Vietnam morning news for November 5

Vietnam morning news for November 5
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Thailand hands over Asean chair to Vietnam
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) holding the symbolic chairman’s gavel after receiving it from Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during the closing ceremony of the 35th Asean Summit and related summits.
— Straits Times (extremely annoying popups)

Vietnam to officially announce 25.4% upward GDP revision this month
Vietnam will officially announce the revision of the size of its gross domestic product (GDP) for the 2011-2017 period later this month, the head of the General Statistics Office said on Monday.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

World’s biggest trade deal RCEP set to be signed in Vietnam in 2020
The 16-nation trade deal, which includes major economies such as India and China, would make up nearly 50% of the world’s population, about 30% of global GDP and 28% of total trade turnover.
— The Hanoitimes

Thailand supports Vietnam as ASEAN chair in 2020
Thailand has spoken in support of Vietnam as chair of ASEAN in 2020, and thanked Vietnam for supporting Thailand as this year’s ASEAN chair. Meanwhile, bilateral trade between the two countries is expected to total 20 billion dollars next year.
— Pattaya Mail

Australia must speak up for citizen Van Kham Chau in Vietnam ‘terror’ trial, lawyer says
The lawyer for a Sydney retiree set to face trial in Vietnam for alleged “terrorist activities” has urged the Australian Government to work harder to help free his client, amid ongoing fears for his health.

Vietnam demands China respect its maritime economy
Vietnam hopes China will thoroughly solve maritime disputes without affecting the bilateral ties.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s trade turnover exceeds 400 billion USD
Vietnam’s total import-export turnover has surpassed 400 billion USD, according to the General Department of Customs.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam finance ministry publicizes 2020 state budget estimates
The Ministry of Finance considers such publication an important practice promoting transparency and publicity of Vietnam’s state budget.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam takes over ASEAN chairmanship from Thailand
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc represented Vietnam as the nation took over the ASEAN Chairmanship for 2020 at a ceremony in Bangkok Monday.
— VNExpress

Vietnam to play positive role over Rohingya issue
Vietnam has expressed its wish to play a positive role as the next chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) for a “safe, secured and dignified” repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.
— Dhaka Tribune

Vietjet honored the best enterprise in the aviation sector for the ASEAN region
The airline received the honor on Saturday at the 2019 ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) Gala Night, which was held within the framework of the ASEAN Summit in Thailand, the low-cost carrier said in a press release on Sunday.
— Vietnam Insider

Steel sector reports Q3 losses
Most steel enterprises in the country have reported third-quarter losses or a plunge in profits; many blame the U.S.-China trade spat.
— VnExpress

Many foreign enterprises desire investment expansion in Vietnam
According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, many delegations of foreign enterprises have recently visited to Vietnam to learn about investment environment.
— Sggp News

Vietnam’s phone export up 5 pct in 10 months
Vietnam earned 43.5 billion U.S. dollars from exporting phones and components in the first 10 months of this year, posting a year-on-year increase of 5 percent and accounting for 20 percent of Vietnam’s total export revenue in the period, the General Statistics Office said on Monday.
— Xinhua

Joint NGO Letter on EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
We, the undersigned Vietnamese and international civil society organisations, are writing to urge you to ensure that the European Parliament postpones its consent to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) until certain human rights benchmarks are met by the Vietnamese government.
— Human Rights Watch

Vietnam deputy foreign minister in UK to facilitate identification of trafficking victims
A deputy minister of foreign affairs left for the U.K. Sunday night to help with identifying Vietnamese victims in the Essex truck tragedy.
— VnExpress

Exporters advised to use both online, offline platforms to go global
Vietnamese manufacturers need “integrated marketing solutions” comprising both online and offline platforms to gain access to buyers in both traditional and emerging markets, experts have said.
— VietnamPlus

Imported chicken not main cause of lower priced domestic products: MoIT
The General Department of Customs calculated that Viet Nam imported 215,700 tonnes of chicken products worth US$186 million in the first nine months of the year, up 49 per cent over the same period in 2018.
— Viet Nam News

Hanoi proposes setting up tap water supervision center after contamination scandal
Hanoi’s authority will require all clean water plants and distributors as well as water quality monitoring stations to connect with the center to manage, regulate and supervise clean water supply in the city.
— The Hanoitimes

