Viet Nam News Football ROME — Roma have their sights on Kiev and the Champions League final after completing a miracle comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday to overhaul a three-goal first-leg deficit and take their place in the competition’s last four. The Italian capital came alive after a magical night at the Stadio Olimpico in which Roma — fourth in Serie A and fresh from being booed off in a 2-0 defeat against Fiorentina at the weekend — swept Lionel Messi and co aside in front of a crowd that roared itself hoarse. Trailing 4-1 after last week’s quarter-final, first leg at the Camp Nou, Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas all scored to take them through to the semi-finals on away goals against all the odds. "Perhaps the greatest night in Roma’s history," was how daily Il Fatto Quotidiano described the result on Twitter. Car horns blared and fans poured into the streets across the Eternal City as supporters hailed an incredible … [Read more...] about Roma dreaming of Kiev after magical recovery against Barcelona
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As he rubs shoulders with leaders of the world's other major economies, Donald Trump is in a bullish mood about the U.S. recovery even if there are clouds on the horizon. "Stock Market at all time high, unemployment at lowest level in years (wages will start going up) and our base has never been stronger!" the U.S. president tweeted at the start of a week which ends with his attendance at the G20 summit in Hamburg. "No matter where you look, the economy is blazing," he said in a July 4 Independence Day speech, a day before heading to Europe. Trump, who frequently complains the US media refuses to give him credit, can point to some heady figures since his unexpected election which was greeted gleefully on the stock markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 17.2 percent since last November's election, while the broader S&P 500 gained 13.7 percent, and the tech-dominated Nasdaq 18.4 percent. Banking stocks in particular soared amid promises the sector would … [Read more...] about Trump bullish on ‘blazing’ economy but whose recovery is it?
The nation's railroad operators expect a tepid recovery for the U.S. economy in 2010, as both businesses and consumers continue to wrestle with the effects of the recession. The severe economic slump cut shipping demand for the railroads because American consumers and industries have been buying fewer of the cars, chemicals, crops, lumber and containers of imported goods the railroads carry. Union Pacific Corp., Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. and CSX Corp. — the nation's top three railroad companies — all say demand for coal, once a lucrative segment, is slumping as U.S. factories and homeowners use less electricity. And as people continue to spend sparingly, shipments of consumer goods will show a slight increase at best. The companies reported lower fourth-quarter profits this week and said results won't improve until they see a firm turnaround in the economy. "Until employment shows some signs of improvement, you're going to have consumers stay on the sideline, and … [Read more...] about Railroads signal a tepid US economic recovery
PM's instruction averts Mekong Delta saline intrusion High salinity level. The Prime Minister on March 12 issued an instruction requesting imperative measures to cope with saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. As many as nine out of 13 cities and provinces accounting for nearly 40 percent of the Mekong Delta's acreage have suffered from excessive salinity, which has damaged around 200,000ha of winter-spring rice and vegetable crops. Up to 155,000 households lack fresh water. Saltwater encroachment will continue, worsening in March and April and lasting until June. In order to mitigate the adverse impacts of the disaster, the PM asked municipal and provincial authorities to install more water pipelines and offer fresh water to residents, ensuring sufficient water supplies to hospitals, medical stations and schools, and preventing the use of unhygienic water that potentially leads to epidemic outbreaks. Irrigational works will be operated to control salinity levels, while more dams … [Read more...] about Social News 14/3
Hanoi Times - Within the first decade after the 1975 end of the war, Vietnam's economy faced stagnation, with inflation hitting 700 percent in 1986 and a serious shortage of funds for investment. In that year, the Communist Party in its Sixth Congress approved a broad reform package, "Doi Moi" (or Renovation), that introduced market reforms and dramatically improved Vietnam's business climate. The country started shifting its central-planning economy based on the Soviet style toward a market-oriented mechanism.The country issued the law on foreign investment in Vietnam in 1987, which reaffirmed the market opening policy that provided a higher legal framework to help the country attract foreign investment.Over the past two decades ending in 2007, Vietnam has attracted $98 billion of foreign investment, of which operational projects totaled $83 billion. Foreign investment projects had yet to pick during the first three years of 1988-1990 since the law came into effect but the … [Read more...] about Vietnam-US economic cooperation