Vietnam morning news for March 26

Vietnam morning news for March 26

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam says 141 confirmed cases of coronavirus in country, no deaths
Vietnam’s health ministry reported an additional seven coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the Southeast Asian country’s tally to 141, though it reported no deaths.
— Channel NewsAsia

Vietnam stops exporting rice from March 24 on Covid-19
The General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) has requested local customs authorities to stop export clearance process for rice from March 24, local media reported.
— Hanoi Times

VNG Contributes 5 BIllion Dong to Vietnam COVID-19 Prevention Fund
VNG Corporation has disclosed to contribute 5 billion dong for Vietnam COVID-19 Prevention Fund.
— Yahoo News

Bamboo Airways owes $8.8 mln service fees: airports operator
The Airports Corporation of Vietnam said Bamboo Airways is constantly late in paying airport service fees and currently owes it VND205 billion ($8.8 million).
— VnExpress

AC Energy, Vietnam firm to expand wind project
AC Energy Inc. and Vietnamese partner The Blue Circle Pte. Ltd. are proceeding with the expansion of the Mui Ne wind project in Binh Thuan province in Vietnam.
— Manila Times

Vietnam to Issue Incentives to Counter COVID-19 Impact
The Vietnamese government is planning to issue incentives in the form of tax breaks, delayed tax payments, and land-use fees for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vietnam-Briefing

Hanoi military chief: Do not quarantine people in hotels, not enough medical workers
Vietnamese should not be quarantined in hotels since there are not enough medical workers to monitor them, the military’s Hanoi High Command has said.
— VnExpress

Vietnam thanks Philippines for helping fly students home amid COVID-19 threat
Vietnamese officials on Wednesday thanked the Philippine government for helping arrange the flight back home of 172 mostly young Vietnamese students from Cebu province amid the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
— GMA Network

Vietnam: a promising export opportunity for British pork producers
A new report by AHDB will arm exporters with crucial information on the Vietnamese marketplace as work continues to gain access for UK pork.
— The Pig Site

FDI pledges to Vietnam reach US$8.55 billion in first quarter
Foreign direct investment (FDI) pledges to Vietnam in the first three months of 2020 fell by a sharp 20.9% over the same period of 2019 to US$8.55 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency.

FinTech profile: ViettelPay, Vietnam’s mobile payment leader
ViettelPay, part of Vietnam’s largest mobile network operator Viettel Group, is the nation’s leading mobile online payment service provider
— Fintech Magazine

Việt Nam’s tuna exports to US, Europe forecast to rise as people stock up amid pandemic
The outbreak of COVID-19 is causing EU and the US to stock up on canned tuna, and this is likely to increase demand from Việt Nam this year, the Việt Nam Association Seafood Exporters and Producers has said.
— Viet Nam News

ADB vows to support Vietnam’s COVID-19 response
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is ready to provide Vietnam with timely and flexible support for the government’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Vietnam: Traders Short Selling Lower HRC Export Offers
Indian HRC export offers to Vietnam declined further by USD 10- 15/MT as traders are short selling the material and trying to conclude deals at USD 435-440/MT CFR basis, shared by Vietnam sources.
— MySteel

MoIT asks Government leader to continue rice exports
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on Tuesday proposed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc to allow businesses to continue exporting rice.
— Viet Nam News

COVID-19 to pull Việt Nam’s growth down to 6.3%: Fitch Solutions
Fitch Solutions on Tuesday revised down Việt Nam’s economic growth to 6.3 per cent from 6.8 per cent previously in 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Viet Nam News

Ford suspends Vietnam production
Ford Motors has become the first automaker in Vietnam to suspend production as a safety measure amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
— VnExpress

Hanoi second metro to have test run this year
With construction nearing completion, Hanoi’s second metro line is scheduled to have a test run at the end of this year.
— VnExpress

COVID-19, dimmed global outlook weigh on bond market
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and deepening global economic uncertainty are putting great pressure on Việt Nam’s local currency bond market, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
— Viet Nam News

Bamboo Airways to Cooperate with Czech Embassy in Vietnam to Operate Humanitarian Charter Flight from Hanoi to Prague for EU Citizens
To prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic and to meet repatriation needs of European citizens, as well as to transport medical aid goods to the Czech Republic, Bamboo Airways operates a special flight on the route of Hanoi – Prague on 25 March 2020.
— Yahoo News