Ripple, Vietnam-based TPBank partner for blockchain remittances
Vietnam-based TPBank (Tien Phong Commercial Bank) has joined Ripple’s blockchain-based payments network, RippleNet, seeking faster international money transfers.
— The blockcrypto

Annual Meeting Highlights Vietnam-Laos Border Management Cooperation
Late last month, Vietnam and Laos held another iteration of a border management meeting between them.
— The Diplomat

Experts call for more support to mechanical engineering industry to improve competitiveness
Industry 4.0 technologies help improve manufacturing efficiency and competitiveness, but not many firms, with their limited resources, can afford them, experts have said.
— Viet Nam News

Hanoi’s air quality on November 3: Mostly at average level
Hanoi’s air quality index (AQI) measured at 10 monitoring stations in the city was mostly at the average level.
— The Hanoitimes

Costly investment required to entice QR code users
A QR code is similar to a bar code and made up of black and white squares that can be read by various devices, including smartphones and point of sale (POS) terminals.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam may use Indian $500m
India and Vietnam had in 2016 announced Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) and in 2017 New Delhi had announced $500m credit line to Vietnam.
— Asian Age

Vietnam Gets a US Confidence Boost in China Sea Dispute
There is not often good news coming out of the territorial disputes of the South China Sea, but Vietnam, in its tensions with China, could take solace in recent remarks from some of Washington’s high level emissaries, who have given a boost to the Southeast Asian nation.

Defense Policy Dialogue Highlights Vietnam-Australia Security Ties
Last week, Vietnam and Australia held this year’s iteration of their defense policy dialogue. While the move is just one part of their overall bilateral defense relationship, it highlighted the ongoing collaboration between them in the security realm.
— The Diplomat

Vietnam-Cambodia business forum slated for December
To be organised by the Cần Thơ chapter of Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tiền Giang entrepreneurs’ club in HCM City, the forum, the first of its kind in Cambodia, is expected to open up economic, trade and investment opportunities for the two countries’ businesses.
— Viet Nam News

Hanoi to host travel and tourism summit in December
The Vietnam Travel and Tourism Summit 2019 will be held for the second time in Hanoi on December 9 under the theme “For Vietnamese Tourism to Really Take Off”.
— VietnamPlus

B2B marketplace marked its 10th anniversary serving Vietnamese SMEs by continuing its push to bring manufacturers across the globe into the digital era.
— Alizila

HCM City approved the cleanup of five canals
The People’s Committee has told five districts where the canals are located to strictly handle illegal encroachment and littering and to step up inspections of the canals.
— Vietnam Insider

HCM City set for year’s 4th Vietbuild expo
More than 350 companies will showcase their products at more than 1,600 pavilions in this year’s fourth Vietbuild international exhibition in HCM City this week.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam bags 14 medals at Southeast Asia Chess Championship 2019
Vietnam won 14 medals, including four gold, four silver and six bronze, at the Southeast Asia Chess Championships 2019, which concluded in the northern province of Bac Giang on November 3 after nine days of competition.

HCM City plans to clean up five polluted canals
The HCM City People’s Committee has approved the cleanup of five canals full of litter and waste discharged by households living nearby.
— Viet Nam Net

An Giang province welcomes 8.5 million tourists
The number of tourists to the Mekong delta province of An Giang increased by 3.65% year-on-year to 8.5 million in the first 10 months of this year, fulfilling over 92% of its yearly target.
— VietnamPlus

VN-Index forecast to keep upward trend
VN-Index is expected to enter an uptrend toward a new resistance zone after successfully penetrating through psychological resistance threshold of 1,000 points, analysts said.
— Viet Nam News

WeWork to open two new Vietnam locations amid increasing competition
WeWork will open two new locations in Vietnam within this month, according to the company’s marketing materials. This is despite the firm’s global woes and the rise of local co-working chains in fast-growing Vietnam.
— Tech In Asia

450 firms to take part in Vietnam Foodexpo
Some 450 companies have registered to participate in the 2019 Việt Nam International Food Industry Exhibition to be held in HCM City from November 13 to 16.
— Viet Nam News


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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