Vietnam morning news for April 3

Vietnam morning news for April 3

Vietnam morning newsVietnam’s COVID-19 cases rise to 222
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Thursday morning confirmed four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 222.
— Xinhua

Vietnam bans posting fake news online
Vietnam will fine people posting fake news on social media in an effort to crack down on the spread of both general misinformation and falsehoods about the novel coronavirus.
— The Register

Vietnam Imposes Hefty Fines for Going Maskless
While U.S. health authorities are debating whether or not wearing masks will help slow the spread of COVID-19, Vietnamese authorities are handing out steep fines to those who disregard the mandate to wear them at all times, just about everywhere.

Vietnam Business Operations and the Coronavirus: Updates
As of April 2, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 222 cases of COVID-19. 35 of the affected were traced to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. However, 64 of the affected patients have recovered.
— Vietnam-Briefing

Vietnam plans US$2.6bil unprecedented support package
The Vietnamese Government is poised to adopt a US$2.6 billion relief package to help those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that has devastated the economy.
— The Star Online

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Japan pledges at least ¥200 million in aid to help Vietnam fight COVID-19 pandemic
Motegi announced the aid during his phone talks with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Tuesday afternoon.
— Reliefweb

China, Vietnam should enhance cooperation with regional countries to curb COVID-19: Chinese premier
China and Vietnam should strengthen cooperation with regional countries to curb the spread of COVID-19, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in a phone conversation with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday afternoon.
— Xinhua

Vietnamese national who re-entered Vietnam with COVID-19 from Cambodia, flees quarantine centre
Vietnam media has reported that the country’s Tay Ninh Province’s health department is searching for a man who fled a coronavirus quarantine centre without being tested for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam’s travel restrictions threaten transport fuels
Vietnam’s latest measures to curb its coronavirus outbreak are dealing another blow to Asia-Pacific’s stuttering oil products demand.
— Argusmedia

Myanmar: Regulator gives the green light to bancassurance operations
The Insurance Business Regulatory Board has issued a directive allowing banks and microfinance institutions to operate as agents selling insurance after obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Myanmar and Microfinance Business Supervisory Committee.
— Asia insurance review

US supports Vietnam, ASEAN countries in COVID-19 fight
The US Government has provided about US$ 18.3 million USD in emergency medical and humanitarian assistance for ASEAN member countries, including Vietnam, since the COVID-19 outbreak, said the US Embassy in Vietnam on April 1.
— Sggp News

Hà Nội to create favourable conditions for digital technology companies
Hà Nội’s People’s Committee is making plans to develop digital technology companies for 2021-25 and 2026-30.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam PE sees limited impact from isolation order; ops rates may fall
Polyethylene market players in Vietnam said downstream plastic manufacturers in the country have thus far not been affected by the government’s announcement of a 15-day isolation period, which started 1 April, but some said plant operating rates could eventually decline as demand slows.
— icis

Vietnam mulls 10 pct power price discount to ease Covid-19 pains
The trade ministry has proposed a 10 percent discount on electricity rates to relieve financial pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— VnExpress

HCM City exports increase 7.5 per cent in first quarter
HCM City’s exports increased by 7.5 per cent in the first quarter to US$9.85 billion, thanks to support policies and effective trade promotion.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam: Fishing vessel with 30,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil detained
The Vietnam Coast Guard on Tuesday (1 April) said its Reconnaissance Task Force No.2 had detained a “modified” fishing vessel containing 30,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil.
— Manifold Times

Ministry of Finance asks insurers not to sell COVID-19-related products
The Ministry of Finance has asked insurers to stop introducing and selling insurance packages related to COVID-19 disease.
— Viet Nam News

FDI into HCM City in Q1 drops 33% year-on-year
HCM City has attracted over US$1 billion worth of FDI as of March 20, a 33 per cent drop year-on-year, according to the HCM City Statistics Office.
— Viet Nam News

Smooth communication ensured at all time during Covid-19 pandemic: Ministry
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has just released Document No.1103 to demand that relevant organs ensure the quality and effectiveness of telecommunications, especially Internet connections, during the time of Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam for operation and management tasks of state offices as well as teleworking of citizens.
— Sggp News

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Vingroup’s net revenue rises 6.7% on-year to US$5.5 billion in 2019
Private conglomerate Vingroup’s total net revenue rose 6.7 per cent on-year to VNĐ130 trillion (US$5.5 billion) in 2019.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam bans posting pretend information on-line
About coronavirus or anything Vietnam will positive individuals posting pretend information on social media in an effort to crack down on the unfold of each normal misinformation and falsehoods in regards to the novel coronavirus.
— The whitworth gazette

Wood industry facing losses due to COVID-19
The wood industry was facing a ‘disaster’ with many businesses left without orders from now until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VTFPA).
— Viet Nam News

