Vietnam morning news for July 23

Vietnam morning news for July 23

Vietnam morning newsVietnam cracks down on tariff-dodging export detours
The Vietnamese government has begun taking steps to clamp down on shipments of products from China and elsewhere that pass through Vietnam and are relabeled as Vietnamese to avoid U.S. tariffs.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

HCM City firms’ exports increase by 9.2 percent
Export revenues by Ho Chi Minh City-based enterprises in the first six months of the year reached 19.6 billion USD, a 9.2 percent increase year-on-year, according to the municipal People’s Committee.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam targets to have 100,000 agribusinesses by 2030
Vietnam’s agricultural sector is facing three major challenges, including low productivity, risks from climate change, and fierce competition from the global integration process.
— The Hanoitimes

Pedalling for a cause: YCC 2019 expands to Myanmar (video)
Senior managers and leaders from the business and the non-profit sector are being invited to join charity bike rides in Vietnam and in Myanmar later this year.
— AEC News Today

Vietnam’s Viettel Sets Up Digital Services Subsidiary; to Develop Mobile Money Service
Viettel, the largest mobile operator in Vietnam announced the launch of its eighth subsidiary company, the Viettel Digital Services (VDS) Corporation.
— The Fastmode

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Australian citizen Van Kham Chau detained in Vietnam for six months without a lawyer
The family of an Australian citizen who has been languishing in a Vietnamese prison for six months without a lawyer has said the allegation that he’s a terrorist is “ludicrous”.
— ABC

MoF proposes tax cut for small firms
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is proposing a regulation that exempts micro and small enterprises from corporate income tax for two years after they have sufficient income subject to taxation.
— Viet Nam News

Cambodia, Vietnam will meet 2020 trade target: Ministry
Cambodia and Vietnam are optimistic that they will reach $5 billion in bilateral trade by 2020 as pledged by their governments.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam becomes a top Asian customer for U.S. blueberries
Vietnam, which opened its borders to fresh U.S. blueberries in February, already is poised to be Oregon’s largest Asian customer for the fruit, according to Oregon Blueberry Commission Administrator Bryan Ostlund, who recently returned from a 10-day Vietnamese trade mission.
— Capital Press

28 percent of Vietnamese plan to use metro regularly
Only 28 percent of people in Hanoi and HCMC plan to use the metro daily, fearing the routes may not suit their schedule.
— VnExpress

Industrial land leasing costs rise in southern Vietnam
Rents in industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring localities increased 15.8 percent against the same period last year.
— VnExpress

Domestic industry needs technology transfer
Vietnamese enterprises need more opportunities to get technology transfers from foreign investment activities and join ventures with foreign partners for sustainable development of the domestic industry.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam fine-tunes laws to aid business, investment
VAFI estimated that around 80 percent of existing business lines with foreign ownership caps should be removed.
— The Hanoitimes

Measures deployed to lure more investment to agriculture
The Government has issued a resolution detailing measures to encourage businesses investing in safe, effective and sustainable agricultural development.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam’s HCM City annually subsides 4 cm due to groundwater exploitation
Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City has an average subsidence rate of 4 centimeters a year, partly due to rampant groundwater exploitation, local media on Monday quoted Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as saying.
— Xinhua

VN surpasses Hong Kong in port throughput
Việt Nam’s container throughput surpassed Hong Kong’s in the first half of this year, possibly in part due to trade diversion amid the trade war between China and the US, reported the Chinese news site Caixin Global.
— Viet Nam News

Industrial land leasing costs rise in southern Vietnam
Rents in industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring localities increased 15.8 percent against the same period last year.
— VnExpress

Vietjet gets green light for Hà Nội-New Delhi route
Budget carrier Vietjet has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) to conduct flights between the capital city of Hà Nội and India’s New Delhi.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam offical warns over aging society ahead
Over 20 percent of Vietnam’s population will be at least 60 years old by 2038, said a health ministry official.
— Xinhua

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World’s largest glove maker to open first Vietnam factory next year
Malaysia’s Top Glove will open its first plant in Vietnam next year to meet the surging demand in the country for hygienic gloves.
— VnExpress

HCM City: Sustained growth, confidence boost retail sales
Ho Chi Minh City recorded a year-on-year rise of 12.2 percent in total retail sales and consumer service revenue to nearly 600 trillion VND (25.8 billion USD) in the first half of 2019.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam arrests transnational drug trafficking ring’s leader
The Border guard forces of Vietnam’s central Quang Binh province have detained a Lao man, a transnational drug trafficking ring’s leader, seizing over 24,000 pills of synthetic drug, Vietnam News Agency reported on Monday.
— Xinhua

Hoi An tourism city lacks drinking water
A water shortage in central Quang Nam province’s Hoi An city is greatly affecting the lives of thousands of locals and tourists.
— VietnamPlus

Quang Ninh pilots citizen interaction through mobile app
Ha Long city is the first in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh to use a mobile app to interact with local people, the provincial Department of Information and Communication has said.
— VietnamPlus

Thousands of kilometers of electrical cables have been buried underground in HCM City
Thousands of kilometers of electrical and telecommunications cables have been buried underground in HCM City as part of a project that began nearly 10 years ago.
— Vietnam Insider

May-December couple among 3 Vietnamese nabbed in SW. Taiwan
Three Vietnamese nationals who were arrested for overstaying their visas on Thursday (July 18) included a May-December couple.
— Taiwan News

China once again violates Vietnam’s sovereignty and international law
It isn`t the first time China ignored protests and warnings from Vietnam and the outside world.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam tightens grip on illegal online games
Vietnamese authorities have been tightening their grip on illegal online games published on Apple and Google app stores—removing 142 of them since 2017 with support from Google, Apple, and Facebook—according to local media reports.
— Vietnam Insider

Hội An tourism city lacking drinking water
Water shortage in Hội An tourism city, the central Việt Nam, was greatly affecting the lives of thousands of local households and tourists.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietnam Airlines launches Đà Nẵng – Busan flight
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on Sunday launched a new route between the central city of Đà Nẵng and Busan city, connecting Việt Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK).
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam wins silver, bronze medals at International Biology Olympiad
Four Vietnamese students won one silver medal and three bronzes at the 2019 International Biology Olympiad that wrapped up in Hungary Sunday.
— VnExpress

Fair to introduce Korean books to Vietnam
The Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) is hosting a book fair Tuesday and Wednesday in Hanoi, Vietnam.
— Korea Herald

Vietnam arrests transnational drug trafficking ring’s leader
The Border guard forces of Vietnam’s central Quang Binh province have detained a Lao man, a transnational drug trafficking ring’s leader, seizing over 24,000 pills of synthetic drug, Vietnam News Agency reported on Monday.
— China.org

Fewer road crashes but more traffic jams in H1
Vietnam saw a decline in road accidents in the first half of 2019 while the number of prolonged traffic congestion was on a rise, according to the latest report of the National Committee for Road Safety.
— VietnamPlus

Aviation sector growth slows
A CAAV report on aviation service quality in the first half of this year found that aviation sector, including local and international airlines, transported 38.5 million passengers, up 9.4 per cent year-on-year.
— Viet Nam News

Promoting renewable energy an urgent requirement: Experts
Along with its rapid economic growth, Việt Nam’s electricity demand is also increasing strongly, at around 10 per cent a year, causing huge pressure on the energy sector, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— Viet Nam News

VN stocks to struggle amid mixed corporate earnings
The ongoing earnings season has created a divergence among groups of stocks and could derail the market from its short-term uptrend.
— Viet Nam News

 

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