Vietnam Morning News For July 3

Vietnam Morning News For July 3
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Vietnam morning newsManufacturing Business Surges In Vietnam
Manufacturing activity in Vietnam improved to one of the largest extents since the survey began in March 2011, Nikkei Asian Review reported.
— Investvine

Domestic, FDI business partnerships provide spark for electronics
The electronics industry is a typical example of Vietnam’s success in the development and integration process.
— VietnamNet Bridge

VSA recommends Gov’t not approve stainless steel project
The Vietnam Steel Association (VSA) has proposed the Government and relevant ministries and sectors seriously consider the approval of a stainless steel factory in Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

EVN’s wholesale electricity price frame approved
The new wholesale electricity price frame is applied from January 1 to December 31, 2018.
— The Hanoi Times

Central Highlands’ pepper growers in debt as prices fall
Pepper growers in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are facing debt as the price of black pepper has plunged in recent years.
— Bizhub

Foreign investors pour US$7 billion into Vietnam’s industrial and economic zones in H1
Vietnam`s industrial parks and economic zones remained the country`s spotlight in attracting foreign investment.
— The Hanoi Times

Vietnam PMI accelerates to 55.7 in June
The manufacturing sector in Viet Nam continued to expand in June, and at an accelerated rate, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Monday, with a manufacturing PMI score of 55.7 from 53.9 in May.
— Bizhub

Vietnam sees over 64,500 new enterprises established in H1
The rise in the number of business formations demonstrates that investors are likely to have gained more confidence in the domestic business climate.
— The Hanoi Times

Foreign exchange reserves hit 63.5 billion USD
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s net purchase of foreign currencies exceeded 11 billion USD in the first half of 2018, increasing the nation’s foreign exchange reserves to approximately 63.5 billion USD.
— VietnamPlus

International investors show interest in Vinalines shares
A number of foreign companies are showing interest in becoming major shareholders of debt-laden Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines).
— The Hanoi Times

Tiền Giang sees significant growth in export turnover
Total export turnover of the Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta Province of Tiền Giang reached US$1.27 billion in the first six months, a year-on-year increase of 6.8 percent, according to Ngô Văn Tuấn, chairman of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
— Viet Nam News

Nhan Co alumina plant achieves 3.2 trillion VND in revenue
The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin)’s Nhan Co Alumina plant in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong gained more than 3.2 trillion VND (141 million USD) in revenue in the first six months of the year.
— VietnamPlus

​Vietnam gives three-year extension for visa waiver to 5 European countries
Tourists to Vietnam from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy will continue to be exempted from visas until June 2021
— Tuoi Tre

Taiwanese firms boost agricultural partnership with Vietnam
Businesses from Taiwan (China) have signed several agreements on agricultural cooperation with the Vietnam Organic Agri-Economy Institute after recent fact-finding trips to Tay Ninh, Dong Thap and Lam Dong provinces.
— VietnamPlus

Quang Ninh develops OCOP products with focus on quality
The northeastern province of Quang Ninh is developing its own brands through the One Commune One Product (OCOP) programme.
— VietnamPlus

From the best to the worst: torrid Q2 for Vietnam stock market
Global tensions and investors selling stocks have seen Vietnamese exchanges swing from one extreme to the other.
— VnExpress

Life on the line: The railway people of Hanoi
Ms Vu Thi Khoa washes her dishes in a plastic basin outside her home using water from a makeshift hosepipe. As she carefully scrubs away the dirt, she issues a frank and stern warning.
— The Straits Times

​Over 9,180 smuggling cases detected in southern Vietnam in first half of 2018
Market management units in southern Vietnam said they had dealt with over 9,180 smuggling cases, of which cigarettes were the most common products, in the first six months of 2018.
— Tuoi Tre

Vietnam conservationist inspires love for nature worldwide
Becoming a wildlife conservationist to save species such as bears, rhinos and elephants from illegal trade was Nguyen Thi Thu Trang’s childhood dream. And today, she is living it.
— News Info

Severe heat wave continues in northern, central Vietnam
The hot spell in the northern and central regions over the past days will continue until the weekend, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).
— VietnamNet Bridge


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