Vietnam morning news for October 29

Vietnam morning news for October 29
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Vietnam hits Chinese and South Korea steelmakers with duties
Vietnam slapped five-year tariffs on Chinese and South Korean color-coated steel products after domestic producers said unfair pricing from overseas competitors caused them to shut down production lines.
— Bangkok Post

Vietnam cracks down on labor trafficking after UK truck tragedy
Nghe An police have arrested four suspects and are hunting another for their involvement in two separate rings sending Vietnamese citizens abroad.
— VnExpress

New airline envisages losing $15 million in first three years
Hospitality group Thien Minh says its carrier KiteAir could lose VND350 billion ($15.04 million) in the first three years of operations.
— VnExpress

China says it is in contact with Vietnam about Britain truck victims
China’s foreign ministry said on Monday its embassy in Vietnam was in touch with the Vietnamese government about case of 39 people found dead in a truck container in Britain.
— Reuters

Vietnam beverage industry potential appeals to foreign players
Listed among leading Asian consumers of alcoholic drinks, Vietnam remains potential for foreign investors.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam among top 25 global performers in credit access: WB
Vietnam has made considerable progress in terms of providing access to credit to become one of the top 25 global performers, according to the newly-released Doing Business Report 2020 produced by the World Bank.
— VietnamPlus

Upgraded China-ASEAN FTA brings huge opportunities to Vietnam
Vietnam’s leading dairy producer TH Group, the first Vietnamese enterprise granted transaction codes to export milk products to China, looked forward to tapping opportunities for Vietnam’s dairy products brought by the upgrading protocol of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA).
— Xinhua

PVOIL and MoMo work together for cashless payment of petrol in Vietnam
Drivers in Vietnam will be able to buy products from PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PVOIL) using their mobile with the e-wallet service provider MoMo from November 1.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam collects DNA samples to help in Essex lorry deaths case
Up to 24 families have reported members of their family missing after bodies were discovered in the back of a lorry.
— Aljazeera

VN has potential to become SE Asian innovation hub
Vietnam could become the leading information technology innovation hub in Southeast Asia, experts told a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Social advertising top preference among Vietnamese companies: report
Social advertising is the most favored digital marketing tool for Vietnamese enterprises regardless of size, market research firm Q&Me said in a report.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s public debt forecast to slip to 52.7% of GDP in 2022: Fin Min
Vietnam’s average GDP growth rate in the 2020 – 2022 period is projected to reach 6.8%, according to the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
— The Hanoitimes

Foreigners still struggle to own property in Vietnam
Though being keen to buy property in Vietnam, many foreigners are finding it hard to overcome cumbersome legal procedures to own the asset in the country.
— The Hanoitimes

Streamlined admistrative system required to boost business environment: The World Bank
It is also the second year the Southeast Asian economy’s ranking has declined despite achieving a higher score. Việt Nam scored 69.8 in this year’s report, higher than the previous two years’ figures of 66.77 (2018) and 68.8 (2019).
— Viet Nam News

BusMap expected to be widely popular in Vietnam
Buses are positively encouraged in large metropolitan areas thanks to its safe and environmentally friendly features. In major cities in Vietnam like Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Hanoi, and Da Nang, the public used to feel frustrating identifying exact bus terminals.
— Sggp News

Vietnam Airlines opens HCM City-Bali route
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines opened a new route linking HCM City and Bali, Indonesia via Tân Sơn Nhất and Ngurah Rai airports on Sunday.
— Viet Nam News

Two Vietnam universities enter US News & World Report rankings
The Vietnam National University (VNU)-Hanoi makes its way onto the list of world’s top 1,059 while the VNU-Ho Chi Minh City ranks 1,176.
— The Hanoitimes

Nine-dash line drawing trouble in Vietnam
Vietnam’s decision to ban the animated film Abominable earlier this month is just the latest in a string of pushbacks against China’s infamous nine-dash line.
— The Asean Post

Postcards from a poisoned coast: Vietnam’s people-smuggling heartland
The countryside in the Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh is dotted with billboards for labor export companies advertising jobs or study overseas.
— Yahoo News

Discovering Vietnam’s remote northern highlands
Unlike crowded Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, remote northern mountainous areas remain untouched by mass tourism, offering pristine trekking conditions.
— VnExpress

Vietnam and Japan cooperate in environmental assessment
The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on environmental cooperation with Japan Association of Environment Assessment (JEAS) in Hanoi on October 28.

