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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 30

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 09:03 GMT+7

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Politics

-- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday attended a ceremony at the port of Sual in Pangasinan Province to repatriate five Vietnamese fishermen who had been arrested by Philippine authorities in September for conducting fishing activities in the country’s waters.

Society

-- The Dong Nai River in southern Vietnam is being threatened by three million cubic meters of wastewater being discharged daily from household, agricultural and industrial activities in eleven provinces along its basin.

-- Minor erosion that has occurred recently under the Thuan Phuoc Bridge in central Da Nang City is “not a cause for concern” as the incident does not pose a threat to the safety of the structure, a local official claimed.

-- A trio in northern Bac Giang Province have been arrested for using a bitcoin scam to appropriate dozens of VND billions of dong (VND1 billion = US$44,000) from local residents who were led to believe they were making high-profit investments.

-- Police are searching for a male suspect in a failed bank heist at a branch of the Agribank in the Central Highlands city of Buon Ma Thuot on Wednesday, as the man had fled after firing a bullet at the security guard from a homemade gun.

Business

-- The Vietnamese government is expected to earn nearly $5 billion from selling 53.59 percent of brewer Sabeco, the country’s second-biggest listed firm by market value, at the share sales scheduled for December 18 at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HoSE).

-- Vietnamese dragon fruits exported to China by road are being made to queue up near the border in northern Lang Son Province for days as Chinese merchants refuse to take in the orders.

-- Vietnam’s Minister of Finance has put GrabTaxi Co. Ltd. under sentinel surveillance as the company has been reporting growing losses after three years of operation in Vietnam, with an accumulated debt of VND938 billion ($41.32 million) as of November.

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