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October 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
English-Language Newspaper Debuts: Vietnam's first weekly English-language newspaper since 1975 has been published in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam Investment Review, a 24-page tabloid aimed at foreign investors, hit the streets last week. The paper is published by Vietnam's State Committee for Cooperation and Investment in partnership with Australia's Loftfern Publishing.
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February 6, 1995 | From Reuters
A year after President Clinton lifted economic sanctions against Vietnam, U.S. companies have become major investors, but the economic and political relationship has a long way to go. By the end of 1994, U.S. companies had pledged $220 million in 20 projects in Vietnam, making the United States the seventh biggest investor last year and the 14th biggest since Vietnam opened its doors to foreign investment in 1988. More U.S. companies are expected to open offices during 1995, and U.S.
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February 6, 1995 | From Reuters
A year after President Clinton lifted economic sanctions against Vietnam, U.S. companies have become major investors, but the economic and political relationship has a long way to go. By the end of 1994, U.S. companies had pledged $220 million in 20 projects in Vietnam, making the United States the seventh biggest investor last year and the 14th biggest since Vietnam opened its doors to foreign investment in 1988. More U.S. companies are expected to open offices during 1995, and U.S.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Up to $1 Billion in Loans Anticipated: Vietnam expects to receive loans of between $700 million and $1 billion from international financial institutions each year for the next three years, central State Bank governor Cao Si Kiem was quoted as saying. Loans from the International Monetary Fund would be used to support international payments, while loans from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank would aid infrastructure projects, he told the Vietnam Investment Review.
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September 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Occidental Chemical Shuns Vietnam Venture: The unit of Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. has pulled out of a $109-million polyvinyl chloride resin venture in southern Vietnam, the Vietnam Investment Review said. The state-controlled weekly said Occidental Chemical Corp. walked away from the venture with Marubeni Corp. and two local firms because the authorities had licensed a rival project. The venture, Oxy-Vina Plastics & Chemical Co.
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February 4, 1995 | Associated Press
Police arrested two foreigners and seized 34 pounds of heroin in Vietnam's biggest drug bust, an official report said Friday. The pair were arrested by Interior Ministry police Jan. 18 at their hotel in Hanoi, the state-run Vietnam News reported. Their nationality was not immediately known. The heroin seizure was the largest ever in Vietnam, the news said.
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May 29, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Vietnam received a sovereign debt rating from Standard & Poor's on Tuesday, moving the nation closer to a chance to tap world debt markets for the first time since it began opening its economy in the mid-1980s. The Communist-ruled country of 80 million people received a BB-minus sovereign credit rating.
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May 30, 1994 | From Reuters
Australia's Broken Hill Proprietary Co. and U.S. industrial giant General Electric Co. are planning an $810-million power and fertilizer project near Ho Chi Minh City, a semiofficial publication said Sunday. If approved, the project would be by far the biggest foreign investment in Vietnam, which is seeking foreign funds to develop its economy.
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December 12, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 20 years ago, Chinese troops swept across the border here and at other points by the hundreds of thousands to punish Vietnam for its growing ties with the Soviet Union and its invasion of China-backed Cambodia. Vietnam's resistance was fierce, and the poorly trained Chinese soldiers got no farther than 20 miles into Vietnamese territory. After 17 days of fighting that left 20,000 dead, China declared victory and went home.
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November 15, 2006 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
Decades after the end of the Vietnam War, an American colonel from Kentucky has made a triumphant arrival in this communist capital. But rather than battling for any hearts and minds, this newest in-country campaign is being waged over Vietnam's stomach. KFC Corp. -- and its white-bearded icon, Col. Sanders -- recently became the first U.S.-based fast-food chain to open a restaurant in Hanoi.
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September 11, 1994 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In District 3, just north of the center of town, an upscale boutique stands out among the battered stores, sidewalk bicycle repairmen and pushcart vendors selling noodles with pungent-smelling meats and sauces. Squeaky-clean windows and doors give way to freshly painted walls, racks of silk and linen dresses and a row of wooden dressing rooms. The sign atop the store, one of three in the former Saigon owned by a pair of 33-year-old Americans, reads "Dung/Joyce U.S.A Fashion."
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