Vietnam morning news for April 8

Vietnam morning news for April 8
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Vietnam donates 550,000 masks to EU countries in coronavirus fight
Vietnam donated 550,000 face masks to five European countries on Tuesday to support their fight against the coronavirus that has killed more than 75,000 people worldwide.
— Reuters

Vietnam trade ministry plans to export 800,000 tonnes of rice in April, May
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked the government to resume rice exports, but limit the volume to 800,000 tonnes for April and May, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.
— National Post

No new cases of Covid-19 in Vietnam three days in a row
For the third morning in succession, there have been no new cases of Covid-19 reported in Vietnam.
— The Star Online

Vietnam: Vessels with 100,000 litres of diesel oil and 6,500 litres of lubricant detained
The Vietnam Coast Guard on Monday (6 April) said its Reconnaissance Task Force No.1 has detained two vessels illegally carrying 100,000 litres of diesel oil and 6,500 litres of engine lubricant respectively.
— Manifold Times

Vietnam issues list of special preferential tariffs for goods imported from Cuba
The Government has recently issued Decree No.39/2020/ND-CP on a list of Vietnam’s special preferential import tariffs to implement the Vietnam – Cuba Free Trade Agreement from now until 2023.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam Airlines seeks $500 mln government support
Vietnam Airlines says it will need a government financial support package of VND12 trillion ($509 million) to overcome Covid-19 pandemic impacts.
— VnExpress

Vietnam issues long-awaited competition law guidance
Vietnam’s government has set merger filing thresholds, provided key guidance on what constitutes an anticompetitive agreement and explained how to measure market dominance based on “significant market power”.
— Global construction review

Ministry asks Gov’t to cut tax for transport firms
The Ministry of Transport has asked the Government to assign the Ministry of Finance to consider reducing several taxes for transport businesses.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam cuts solar power buying price
The government has scrapped the incentive tariff rate for solar power and approved a new price of VND1,640 (7.09 cents) a kilowatt-hour for this year.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s automobile import down in Q1
Vietnam imported completely-built automobiles and components for assembly totaling 1.4 billion U.S. dollars in the first quarter of this year, dropping 24.4 percent year-on-year, according to its Ministry of Industry and Trade on Tuesday.

How new technology is transforming Vietnam’s economy
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State-owned enterprises face VNĐ3.7 trillion loss in Q1 due to COVID-19
Nineteen State-owned groups and corporations under the Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC) incurred losses worth more than VNĐ3.7 trillion (US$160 million) in the first quarter of this year due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

PetroVietnam records production growth but revenue reduction in Q1
The Việt Nam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) achieved its production target but suffered reduction in revenue due to lower crude oil prices in the first quarter of this year.
— Viet Nam News

Hà Nội retail property market faces difficulties in Q1: JLL
The Hà Nội retail property market faced a lot of difficulties in the first quarter this year due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to Jones Lang Lasalle Vietnam Co, Ltd (JLL).
— Viet Nam News

Fitch Affirms Vietnam’s EVNNPT at ‘BB’; Outlook Positive
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Vietnam-based National Power Transmission Corporation’s (EVNNPT) Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘BB’ with a Positive Outlook.
— Fitch Ratings

Hà Nội promotes cashless payment, e-commerce
Under a plan recently issued by the municipal People’s Committee, the capital city targets that 90 per cent of modern retailers and water, electricity and telecommunications services providers together with 25 per cent of petrol stations would accept cashless payments by the end of this year.
— Viet Nam News

Returnees from Cambodia’s Tonle Sap barely afloat in Vietnam
Dozens of Vietnamese households who moved from Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia to a hydroelectric reservoir in the southern province of Dong Nai are finding it difficult to keep their heads above water.
— Vietexplorer

Việt Nam issues list of special preferential tariffs for goods imported from Cuba
The Government has recently issued a list of Việt Nam’s special preferential import tariffs to implement the Việt Nam – Cuba Free Trade Agreement from now until 2023.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam finally unveils new FITs for large-scale, rooftop, floating PV
Hanoi has set new feed-in tariff rates for utility-scale, rooftop and floating PV projects, ending a long period of policy uncertainty.
— Pv-magazine

Hà Nội’s economic growth might fall to 5.35% this year due to COVID-19
These scenarios were outlined during the city’s online meeting on Monday discussing socio-economic development in the first quarter and its efforts in COVID-19 prevention and control.
— Viet Nam News

