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Vietnamese apparel businesses should focus more on their home market since exports, now their staple, may shrink because of the global crisis, experts have said.
The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange Friday wrapped up the week rising for the third straight session following overnight gains on Wall Street.
The Ministry of Finance has proposed raising fuel import tariffs to offset state budget losses caused by falling global prices of crude oil, a staple Vietnam export.

Northern floods wreak havoc

Date: 11/02/2008
The worst floods to hit northern Vietnam in more than 20 years have caused 23 dead and missing and VND3 trillion (US$178 million) in property and crop damage across the northern region.
Tortured by smells, plagued by flies and concerned about the environmental impact of wastewater, residents have had enough of living near