Hanoi water now styrene safe: Tests
Tap water in some Hanoi’s districts that was contaminated in early October is now styrene safe for consumption, local media quoted the Hanoi Department of Health’s report on October 26.
— The Hanoitimes

HCM City sent an urgent warning of heavy flooding in low-lying areas
The tide is likely to peak at 4 -7 a.m. and again at 4-6 p.m., then ebb gradually. Thunderstorms in the afternoon concurrent the high tide will likely flood roads in low-lying areas in Ho Chi Minh City, the center said Sunday.
— Vietnam Insider

EVFTA to bring logistics firms both opportunities and challenges
Vietnamese logistics companies need to improve their competitiveness to stay afloat when the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) comes into effect, experts have said.
— VietnamPlus

UK based Co-working space operators enters Vietnam’s market
UK based Workthere, a website listing platform and brokerage services, has entered the Vietnamese market to help businesses find flexible, co-working and serviced office spaces in a country where co-working has expanded rapidly.
— Vietnam Insider

Lao man caught smuggling 120,000 ecstasy pills into Vietnam
A Lao man was arrested Sunday after transporting 120,000 ecstasy pills from Laos to Vietnam, said police of the central Ha Tinh Province.
— VnExpress

Trafficked Vietnamese and the lure of UK nail bars and cannabis farms
What might make a young Vietnamese woman leave her home and family to make a dangerous trip across the world in search of a new life in the UK? Most likely, trafficking experts say, it was the promise of work in one of Britain’s proliferating high street nail bars.
— Vietnam Insider

Protecting brand names to keep export market share
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the US currently is the largest export market of Vietnam. Up to now, export turnover to the US market has exceeded US$45 billion, an increase of more than 28 percent over the same period last year.
— Sggp News

Twelve Vietnamese start-ups to compete in regional awards
Twelve Vietnamese start-ups will compete in the regional finals of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Start-up Awards (RBSA) in Malaysia in January 2020, according to the organisers.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnamese doctors perform robot-assisted surgery in the Philippines
The trip took place at the invitation of the Manila-based Philippine General Hospital, one of the biggest of its kind in the country with 1,500 beds. The robotic surgeries were conducted on October 24 for two obese patients weighing over 130 kg each.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnamese Police have broken up an illegal human trafficking
Police in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An have broken up an illegal ring that helped send Vietnamese citizens to work in foreign countries by putting them under the guise of tourists and using fake visas.
— Vietnam Insider

Opportunities abound for Vietnam
After signing a raft of free trade agreements, the Vietnamese horticultural industry has primed for expansion and has been encouraged to make the most of new opportunities.
— Fruit Net

Prominent Vietnamese garment-makers showcase goods at Hong Kong fair
More than 35 leading Vietnamese manufacturers of garments, textiles and fashion accessories as well as garment-related industries are showcasing their goods at Hong Kong’s biggest fashion show that opened on Sunday.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam, Egypt boost cooperation in potential areas
The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt organised a seminar in the coastal tourist city of Sharm El Sheikh on October 26 to seek measures to boost cooperation between the two countries in various fields, especially economy, investment and tourism.

Viet Nam, Egypt boost cooperation in potential areas
The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt organised a seminar in the coastal tourist city of Sharm El Sheikh on Saturday to seek measures to boost cooperation between the two countries in various fields, especially economy, investment and tourism.
— Viet Nam News

Bill on entry, exit of Vietnamese citizens under spotlight at NA on October 28
The National Assembly is set to consider two draft laws, including a bill on entry, exit of Vietnamese citizens, on October 28, as part of the on-going 8th session.
— VietnamPlus

Hanwha E&C joins in Vietnam city project
The Korean engineering and construction company last week signed a contract with Vietnam’s state-owned Becamex IDC and the Korean Woori Investment Bank to form a consortium committed to the development of Binh Doung New City.
— Korea Joongang Daily

Number of visitors to Mekong Delta provinces sharply increases
The People’s Committee of Kien Giang Province said that since the beginning of this year the province has held several events to advertise tourism, promote investment and carry out tourism projects in order to attract more tourists to the province.
— Sggp News

Vietnam Creative Hubs Initiative launched
Vietnam Creative Hubs Initiative – ViCHI was launched by the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and British Council Vietnam at a ceremony held in Hanoi on October 26.

Vietnam hosting 12th EST forum in Asia
The 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia is being held in Hanoi from October 28-30.
— VietnamPlus

Large-cap firms to drive market up, but performance would be narrow
With about one-third of the top 30 largest companies by market capitalisation and trading liquidity having released Q3 earnings reports, there is still room for growth.
— Viet Nam News

Staples of 20 localities showcased at OCOP fair in Hai Duong
The 15th One Commune One Product (OCOP) fair kicked off in Hai Duong province on October 26, featuring 120 booths by 300 businesses the country.
— NDO 


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