Vietnam morning news for January 2

Vietnam morning news for January 2

Vietnam morning newsInternet Companies Hit By Vietnam’s New Cybersecurity Law
A law requiring Internet companies in Vietnam to remove content the country’s authorities deem to be against the state came into effect January 1, in a move critics called “a totalitarian model of information control,” AFP reported.
— Investvine

New regulations urged for taxing cross-border services
 Cross-border services are posing challenges to Vietnam’s tax collection as existing tax regulations have yet to keep up with the fast-paced digital world.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietnam freezes Vietjet flight expansion after safety incidents
Vietnamese authorities have halted Vietjet Aviation’s planned increase in flights following a series of aircraft safety incidents, putting the country’s largest budget airline under supervision as the Tet holiday season nears.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s new laws become effective since January 1, 2019
 The Law on Denunciation supplements regulations on anonymous denunciation, cuts down the denunciation settlement process from five steps to four steps.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietnam lacking IT workers despite higher salaries: TopDev
Vietnam will be short of 70,000 to 90,000 information and technology (IT) workers next year despite increasing salary and welfare, according to a TopDev, a recruitment network and ecosystem in mobile and IT, report on the IT market in Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

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Petrol prices continue to drop
The Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) on January 1 announced decreases in petrol prices following a decision jointly issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance.

Three Vietnamese tourists killed in Egypt bomb blast
Three Vietnamese tourists were killed and at least nine more injured when their tour bus was blown apart by a roadside bomb in Egypt.
— Travel mole

Brazil starts sunset review of anti-dumping duties on Vietnam’s motorcycle tyres
Brazil’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services recently announced the initiation of a sunset review of anti-dumping measures applicable to motorcycle tyres imported from Vietnam, Thailand and China.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietnam braces for first tropical storm of 2019
A tropical depression in the Truong Sa Archipelago has gained strength and become Vietnam’s first storm of 2019.
— VN Express

The singer raising her voice against Vietnam’s new cyber law
Dressed in the traditional Vietnamese long gown known as “ao dai”, dissident artist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi holds up a banner in a silent protest amid the roar of traffic in the capital’s Old Quarter.
— Al Jazeera

Amusement parks a popular spot during New Year holiday
Locals of all ages in HCM City spent part of their time during the New Year’s holiday at amusement parks in the city.
— Viet Nam News

Sweden to support Vietnam in training English
The Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training and The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Vietnam have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in teaching and learning English in higher education in the 2018-2020 period.
— Vietnam Insider

Firms optimistic about business in Q1 2019
A majority of firms in the manufacturing and processing industry were optimistic about their production and business activities for the first quarter of 2019, according to a survey by the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— Viet Nam News

Peacekeeping force affirms Vietnam’s position
Vietnam’s participation in the UN’s peacekeeping mission is a breakthrough in implementing the Party’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development, stated Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh.

Processing – major contributor to Vietnam’s economy
 With certain advantages, Vietnam has been the destination for many multinational businesses to seek processors, and processing in turn have become a major growth engine of the economy.
— Viet Nam Net

New Year flag salute ceremony held at nation’s easternmost mainland point
A national flag salute ceremony was held on January 1 in the country’s easternmost mainland point of Mui Dien in the south central province of Phu Yen.

Improving business environment is Government’s priority in 2019
 Improving the business environment and national competitiveness is a core policy priority of the Vietnamese Government in 2019.
— Viet Nam Net

2019 National Tourism Year kicks off in Khanh Hoa
An enticing art performance took place in Nha Trang city in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on December 31 to welcome the New Year and announce the 2019 National Tourism Year.

Vietnam urged to use official export channels to China
Vietnamese enterprises need to take the initiative and increase exports through official channels to China as Chinese consumers now demand higher quality products, experts say.
— Viet Nam Net

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Vietnam invests 432 million USD abroad in 2018
Vietnam’s total outbound investment in 2018 was estimated at 432 million USD, according to the General Statistics Office.

Property market waits for regulations
The property market awaits technical standards for the development of small apartments, which may become a trend to deal with the housing crisis caused by the country’s rapid urbanisation.

Economists fear Vietnam will get old before it gets rich
Vietnam needs to take action promptly, and if not, it may get old before it becomes rich, economists say.
— Viet Nam Net


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