Vietnam morning news for February 5

Vietnam morning news for February 5
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Vietnam to quarantine 950 people returning from China at military camps
Vietnam has assigned the military to quarantine 950 Vietnamese returning from China, where the coronavirus epidemic has killed more than 420 people, state media reported on Tuesday.
— Reuters

NGOs Urge European Parliament to Postpone Consent to EU-Vietnam Trade Deals
We are writing ahead of the February 11th plenary vote on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) to urge you to vote for postponing Parliament’s consent to the deals until the Vietnamese government agrees to meet concrete and verifiable benchmarks to protect labour rights and human rights.
— Human rights Watch

Worker returning from Wuhan confirmed Vietnam’s 9th nCoV patient
The health ministry said on Tuesday a 30-year-old worker in the northern Vinh Phuc Province returning from China’s Wuhan City tested positive with the deadly new coronavirus.
— VnExpress

Audit and Compliance in Vietnam: A Guide for Foreign Investors
The Accounting Law governs the principles for accounting, audits, and organizational structure, for businesses to stay compliant in Vietnam.
–Asean Briefing

Strides in Vietnam – US relations
Although 25 years is not a long time in the history of the bilateral diplomatic relationship, Vietnam and the US have gained substantial results in cooperation, which have impressed the international community. Overcoming the difficult times after the war, the two countries have become reliable partners based on equality and mutual respect.

Vietnam poised to be post-Brexit Britain’s Asia ally
Now that Britain has finally left the European Union, after years of rumination and wrangling, it’s time to see what the Conservative government means by a new “global Britain.”
— Asia times

Footwear industry likely to hit goals this year
The domestic leather and footwear industry could gain its production and business goals this year, according to Phan Thị Thanh Xuân, vice chairwoman and general secretary of the Việt Nam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso).
— Viet Nam News

Customs sector targets collecting $14.6 billion in 2020
The General Department of Customs hopes to collect VNĐ338 trillion (US$14.6 million) for the State budget this year, a year-on-year increase of 12.5 per cent.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s top tourist hotspots become deserted amid new coronavirus epidemic
Many popular tourist destinations, which are always favorite destinations of Chinese tourists, were not crowded as usual amid fears for the nCoV outbreak.
— VnExpress

Vietnam reports H5N6 bird flu outbreak in northern village: OIE
Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu in a village in the northern part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry.
— Yahoo News

Vinalines plans 2020 goals
Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) has announced its growth targets for 2020, a year set to feature various difficulties.
— Viet Nam News

New orders continue to rise solidly at start of 2020
IHS Markit released the Việt Nam Manufacturing PMI report on Monday from responses to monthly questionnaires sent to purchasing managers in a panel of about 400 manufacturers.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam, Palau Join OECD Global Forum on Tax Information Exchange
The Vietnamese Government Jan. 24 announced that Vietnam and Palau joined the OECD global forum on transparency and tax information exchange. [Vietnam, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 01/24/20]
— Bloomberg Tax

Vietnam’s Pharmacity eyes 1000 stores by end of next year
Vietnam’s largest pharmacy retailer Pharmacity has raised VND730 billion (US$31.8 million) in a fresh funding round as it ramps up its expansion plans.
— Insider Retail

Novaland fares well in 2019
Novaland published its consolidated financial statement for the fourth quarter of 2019, announcing that its post-tax profit hit 3.38 trillion VND.
— VietnamPlus

Hanoi deals with nCoV: Delivering masks to students, closing walking street
Tougher measures will be taken to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Hanoi.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam major airlines face no-growth scenario in 2020 on coronavirus
KB Securities predicted there would be flat growth in foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam in 2020, compared to 15% growth in 2019.
— The Hanoitimes

Assessment of Long Thanh airport’s feasibility study must be done by March
The Government urged the State Appraisal Council to promptly complete the assessment of a feasibility study report for the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport in a resolution issued on February 3.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam releases second coronavirus patient from hospital
A Chinese man who was one of the first infection cases of the new coronavirus in Vietnam has been discharged from a Saigon hospital.
— VnExpress

