Vietnam morning news for June 17

Vietnam morning news for June 17

Vietnam morning newsEntrepreneur’s ‘free rice ATMs’ for Vietnam’s poor
A Vietnamese entrepreneur is installing “free rice ATMs” across the country to help those affected by the coronavirus.

Qantas selling stake in Vietnam airline JV
Qantas has confirmed its intention to offload its shareholding in its Jetstar branded joint venture in Vietnam.
— Travel Mole

Vietnam sets no-fly zones for drones, ultra-light aircraft
Flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ultra-light aircraft have been prohibited in Vietnam’s areas considered of significant national defense and military importance under management and protection of the Ministry of Defense.
— Xinhua

Vietnam’s bat farms, rat trade sites represent high coronavirus transmission risk: study
Large percentages of coronaviruses were found at Vietnam’s numerous bat guano farms and rodent trading sites, suggesting great potential for human exposure and spill-over, a study found.
— VnExpress

Vietnam Arrests Fourth Member of Independent Journalists Group
Vietnamese authorities arrested an independent journalist last week, the fourth member of his circle of reporters to be picked up on anti-state charges since last November, in what a press freedom watchdog called a “sign of nervousness” as Hanoi’s communist party prepares for a key congress in early 2021.
— Radio Free Asia

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Chinese Survey Vessel Venturing Near Vietnam’s EEZ
A Chinese government-owned survey vessel appears to have been sent into Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, vessel-tracking data shows, in a move that could stir more tensions in the South China Sea.
— Radio Free Asia

As a startup investor, here is why we aim to focus more on Vietnam in 2021
It is really hard to describe what a ‘typical day as a VC’ looks like even before the pandemic, as every day is so different.
— e27

Vietnam’s shrimp sector thriving thanks to swift COVID-19 containment
Vietnam’s shrimp sector has been reaping the benefits of the country’s successful containment of the COVID-19 outbreak, with growth seen in export and farming activities.
— Seafood Source

Vietnam’s judicial system on trial
On 14 January 2008, two female postal workers were found murdered inside a small post office where they also resided in Vietnam’s Long An province.
— East Asia Forum

Vietnam needs to grab the chance to boost agricultural exports
Vietnam’s farming exports in the first five months of 2020 fell by 4.1% to US$15.49 billion due to the coronavirus pandemic. But there are plenty of signs that such a decline will be halted and exports will recover in the remaining months of the year.

Cambodia: Customs at Chrey Thom border ban six vegetables from Vietnam
The General Department of Customs and Excise mobile team at Chrey Thom International Checkpoint in Cambodia’s Kandal province has decided to ban imports of six types of vegetables from Vietnam – Chinese cabbage, broccoli, ladyfingers, small lemons, pumpkin and garlic chives.
— Fresh Plaza

Vietnam Airlines seeks government help
Vietnam Airlines is seeking government help to keep it afloat, saying it could run out of money by as early as next month.
— New Straits Times

PV Power approves plan to build Nhơn Trạch thermal power plants
The PetroVietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) has approved an investment plan to build Nhơn Trạch 3 and 4 thermal power plants with combined capacity of between 1,300-1,760 MW.
— Viet Nam News

Most Southeast Asian economies to fall into recession, rebound in 2021: report
Việt Nam will emerge from the pandemic the least affected of all countries in Southeast Asia, though it is not immune to the sharp slowdown in trade flows, according to a report by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Oxford Economics.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam to stick with pre-pandemic GDP growth target for 2020
The National Assembly has agreed not to amend this year’s socioeconomic targets, including a 6.8 percent GDP growth, despite Covid-19 impacts.
— VnExpress

LOCK&LOCK organises Brand Day event with big discounts
Korean household appliance maker LOCK&LOCK will offer discounts of up to 50 per cent on all products at its F2C Long Hậu store (in Long An Province’s Long Hậu Expanded Industrial Park) and F2C Bắc Ninh (in Bắc Ninh Province’s Yên Phong 1 Industrial Park) from June 19 to 21 to mark its Brand Day.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnamese manufactured bricks set six records
With the success of traditional clay bricks made in a European supply chain, Đất Việt (Vietnamese Pottery) Company set six Vietnamese records. The award ceremony took place on Sunday in the northern province of Quảng Ninh.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam set to enjoy rare solar eclipse this Sunday
Vietnamese people are set to join others worldwide in enjoying the ‘super rare’ solar eclipse of the decade, which is scheduled to occur this Sunday (June 21).

