Vietnam morning news for December 2

Vietnam morning news for December 2

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam signs 2020 crude oil supply deal with SOCAR
Vietnam’s state-run Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co (BSR) has inked an agreement with Azeri state energy company SOCAR to buy five million barrels of crude in 2020, BSR said late on Friday.
— Business Times

Last of lorry death victims flown home to Vietnam for heart-breaking funerals
The last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month were repatriated to their home country yesterday.
— Independent

Cambodia-Vietnam market to boost trade
Cambodia and Vietnam plan to launch “Da Market” in Tbong Khmum province along their border later this month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam trade surplus expands to US$9.1 billion in Jan-Nov
Vietnam’s trade turnover reached US$473.73 billion in the January – November period, of which its exports amounted to US241.42 billion, up 7.8% year-on-year, and imports totaled US$232.31 billion, up 7.4%.
— The Hanoitimes

Samsung to employ 3,000 local engineers for US$300 million R&D center in Hanoi
Samsung would continue to increase investment in R&D and supporting industries in Vietnam and seeks more support from the Vietnamese government, said Lee Jae-young, vice chairman of Samsung.
— The Hanoitimes

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Why Vietnam Needs Six Airlines
Vietnam already supports five operating commercial airlines and a sixth is on the way. That’s because so many of the country’s newly minted middle class is literally going places.
— Forbes

Vietnam human trafficking worth billions of dollars a year
Vietnam is a human trafficking and illegal migration hotspot with annual profits worth tens of billions of dollars, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
— VnExpress

Is Vietnam an attractive place for Samsung chip plant?
In light of a request by the Vietnamese head of state to Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest chipmaker, many in South Korea are asking whether it is a viable business move.
— The Investor

Vietnam and China promise to keep talking as they look to settle differences over South China Sea
China and Vietnam said that they would continue to look for ways to peacefully resolve their conflict over the South China Sea at the end of a three-day meeting to discuss border issues.
— South China Morning Post

Wistron to buy industrial land in Vietnam
Contract electronics manufacturer Wistron Corp (緯創) last week said that it plans to purchase land in Vietnam, as the company continues to gradually shift production to Taiwan, India and the Philippines to diversify risk.
— Taipei times

Bricks from waste plastic
Tonnes of plastic waste, particularly discarded plastic bags threaten our planet with environmental pollution, and by now almost everybody knows it.
— Viet Nam News

Private sector to be driving force for HCM City’s development
The private sector will be the driving force for HCM City’s economic growth, a top municipal official has said.
— VietnamPlus

Getting away from it all on Vietnam’s Golden Coast
I recently hosted my first ever Travelling Guy small group tour to Vietnam, with a fantastic group of fellow devotees with the desire to travel and to engage with local customs and cuisines.
— The Island Online

Vietnam, Romania tighten bilateral cooperation
The Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) held a get-together in Hanoi on November 30 by to mark the 101st Great Union Day of Romania (December 1).
— VietnamPlus

Journalists’ organisations of Vietnam, Thailand boost cooperation
A delegation of the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA) paid a working visit to Thailand from November 25 to December 1.
— VietnamPlus

Russian pork producers to access Vietnam’s market
Russian pork producers have gained access to the Vietnamese market, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday citing Russia’s state agriculture watchdog.
— Vietnam Insider

Ministry proposes major upgrade to airport in central Vietnam
The Dong Hoi Airport’s capacity should be increased four-fold to 2 million passengers a year, the Transport Ministry says.
— VnExpress

Cash habit, poor infrastructure stymie prevent to non-cash economy: conference
While non-cash payments are admittedly on the rise, the cash payment habit and limited development of technology infrastructure are big problems for the country’s non-cash economy, experts have said.
— Viet Nam News

Is Vietnam the Next China: Myth vs. Reality
The ongoing US-China trade war has brought a renewed urgency in recent months resulting in my crisscrossing this tiny nation from the northern capital of Hanoi to the country’s economic epicenter to the south, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon and every stop in between.
— Global Trade Mag

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Vietnam capital city ranked second among 10 best cities for your honeymoon In Asia
The magazine described Vietnam capital city of Hanoi as a “great place to get away for a romantic trip, experience Vietnamese culture, learn about their history, and have some delicious food.”
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian farmers cultivate ties
During the exchange, farmers of the three countries will share experience in agricultural and rural development, visit a farms and economic, cultural facilities, and explore local farmers’ practices.
— Viet Nam News

Quảng Bình Province develops southward with eye on investment
Improved infrastructure, incentive policies and natural advantages have made the central province of Quảng Bình a new investment magnet.
— Viet Nam News

Bắc Giang agricultural products showcased in capital
This move aims to bring the province’s agricultural products grown in accordance with VietGAP or GlobalGAP standards closer to Hanoians.
— Viet Nam News

