Vietnam morning news for April 17

Vietnam morning news for April 17
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Vietnam morning newsVietnam to Give the U.S. 200,000 Locally Made Medical Masks
Vietnam is donating 200,000 domestically made medical masks to the U.S., which has seen deaths from the novel coronavirus top 30,000.
— Bloomberg

In Vietnam, There Have Been Fewer Than 300 COVID-19 Cases And No Deaths. Here’s Why
Vietnam shares a border with China, yet it has reported no deaths from COVID-19 and just 268 confirmed cases, when other Southeast Asian nations are reporting thousands.

Gov’t not to loosen entry restrictions until month end due to COVID-19
Entry restrictions will not be eased until April 30, according to the latest announcement released by the Government Office.
— Chinhphu

IMF sees Vietnam GDP growth at 2.7 percent in 2020
The International Monetary Fund has forecast Vietnam’s GDP to grow at 2.7 percent this year, higher than that of its regional peers.
— VnExpress

Vietnam warns against using video conference app Zoom
The Department of Information Security has warned people not to use Zoom Cloud Meetings because of its security vulnerabilities.
— VnExpress

How Vietnam is making gains through ‘face mask diplomacy’
The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to plenty of new terminology, a recent example being ‘face mask diplomacy’. China led the way by exporting face masks, testing kits, ventilators and thermometers, but as this type of ‘diplomacy’ develops, a new challenger has emerged: Vietnam.
— Asean Today

Navy Believes Delivery Flights, Not Vietnam Port Stop, Brought Virus to Carrier
Navy officials say they’ve been unable to make a definitive link between hundreds of coronavirus cases on an aircraft carrier and a controversial port call in Vietnam, leading them to consider the possibility that pilots delivering goods to the ship carried it aboard.
— Daily News

Vietnam poised to be big post-pandemic winner
Through early and efficient border closures, uncharacteristic official transparency and strategic Covid-19 diplomacy, communist-run Vietnam is fast emerging as a likely post-pandemic winner.
— Asia Times

Why Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam have been effective in fighting Covid-19
As nations around the world struggle to deal with Covid-19, some of the most effective responses may be found in the least expected corners.
— Aspistrategist

Japanese Firm WMH Invests in Vietnam and Expands its ASEAN Footprint
World Mode Holdings Co. Ltd (WMH), a Tokyo based total solution company specialized in the fashion and cosmetic industries, announced its acquisition of People Link Joint Stock Company (People Link), a leading human resources company in Vietnam. The acquisition creates WMH’s 4th overseas business, after Singapore, Australia and Taiwan.
— Yahoo News

Demand slump cuts into Vietnam’s March product imports
Vietnam’s oil product imports in March were at the lowest monthly levels since January 2017 as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit demand.
— Argus media

Hyundai Motor maintains lead in Vietnam auto market in Q1, makes donation in India
South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. managed to defend its market lead in Vietnam with sales outperforming the sharp contraction in car sales in the country amid spread of the coronavirus.
— Pulse News

Vietjet offers Power Pass for unlimited flights in Vietnam
Vietjet has launched the Power Pass, allowing its holders to take unlimited flights within Vietnam and plan their travels up to a year ahead, in a bid to boost travel demand as it reels from a plunge in air traffic.
— TTG Asia

Việt Nam to stop exporting COVID-19 treatment medicines from April 16
The Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) required all local drug manufacturing, exporting and importing firms to suspend the export of drugs used in the treatment of COVID-19 from April 16.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam, China seek ways to push agriculture trade
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong held a working session with Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo in Hanoi on April 16 to discuss ways to facilitate the exchange of agricultural products between the two countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— VietnamPlus

Vietjet ensures operation on several domestic routes
From this Thursday, the airline increases the frequency of return flights between Hà Nội and HCM City to two flights per day while providing one return flight per day between Hà Nội and Đà Nẵng and one return flight per day between HCM City and Đà Nẵng.
— Viet Nam News

CMC Corporation donates 3 billion Vietnam dong to 3 hospitals treating COVID-19
On April 13 and 14th 2020, representatives of CMC Corporation have given donation packages at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (NHTD), Bach Mai Hospital (Hanoi) and COVID-19 field hospital in Can Gio (Ho Chi Minh City).
— Yahoo News

Hà Nội halts $4 million tourism promotion package on CNN
Hà Nội has halted the 2019-24 tourism promotion package worth US$4 million with the US Cable News Network (CNN) due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

