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WASHINGTON — By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China’s military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region that share American wariness about Chinese intentions.

The visit beginning Tuesday also shows how far U.S.-Vietnamese relations have advanced since the tumultuous years of the Vietnam War.

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Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong spoke about the development of the marketplace at a recent meeting in Hanoi.

Vuong said the development of a competitive electricity market is a long-term plan for Vietnam’s electricity sector as mandated in the 2004 Electricity Law. The details of the plan were specified in the Prime Minister’s Decision 63/QD-TTg in 2013, which laid out the conditions and structure of the new market.

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WASHINGTON — The United States will have a new development finance institution.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed the Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development, or BUILD Act, which will create a new U.S. government agency — the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. Development experts called it the biggest change in U.S. development policy in 15 years.

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AAFA brings together industry leaders to educate factories and suppliers in Vietnam.

Industry leaders will educate factories and suppliers in Vietnam on the critical components of manufacturing and delivering products that meet global regulations, industry compliance, and consumer demand. The conference will be presented in English with full translation.

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner that means it’s time for our 18th Annual AmCham Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament!!

This fun day of golf is open to all AmCham Members and their guests!  You can sign-up individually or with others members or friends and even make your own foursome.  Non-Members are welcome to join as along as they are playing with at least one AmCham Member.

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The AmCham Board of Governors cordially invites you to the 23rd Annual AmCham Governors’ Ball, this year to be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 6:00 pm.

Themed LET IT SNOW, this year’s Governors’ Ball will transport guests to event theme for the holidays complete with atmosphere and decorations exuding Christmas charm. We will be treated to cuisine highlighting the special tastes. The usual first-class musical entertainment and abundance of Saigon-style holiday cheer will flow throughout the night.

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday to James P. Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan for their work on unleashing the body’s immune system to attack cancer, a breakthrough that has led to an entirely new class of drugs and brought lasting remissions to many patients who had run out of options.

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Vietnam’s economy continues to perform well, propelled by the sustained global recovery and continued domestic reforms, according to a new World Bank (WB) report.

The report, titled “Navigating Uncertainty”, is the October 2018 edition of the World Bank East and Pacific Economies Update. Released on Thursday, it says that Vietnam’s medium-term outlook has improved further.

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