Many firms optimistic about business in Q2
Many enterprises in the manufacturing and processing industry are optimistic about the outlook for the second quarter of 2020, according to a survey conducted by the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam’s manufacturing drops to record low in March due to pandemic
The Vietnam Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell sharply to 41.9 in March from 49.0 in February, a survey by IHS Markit and Nikkei released on Wednesday showed.
— Viet Nam News

Banks asked to cut lending rates to mitigate Covid 19 pandemic
Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) Đào Minh Tú has instructed commercial banks to continue reducing lending rates for firms affected by COVID-19 by 2 percentage points per year.
— Viet Nam News

Supermarkets, traditional markets remain open, assure supply is abundant
Supermarkets, food stores and traditional markets in HCM City will remain open after April 1 amid the two-week national social distancing campaign, according to the city Department of Industry and Trade.
— Viet Nam News

Investors sought for key Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu projects
Authorities in the Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province have been asked to speed up procedures so that investors can be sought for important projects.
— Viet Nam News

Gas prices fall on global oil declines
Gas prices fell VNĐ69,000 (US$3) per 12kg canister on Wednesday as global crude oil prices dropped sharply.
— Viet Nam News

Electronic fund transfer fees to be cut by at least 50 per cent
The State Bank of Việt Nam on Tuesday issued a directive to reduce the fees for transactions via interbank electronic payment system by 50 per cent for local banks.
— Viet Nam News

Online sellers make a killing as apartment residents stay home
Online food sellers in Saigon apartments are recording three time their normal sales as fellow residents rely more on deliveries amidst the Covid-19 crisis.
— VnExpress

Doctor Anywhere gets US$27 million investment despite COVID-19 outbreak
The latest addition has brought Doctor Anywhere’s total capital base to exceed $40 million, the company said in a statement.
— Viet Nam News

Agricultural sector gains trade surplus in Q1 despite COVID-19
The trade surplus was up 48.9 per cent compared to the same period last year.
— Viet Nam News

Sacombank launches promotions for JCB cards, new combo accounts
Sacombank has launched a promotion programme called “Only VNĐ200,000-Satisfying golden dream” for its JCB Ultimate, Gold and Standard credit card holders.
— Viet Nam News

Experts offer advice on reducing Vietnam’s reliance on a single market
Market development and expansion are matters of life and death for any enterprise and unexpected external impacts are a test both for their resilience and potential. These factors necessitate the business community to follow market developments closely and to devise strategies to diversify their markets.

VN stocks rally on policy assurance amid increasing virus infections
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange gained 2.67 per cent to end at 680.23 points, extending growth for a second day from a 0.04 per cent increase on Tuesday.
— Viet Nam News

Nestlé Vietnam has new managing director
Binu Jacob has been appointed managing director of Nestlé Vietnam.
— Viet Nam News

Trà Vinh to build two erosion prevention projects
The Trà Vinh Province People’s Committee has approved the construction of two embankment projects worth a total of VNĐ260 billion (US$11 million) to prevent river and coastal erosion.
— Viet Nam Net

Working from home threatens cyber security during pandemic
A number of firms have allowed their employees to work from home to protect them during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is increasing the risks to cyber security.
— Viet Nam News

Blue chips lead VN-Index’s 2.67 pct. gain
The VN-Index surged 17.7 points, or 2.67 percent, to 680.23 Wednesday, with nearly all of Vietnam’s 30 biggest market caps in the green.
— VnExpress

Central region faces water shortage for summer-autumn crop
Thousands of hectares of farmland in the central region were likely to face severe water shortages for the summer-autumn rice crop, according to the General Department of Irrigation.
— Viet Nam Net

VN stocks pick up after officials’ reassurances
Vietnamese shares soared on Wednesday after government officials had made statements to reassure investors amid the rising number of coronavirus infection cases.
— Viet Nam News

Which businesses will remain open during national social distancing?
According to a directive from the Prime Minister, social distancing will be applied nationwide for 15 days starting from April 1, in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, and only factories, businesses and service establishments producing and providing essential goods and services are allowed to remain open.
— Viet Nam News

Ca”n Market design to be selected later in April
The central city is seeking the best architectural designs out of 21 submissions to develop the new Ca”n Market project after a public display was held on March 27, the city’s construction consultancy centre said.
— Viet Nam News

Customs authority reaffirms standard for exporting face masks
The General Department of Việt Nam Customs has reaffirmed it only handles procedures for exporting medical face masks with the State’s permission and it must ensure supervision to avoid fraud fraud for other types of face masks.
— Viet Nam News

Banks support enterprises
Incomplete statistics show that businesses have enjoyed cuts of at least VNĐ100 trillion (US$4.25 million) to support them amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Bank customers warned of fraud amid Covid-19 outbreak
Banks have warned customers about frauds during the Covid 19 pandemic, advising them not to open suspicious emails or click on dubious links sent as email attachments related to the outbreak.
— Viet Nam News



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