Vietnam morning news for September 25

Vietnam morning news for September 25
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More import and export procedures to be put online by 2020
The Agency of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Industry and Trade is expected to deploy over 30 online administrative procedures at level 3 and 4 by 2020.

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways plans to raise $100m via IPO next year
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways expects to raise about $100 million from its planned initial public offering next year to fuel its aggressive expansion in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets.
— DealStreetAsia

E-commerce & e-logistics become indispensable to Vietnamese exporters
At a conference held on September 13 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, there was agreement that the new requirements by China and other international markets remain a challenge to Vietnamese exporters, urging them to make changes to adapt.
— Fresh Plaza

Vietnam’s pepper sector targets sustainable development
Vietnam’s pepper sector is facing a range of difficulties due to the oversupply and the fierce competition in the global market, resulting in low prices, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam’s e-commerce market hits US$8 billion in 2018
Vietnam’s e-commerce market size in 2018 was estimated at US$8.06 billion, up 30% from a year earlier, according to a white paper released by the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Department of E-Commerce and Digital Economy.

Construction of Vietnam’s first LNG terminal to begin next month
State-run PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (PV Gas) and its partners plan to start construction of the country’s first LNG terminal in southern Vietnam next month.
— VnExpress

USAID helps Vietnamese SMEs improve linkage capacity
The Government Office, the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (LinkSME) in Hanoi on September 24.
— VietnamPlus

Sembcorp to bring smart energy solutions to Vietnam in tripartite pact
A SEMBCORP Industries unit has entered into a tripartite partnership with Vietnam state-owned property developer Becamex IDC Corporation (Becamex) and Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park JV Co (VSIP) to bring smart energy solutions to Vietnam.
— Business Times

Vietnam urged to raise intellectual property awareness
Raising the IP awareness is becoming indispensable to Vietnamese firms, especially after the country signed new-generation free trade agreements. including EVFTA.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam Airlines joins hands with foreign carriers for tourism push
Vietnam Airlines signed a deal with South Korea’s Korean Air and Taiwan’s China Airlines Monday to promote popular Vietnamese tourist destinations.
— VnExpress

Vietnam-Russia Bilateral Ties Deepen, Boost Investment
Russia was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam, laying the groundwork for a strong bilateral and economic relationship between the countries.
— Vietnam Briefing

US$22.1 million to strengthen linkages for Vietnamese SMEs
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government Office and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) co-launched a project on strengthening reforms and enhancing the linkage capability of Vietnam’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hanoi on September 24.

Vietnam calls for highest commitment to multilateralism
Amid global challenges, countries should maintain their highest commitment to multilateralism and international system based on the UN charter and international law, a Vietnamese official said on September 23.

Vietnam Buckles to Trump’s Pressure to Cut Trade Surplus
Vietnam’s campaign to tamp down the Trump administration’s trade gap ire has come to a coastal commune better known for growing dragon fruit along one-lane potholed roads.
— Bloomberg Quint

Banks raise short-term deposit rates to more than 8%
Commercial banks have recently raised their interest rates for six-month deposits to a record high of more than 8 per cent per year.
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam focuses on fruit exports for higher value
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) this year added fruit to its list of key export agricultural products.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s game of online gambling whack-a-mole continues
Vietnam’s online gamblers continue to seek out unauthorized alternatives to their government’s limited legal sports betting options.
— Calvinayre

Phinma invests in Vietnam cement firm
Conglomerate Phinma Corp. has boosted its bid to reenter the local cement space with a $50-million deal to invest in Song Lam Cement Joint Stock Corp., operator of the biggest state-of-the-art cement plant in Vietnam.

World’s Latest Automotive Manufacturer Comes out of Vietnam
Vietnam wants to enter big time manufacturing in a big way – and is in a hurry to do it.
— Engineering

So you’re moving to Vietnam?
“Whilst Thailand is often nicknamed the ‘land of a thousand 7-elevens’, with a convenience store on just about every corner, there are none of these in Vietnam, yet.”
— The Thaiger

Raid uncovers illegal worker from Vietnam
A Perth beauty salon could receive a penalty totalling £20,000 for apparently employing an illegal worker.
— Daily Record

UK fund fails to make exit from Gemadept
VI Fund II remains a major shareholder in Gemadept, holding more than 45.2 million shares, equal to 15.24 per cent.
— Viet Nam News

Hà Nội receives 18 air quality censors from Germany
Hà Nội has agreed to receive 18 air quality censoring devices offered by the German Development Cooperation Organisation (GIZ) as part of efforts to improve the air quality in the capital city.
— Viet Nam Net

Conference to be held next month on SOE restructuring
Sixty-two SOEs will cut State ownership to 50-65 per cent after being equitised such as telecoms groups Mobifone and VNPT, the Vietnam National Coffee Corporation (VINACAFE) and the Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem).
— Viet Nam News

