Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Vietnam newspapers - Oct 13 | Latest News

HANOI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - These are some of the leading stories in the official Vietnamese press on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories.

FINANCIAL NEWS:

THOI BAO KINH TE VIETNAM -- The Industry and Trade Ministry has suggested that the government extend interest rate subsidies for farmers' loans until June 30, 2010.

ECONOMIC AND GENERAL NEWS:

NHAN DAN

-- Heavy rains are expected, and could cause flash floods in northern and north-central provinces from Tuesday due to the impact of an approaching storm, state forecasters said.

QUAN DOI NHAN DAN

-- Jetstar Airways, run by Qantas Airways (QAN.AX), said it would raise its stake in Vietnam's low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific to 30 percent next year.

TUOI TRE

-- Financial difficulties at Vinashin's subsidiaries have caused delays to the company's major ship building projects.

THOI BAO KINH TE VIETNAM

-- The flow of foreign direct investment into Vietnam this year could fall 22 percent from last year to $8.8 billion, the Planning and Investment Ministry said. (Reporting by Hanoi Newsroom)
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