Vietnam morning news for February 14

Vietnam morning news for February 14

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam Airlines Says Losing $10.8 Million in Revenue a Week Due to Virus
Vietnam Airlines said on Thursday it was losing up to 250 billion dong ($10.8 million) per week in revenue due to travel curbs resulting from the coronavirus.
— New York times

Vietnam quarantines commune of 10,000 over coronavirus
Villages in Vietnam with 10,000 people close to the nation’s capital were placed under quarantine on Thursday (Feb 13) after six cases of the deadly new coronavirus were discovered there, authorities said.
— Channel NewsAsia

Political will need to drive Vietnam’s economy forward
Identified by The World Bank (WB) as among the top three fastest growing economies in East Asia in 2019, Vietnam’s economy last year again demonstrated its resilience in the face of a falling Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) and dwindling business confidence globally.
— AEC News Today

World Bank: Vietnam’s auction shift to unlock orderly solar boom
One of Asia’s key solar markets could push capacity to the double-digit-gigawatt region within 10 years if it presses on with a shift from feed-in tariffs (FiT) to auctions, according to the World Bank.
— PV-Tech

Vietnam fears it might not hit GDP growth target in 2020 due to Covid-19
Vietnam might fail to achieve its 6.8 per cent GDP growth rate target set earlier this year as the novel coronavirus epidemic continues to take a heavy toll on the global economy, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
— The Star Online

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Over 6,500 tonnes of farm produce exported via Lao Cai border gate
Over 6,500 tonnes of Vietnam’s farm produce were exported via the Lao Cai border gate in the northern province of Lao Cai as of February 12 after suspension due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
— Fresh Plaza

Vietnam ranks 2nd in Southeast Asia in mobile game experience
Vietnam ranks 40th out of 100 countries in terms of mobile video gaming experience and only behind Singapore in Southeast Asia.
— VnExpress

Investment in Việt Nam-based start-ups grows sharply in 2019: Cento Ventures
Investment in Việt Nam-based start-ups grew sharply in 2019, according to Singapore-headquartered venture capital firm Cento Ventures.
— Viet Nam News

UK police in Vietnam to investigate 39 container deaths
The group of 12 British officers and staff are in Vietnam to investigate the deaths of 39 Vietnamese found in a container truck last October.
— VnExpress

Will Vietnam’s War on Corruption Heat up in 2020?
During a busy year, the future evolution of Hanoi’s anti-corruption efforts hangs in the balance.
— The Diplomat

Vietnam retail sales surge, but virus fears set to dull mood
Retail sales in Vietnam’s commercial capital Ho Chi Minh City surged 11.2 per cent last month to an estimated US$4.8 billion.
— Insider Retail

EVFTA and EVIPA hold strategic and economic significance to Việt Nam-EU relation
The European Parliament (EP) on Wednesday ratified the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Việt Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA). Vietnam News Agency spoke to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn in Paris about the agreements.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam sees huge drop in cyber attacks: security firm
Hanoi security firm CyStack recorded a 69 percent drop in cyber attacks to 856 in the fourth quarter of 2019 in Vietnam, from more than 2,500 cases in the third quarter.
— VnExpress

IAM monitors H5N6 outbreaks in Vietnam, Germany
The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Wednesday that it is monitoring the outbreak of the H5N6 bird flu in some regions in Vietnam and Germany, pointing out that H5N6 is “highly pathogenic”.
— Macua News

NA leader receives newly accredited diplomats of Vietnam
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on February 13 received newly accredited ambassadors and heads of overseas representative agencies of Vietnam, asking them to promote economic diplomacy to help with national development.

Vietnam treasures ties with Finland
Vietnamese Ambassador to Finland Dang Thi Hai Tam presented her credentials to Finnish President Sauli Niinistö on February 12.

Vietjet Announces 5 Direct Routes to India from Vietnam
Vietnam’s new-age carrier Vietjet has officially announced the opening of five direct routes connecting Vietnam’s largest cities with the capital of New Delhi and Mumbai in India.
— FTN News

Vietnam chairs meeting of ASEAN Committee in Geneva in WTO
The Permanent Representative of Vietnam in Geneva, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, on February 11 chaired a meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG) in the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the first in her capacity as the new head of the committee.