PM asks to handle inefficient State-owned enterprises
Inefficient State-owned enterprises must be handled this year, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam has additional 11 national intangible cultural heritages
Vietnam has added 11 more cultural icons to the list of national intangible cultural heritage, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
— Vietnam Net

Health sector capable of diagnosing, curing nCoV patients: official
The health sector of Vietnam is capable of diagnosing, treating and curing patients infected with the acute respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV), Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son has said.
— VietnamPlus

Mai Linh Taxi appoints Australian CEO
Mai Linh Group, a major taxi operator in Vietnam, has appointed Rahn Wood, an Australian national, as its new CEO.
— VnExpress

Forbes’ 30 under 30 list announced
Forbes Việt Nam magazine on Monday announced the 30 under 30 list which featured some of the most influential faces in the field of business and start-ups, social enterprises, arts and creative industries, entertainment, education and science.
— Viet Nam News

Cà Mau attracts $930m investment in 2019
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Tiến Hải urged businesses to foster co-operation and comply with their commitments in ensuring environmental protection and speeding up the implementation of their projects.
— Viet Nam News

State treasury offloads more than $409 million of G-bonds in January
The Hà Nội Securities Exchange (HNX) announced it helped sell VNĐ9.526 trillion (US$409.5 million) of G-bonds in 12 bidding sessions in January.
— Viet Nam News

MB gets nod to increase charter capital to more than $1 billion
The State Bank of Việt Nam has approved Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB)’s proposal to increase its charter capital to VNĐ24.42 trillion (US$1.06 billion) from VNĐ23.73 trillion.
— Viet Nam News

Sunkist excited to supply Vietnam
US citrus group sees potential as it begins to send its navel oranges to Vietnam
— Fruit Net

Vietnam assists farmers hit by China’s virus outbreak
Vietnamese agricultural exports to China are being severely hit as terminal markets in the world’s second largest economy will not reopen until February 9 due to the ongoing new coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak, according to the Agricultural Processing and Market Development Department.

VietJet Air to launch New Delhi-Da Nang in May
Budget carrier VietJet Air will begin direct flights from the central city of Da Nang to New Delhi in India from May 14, with five flights per week.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam holds grand rally to celebrate CPV’s 90th anniversary
A grand rally to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was held here on Monday.
— Xinhua

Binance Blockchain Week 2020, Vietnam has been postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak
Amidst the global Coronavirus concerns, Binance has decided to postpone its much-awaited Binance blockchain week Vietnam 2020. The event was originally scheduled to take place between 29th Feb – 4th March.
— Block Manity

PM asks to handle inefficent State-owned enterprises
Inefficient State-owned enterprises must be handled this year, Prime Minister Nguyេn Xuân Phúc has said.
— Viet Nam News

Shares narrow losses, fewer gold buyers on the God of Wealth Day
Bargain attempts of investors in the afternoon helped cushion the fall in the Vietnamese stock market on Monday amid steep decline across the Asia.
— Viet Nam News

Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu lures $174m investment
The People’s Committee of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu province on Monday granted licences to five new and capital-added projects worth a combined US$174 million during a meeting with more than 300 representatives from associations, economic organisations and investors.
— Viet Nam News

Coronavirus delays Việt Nam’s agricultural exports to China
Việt Nam’s agriculture sector was likely to be the worst hit by the coronavirus in China, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyេn Xuân Cường.
— Viet Nam News

HCM City expects stock market to become ‘barometer’ of economy
HCM City will speed up equitisation of State-owned enterprises to bring good ones and their brands into the stock market, its chairman has said.
— Viet Nam News

God of Wealth Day attracts few gold buyers because of virus fears
Though jewellers have stockpiled ‘lucky’ gold products for today’s God of Wealth Day, most of their customers have stayed away out of fear of coronavirus.
— Viet Nam News

Twelve banks clear all bad debts at VAMC
Twelve out of 40 commercial banks have so far cleared all their non-performing loans (NPLs) kept at the Việt Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC).
— Viet Nam News


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