Tân Việt Securities officially joins derivatives market
The company on August 23 became the 17th securities firm to be licensed by the HNX to participate in the derivatives market.
— Viet Nam News

Shares in dairy firm Vinamilk soar after trip to China
Shares in dairy giant Vinamilk have unexpectedly soared by 4 per cent in the last two days after the company’s milk products were launched in China last week.
— Viet Nam News

Unilever begins programme to grow trees
From now through next February some 30,000 saplings will be planted around the country under a Unilever programme called “Ươm mầm xanh” (Germinate green seeds).
— Viet Nam News

Central province approves three wind power projects
The People’s Committee of Quảng Trị Province has granted in-principle approval to three wind power projects with a combined investment capital of nearly VNĐ5 trillion (US$215 million), online newspaper reported.
— Viet Nam News

City to identity trees best suited to urban areas
HCM City plans to conduct research and identify trees resilient to natural disasters and suited to the local soil.
— Viet Nam Net

Women in tech: Carman Chan’s Click Ventures is one of the most consistent VC funds globally
Serial entrepreneur turning angel investor turned VC, Carman Chan is one of the top women in tech in Asia The venture capital market has more than doubled in size over the past five years says a research by Prequin. And Asia is not too far from all the VC action. Hong Kong’s Click Ventures is […]
— e27

RCEP talks to solve trade barriers and find mutual ground
The final round of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – a trade agreement between the ten member states of ASEAN and its six partners: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea – will focus on resolving issues and reaching mutual ground on market openness, trade freedom for goods and services as.
— Viet Nam News

Climate change awareness week launched in Việt Nam
A week-long series of activities to raise awareness about climate change is set to kick off on Friday across Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng and Hội An.
— Viet Nam Net

Realty, banking drives VN-Index up
Shares of banks and property developers were the main factors that pushed the southern index up in the morning session.
— Viet Nam News

It’s Vietbuild expo time again in HCM City
The Vietbuild International Exhibition with the theme real estate, architecture, and interior and exterior decoration will be held in HCM City from September 25 to 29.
— Viet Nam News

12 Vietnamese fisherman detained for stealing sea cucumbers
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized two foreign boats and detained 12 Vietnamese fishermen who had trespassed Malaysian waters to steal produce from the sea on Sunday.
— The Sun Daily

Vietnam’s UPGen expands its spaces to Thailand and Malaysia
Coworking solutions provider, UPGen is one of only a few home-grown workspace operators to be pursuing regional expansion Vietnam’s largest flexible and custom workspace solutions provider UPGen, announced its expansion into Southeast Asia with new locations in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
— e27

Circular economy model gradually becoming mainstream in Vietnam
Vietnamese corporate circles have started paying heed to the ‘circular economy’ concept, which is still new in the country.
— VnExpress

Vietnam says ‘urgent measures’ needed to combat Mekong Delta erosion
Six provinces in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region have been scrambling to battle the severe erosion of the sprawling river and coastal network, with some areas now requiring “urgent measures”, state media said on Tuesday.
— The Peninsula Qatar

Vietnam bolsters parliamentary cooperation with Asian, European nations
Standing Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Tong Thi Phong on September 23 had bilateral meetings with foreign delegates on the sidelines of the 4th Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments (MSEAP) which takes place in Kazakhstan on September 23-24.

Experts call for new mindset in managing SOEs in Vietnam
The ultimate objective of enterprises is to maximize profit, so the government should not consider SOEs an instrument for marco-economic management, as this approach could cause disruptions to their operations, said an expert.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam, US work together to combat African swine fever
The spread of African swine fever (ASF) continues, causing losses for breeders, said Pham Van Dong, head of the Department of Animal Health at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam puts right conditions in place for startups to grow
The trade war gave a big boost, but let’s not forget that Vietnam is a fast-growing market in its own right and has the right conditions for the startup scene to grow and mature regardless, said Nikhilesh Goel, co-founder and COO of Southeast Asia investment firm Validus Capital.
— The Hanoitimes

6 ways large companies can out-innovate startups
It`s a myth that big business can`t be dynamic. It just requires a little more work, says HSBC`s Andrew Connell.
— The Hanoitimes

12 accused in fake cancer medicine trading case brought to court
The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on September 24 opened the first-instant trial on 12 people accused in the “trading in fake goods being curative medicines” case at the Vietnam Pharma Joint Stock Company (VN Pharma).
— VietnamPlus

Hanoi hosts 7th workshop on decentralised wastewater treatment in Asia
The seventh workshop on decentralised domestic wastewater treatment in Asia took place in Hanoi on September 24.
— VietnamPlus


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