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Vietnam ratifies trade deal with EU in boost for economy

Vietnam ratified a landmark trade deal on June 8 with the European Union that is expected to energize the country's manufacturing sector and exports, as it recovers from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Lawmakers approved the agreement in their first National Assembly session since the pandemic began. 

Silicon Kilada

"Do what Israel's doing" is a phrase I keep hearing from Greeks and foreigners who know how things stand in Greece, who love the country and think it's staring at a major opportunity. They say it every time the Israeli prime minister says he can double Greece's gross domestic product in a couple of years if it just sent over a few of its fine minds.

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