Govt to keep pushing for cashless payment
Non-cash payments have increased sharply in recent time in Việt Nam, but more efforts are needed to increase their rate, a conference heard in HCM City last week.
— Viet Nam News

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Traders have difficulty to maintain retail spaces
Experts have forecast a tough time ahead for the domestic retail, with many store owners struggling to pay rent after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Credit institutions must speed up restructuring to meet deadline
Some credit institutions (CIs) that have not yet completed their restructuring roadmap will have to speed up to meet the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV)’s deadline this year.
— Viet Nam News

Rice exports set to skyrocket, renewable energy in high demand: trade minister
Việt Nam may take a global lead in rice exports for the year 2020, said Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh in a report to the National Assembly on Monday.
— Viet Nam News

Health care product sell well amid pandemic
During the peak of the pandemic in Viet Nam, while many industries had almost no revenue, the food and health care sector still grew with high revenue.
— Viet Nam News

Barcodes indispensable in global e-commerce
The use of barcodes is an indispensable condition and a challenge when participating in global e-commerce.
— Viet Nam News

Cà Mau shrimp industry picks up
Shrimp exports and prices in Cà Mau Province are showing signs of recovery after being heavily affected by COVID-19.
— Viet Nam News

Ministry plans to support enterprises with related party transactions
The interest expense deduction limit may be raised from the current 20 per cent to 30 per cent to support businesses, according to a draft decree on tax management for enterprises with related party transactions the Ministry of Finance recently made public for comments.
— Viet Nam News

Businesses want the Government to offer more support to help them recover after the pandemic
The Government needs to have more practical and quicker support policies to help businesses, especially small ones, recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, business executives have said.
— Viet Nam News

UPCoM-traded firms seek ways for bourse switch
The bourse switch will allow UPCoM companies to raise capital to finance their investment projects
— Viet Nam News

Shares suffer virus second-wave fears
Shares suffered a steep fall on Monday as fears mounted that the global coronavirus pandemic could return in a second wave infections.
— Viet Nam News

Thai Vietjet sells tickets on five new domestic routes
The latest addition has extended Thai Vietjet’s domestic flight network to 12 domestic routes, connecting 11 destinations in Thailand in order to bring more chance for people and tourists to benefit tourism and trade in Thailand.
— Viet Nam News

SHB to raise capital to US$832 million
The bank will issue bonus shares at a rate of 10 per cent in the third or fourth quarter of the year to raise capital.
— Viet Nam News

HKDC to return to confectionary, unveils ambitious plans
KIDO Group will return to its core business of confectionery from the third quarter of this year, it was announced at its annual general meeting in HCM City on Monday.
— Viet Nam News

Youths among people who have switched to used phones
The use of second-hand mobile phones is a growing trend, including among youths, because of their reasonable prices and the lack of need for many technologies in high-priced new phones.
— Viet Nam News

Bkav announces its ventilators
Nguyen Tử Quảng, CEO of Bkav Technology Group, revealed a ventilator designed by Bkav and doctors at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on June 15.
— Viet Nam News

Shinhan Bank supports Mekong Delta residents
Shinhan Bank Việt Nam (Shinhan Bank) has spent more than VNĐ400 million (US$17,230) to support people affected by drought and salt water intrusion and the COVID-19 pandemic in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta through a range of meaningful activities.
— Viet Nam News

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This week’s Vietnam morning news feature photo focus on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, June 17.


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