Vietnam morning news for January 2

Vietnam morning news for January 2
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Vietnam exports 34Mt of cement and clinker in 2019
Vietnam is estimated to have exported 34Mt of cement and clinker, worth US$1.39bn, in 2019, reflecting a 6.25 per cent YoY increase in volume and 11.2 per cent YoY rise in value, according to the Department of Import-Export, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— Cemnet

Lack of legal framework on condotels has chilling effect on developers, buyers
It is also unclear as to how the construction of these kind of property was authorized, given the lack of legal framework governing it.
— The Hanoitimes

Finance industry rules Forbes Vietnam’s top 100
Forbes Vietnam’s list of 100 largest public companies has seen the dominance of banks, with 22 representatives ranked.
— VnExpress

2020 to be challenging for Vietnam real estate market, warn experts
Frauds, low liquidity and tightening credit will be some of the major challenges facing the Vietnamese property sector in 2020.
— VnExpress

Fish sauce magnate back on Forbes billionaires list
Masan Group founder Nguyen Dang Quang has reappeared on Forbes’ list of billionaires, a few weeks after dropping out due to his falling assets.
— VnExpress

2020 growth target within sights: experts
Vietnam has the potential to achieve its growth target for 2020 thanks to rising exports and foreign investment, experts say.
— VnExpress

Lack of regulations hinders licence plate auctions
Vehicle licence plates have to be considered public assets eligible for transactions, experts said about the Government’s plan to sell highly sought-after lucky numbers via auctions.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam’s large cities welcome first foreign tourists in 2020
The Departments of Tourism of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City organised ceremonies on January 1, to welcome the first foreign tourists in 2020.

What’s the quality of life in Vietnam for expats?
Vietnam is quickly becoming the most popular destination in Southeast Asia for digital nomads and expats. The low cost of living plays a major factor, and the deliciously cheap street food helps as well.
— Vietnam Insider

Not just in Vietnam, avoid these 5 classic entrepreneur pitfalls before starting a business anywhere
Becoming an entrepreneur is a dream to which many of us aspire, and a worthwhile financial goal. Still, many first-time entrepreneurs — and even experienced pros — can sometimes sabotage their best efforts with some typical mistakes.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam wraps up stellar 2019 with visits of notable foreign dignitaries
The year 2019 marks the visits of top leaders from countries which Vietnam has good relations with.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s graft crackdown in 2019: No exceptions
The Hanoitimes – President Nguyen Phu Trong said that settling big corruption cases indicated the Part and State’s efforts in anti-corruption which is good for economic development.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s PM extends New Year greetings to ASEAN leaders
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday extended New Year greetings to leaders of countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), calling for joining hands to build and nurture the ASEAN Community towards prosperity and sustainable development.
— Infosurhoy

Vietnam set to evaluate business reform results
For the first time, Vietnam plans to announce differences between business rules before and after removals or simplifications to evaluate the efficiency of reform efforts.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese enterprises go abroad
Not only expanding the export market, in recent years, several enterprises have also boldly increased building modern factories in foreign countries or acquired foreign enterprises right in the host countries. With such aforesaid strategy, several enterprises have step by step fortified their positions as well as the market share of Vietnamese products in global market.
— Sggp News

Quang Tri province starts construction of 3 more wind power plants
A ground-breaking ceremony was held in the central province of Quang Tri on December 31 for three wind power plants with a combined capacity of 144 MW.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam Airlines greets first passengers in New Year
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on January 1 joined hands with the country’s four major tourist cities – Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City – to welcome the first passengers of the airline in 2020.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese communities in Czech Republic, Angola celebrate New Year
Vietnamese communities in the Czech Republic and Angola recently held various ceremonies to mark the arrival of the New Year and turn their hearts to the homeland.
— VietnamPlus

37 foreigners suffer alleged food poisoning in tourism hotspot
Authorities in central Nha Trang Town are investigating the hospitalization of 37 foreigners showing symptoms of food poisoning.
— VnExpress

Bonsai trees shaped like rats are popular in Vietnam ahead of Lunar New Year
It’s 2020 — and with the Lunar New Year just weeks away, farmers in Vietnam have come up with a unique way to herald the Year of the Rat.
— Wtkr

SeABank completes settlement of VAMC special bonds
The Southeast Asia Joint Stock Commercial Bank (SeABank) has completed the early redemption of all special bonds at the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC), thereby helping the bank proactively monitor and handle bad debts.
— VietnamPlus

Competitions in airline sector likely to get fiercer
The airline sector has been growing slower during 2019 despite meeting set goals, and experts fear the introduction of new airlines might do more harm than good.
— Sggp News

India raises HRC offers to Vietnam for Feb shipments
Indian steel mills have raised HRC export offers to Vietnam by USD 10-15/MT this week, SteelMint learned from market participants. After the hike, current HRC export offers from India is hovering around USD 510-515/MT CFR Vietnam for Feb’20 shipments.
— Mysteel

Sun Group slides to the top with new Phu Quoc water park
Designed by leading global experts, Aquatopia in Phu Quoc may well be the most modern water world in Southeast Asia.
— VnExpress

Vietnam: Getting Ready For FTAs
The US-China trade war had its side-effect on Vietnam’s textiles-garment industry with a fall in both exports and production being reported. Investments nevertheless kept pouring in.
— Fibre2fashion

Top leader’s message on Vietnam’s assumption of ASEAN, UNSC positions
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong has sent out a message on the occasion of Vietnam’s assumption of the roles of the ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020 – 2021 tenure.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam to evaluate business reform results
For the first time, Vietnam plans to announce differences between business rules before and after removals or simplifications to evaluate the efficiency of reform efforts.
— VietnamPlus

Việt Nam targets $300 billion export value for 2020 after four-year trade surplus record
Over the past eight years Việt Nam’s import-export value had soared 2.5 times, reaching $517 billion in 2019.
— Viet Nam News

Digitisation boosts Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu agriculture
Digitisation has brought the agricultural sector in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu to a new stage of development by helping farmers improve cultivation methods and optimise the use of soil, seeds, weather and market information.
— Viet Nam News

Nigeria: Vietnam Seizes Large Haul of Pangolin Scales, Ivory From Nigeria
Vietnamese authorities confiscated two tons of pangolin scales and ivory from elephant tusks last week, local media reported.
— Allafrica

Vietnamese woman wanders around Middle East looking for Iraqi boyfriend
Hai Minh, 27, waits for a phone call at 4 p.m. every day. It is from Husam Najim Abdulwahed.
— VnExpress


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