Vietnam morning news for April 9

Vietnam morning news for April 9

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam’s Total Coronavirus Cases Rise to 249, No Deaths
Vietnam’s health ministry reported four more confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total to 249, with no deaths.
— New York Times

Vietnam to ship 450,000 protective suits to United States
Vietnam has expedited the shipment of 450,000 DuPont protective suits to the United States to help healthcare professionals there fight the coronavirus, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Wednesday.
— Reuters

Vietnam to export 8L tonnes of rice
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked the government to resume rice exports, but limit the volume to 8,00,000 tonnes for April and May, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.
— Tribune India

April 8: Vietnam reports two new coronavirus cases, convalescents double
Vietnam on April 8 confirmed two more people infected with the novel coronavirus while four patients have fully recovered and been discharged of hospital.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s red flesh dragon fruits favoured at Australian market
A promotional week of Vietnam’s red flesh dragon fruit has been held from April 2 to 8 in the three most crowded states in Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

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New tariff scheme approved to encourage solar development
The Government has officially decided to approve a new feed-in-tariff mechanism to encourage development of solar power in Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam Airlines transports repatriated German and EU citizens
Vietnam Airlines (VNA) conducted two special flights carrying about 600 passengers from Việt Nam to Frankfurt, Germany, repatriating German and EU citizens on Monday and Wednesday.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s cloth import down in Q1
Vietnam spent nearly 2.4 billion U.S. dollars importing cloth in the first quarter of this year, posting a year-on-year decrease of 17.7 percent, according to the country’s General Statistics Office on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Cassava exports recover in Q1
Việt Nam achieved cassava export growth in both volume and value in the first quarter of this year despite experiencing difficulties, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s diaspora returns with attitude
The country’s financial system has been transformed over the last decade, and the Viet Kieu has played a crucial role in that; Euromoney speaks to some of its leading lights about what they are doing and why.
— Euro Money

Vietnam presents antibacterial masks to European countries
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To AnhDung has symbolically handed over 550,000 made-in-Vietnam anti-bacterial masks as gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to help their counterparts of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

EVIPA: Investment Protection for EU, Vietnam Businesses
The European Parliament on February 12 ratified the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). On the same day, the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) was also approved marking a historic step in Vietnam-EU trade relations.
— Vietnam-Briefing

Coronavirus Turns Vietnam from Recipient to Donor
China is not the only nation coming to the aid of others in the fight against COVID-19.

Vietnam’s Low-Cost COVID-19 Strategy
Tightened border controls, agile health departments, tech platforms, and a hand-washing song that went viral have added up to a frugal but highly effective response to the threat of COVID-19.
— Project-syndicate

Vietnam puts 2 villages under quarantine to curb COVID-19 spread
Vietnam has put two villages in its capital city of Hanoi and northern Ha Nam province under quarantine for COVID-19 control, Vietnam News Agency reported Wednesday.
— Xinhua

55 Years Ago, the U.S. Coast Guard Joined the Fight in Vietnam
As indicated in the quote above, the Coast Guard played a vital role in the Vietnam War, but the Service’s combat operations in South East Asia remain unknown unknown or forgotten by most Americans.
— maritime-executive

Social distancing empties popular Vietnam beach town
Southern holiday destination Vung Tau has been deserted as the country began a 15-day nationwide social distancing campaign on April 1.

IDC names 5 fastest growing fintechs in Vietnam
IDC Financial Insights today released the 2020 update of its FinTech Fast 101 research which details a list of fast-growing FinTechs in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) from 11 key markets.
— Vietnam Insider

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat
The Philippines on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it said was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast guard ship in the disputed South China Sea.
— Washington Post

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German firms optimistic about Vietnam’s economic recovery
German enterprises were optimitic about the medium-term recovery of the Vietnamese economy, according to the AHK World Business Outlook 2020 released by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) on Tuesday.
— The Star Online

Two community transmission cases up Vietnam Covid-19 count to 251
Vietnam confirmed two new Covid-19 cases Wednesday morning, both locals contracting the infection from other patients.
— VnExpress

Vietnam donates half a million face masks to five European countries
Vietnam has handed over 550,000 antibacterial cloth masks to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. to support their Covid-19 fight.
— VnExpress

European business confidence in Vietnam drops to historic low
The Business Climate Index of European companies in Vietnam fell to 26 percent in the first quarter due to the Covid-19.
— VnExpress

Solutions should prioritise maintaining industrial production: ministry
The Ministry of Industry and Trade said that the most important priority at present was to maintain the operation of domestic industrial enterprises during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Survey collects business inputs on Covid-19 crisis
If your business has been experiencing difficulties and deploying measures to ride out the Covid-19 crisis, a new survey would like to hear from you.
— VnExpress

Enforcement of Social Distancing Measures at Manufacturing Facilities in Vietnam
Last week, the Prime Minister of Vietnam issued Directive No. 16 providing regulations on a social distancing campaign during the COVID-19 global.
— Lexology

Experts fret over appointment of North-South Expressway contractors
A government proposal for the state to fully fund and appoint contractors for building eight North-South Expressway sections is worrisome, experts say.
— VnExpress

