Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews Jan. 1

Tuoitrenews briefs you on some news today.

Lifestyle:  -- Photo essay: people in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Hue celebrated New Year on the New Year's Eve. Society:

Lifestyle: -- Photo essay: people in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Hue celebrated New Year on the New Year's Eve. Society:

14-year-old Tu Ngoc Thach, a 9th grader at Luong The Vinh highschool in Van Ninh district in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa died from injuries after being summoned to local police station. Khanh Hoa’s police officiers are investigating this case.

— Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 busted a gang of robbers who committed 26 robbery cases across the city.

— In comparison to last year, Vietnam sees the drop in the number of traffic accidents, the death toll and the number of injured people in 2013, according to figures released at a national meeting held on December 31.

Business:

— The price of a 12kg gas cylinder has dropped by VND47,000 since December 31 after it shockingly increased by VND80,000 in early December, 2013.

— Ocean Group (OGC) chairman Ha Van Tham, Techcombank chairman Ho Hung Anh, Sacombank’s (STB) largest shareholder, Tran Phat Minh, Sacombank shareholder Tram Trong Ngan, Dang Ngoc Lan, wife of Asia Commercial Bank’s (ACB) co-founder, Nguyen Duc Kien, Asia Commercial Bank co-founder Nguyen Duc Kien, Asia Commercial Bank chairman Tran Hung Huy, Sacombank board member Tram Khai Hoa, Former vice chairwoman of Sacombank Huynh Que Ha, Sacombank CEO Phan Huy Khang enter the top 10 bank billionaires of the stock market. According to Vietnamnews, Nguyen Duc Kien is still the sixth richest person in the bank sector, with 35.17 million ACB shares valued at VND548.6 billion ($25.8 million) although he is now in police custody due to his financial fraud.

Politics:

— President Truong Tan Sang has asked the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong to make the best use of its potential and strengths while accelerating scientific and technological application for higher and sustainable economic development, according to VNA.

— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung have sent their greetings to Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers on the 55th anniversary of Cuba’s National Day which falls on January 1, according to VNA.

To be updated…

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