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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 17

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 17

Friday, March 17, 2023, 08:30 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 17
Wei Huaxiang, Consul General of China in Ho Chi Minh City, said the train arriving from Shandong at Trang Bom District, Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam on March 16, 2023 helped open up opportunities for trade cooperation between Vietnam and China. Photo: Ha Mi / Tuoi Tre

What you need to know today in Vietnam:

Politics

-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh thanked the Polish government for helping the Vietnamese community evacuated from Ukraine to Poland over the past time during a meeting with Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau in Hanoi on Thursday. 

Society

-- A Vietnamese, Minh Quốc Nguyễn, is wanted for his alleged direct involvement in stealing identities and engaging in money laundering activity in furtherance of obfuscating and facilitating the functionality of the ChipMixer service, helping the laundering of approximately US$3 billion worth of Bitcoin, the FBI said on its website.

-- Singapore-based travel magazine Tripzilla has named Hanoi one of the eight safest Asian destinations for women to travel alone, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Business

-- A Bamboo Airways representative told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Thursday that the airline is negotiating a deal with a new investor, in a new development after its former chairman Trinh Van Quyet was arrested in March 2022 on charges of stock market manipulation.

-- A train carrying goods from Shandong, China arrived for the first time at a station in Trang Bom District, Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam on Thursday, facilitating trade between the two countries.

Sports

-- Vietnam was drawn into Pool C with South Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Uzbekistan at the 22nd Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, to be hosted by Thailand from September 3 to 10. 

World News

-- "Asian markets extended a risk rally on Wall Street on Friday to end a tumultuous week that saw a brewing banking crisis send bond yields plunging while market participants sharply lowered expectations of future interest rate hikes in Western economies," Reuters reported.

-- "Microsoft Corp on Thursday trumpeted its latest plans to put artificial intelligence into the hands of more users, answering a spate of unveilings this week by its rival Google with upgrades to its own widely used office software," according to Reuters.

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