Asia Commercial Bank recognized as Vietnam’s Bank of the Year by The Banker
Asia Commercial Bank (ACB) has undertaken a wide-ranging scheme to overhaul its internal banking processes to prepare for banking in the future. Primarily, the bank overhauled its operational efficiency through automation.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam named World’s Leading Heritage Destination 2019
Vietnam has been honoured with “the World’s Leading Heritage Destination 2019” by the 26th World Travel Awards (WTA) at a recently held awards ceremony in Oman, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Vietnam down a notch on Global Diplomacy Index
Vietnam has slipped one place in the 2019 Global Diplomacy Index, based on the number of foreign missions maintained by a country.
— VnExpress

Vietnam hopes to be among leading nations in HIV/AIDS combat
A ceremony was held in the northern province of Bac Giang on December 1 in response to the National Action Month against HIV/AIDS and the World AIDS Day.
— VietnamPlus

Guides for cruise tours in Vietnam: What to prepare as a solo traveler
Vietnam is one of the safest destinations in the region and in the world. This place attracts visitors by sunny beaches, craggy hills, and colorful cultures. Among them, there is an experience that you absolutely must try – an overnight cruise tour.
— Vents Magazine

Two Vietnamese carriers plan additional direct flights to South Korea
Vietjet Air and Bamboo Airway plan to launch more direct air routes connecting Vietnam’s popular tourist destinations with major cities in South Korea.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s business formations rise 4.5% to 126,700 in Jan-Nov
If including VND2,101.3 trillion (US$90.85 billion) of additionally capital pumped by operational enterprises, total registered capital added to the economy in Jan-Nov was VND3,675.7 trillion (US$158.92 billion).
— The Hanoitimes

Off the beaten track in Vietnam’s north-west region
Much has changed in 25 years across north-western Vietnam, but not the scenery. Valleys remain filled with rice-field terraces primed for harvest. Roads ribbon along steep mountain walls. Mountains layer back towards the horizon.
— Vietnam Insider

VIETNAM: Nam-packed with luxury
Built on a stunning two-mile beach at Lang Co in central Vietnam, this eco-friendly luxury resort is part of the Laguna development, which includes the Angsana hotel and an 18-hole golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo.

Vietnam Vets sell Christmas trees for 15th year
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 628 is selling trees for its 15th year; and the trees are local, coming from a farm in Hinton.

Vietnam students invent air cleaning bicycle
A group of students in Vietnam have invented an air-filtering device for bicycles, to save them having to wear anti-pollution face masks on their journey to school, reports .
— Stock Daily Dish

Children fall off school van again in southern Vietnam province
Two fourth graders fell off a school van in Dong Nai Province Friday afternoon, just days after a similar accident involving three first-graders.
— VnExpress

Hong Kong (China) ranked first among the 117 nations and territories investing in Vietnam
Between January and November of this year, total newly-registered and added capital, as well as share purchases and capital contributions hit $31.8 billion, up 3.1 per cent against the same period in 2018,.
— Vietnam Insider

Ministry of Science and Technology awarded Labour Order
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 30 presented the first-class Labour Order, the noble distinction of the Party and State, to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) in recognition of its contributions to socialism building and national protection.

Consumption trends change as food-safety awareness improves
Food consumption trends in the domestic market, identification of nutritious and safe food, and improved understanding of chilled and frozen foods were among the topics discussed at a seminar held yesterday.
— Vietnam Net

Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian farmers cultivate ties in clean agriculture
An exchange programme of farmers from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia took place in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on November 30, aiming to foster the friendship and cooperation among the three countries in agricultural product production and selling.
— VietnamPlus

Da Nang okayed Cocobay turning condotels to apartments
Authorities had approved the conversion of Cocobay Da Nang condotels into apartments long before the crisis over nonpayment of annual returns broke out.
— VnExpress

Vietnam Food And Beverages Market Business Attractiveness and Forecast to 2026
Vietnam food and beverage market size is poised to report strong growth rate over the forecast period due to increasing population, rising disposable incomes, coupled with changing trends and product innovations.
— Downey Magazine

E-commerce helps develop logistics property sector
Growing demand from e-commerce users is putting pressure on existing supply chains, facilities and warehouses.
— Viet Nam News

SEA Games: ‘Vietnam spirit’ came through, says coach Park
Vietnam’s coach Park Hang-seo says the national fighting spirit drove his team to the 2-1 victory over Indonesia Sunday.
— VnExpress

First Việt Nam-Australia economic partnership meeting held
The first Việt Nam-Australia Economic Partnership Meeting (EPM) was held in Adelaide yesterday under the co-chair of Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyễn Trí Dũng and Australian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham.
— Viet Nam News


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