Vietnam morning news for April 20

Vietnam morning news for April 20
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72 hours without any new Covid-19 cases in Vietnam, active cases down to 67
This means that of the 268 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Vietnam so far, 201 have been discharged, including three foreigners on Saturday.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam maintains fiscal surplus of US$2 billion in Q1 amid Covid-19
During the first quarter, budget revenue collection reached VND391 trillion (US$16.75 billion), equivalent to 25.9% of the year’s plan and up 1.8% year-on-year.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s coastal city reopens basic services
The southern province’s Vice Chairman, Tran Van Tuan, on Friday afternoon sent a document to lower level authorities on the continuation of measures to strictly control the Covid-19 epidemic.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam protests Beijing’s expansion in disputed South China Sea
Vietnam protested on Sunday at China saying it had established two administrative units on islands in the South China Sea, in Beijing’s latest move to demonstrate its assertiveness in the disputed waters.
— Reuters

Vietnam launches telemedicine as useful alternative during coronavirus pandemic
The Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Health yesterday jointly launched a medical examination and treatment platform at a distance and Bluezone application during coronavirus pandemic.
— Sggp News

Vietnam garment makers hung out to dry as global orders vanish
Vietnam’s textile sector is reeling from a sudden loss of orders that could be catastrophic to many garment makers, with industry leader Vinatex contemplating a furlough of up to 50,000 workers.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Vietnam’s cash-rich firms more resilient in coronavirus crisis
Cash-rich companies in Vietnam are in much better shape to weather market crises amid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic than their peers on the stock market, said VNDirect Securities Corp (VNDS).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam denounces China’s district formations on Vietnamese islands
Vietnam has strongly protested China’s flouting of international laws and violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty in forming districts on East Sea archipelagos.
— VnExpress

Vietnam air quality improves following social distancing
Air quality has improved in major cities in March and April due to social distancing measures, according to the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA).
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s Golden Bridge among world’s most stunning bridges
The Cau Vang (Golden Bridge) in the central coastal city of Da Nang has been ranked amongst the 28 most stunning bridges around the world by Insider, a leading US news site.
— VietnamPlus

No time for mourning in the Covid-19 trenches
Those on the Covid-19 frontline have little chance to lay loved ones to rest as the battle for pandemic containment drags out.
— VnExpress

Police investigate alleged fraud linked to purchase of Covid-19 testing machines in Hanoi
The Hanoi Department of Health has been assigned to procure medical equipment for Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control in the city.
— The Hanoitimes

Anti-panic commodities trading floor founded amid pandemic
The trading floor was launched on Saturday by CIB Corporation to help local authorities, manufacturing companies, logistic companies and consumers suffer less from virtual demand and supply fluctuations.
— Viet Nam News

Long An Province asks Government to lift restrictions on sticky rice exports
Long An Province has called on the Ministry of Industry and Trade to scrap all restrictions on the export of sticky rice since it has around 56,000 tonnes of stocks.
— Viet Nam News

Japanese firm plans Việt Nam move
A Japanese total solutions company that concentrates on fashion and beauty is moving to Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

Enterprises suggest reopening hotels, golf courses in Hanoi
The ongoing pandemic crisis is an opportunity for enterprises to restructure their operations and the city to continue its reform effort, said Hanoi’s mayor Nguyen Duc Chung.
— The Hanoitimes

Thailand plans flight to repatriate 100 citizens from Vietnam
The flight would take Thai citizens and tourists in Vietnam back home at a time of travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Hanoitimes

Bamboo Airways rejects rumors on shares sold to Chinese investors
The local air carrier has rejected rumors saying that a 49% stake was sold to Chinese investors.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam, China seek to ease bottlenecks of farm produce trade
At present, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a decline of 7% year-on-year in trade turnover of agro-forestry-fishery products between Vietnam and China.
— The Hanoitimes

The Secret to Vietnam’s COVID-19 Response Success
Vietnam planned to have a year packed with activities as the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2020 and a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-2021 term.
— The Diplomat

DFA brings home 310 distressed Filipinos from Vietnam and Cambodia
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) brought home on Saturday 310 distressed Filipinos from Vietnam and Cambodia.
— GMA Network

Vietnam cuts tariffs on Cuban imports
The Vietnamese government has decided to eliminate 514 lines of tariffs on Cuban imports with effect from April, while another 49 will be reduced gradually until 2023.

Vinamilk ships first batch of condensed milk to China amid Covid-19
Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk has completed the production of the first batch of the Ong Tho-branded condensed milk for export to China less than two months after being given the green light to export to the world’s second largest economy.

