Vietnam morning news for July 16

Vietnam morning news for July 16
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Vietnam reports eight foreign experts tested positive for Covid-19, total 381
Eight Russian experts quarantined in southern Vietnam have been confirmed as the country’s latest Covid-19 patients, taking the national tally to 381.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s transport ministry proposes reopening Asia air routes from August
The first regular flights from Vietnam to some international destinations are expected to be launched in early August.
— The Hanoitimes

VN goes three months without new COVID-19 community infection
VGP – It has been three months since the last community-transmitted case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Viet Nam, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said Wednesday morning.
— VGP RSS Feed

More loans to enjoy restructured repayment periods
According to the draft circular which was recently made public for comments, more loans could have repayments postponed until after the end of this year.
— Viet Nam News

VN struggles to have 5,000 science and tech firms this year
Việt Nam now has about 500 science and technology enterprises, reaching 10 per cent of the target
— Viet Nam News

350 Vietnamese citizens arrived home from Australia
A total of 350 Vietnamese citizens have arrived home on a repatriation flight from Australia….
— Vietnam Insider

63 percent of Vietnamese women suffer domestic abuse
A survey found 63 percent of Vietnamese women live with physical, sexual, emotional, economic or…
— Vietnam Insider

Endangered sea turtle returns to the sea after rescue
The Chàm Island’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) management board has released a female Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea) – an endangered species – after five months of care at the Đà Nẵng-based SaSa Marine animal rescue team.
— Viet Nam Net

Shares drop further on low liquidity
The market experienced an uneventful trading day Tuesday with sideways movements and slight fluctuations among declining liquidity.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam Railways Corporation launches app to sell tickets
The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) officially launched an application to buy train tickets and pay online on smartphones from July 15 to improve customer services.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam climbs two places in UN e-government index 2020
Vietnam’s e-government development index in 2020 ranked sixth in Southeast Asia, behind Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and the Philippines.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam government needs to help cut logistics cost for produce
Within Vietnamese commerce, logistics costs have accounted for 29.5 percent of fruit and vegetable value, said Nguyen Duy Minh, vice chairman and general secretary of the Vietnam Logistics Business Association.
— Fresh Plaza

Commercial flights between Vietnam and Asian destinations may resume very soon
The Transport Ministry has proposed that commercial routes between Vietnam and some Asian destinations recommence in August, with all passengers to be quarantined on arrival.
— Vietnam Insider

Spokesperson confirms Vietnam’s stance in East Sea issue
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang confirmed Vietnam’s stance, at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on July 15, concerning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Declaration on the US Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea (known as East Sea in Vietnam).
— Vietnam Times

Infrastructure is essential for Hanoi’s first satellite city to attract investment
As Hoa Lac urban area’s transport infrastructure system has still been underdeveloped, not many investors have shown interest in Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam has over 30 listed billion-dollar companies
Vietnam has over 30 listed billion-dollar companies 20 years after setting up its stock exchanges, according to the State Securities Commission.
— Vietnam Insider

Two thirds of Vietnamese married women suffer domestic violence: Study
Violence against women in Vietnam remains very much hidden and more actions must be taken to change the situation.
— The Hanoitimes

Emerging Trends in Vietnam’s Gaming Market Investors Should Be Aware Of
It’s no secret that Vietnam has been on the radar of the largest investors in the world for quite some time. The World Bank classed the country as the fastest-growing economy on the planet in 2019, thanks to growth rates of 7.31%, spurred by “robust domestic demand” and a growing export market.
— Vietnam Insider

BOT thermal power projects rush to meet target
In spite of numerous difficulties, the investors of four thermal power plant projects under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model are rushing to start operation and begin generating power for the national grid.

VNR launches app to sell tickets
The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) officially launched an application to buy train tickets and pay online on smartphones from July 15 to improve customer services.
— Viet Nam News

Central Retail expands to confirm dominance in Vietnam
Central Retail plans to launch six more new GO! Mall trade centres and transform four Big C supermarkets into trade centres in Vietnam, where holds the largest market share with 57.6 per cent.

SCIC to cut stake in tech group FPT
The deal is valued at a minimum VNĐ2.3 trillion ($99.34 million) and the auction will be held on August 7 at the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE).
— Viet Nam News

Banks do well in first half but difficulties lie ahead for the year
Nine of the 10 large-cap banks on the stock market are estimated to report positive profit growth for the second quarter of the year, according to SSI Securities Corporation (SSI)
— Viet Nam News

VPBank voted in the Top 50 best listed companies
VPBank has been honoured in the Top 50 most effective companies and the best listed company in Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

EVN announces test results of electricity bills
Vietnam Electricity (EVN) announced there were only a few cases of incorrect electricity bills after checking its records from June 25 to July 3.
— Viet Nam News

VN asks to be excluded from Philippines’ investigations on steel
The Trade Remedies Authority of Việt Nam has asked the Philippines to exclude Việt Nam from three safeguard investigations on some steel products.
— Viet Nam News

US denies China’s claims in most of South China Sea
Washington said the world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as…
— Vietnam Insider

VN jumps two places in United Nations E-Government Development Index
VGP – Viet Nam climbs up two places to rank 86th in the 2020 United Nations E-Government Development Index (EGDI).
— VGP Government in Action

Nokia launches software upgrade to 5G
Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia launched software on Tuesday that enables mobile operators to upgrade…
— Vietnam Insider

Hoi An named among world’s top 25 cities by Travel+Leisure
VGP – The world heritage site, Hoi An ancient town, in the central province of Quang Nam was ranked third among the list of the world’s top 25 cities in 2020 by Travel + Leisure.
— VGP Local Activities

Western media highlights Vietnam’s success in coping with COVID-19
Major media corporations and news agencies have run articles highlighting Vietnam’s success in coping with…
— Vietnam Insider

Quảng Ninh to promote socio-economic development
During the meeting, experts discussed the province’s socio-economic development in the last six months of this year.
— Viet Nam News

What is the outlook for Vietnam textile and garment industry?
The textile is a bendable material that is designed utilizing the several processes, involving knitting,…
— Vietnam Insider

Thai firms come looking for Vietnamese partners
Twelve Thai exhibitors specialising in supply chain and industrial products showed off their innovative products and services and looked for potential partners at the Thailand-Việt Nam Supply Chain and Industrial Products business matching event held on July 14 in HCM City.
— Viet Nam News

E-wallet SmartPay offers online savings with Viet Capital Bank tie-up
E-wallet SmartPay and Viet Capital Bank signed an agreement on July 14 to become strategic partners in providing online savings services.
— Viet Nam News

Foreign investors expected to own 35 per cent of stake in petrol and oil firms
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed the Government to allow petrol and oil businesses to transfer stake to foreign investors, but not exceeding 35 per cent.
— Viet Nam News

Asia stocks jump as hopes for a coronavirus vaccine rise
Stocks in Asia shed earlier gains and traded mixed on Wednesday as concerns over U.S.-China…
— Vietnam Insider

Shares drop on large-caps variation
Shares failed to maintain rally on Monday with market experiencing strong volatility with big variation in large-caps’ prices.
— Viet Nam News



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Vietnam morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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