Vietnam Morning News For April 5

Vietnam Morning News For April 5
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Samsung to invest VND 8.5 bln in Talent Programme in Vietnam
Samsung Vietnam has launched the 2017 edition of its Samsung Talent Program (STP), which aims to nurture local information technology and electronics telecommunications (ET) talent through scholarships, specialized courses and research and career opportunities. .

Is Vinacapital Vietnam (VCVOF) Amidst a Buy Trend?
Vinacapital Vietnam (OTHER OTC:VCVOF) has been rated a Buy by TrendSpotter trend anlaysis, a computer-driven system which uses wave theory, momentum and volatility to determine a given stock’s trend.
Pearson News 

Gov’t launches website to receive administrative feedback
Citizens can now voice opinions on mechanisms, policies and administrative procedures to the Government on website, Minister and head of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng said on Monday.
Viet Nam News 

Hanoi’s economy grows 7.06% in the first Quater
According to Hanoi People’s Committee, Hanoi’s economy grew in the first months of this year, with good performance in the industry-construction and service sectors.
Hanoi Times 

Business environment effectively supports firms: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has assessed that the business and investment environment of Vietnam has been effectively supporting the development of enterprises, pointing a high number of startups and profitable firms.

Anger burns on Vietnam’s poisoned coast a year after spill
“The big fish are all dead,” complained 50 year-old Mai Xuan Hoa, picking small fish from a net as he tried to rebuild his livelihood a year after Vietnam’s worst environmental disaster.
– Reuters

Another case of bird flu reported in Vietnam
Another case of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, has been reported in Vietnam, health officials said on April 4.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Philippines Struggle To Stop Taiwan And Vietnam From Entering A Disputed Sea
China has earned a dubious name in the Philippines for asserting a claim to parts of a vast sea that Manila sees as its own. Chinese vessels bar Philippine fishing boats from entering a 150-square-km shoal where fishermen in the Southeast Asian country say the good hauls come from. But now not-so-friendly vessels from Taiwan and Vietnam are also turning up off Luzon Island in the Philippine exclusive economic zone, according to fishermen and local officials in a city on the South China Sea.

Formosa Plastics clears Vietnam inspection
Nearly a year after Formosa Plastics Group was found severely polluting the waters along a 200-kilometer coastal stretch in central Vietnam, the Vietnamese government is reportedly considering letting the Taiwanese plastics company resume operations in the country.
China Post 

Vietnam: Vietnam’s Q1 rice exports down but Chinese appetite set to grow
Vietnam’s first-quarter rice exports have fallen to a two-year low, but the outlook remains positive as shipments to China, its biggest buyer, are forecast to grow this year, traders and industry reports said.

Reported Incoming French Ambassador Has Connections to Vietnam
The president of France has selected Eva Nguyen Binh, an official at the French Embassy in Hanoi and wife of the French ambassador to Vietnam, as its next ambassador to Cambodia, two media outlets have reported.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Embassy works to foster Vietnam’s economic links with China’s Hebei
Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi made a working trip to Hebei province on March 28-29 to promote economic, trade, investment, and tourism partnerships between Vietnamese localities and Hebei.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Đồng Nai continues to lure foreign investment
Southern province of Đồng Nai attracted US$314 million in foreign investment (FDI) in Q1 2017, up 53.4 per cent year-on-year and reaching 31.4 per cent of its yearly plan.
Viet Nam News 

Card payment compulsory soon for e-commerce businesses: Trade & Industry Ministry
E-commerce businesses may have to accept card payments as a way to offering more options to pay when shopping online, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade said.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Digital device distributors march toward rural areas
Rural areas, which digital product retailers have ignored in the last five to seven years, have now become a major ‘battlefield’.
VietNamNet Bridge  

City chairman approves $220 million to build bridge to coastal district
Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on Monday approved a proposal to build a bridge to coastal district Can Gio and replace Binh Khanh ferry.

Work starts on road linking Highway 50 to Long An International Port
The People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of Long An yesterday afternoon hosted a ceremony to start work on the second bid package of a 12.8 kilometers road project, connecting Highway 50 with Long An International Port.

Strengthening Vietnam-US bilateral trade
At a recent seminar on the impacts of the Trump administration’s policies in Asia-Pacific, some experts said that Vietnam should be ready to negotiate a free trade agreement with the US.
Hanoi Times 

Northwest tourism to be developed: official
Việt Nam has targeted turning tourism into the spearhead economic sector of the northwest region by 2030, deputy head of the Northwest Steering Committee Hầu A Lềnh said yesterday.
Viet Nam News 


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