Vietnam's largest partly private bank by assets, has secured a licence to list shares on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, market regulators said on Wednesday.

  • HANOI, Oct 10- BIDV, Vietnam's largest partly private bank by assets, has secured a licence to list shares on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, market regulators said on Wednesday.

  • MOSCOW- Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki. MOSCOW- Putin to meet with officials to discuss the situation on the national and international grain market. MOSCOW- Court hearing in appeal by members of punk group Pussy Riot.

  • HANOI, Oct 10- These are some of the leading stories in the official Vietnamese press on Wednesday. -Deutsche Bank has cut its stake in food producer Kinh Do Corp to 5.8 percent after selling more than 1.9 million KDC shares between Aug. 30 and Sept. 21, the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange said.

  • Oct 10- When one of Vietnam's richest and best-connected bankers was arrested in August, a move that sent the country's stock market tumbling, a little-known blog broke the news hours ahead of state media.

  • But the high-pitched row between Beijing and Tokyo over their ownership is exacting a growing toll on Japan, threatening to send its recovery from last year's disasters into reverse.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 9- Stocks in Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines edged lower on Tuesday amid broad-based sell-off in regional large caps such as Metropolitan Bank& Trust Co. and Siam Cement Pcl as concerns about global growth dented investor sentiment. Late selling erased most of morning gains in Malaysia.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Vietnamese-born chef Charles Phan shares his passion for his homeland and tips about how to cook its delicious food in his first cookbook, "Vietnamese Home Cooking". Phan and his family fled to Guam from Vietnam in 1975 before settling in San Francisco a couple of years later. runs six other eateries in San Francisco.

  • "It is just technical buying from investors when the market stayed near support levels while there is lack of sell orders," said Lai Duc Long, a broker at Phu Hung Securities, adding there was no supportive news. Investors were buying shares of major companies in the oil and gas sectors such as Petrovietnam Finance Corp and Petrovietnam Construction.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 9- Two scions of Malaysia's Genting gaming empire inked a deal on Tuesday to gain control of listed Australian wagering group Two Way Ltd as they seek to build their own casino and leisure business in southeast Asia.

  • HANOI, Oct 9- TNK Vietnam, a subsidiary of Russia's third-largest oil producer TNK-BP, said on Tuesday it has started gas production at the Lan Do field off Vietnam's coast. Production began on Sunday at the field, 28 kilometres east of Lan Tay Platform in Block 06.1, the company said in a statement.

  • HANOI, Oct 9- Data released by the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers' Association:. Vietnam monthly vehicle sales ____________________2012_______________________ __2011 Month Sept Aug July June May April March Feb Sept Units 7,018 6,448 6,737 5,858 5,765 6,004 7,545 6,149 10,216.

  • MANILA, Oct 9- The Philippines has long been among Asia's most aggressive sovereign borrowers. Much of the enthusiasm for the Philippines-- not so long ago considered the "sick man of Asia"-- reflects President Benigno Aquino III's efforts to curb corruption, reduce the budget deficit and increase spending on infrastructure.

  • MANILA, Oct 9- The Philippines has long been among Asia's most aggressive sovereign borrowers. Much of the enthusiasm for the Philippines-- not so long ago considered the "sick man of Asia"-- reflects President Benigno Aquino III's efforts to curb corruption, reduce the budget deficit and increase spending on infrastructure.

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