Vietnam morning news for March 17

Vietnam morning news for March 17
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Việt Nam ranks 96th in global talent competitiveness index
Việt Nam is ranked 96 out of 132 countries on the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), down four positions compared to last year and nine positions in 2018.
— Viet Nam News

All in Vietnam must wear face mask in public places for coronavirus prevention
All Vietnamese and foreign nationals are required to wear face masks in public places such as airports, bus stations, supermarkets, and public transport vehicles in Vietnam from Monday, daily newspaper Vietnam News has reported.
— The Star Online

Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines With Naval Shipbuilding Cooperation
An engagement this month spotlighted ongoing collaboration between the two sides in the security domain.
— The Diplomat

How Vietnam Learned From China’s Coronavirus Mistakes
Hanoi, a fellow communist state, realized quickly that a China-style cover-up would only make things worse.
— The Diplomat

Vietnam-focused equity firm blames coronavirus for fund shortfall
Penm Partners delays $150m investment vehicle until yearend amid dismal economy
— Nikkei Asian Review

FAQs on travelling to Việt Nam during the coronavirus pandemic
As the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads and impacts the entire planet, many countries have issued entry and travel restrictions, including Viet Nam.
— Viet Nam News

Dwindling oil prices a double-edged sword for Vietnam’s economy
Oil logged its worst week since 2008 after the oil price war, initiated by Saudi Arabia early last week, delivered a double blow to nervous investors already rattled by declines in world stocks due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, or Covid-19.
— The Star Online

Health declaration app NCOVID surpasses Facebook as most downloaded in Vietnam
NCOVID, a health reporting app launched by the government, has quickly become one of the most downloaded apps by both iOS and Android users.
— VnExpress

Malaysia returnee is Vietnam’s 61st coronavirus infection
A 42-year-old Vietnamese man returning from Malaysia is Vietnam’s 61st and Ninh Thuan Province’s first Covid-19 patient, the Health Ministry said Monday evening.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Struggle: Managing the Economic Impact
Despite initial notable steps, until the government can fully contain the outbreak, it will be difficult to achieve economic growth targets set out previously.
— The Diplomat

Is it safe to visit Vietnam? This is the latest FCO travel advice amid the Covid-19 virus outbreak
The outbreak of coronavirus has now reached more than 170,200 confirmed cases across the globe, prompting much uncertainty over where is safe to travel as more countries are affected by the virus – with 57 confirmed cases of the virus in Vietnam.
— Northamptonchron

Vietnam uses trained dogs to prevent illegal entry from China amid Covid-19 fight
Thirty nine dogs will assist troops in stopping people trying to enter illegally from China by eluding border medical checks for Covid-19.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s Japanese ferrous scrap imports hit new high
Vietnam’s ferrous scrap imports from Japan rose to a record high in February, driven by more competitive prices from Japan early in the year.
— Argusmedia

Social entrepreneurship takes root though Vietnam still not affluent
Despite a pervading sense of materialism typical of a developing economy, social entrepreneurs are finding fertile ground in Vietnam.
— VnExpress

Portable full-body disinfection chambers designed and tested in Vietnam
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, people have been putting in effort to sanitise themselves and maintain good hygiene at all times. During difficult times like this, a portable full-body disinfection chamber was designed by the Institute of Occupational Health and Environment in Vietnam.
— The Online Citizen

Travel industry top casualty as coronavirus continues to stalk Vietnam
Travel companies, hit hard by the fallout of Covid-19, are now facing the threat of closure with the shutting of popular tourist attractions.
— VnExpress

Export targets a stretch for Vietnam
Vietnam’s fresh produce industry is unlikely to hit its 2020 export targets because of coronavirus but there are domestic opportunities
— Fruit Net

Northern Vietnam train services suspended for lack of passengers
State-owned train operator Haraco announced it will suspend services on routes between Hanoi and five northern provinces due to poor demand.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s garment exports reach US$5.3 billion in first two months
Vietnam’s garment exports brought in US$5.3 billion in the first two months of 2020, down 3.5% over the same period in 2019 due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Vietnam requires face mask wearing in public places for coronavirus prevention
All Vietnamese and foreign nationals are required to wear face masks in public places such as airports, bus stations, supermarkets, and public transport vehicles in Vietnam from Monday, daily newspaper Vietnam News reported.
— Xinhua

iMotorbike to venture into Vietnamese market
FOLLOWING its successful penetration of the Indonesian market, Malaysia’s motorcycle e-commerce platform,, is planning to roll into Vietnam’s market soon.
— The Malaysian Reserve

Online shopping a ‘habit’ now for Vietnamese, says report
With foreign and local e-commerce players pouring money in Vietnam for years, online shopping has finally become a habit, a report says.
— VnExpress

Rosy signs show bright prospect for rice export
Vietnam is enjoying strong growth in both rice export volume and value, and more export chances are still ahead as some free trade agreements (FTAs) have come into force and consumers around the globe are boosting purchase to ensure food security amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese advised not to travel to Singapore following new entry regulations
The Foreign Ministry warned Vietnamese citizens not to travel to Singapore if not really necessary, after the country issued new regulations on entry procedures amid the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— VietnamPlus

