Vietnam Morning News For February 20

Vietnam Morning News For February 20
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Vietnam morning newsNew Vietnamese decree may halt RI auto exports
The Trade Ministry’s director general for international trade has said that a new Vietnamese regulation on automotive imports could significantly affect Indonesia’s exports of fully assembled vehicles to the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Digital economy is the future for Vietnam
Nhan Dan newspaper talked to some Vietnamese experts about the advantages of the digital economy in the course of applying the fourth industrial revolution.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Developing Vietnam’s cultural industry
The “cultural industry” is an umbrella term for the combination of the industries involved in the creation, production, distribution, and consumption of cultural or creative products and the protection of intellectual property rights.
— Nhan Dan Online

Bank listing may boost financial sector: BSC
The listing of nine commercial banks in 2018 is expected to boost the banking sector, as well as the entire securities market.
— Viet Nam News

Manufacturing industry yet to integrate into global chain
The processing and manufacturing industry in Viet Nam has not integrated into the global production network and value chain despite its high growth rate of 14.5 per cent in 2017.
— Bizhub

HCM City’s farm production shoots up
The average production value per hectare of agricultural land in Ho Chi Minh City has increased year after year even as the area shrank, according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
— VietnamPlus

Increasing affluence drives VN cruise market
Cruise travel is growing rapidly in Viet Nam due to the country’s increasing affluence, experts said.
— Bizhub

Vietnam to restart sales of its stakes in blue chips
Sovereign wealth fund State Capital Investment Corp. said it will hold a public auction of shares in Binh Minh Plastics early March, kickstarting the government’s divestment program again.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Overseas remittances revive, $10 billion to Vietnam in 2017
Contrary to all predictions, overseas remittances to Vietnam in 2017 increased by 10.4 percent, estimated at over $10 billion.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Almost 375,000 tourists visit Hà Noi during Tet holidays
The number of international tourists to the capital city of Ha Noi are estimated to rise by 30 per cent to 125,000 people during the week-long.
— Bizhub

EVFTA a double edged sword of challenges and benefits for agriculture sector
The Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is set to come into force this year and with its benefits will also come great challenges for the future of agriculture, which has been a sensitive field for both sides during the negotiation process.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Spotlight Shines on Vietnam as Southeastern Asia MRO Market Prepares for Rapid Growth
Aviation Week’s Fleet and MRO Forecast predicts the Southeast Asia market will generate US $5.8 billion in MRO demand in 2018, while the broader Asia-Pacific MRO market is expected to generate US $22.6 billion by 2027, at 4.3% per annum.
— AsiaOne

The iconic lotus fields of Thap Muoi in the Mekong Delta are shrinking
The iconic lotus fields of the Mekong Delta in Thap Muoi district of My Hoa commune in Vietnam are shrinking in size with local farmers growing concerned about their lotus farming livelihoods.
— Mekong Commons

Everyday eats
Vietnam’s snack market is growing handsomely as people have more money in their pockets and a desire for something to nibble on.
— Vietnam Economic Times

Staying in the game
The FMCG market continues to perform strongly in Vietnam but fine-tuning will always be required.
— Vietnam Economic Times

Crackdown on human traffickers reveals ‘Vietnamese bride’ trade
A young girl is spotted by local police officers at a railway station in Kunming, the capital city of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, which borders Vietnam.
— Global Times


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