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Vietnam women break glass ceiling as central bank chief appointed

More take posts at top of government in still male-dominated society

Three powerful women in Vietnam, from left: Vice-President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and State Bank of Vietnam Gov. Nguyen Thi Hong

TOKYO -- Over the past few years, women in Vietnam have increasingly taken key posts both at government agencies and companies. The legislature on Nov. 12 ratified the appointment of Nguyen Thi Hong, 52, as the new governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, making her the first woman to hold the central bank's top seat.

Other women are also taking crucial posts.

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