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28 Jul 2009

Most EU states want to terminate Vietnam shoe duties

The European Commission is expected to decide in September whether to propose extending dumping duties on imports of leather shoes from Vietnam, but most EU states want them scrapped, EU sources said. Last October, the Commission which
24 Jul 2009

Truce in Najaf as talks to end fighting continue

A temporary cease-fire seemed to be in place in the holy city of Najaf on August 14, while envoys of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr negotiated with Iraq’s interim government to end the fighting, reported AP. For now,
25 Apr 2008

Unsafe helmets to face ban

– Safety helmets that hinder their wearers sight are to be banned. The necessary regulations would be published next month, said Standards and Quality Committee deputy director Nguyen Minh Bang. The new regulations would also require helmets
29 Feb 2008

Union seeks to prevent violence in labour disputes

Following on the heels of hundreds of labour strikes last year, especially during the recent Tet holiday, the HCM City Labour Union is trying to figure out how to prevent labour disputes from breaking out, sometimes resulting