Vietnam morning news for August 19

Vietnam morning news for August 19
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South China Sea alert: Fears of war surge as Vietnam confronts Beijing over ‘violations’
Like many countries in the region, Vietnam has clashed with China over certain areas which Beijing considers within its nine-dash line policy.

Majority of Chinese firms consider Vietnam preferred investment destination
Since last June, 33 listed Chinese companies have informed China`s two stock exchanges of their plans to follow their foreign counterparts out of the country to mitigate the prolonged trade war between China and the US.
— The Hanoitimes

Steep plunge in rice exports to China as import rules tighten
Vietnam Customs data show rice exports to China in the first seven months fell 65.7 percent year-on-year to 318,000 tons.
— VnExpress

First Boeing 787-10 Delivered To Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 aircraft. The largest Dreamliner variant will operate alongside their 787-9 aircraft.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam to revise GDP methodology to match international norms
Vietnam is reassessing its GDP methodology to meet international norms and better reflect its economic size and structure.
— VnExpress

Vietjet named in Forbes’ top 50 listed Vietnamese companies.
Low-cost carrier Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (HOSE code VJC) was named among Vietnam’s 50 best listed companies in 2019 by Forbes Magazine during an award ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on August 15.
— VietnamPlus

Gov’t plans to equitise 93 SOEs through 2020
The Government is stepping up equitisation efforts, setting to equitise 93 State-owned enterprises (SOEs) from now to the end of 2020.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam on the rise for Aussie investors as US-China trade war bites
Vietnam’s economy is booming, partly due to the trade war between two of its former enemies.

HCM City’s investment stimulus programme yields solid results
It has been a remarkable transformation for Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Hospital 115 which recently became the first medical facility in the country to successfully carry out a robotically-assisted brain tumour surgery.
— VietnamPlus

Annual car sales to reach a million in 2025
Vietnam’s annual car sales could more than triple in the next five years to reach a million in 2025.
— VnExpress

Airports overwhelmed as passenger numbers keep rising
The 21 airports in Vietnam are overloaded with the number of passengers estimated to increase to over 112 million this year against a capacity of 96.05 million.
— VietnamPlus

Kiên Giang gets Ministry of Construction nod to delay special economic zone plans
The Ministry of Construction has green-lighted Kiên Giang Province’s proposal to suspend the master plan to develop Phú Quốc Island into a special administrative-economic zone (SEZ).
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam Airlines and Delta Unveil New Codeshare Agreement
Vietnam Airlines and the second-largest airline in the US, Delta Air Lines, have signed a two-way codeshare agreement to expand their joint venture starting as of October 2019.
— Aviation Tribune

Vietnam and Indonesia stand out as Belt and Road bets, reports show
Southeast Asia is becoming ever more of a hotbed for investment related to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, two separate reports issued this month show.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia seek to promote Development Triangle efficiency
Officials in charge of external affairs from parliaments of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered in the northern province of Quang Ninh on August 17 during their seventh conference that focused on the role of parliament in realising agreements reached by the three countries in the Development Triangle.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam needs up to 90,000 IT workers in 2019
Vietnam will need 70,000 – 90,000 information technology (IT) workers in 2019, the online newspaper of the Government reported, citing a report by TopDev – an IT recruiting firm.
— VietnamPlus

Vingroup opens admissions to aviation school
The Vinpearl Air Flight Training Center has opened admissions to train its first batch of 400 pilots and flight technicians.
— VnExpress

Double-digit leap for General Vietnam retail sales
Vietnam retail sales surged by 11.6 percent in the first seven months of this year, according to figures from the nation’s government.
— Palmer Business News

Int’l accounting rules pave way for investment
Vietnamese firms should adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) instead of current Vietnamese accounting standards (VAS) if they want to enhance transparency and become more attractive to investors.
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam needs skilled workers for digital transformation
To transition from a natural resources-based labour intensive economy to a knowledge-based economy, VIệt Nam should acquire a high-skilled workforce that can navigate the digital transformation, experts have said.
— Viet Nam News

Soc Trang attractive to wind power developers
The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang has risen to an attractive destination for investors in renewable energy, especially wind power.

Binh Duong stays strong in investment attraction
The southern industrial hub of Binh Duong has not only been among leading localities in foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction but also an attractive destination for domestic investors.

ADB helps Vietnam boost inclusive growth in secondary towns
Agreements for the Second Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project were signed on August 15 between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the provincial People’s Committees of Hoa Binh, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.

Cambodia and Vietnam to convene 17th meeting of the Joint Commission
Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn is to co-chair the 17th Meeting of the Cambodia-Vietnam Joint Commission for Economic, Cultural, Scientific and Technological Cooperation with the Vietnamese Foreign Affairs Minister Pham Binh Minh in Phnom Penh next week.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam to apply technology for natural disaster prevention
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday organized a seminar themed “Technology application for natural disaster prevention”.
— Sggp News

Can India learn from Vietnam how to manage export-led growth?
As a result of this sustained growth, Vietnam’s exports, which were a mere 6% of India’s in 1960 and 13% in 1990, managed to reach 34% in 2000 and a whopping 75% in 2018; at this rate, within a few years, they could even outstrip India.
— Financial Express

Vietjet’s early bird Lunar fares
Vietjet is giving away tickets for routes within Vietnam from September this year to the end of the 2020 Lunar New Year travel season.
— TTR Weekly

Vietnam Veterans remembered during Shepparton service
The clouds cleared just before 11am yesterday to ensure the sun was shining during the annual Vietnam Veterans Day service.
— Shepp News

Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries in South-East Asia. Its people are warm and welcoming, its history is fascinating, its food is epic and the landscapes are simply stunning. It is also one of the fastest-growing golf markets in the world.
— Golf Australia

1 in 4 Vietnamese wants to be an entrepreneur
A survey says 25.7 percent of young Vietnamese want to work for themselves, with tech growth fuelling entrepreneurship.
— VnExpress

Amazon officially established its subsidiary in Vietnam
Amazon has established a subsidiary in Vietnam, Amazon Selling Vietnam’s CEO Tran Xuan Thuy told media at the Vietnam Online Marketing Forum on Wednesday.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi willing to boost cooperation with Uruguay’s localities in numerous fields
Hanoi’s government is willing to enhance sport exchange, football players and coaches training with Uruguay.
— The Hanoitimes

First-ever Vietnam-Myanmar fashion design show
The first Vietnam – Myanmar Bridal Fashion Show 2019 was held last week at Rosewood Yangon Hotel by Collina Dreamcatcher with 2 Myanmar designers and 3 Vietnamese designers, demonstrating exquisite and extraordinary wedding outfit to the public.
— Mizzima

Vietnam reaps better-than-expected results at Army Games
Vietnam had a successful performance at the International Army Games 2019, which concluded in Moscow, Russia, on August 17.

Vietnam sends 19 contestants to WorldSkills competition in Kazan
19 Vietnamese contestants will compete at the 2019 WorldSkills competition, which is scheduled to take place at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre in the Russian city of Kazan from August 22-27.


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