Unsold real estate inventory surges due to legal obstacles
The unsold inventory value of listed real estate firms in Ho Chi Minh City last year surged 38 percent amid legal challenges.
— VnExpress

HCM City industrial parks, export processing zones need revamp to attract investment
With its neighbouring provinces offering competitive land rentals and other incentives at industrial parks to attract investors, HCM City needs to step up its game too.
— Viet Nam News

Further fee reductions to promote cashless payments amid pandemic
The fees for fast interbank fund transfers would be cut for the second time this year to promote cashless payments in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

SSIAM to debut new fund certificate this week
SSI Asset Management Co Ltd’s fund certificate SSIAM VNFIN LEAD will debut on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) on Wednesday with ticket FUESSVFL.
— Viet Nam News

Sao Ta Food plans to buy back 2 million treasury shares
Sao Ta Food, (FMC), a subsidiary of Pan Group, plans to buy back two million treasury shares through order matching and negotiation.
— Viet Nam News

Rubber Group builds three processing plants
The Việt Nam Rubber Group (VRG) will build three more processing factories in the northern region to meet higher rubber demand in the future.
— Viet Nam News

SSIAM VNFIN exchange-traded fund set to list on HCM City stock market
SSI Asset Management Co Ltd has announced that its SSIAM VNFIN LEAD ETF will be listed on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange on March 18.
— Viet Nam News

Supermarket takes measures to ensure safety of customers, staff amid Covid-19 threat
Saigon Co.op, the owner of Co.opmart, Co.opXtra and Co.op Food, will continue with measures to safeguard the health of customers and staff at its more than 800 outlets amid the Covid-19 epidemic.
— Viet Nam News

Dwindling oil prices a double-edged sword for Việt Nam’s economy
Oil logged its worst week since 2008 after the oil price war, initiated by Saudi Arabia early last week, delivered a double blow to nervous investors already rattled by declines in world stocks due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
— Viet Nam News

Measures sought to minimise drought’s impact on rice production
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has called on provinces in the south central coastal and Central Highlands regions to take measures to minimise the impacts of drought on summer-autumn crops.
— Viet Nam Net

State needs to activate support package for businesses
Local enterprises have urged the Government to soon activate support policies to help them overcome difficulties in production and business due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Investment funds report poor performances in February
Latest reports from investment funds in February show they have suffered from the decline of the market amid the global spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19.
— Viet Nam News

Petrol retail prices plummet
The retail prices of petrol decreased significantly from 3pm of Sunday, making it the fifth consecutive reduction since the beginning of this year.
— Viet Nam News

Garbage piles up, poses threat in Đắk Lắk
Various locations in Krông Ana District in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk have become overloaded with trash, upsetting local residents while posing a serious environmental threat, reported online Dân Trí newspaper.
— Viet Nam Net

Qualcomm unveils innovation contest
US semi-conductor giant Qualcomm has brought its Qualcomm Innovation Challenge to Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

Landlords, tenants cooperate to overcome pandemic difficulties
The usually crowded Ngũ Xã Street in Hà Nội stands empty. The area, famous for phở cun (rice noodle roll), has suffered a severe drop in visitors after COVID-19 cases were confirmed nearby.
— Viet Nam News

Tourists quarantined in Vietnam as virus spreads
A group of 25 Dutch tourists are among dozens of foreigners quarantined in communist Vietnam as the Southeast Asian nation tightens measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
— The Asean Post

Social entrepreneurship takes root though Vietnam still not affluent
In Vietnam, parents would be extremely worried if young people want to work for a social enterprise, while in Australia, the whole family would be proud, said Truong Thi Nam Thang, Director of the Hanoi-based National Economics University’s Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
— VnExpress

Four Cambodian river cruise vessels denied docking in Vietnam
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered his officials to intervene in helping four Cambodian river cruise vessels which are stuck at Vietnam’s water border as its authorities denied their docking due to fear of a COVID-19 outbreak.
— Khmer Times

Fake luxury goods seized in famous Vietnam markets
Ho Chi Minh City authorities seized thousands of fake luxury goods at two famous local markets last week.
— Insider Retail

Huế IZs, EZs target 10 projects in 2020
The province also targets VNĐ6 trillion ($258million) of the registered investment to be disbursed by the end of this year, online newspaper cited head of the provincial IZs and EZs Management Board Lê Văn Tuệ as saying.
— Viet Nam News

Market analysts expect unstable trade this week
The Vietnamese market will face unexpected movements due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the net selling pressure from foreign investors, market analysts said.
— Viet Nam News

Cần Thơ solicits investment in housing
Cần Thơ City, the most developed locality in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta, continues to seek investment in housing projects.
— Viet Nam News

VN imports of US goods continue to rise
The US is one of Việt Nam’s largest sources of goods and its imports are increasing, according to the General Department of Customs.
— Viet Nam News



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