Export of agricultural products to China show positive signs, says businesses
Trade and customs clearance of agricultural products at border gates on the border with China got back to normal but slow due to strict adherence to regulations of preventing the outbreak of COVID-19 virus.
— Viet Nam News

Rich pickings for online food sellers as coronavirus leaves people homebound
Online food sellers are reporting a tripling of revenues as customers refrain from going to stores amid the Covid-19 contagion.
— VnExpress

MoIT proposes Prime Minister reopen secondary border gates with China
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc permit customs clearance of goods through all secondary border gates in the northern province of Lạng Sơn, which is on the border with China.
— Viet Nam News

Hà Nội outlines four scenarios for goods supply during pandemic
The Hà Nội Department of Industry and Trade has planned four scenarios to ensure sufficient supply of goods for people in quarantine zones amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Viet Nam News

Agro-forestry, fisheries exports to US, EU hit by Covid-19 pandemic
With Việt Nam’s main agro-forestry and fisheries export markets after China such as the US and Europe being hit by the new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Vietnamese exporters are suffering.
— Viet Nam News

Đang Nai to speed up capital disbursement, site clearance for Long Thành int’l airport project
Đang Nai authorities plan to speed up capital disbursement, as well as site clearance, compensation and resettlement for affected households, so that construction of Long Thành International Airport can begin this year.
— Viet Nam News

Some stocks reclaim losses thanks to bargain-hunting, market down overall
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange fell 1.11 per cent to close at 659.21 points.
— Viet Nam News

Ninh Thuận to get Southeast Asia’s largest solar power plan
A 450MW solar power plant, the largest in Southeast Asia, will be built in Phước Minh Commune, Ninh Thuận Province.
— Viet Nam News

Seafood exporters floundering due to COVID-19
A survey by the Việt Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep) found that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was hitting seafood companies hard, especially since the beginning of March.
— Viet Nam News

ADB offers support for Việt Nam’s COVID-19 response
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said it was ready to provide Việt Nam with timely and flexible support for the Government’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s two-month cashew exports to US up
Vietnam’s cashew exports to the US in the first two months of the year rose by 21% in volume to 17,900 tonnes and 3.6% in value to US$126.2 million year-on-year, according to the General Department of Customs.

Hậu Giang raises fire danger level to the highest
The Mekong Delta province of Hậu Giang on Monday raised the fire danger level in the locality from “very high” (level 4) to “extreme” (level 5) due to long-lasting heat and low humidity in local forests.
— Viet Nam Net

Foreign investors pour $8.55b in VN in Q1
Foreign investors poured a total of US$8.55 billion in Việt Nam from January 1 to March 30, equivalent to 79.1 per cent of the same period last year, according to the latest report by the Foreign Investment Agency.
— Viet Nam News

SCIC raises US$14.5 million from State capital sale
The State Capital Investment Corp (SCIC) has earned VNĐ342 billion (US$14.5 million) for selling a part of its ownership at the Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No 5.
— Viet Nam News

PH recommends Vietnam SEA Games pushback due to Olympics delay
The Philippines, the host and overall champion of the 2019 SEA Games, is set to recommend to Vietnam to delay the hosting of the regional biennial meet following the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.
— Rappler

Pandemic pushes shoppers online, but only for essentials
With more people staying indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping is enjoying a surge in popularity.
— Viet Nam News

Coronavirus and casinos: Why both East and West can learn a lot from each other
Brian Spence, Managing Partner at S&P Investments, highlights why his adopted country and his original homeland have a lot to teach each other when it comes to improving your chances in life.
— Viet Nam News

While one of Vietnam’s premier developers of tourism and leisure complexes, Sun Group, has announced the temporary closure of some of its amusement parks in Vietnam, they are also actively preparing many new developments, to be rolled out when Covid-19 is considered no longer a threat, to help Vietnam’s tourism industry recover.
— Ausleisure

2020 Startup Wheel contest begins
The annual Startup Wheel contest was launched in Việt Nam and other countries by the Business Startup Support Centre.
— Viet Nam News

Ford Việt Nam suspends production in Hải Dương
Ford Việt Nam announced that it will halt operations at its automobile assembly factory in the northern province of Hải Dương from Thursday this week.
— Viet Nam News

Price gap of gold narrows in Viet Nam and globally
Gold prices went up in both global and local markets on March 24 when the gap of the prices between the two markets narrowed.
— Viet Nam News



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