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July 3, 1993 | DE TRAN and CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton's announcement loosening restrictions on lending to Vietnam was being widely viewed by the Vietnamese-American community Friday as a logical, albeit risky, step toward normalization of relations. Some Orange County companies have already made plans to start trading as soon as the embargo is lifted.
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December 16, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
International donors temporarily brushed aside frustrations over the slow pace of economic reform in Vietnam and on Wednesday pledged another $2.1 billion in desperately needed loans and grants for one of the region's poorest countries. The assistance, to be delivered next year, is only a slight decrease from the $2.2 billion pledged for 1999. In addition, the donors Wednesday offered another $700 million if Vietnam meets certain conditions for economic reform.
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BUSINESS
September 27, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
$55-Million Loan Package Expected to Satisfy IMF: Japan and Western countries have pledged to repay Vietnam's remaining $55 million in arrears to the International Monetary Fund. The officials said Japan and France will bear the majority of the debt with equal amounts, in the form of loans and grants, of about $20 million each. The figures will be finalized when the support group meets in Washington today, they said.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New World Bank Loan OKd: The organization said it has approved an interest-free loan of $96 million for Vietnam to develop its agricultural and rubber industries and increase farmers' incomes. The 40-year loan is the third to Vietnam by the World Bank since October. The other loans, totaling $228 million, were for highways and education.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After President Clinton decided last week to permit international development agencies to resume lending to Vietnam, U.S. business people in Asia on Monday warned the Administration that American business will suffer unless there is a speedy end to the trade embargo as well. "It's a rather interesting paradox: The United States is helping to fund the development of Vietnam, and U.S.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
International donors temporarily brushed aside frustrations over the slow pace of economic reform in Vietnam and on Wednesday pledged another $2.1 billion in desperately needed loans and grants for one of the region's poorest countries. The assistance, to be delivered next year, is only a slight decrease from the $2.2 billion pledged for 1999. In addition, the donors Wednesday offered another $700 million if Vietnam meets certain conditions for economic reform.
NEWS
July 3, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, in a far-reaching but controversial departure from previous U.S. policy, announced Friday that it will no longer seek to prevent international financial institutions from making development loans to Vietnam.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New World Bank Loan OKd: The organization said it has approved an interest-free loan of $96 million for Vietnam to develop its agricultural and rubber industries and increase farmers' incomes. The 40-year loan is the third to Vietnam by the World Bank since October. The other loans, totaling $228 million, were for highways and education.
NEWS
November 28, 1987 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Vietnamese Deputy Premier Vo Van Kiet came here this week to talk up investment opportunities in Vietnam, mentioning tourist hotels and shrimp farms. The same day, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien was in Bali, meeting with Indonesian officials on the prospects for initial steps toward a possible political settlement in Cambodia.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
$55-Million Loan Package Expected to Satisfy IMF: Japan and Western countries have pledged to repay Vietnam's remaining $55 million in arrears to the International Monetary Fund. The officials said Japan and France will bear the majority of the debt with equal amounts, in the form of loans and grants, of about $20 million each. The figures will be finalized when the support group meets in Washington today, they said.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After President Clinton decided last week to permit international development agencies to resume lending to Vietnam, U.S. business people in Asia on Monday warned the Administration that American business will suffer unless there is a speedy end to the trade embargo as well. "It's a rather interesting paradox: The United States is helping to fund the development of Vietnam, and U.S.
NEWS
July 3, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, in a far-reaching but controversial departure from previous U.S. policy, announced Friday that it will no longer seek to prevent international financial institutions from making development loans to Vietnam.
NEWS
July 3, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, in a far-reaching but controversial departure from previous U.S. policy, announced Friday that it will no longer seek to prevent international financial institutions from making development loans to Vietnam.
NEWS
July 3, 1993 | DE TRAN and CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton's announcement loosening restrictions on lending to Vietnam was being widely viewed by the Vietnamese-American community Friday as a logical, albeit risky, step toward normalization of relations. Some Orange County companies have already made plans to start trading as soon as the embargo is lifted.
NEWS
July 1, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
POW activists and business groups stepped up their efforts Wednesday to influence an expected decision by the Clinton Administration that would clear the way for international banks to make new development loans to Vietnam.
NEWS
July 1, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
POW activists and business groups stepped up their efforts Wednesday to influence an expected decision by the Clinton Administration that would clear the way for international banks to make new development loans to Vietnam.
NEWS
September 4, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Braving a potential conservative backlash, a group of Vietnamese-Americans has formed the first nonprofit organization in Orange County to collect humanitarian aid for Vietnam. Joining forces gives the 10 expatriates who have formed the Social Assistance Program for Vietnam "more strength and power to help our people more effectively," said Bang Cong Nguyen, the group's chairman.
NEWS
September 4, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Braving a potential conservative backlash, a group of Vietnamese-Americans has formed the first nonprofit organization in Orange County to collect humanitarian aid for Vietnam. Joining forces gives the 10 expatriates who have formed the Social Assistance Program for Vietnam "more strength and power to help our people more effectively," said Bang Cong Nguyen, the group's chairman.
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