Vietnam prohibits car maps violating its territorial integrity
Companies importing cars with navigation systems in which Vietnamese maps are not accurate will hereafter have their licenses suspended and then revoked.
— VnExpress

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Investment in Vietnam-based start-ups grows sharply in 2019
Investment in Vietnam-based start-ups grew sharply in 2019, according to Singapore-headquartered venture capital firm Cento Ventures.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam’s first smart medical center commences operation in Saigon
A smart medical operating center applying artificial intelligence, a first in Vietnam, launched in HCMC on Tuesday.
— VnExpress

WB’s new strategy helps Vietnam better utilise solar power
The World Bank (WB)’s new approaches to bidding and deployment for solar projects will help Vietnam substantially boost and effectively manage its abundant solar energy resources.
— VietnamPlus

Passenger flying into US from Vietnam caught with ‘prohibited pork’ stashed in noodle cups
Agents from US Customs and Border Protection confiscated more than two pounds of prohibited pork products that an airline passenger from Vietnam had hidden in cups of noodles at a Washington DC-area airport, authorities said Wednesday.
— New York Post

HCM City promises adequate food supply, says epidemic not a cause for worry
HCM City authorities have assured there would be no short supply of foodstuff and other essential goods because of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
— Viet Nam News

Trade experts upbeat on EU-Vietnam bigger trade and investment potential
Trade experts were upbeat over the EU’s decision to ratify the free trade and investment agreements between Việt Nam and the bloc while predicting a strong increase in trade and investment.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam: LGBT Youth Unprotected
Pervasive myths about sexual orientation and gender identity in Vietnam contribute to violence and discrimination which is felt strongly among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, Human Rights watch said in a report released today.

Europe Notches New Trade Win as Vietnam Pact Clears Final Hurdle
The European Parliament approved a free-trade agreement with Vietnam after winning concessions from Hanoi that may show the way for ratification of a bigger commercial deal between Europe and South America.
— Bloomberg

Real estate firms dominate bond issuance in January
Real estate firms were the major corporate bond issuers in the market in January, according to updates of SSI Securities Corporation.
— Viet Nam News

Móng Cái border gate ready to resume customs clearance
Móng Cái City in Quảng Ninh Province has basically completed preparations for resuming customs clearance at Móng Cái International Border Gate in the near future.
— Viet Nam News

VN might not reach GDP growth target in 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak: ministry
Việt Nam might fail to achieve its 6.8 per cent GDP growth target set earlier this year as the coronavirus epidemic continues to take a heavy toll on the global economy, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
— Viet Nam News

Public companies fined for late share trading
Six companies have been fined VNĐ300-350 million (US$12,920-15,070) each for not trading shares on the stock market after becoming public.
— Viet Nam News

Shrimp expo in Vietnam postponed due to coronavirus
A government-sponsored exhibition that was previously planned to take place in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in March has been rescheduled to June in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
— Seafood Source

Fruit, vegetable segment needs revamp: agriculture minister
The fruit and vegetable farming segment needs to restructure production, enhance linkages among stakeholders in the value chain and invest in modern processing plants, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuân Cường has said.
— Viet Nam News

Shares move up but growth narrowed at the end of trading
Shares maintained their upward trend on Wednesday but the gain slowly narrowed at the end of the trading as some pillar stocks lost momentum.
— Viet Nam News

Malaysia-Vietnam strengthen cooperation on security
Malaysia and Vietnam today agreed to strengthen their cooperation in addressing security issues affecting both countries.
— Malaysiakini

Facebook stops schemers in Russia, Iran, Vietnam & Myanmar
Facebook on February 12 removed three unconnected networks of accounts, pages, and groups “engaging in foreign or government interference,” originating with alleged ties to intelligence services in Russia, Iran, plus Vietnam and Myanmar.
— NJ Today

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia confirmed as Vietnam F1’s supporting race
The Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC) has confirmed that the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) will be a support race for the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 in Hanoi in April.
— The Star Online

Quảng Trị strives to become regional energy centre in 2025
Local leaders said they had seen breakthroughs in attracting investment in its energy sector in the past few years.
— Viet Nam News

Real estate firms dominate bond issuance in January
Real estate firms were the major corporate bond issuers in the market in January, according to updates of SSI Securities Corporation.
— Viet Nam News

Large retail formats to dominate city’s retail market
Large retail formats will dominate the retail property market in HCM City, especially destination and lifestyle malls in township projects, market researchers have predicted.
— Viet Nam News

European Parliament ratifies EVFTA, EVIPA
The European Parliament (EP) on Wednesday ratified the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Việt Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).
— 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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