Extra efforts made to sign RCEP in Vietnam in late 2020
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) dialogue partners are advancing the review of legal texts, with an expectation of the process finishing in July so the pact can be signed at the ASEAN Summit in Vietnam later this year as scheduled.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam posts trade surplus despite export growth plunge in first quarter
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, export turnover reached US$59.1 billion in the first quarter of 2020, which was up 0.5 percent over the same period in 2019 but still the lowest growth rate since 2003.
— Sggp News

Vietnam proposes strategies to help fight COVID-19 globally
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh has proposed four special strategies to help the international community cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Eleven Myanmar

Q1 car imports plummet
Vietnam imported 26,637 completely built-up (CBU) cars in the first quarter, down 32.6 percent year-on-year as the auto industry loses out to Covid-19.
— VnExpress

Coffee industry to face more losses in Q2
Vietnam’s coffee industry will probably suffer more losses in the second quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Phan Xuan Thang, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Cocoa and Coffee Association, has said.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese, Chinese officials discuss maintaining trade
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh held phone talks with the Director of China’s General Administration of Customs Ni Yuefeng and Minister of Commerce Zhong San on April 17 to identify measures aimed at addressing the growing backlog of Vietnamese exports at border areas since the beginning of this month.

SSC to launch one-stop information disclosure system
The State Securities Commission (SSC) will soon launch an electronic one-stop information disclosure system for the stock market, news site tinnhanhchungkhoan has reported.
— VietnamPlus

FDI enterprises preparing for life after pandemic
Foreign-invested enterprises (FDI) in Vietnam have been maintaining production despite difficulties caused by the COVID-19 outbreak while preparing plans to recover after the pandemic ends.
— VietnamPlus

Teleconferences talk COVID-19 prevention, treatment in Germany, Russia
The Vietnam-Germany Innovation (VGI) Network held a teleconference in Berlin on April 17 to discuss the COVID-19 situation, with law, immunology and bio-technology experts taking part.
— VietnamPlus

FDI enterprises preparing for life after pandemic
Like domestic enterprises, the disruption of China’s manufacturing network and falling demand from foreign partners have forced foreign-invested firms to scale down operations.
— Viet Nam News

COVID-19 yet to affect HCM City office space market
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has cast a shadow over the global economy, the HCM City office space market has not been badly affected this year, according to property consultancy companies.
— Viet Nam News

Cash-rich firms more resilient amid pandemic
Investments in companies with strong finances help safeguard returns during market crises because businesses with ample cash will be better able to cope with challenges and recover faster than others.
— Viet Nam News

Housing prices unlikely to drop despite pandemic: experts
Experts believe that the real estate market is unlikely to fall into a crisis and housing prices will remain stable because market demand remained high while supply is limited.
— Viet Nam News

Online feast for book lovers begins
An online book fair kicked off on April 19 in celebration of the seventh Vietnam Book Day that falls on April 21 each year.
— VietnamPlus

Enhancing goods clearance capacity at Lang Son border gates
A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Trade inspected import-export activities at border gates in Lang Son province and liaised with provincial leaders on April 18.

Housing prices unlikely to drop despite pandemic: experts
Experts believe that the real estate market is unlikely to fall into a crisis and housing prices will remain stable because market demand remained high while supply is limited.
— VietnamPlus

Hanoi conducts rapid Covid-19 testing for traders at Nga Tu So market
The Hanoi’s Health Department joined hands with the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control conducted rapid Covid-19 testing for nearly 200 traders and related people at Nga Tu So market, Dong Da district on April 19.
— VietnamPlus

Recipe for disaster: Vietnam embraces kitchen nightmares in lockdown
Burnt bread, collapsed cakes and inedible potatoes: the kitchen failures of Vietnamese families in self-isolation are being shared online, with hundreds of thousands joining a Facebook group to commiserate over their culinary catastrophes.
— The Star Online

Travel industry demands coronavirus support
The HCM City Department of Tourism said it has submitted to the State Bank of Việt Nam a list of 31 travel and tourism firms that are seeking help to make it through the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

PV Gas set for huge profit decrease
The firm predicts it will record more than VNĐ66 trillion (US$2.79 billion) in sales and VNĐ66.2 billion in profit after tax for 2020, down 13 per cent and 45 per cent respectively compared to last year.
— Viet Nam News

Phú Nhuận Jewellery sees revenue up but profit down in Q1
Phú Nhuận Jewellery JSC (PNJ), the largest jewellery retailer in Việt Nam, reports revenue up 5 per cent but profit down 4 per cent in the first quarter of this year.
— Viet Nam News

Cà Mau to supply clean water for drought-affected households
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Cà Mau plans to build more water supply systems, set up water pipes, drill bore wells, and provide water containers for households affected by drought and saline intrusion, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
— Viet Nam Net

Stocks extend rallies on economic recovery hopes
Việt Nam’s benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange added 1.14 per cent to end this week at 789.60 points.
— Viet Nam News



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