COVID-19 ravages economy of central Việt Nam
While VNĐ1.1 trillion (US$48 million) of public investment was disbursed in the first quarter, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Đà Nẵng fell 80 per cent compared to the same period last year.
— Viet Nam News

Covid-19: Vietnam tourist ups Cambodia’s cases to 115
Cambodia on Tuesday (April 7) confirmed a Vietnamese female-tourist was tested positive for the Covid-19, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the kingdom to 115.
— The Star Online

Rare primate returned to nature in Tuyên Quang
A rare primate was released in Phiêng Bung Natural Reserve in Năng Khả Commune, Na Hang District of the northern mountainous province of Tuyên Quang today.
— Viet Nam Net

NextTech invests in chatbot platform
NextTech Group on Monday announced it will invest US$500,000 into Chatbot Việt Nam Technology Joint Stock Company, which runs Bot Bán Hàng – a chatbot platform for sellers and advertisers in Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

Blackstone Minerals and Korean cathode supplier in Vietnam nickel processing alliance
Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) will get a A$6.8 million injection from South Korea’s largest nickel-rich cathode materials manufacturer EcoPro as the two companies agree to work together to develop a downstream nickel processing plant in northern Vietnam.
— Smallcaps

Saline intrusion in Mekong Delta likely to linger on
Saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta will likely remain at a high level until the end of April or early May, before gradually declining, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
— Viet Nam Net

VN-Index witnesses largest one-day gain in 19 years
The Vietnamese benchmark VN-Index recorded its largest daily gain in 19 years on Monday, following last week’s late gains thanks to upbeat global mood on the slowdown in COVID-19-related deaths and new cases.
— Viet Nam News

New Coronavirus Assistance Highlights Vietnam-EU Relations Amid COVID-19
The recent round of assistance highlighted an aspect of ties amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
— The Diplomat

COVID-19 affected firms gain access to $695 million low interest loans
Enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic could have access to a VNĐ16.2 trillion (US$695.28 million) interest free loan package for a maximum duration of 12 months to pay their employees.
— Viet Nam News

Rangers drive monkeys back into forest on COVID-19 alert
Recent research on the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 passing from humans to monkeys found there was a chance if the two were in close contact.
— Viet Nam Net

Singaporean firm wants to up stake in Vinamilk
Singaporean firm F&N Dairy Investment Pte Ltd has filed an offer to purchase more than 17.4 million shares at domestic dairy producer Vinamilk (HoSE: VNM).
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam set to begin work on Eastern North–South Expressway in August
Some 70% of the land earmarked for the first phase of Vietnam’s 2,109km North–South expressway has been readied for construction, and 31 of the 113 new towns that will be built to house displaced people have received permission to begin building, the Ministry of Transport has announced.
— Global construction review

Hà Nội air quality improves in March thanks to COVID-19
Hà Nội’s air quality improved significantly in March following the drastic reduction of traffic and suspension of construction, the Việt Nam Environment Administration (VEA) reported on Tuesday.
— Viet Nam Net

Taseco Airs profit to fall by 90 per cent due to COVID-19
Thăng Long Air Services Corporation (Taseco Airs) estimates its profit will plummet by 90 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

In bittersweet move, Vietnam approves second feed-in-tariff scheme for solar
Vietnam has signed off its much-anticipated solar support scheme, bringing developers bittersweet relief amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, solar’s future in the country hinges on Vietnam’s next move.
— Eco-business

Bank credit growth recovers partly in March
Despite being still slow, credit growth of the banking system in March recovered partly compared with the first two months of this year.
— Viet Nam News

Bình Phước tightens forest protection in dry season
Authorities in the southeastern province of Bình Phước are tightening measures to prevent forest fires in the dry season as prolonged heat has occurred since the beginning of the year.
— Viet Nam Net

Northern provinces asked to cooperate with China to manage border trade
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has requested northern provinces to promote cooperation with their Chinese partners to implement disease control processes and allow goods through the border.
— Viet Nam News

Cold storage demand surges during COVID-19
Demand for cold storage is increasing due to the lower consumption of food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s new biophilic architecture is going wild
Picture architecture in Vietnam and you might imagine ancient temples buried down countryside lanes or faded colonial buildings lining the city streets.
— Wall paper

Thai Srithai Superware to push investment in Việt Nam
Leading melamine maker Thailand’s Srithai Superware Plc is pushing its investment in Việt Nam, Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Viet Nam News

HCM City to suspend work on non-urgent construction projects
HCM City has suspended non-urgent construction projects until April 15 in an aim to strictly follow nationwide social distancing rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News



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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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