State Treasury raises $21.3 million from G-bonds
The State Treasury mobilised VNĐ500 billion (US$21.27 million) through a Government bond auction on the Hà Nội Stock Exchange (HNX) on April 15.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnamese airlines increase domestic flights among major cities
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam on Wednesday allowed airlines to increase the frequency of domestic flights among Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng and HCM City from April 16.
— Viet Nam News

Relatives of Vietnam’s Political Prisoners Plead For Release Amid Coronavirus Fears
The relatives of more than 30 political prisoners in Vietnam have penned an open letter to the country’s leaders pleading for the release of their loved ones, who they say are at serious risk of contracting the coronavirus due to poor conditions in jail.
— Radio Free Asia

Proper waste control in Hạ Lôi Village to curb the COVID-19 spread
Local authority of Hà Nội’s Mê Linh District has requested Minh Quân Company, the garbage collection unit in the country’s newest COVID-19 infection cluster in Hạ Lôi Village, to mobilise six permanent workers to collect garbage from the quarantine area with handcarts.
— Viet Nam Net

TopCV receives US$424,000 investment
The recruitment platform TopCV has received nearly VNĐ10 billion (US$424,000) investment from NextTech Group through the group’s start-up fund Next100.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam plans to hold general elections in May 2021
Vietnam is planning to hold the elections for the National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels on May 23, 2021, according to the National Assembly Office.

Wood processing and export firms need to adapt during pandemic
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had negative impacts on the domestic wooden processing industry, but this is also an opportunity for timber enterprises to review their production and business methods maintain stability at present and drive for sustainable development in the future.
— Viet Nam News

Covid-19: Vietnam earns accolades for punching above its weight
As the global number of COVID-19 cases surpasses the two million level, Việt Nam has started to receive international accolades for its all-out efforts that have managed to keep its tally considerably low given its close proximity to China.
— The Star Online

Mobile money project to be submitted to the Government this month
Telecommunications providers like VNPT, Viettel and MobiFone will join in the payment market.
— Viet Nam News

MSCI delays date for Kuwait reclassification, disappoints Việt Nam
MSCI Inc has postponed the upgrading of MSCI Kuwait Indexes to emerging market status until November this year instead of next month due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, upsetting Vietnamese investors.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam fines 18 foreigners for social distancing violations
Khanh Hoa authorities fined 18 foreigners VND7.5 million ($319) each on Wednesday for gathering to drink beer amid the nationwide social distancing campaign.
— VnExpress

Lạng Sơn proposes temporary halt to goods transport at Tân Thanh border gate
The People’s Committee of Lạng Sơn Province has sent to the Prime Minister a proposal that Tân Thanh Border gate temporarily stop receiving trucks transporting exported goods to China for 15 days from April 16.
— Viet Nam News

Social enterprises need specific Gov’t support policies
As many as 59 per cent of social enterprises will stop support for disadvantaged group to ensure its business for survival if the global COVID-19 pandemic last until September this year, according to a survey.
— Viet Nam News

USAID’s sustained support enables COVID-19-ready public health laboratories in Vietnam
To help Vietnam respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID recently contributed new resources for laboratory strengthening, in addition to the already existing partnership between USAID and WHO to strengthen laboratories under the Global Health Security Program.
— Reliefweb

Vietnamese stocks rise for third day
Vietnamese shares extended gains for the third day in a row on Wednesday, driven by financial-banking, retail, rubber and plastic companies.
— Viet Nam News

Hunter, not hunted: Why we must reinvent ourselves and our work in the times of crisis
These are not unprecedented times. There is a list of cases where change, or something unexpected, has put many companies out of business and made other companies come out stronger and reinvent themselves.
— e27

Đang Tháp helps fish exporters amid lower demand during COVID-19
Đang Tháp Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is working with the Department of Industry and Trade to help fishery businesses enter countries that have signed free trade agreements with Viet Nam as demand has fallen due to COVID-19.
— Viet Nam News

Asia Coffee: Trade remains frozen in Vietnam amid lockdown easing in some parts
Coffee trading in Vietnam remained frozen even as the government eased a 15-day lockdown for some parts of the Southeast Asian country, while fresh beans had started to come in Indonesia, traders said on Thursday.
— Yahoo News

DOJI Group sells 6.5 million shares of Bamboo Capital, no longer a major shareholder
DOJI Gold & Gems Group JSC (DOJI) announced it has sold more than 6.5 million shares of Bamboo Capital JSC, and is no longer a major shareholder of the company.
— Viet Nam News



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