Vietnam rejects China’s sovereignty claims over Vietnamese territories
Vietnam has rejected and protested China sending two diplomatic notes to the U.N., laying claim to Vietnamese territories in the East Sea.
— VnExpress

Realty firms try their best to cope with COVID-19
Cutting costs and restructuring products are what many real estate firms are doing to deal with difficulties caused by COVID-19.
— Viet Nam News

16,000 businesses still need Ministry of Finance rescue
About 16,000 businesses are not included in the Ministry of Finance’s support package on tax and land rent.
— Viet Nam News

ILO Vietnam willing to help Vietnamese gov’t, employers, workers
Country Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Vietnam Chang-Hee Lee has said that ILO Vietnam was ready to help the Vietnamese Government, employers and employees to find suitable jobs as the coronavirus takes its toll on the health and labour markets and the economy.
— VietnamPlus

MoIT proposes to resume rice exports
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has asked the Government to resume rice exports. However, the export volume would be limited at 800,000 tonnes for April and May.
— Viet Nam News

Shares ease on mounting global coronavirus infections and fatalities
Vietnamese shares pulled back on Wednesday morning after two sessions of sharp gains as investors fretted over uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s health experts offer to assist British Prime Minister’s coronavirus treatment
Vietnamese health experts yesterday said they were willing to participate in the consultation and co-treatment of COVID-19 for the British Prime Minister.
— Vietnam Insider

COVID-19 pushes banks to lower deposit rates
Many banks have cut their deposit interest rates significantly this month due to a credit growth slowdown in the wake of the pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

European enterprises hit hard by COVID-19, says BCI
The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant, negative impact on European business in Việt Nam, according to the latest Business Climate Index (BCI) from the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham).
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam undecided about extension of social distancing duration
Vietnam has yet to decide whether to continue enforcing social distancing after it expires in the middle of this month despite the measure having helped slow the infection rate of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the Government Office.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi Party chief lauds apparel maker’s adaptability in mitigating Covid-19
A shift to face mask production helps Garment 10 Corporation cope with the current crisis.
— The Hanoitimes

Ninh Thuận vows to facilitate renewable energy projects
Initially, the committee requested relevant departments and sectors to assist Trung Nam Group in completing procedures so that the enterprise can start construction of a 450MW solar power plant in Phước Minh Commune this month, the chairman said.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s Kingdom of Caves produces 12 hitherto unexplored ones
Twelve new caves never explored by humans earlier have been discovered in Quang Binh Province by experts from the British Cave Research Association.
— VnExpress

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat
The Philippines on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it said was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast guard ship in the disputed South China Sea.
— Yahoo News

Huge worker layoff looms in Q2, ministry warns
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, 250,000 workers will lose their jobs this quarter and another 1.5-2 million face a similar threat.
— VnExpress

Commercial banks cut profit target amid COVID-19 pandemic
Many banks in Việt Nam have reduced their profit target for 2020, and plan to support companies severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Hanoi guides strict rules on quarantine of foreigners
Foreigners who are under quarantine at concentrated centers, home, or residences and have tested negative for the coronavirus will be isolated for 14 days in accordance with regulations.
— The Hanoitimes

VASEP requests support for seafood exporters
The Việt Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) on Tuesday asked the Ministry of Finance to offer support to its members amid the coronavirus outbreak.
— Viet Nam News

Hanoi mayor urges implementation of measures to support businesses, citizens
Efficiency of supporting measures for businesses and the people is important to Hanoi given its role as a political, social and economic center of Vietnam.
— The Hanoitimes

INCHAM supports Government with $12,800 donation in COVID-19 fight
The Indian Business Chamber in Việt Nam donated VNĐ300 million (US$12,816) to the HCM City Department of Health on April 6 to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

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

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

Supply chains in Việt Nam disrupted by Covid-19
More than 80 per cent of companies in the physical value chain in Việt Nam have been suffering from supply issues over the past two months due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Garment 10 to produce medical face masks, first export order worth US$52m
Garment 10 Corporation Joint Stock Company was investing in producing medical face masks as well as cloth masks with ten production lines being installed
— Viet Nam News

Few pharma firms eye big earnings growth in 2020
Pharmaceutical firms are not entirely confident with performance in 2020 as the pandemic COVID-19 has turned the global supply chain up-side-down.
— Viet Nam News

German firms optimistic about VN economy’s recovery in the medium-term
German enterprises were optimitic about the medium-term recovery of the Vietnamese economy, according to the AHK World Business Outlook 202.
— Viet Nam News

Solutions should prioritise maintaining industrial production: ministry
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has said the most important priority at present is to maintain the operation of domestic industrial enterprises during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Tra fish exports to US, China rise in March
Việt Nam’s tra fish exports to some major markets like the US and China are gradually increasing though the fisheries industry is still struggling to cope with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Đang Nai braces for forest fires, instructs local authorities to be on their toes
The Đang Nai Province People Committee has directed local authorities to focus on forest management and fire prevention, warning most forests face a level five (extremely dangerous) fire threat.
— Viet Nam Net

Shares recede on worries of foreign selloffs
Shares continue to advance on Tuesday but receded from Monday’s peak due to prolonged foreign net selling amid fears of a slowdown in the global economy.
— 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

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

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

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

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

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



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