Vietnam morning news for May 15

Vietnam morning news for May 15
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Vietnam Cuts License Fees for Five Industries to Alleviate COVID-19 Burden
Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has cut license and administrative fees for several industries to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Vietnam-Briefing

Vietnam struggles to save British pilot, avoid first Covid death
Vietnam has mounted an all-out effort to save the life of its most critically ill coronavirus patient, a British pilot who works for Vietnam Airlines, the national carrier.
— Bangkok Post

Vietnam Steps Up Tax Collection as Virus Pushes Revenues Down
Vietnam’s Finance Ministry said Wednesday it is stepping up tax debt recovery as well as inspections and other measures as it strives to preserve revenue streams during the coronavirus crisis.
— Bloomberg Tax

Vietnam to import 20,000 pigs from Thailand
Vietnam will import 20,000 breeding pigs from Thailand this year, state media said on Thursday, as the country is seeking to rebuild its hog herd battered by an African swine-fever outbreak.
— Bangkok Post

Trade defence instruments important to Việt Nam’s open economy
Strengthening the application of trade defence instruments would be necessary for Việt Nam, which was among countries with the highest economic openness level, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— Viet Nam News

Behind Vietnam’s COVID-19 Response, Deep Distrust of China
On February 1, Vietnam made what, at the time, was a drastic decision. All flights from China, Hong Kong, and Macau were ordered cancelled over concerns about what would later be named COVID-19.
— The Diplomat

Vietnam operators poised for mobile money move
Vietnam’s authorities made the final preparations for a full-scale trial of mobile money services, with operators Viettel, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and MobiFone ready to apply for long-awaited licences, VietnamNet reported.
— Mobile world live

Vietnam’s April coal imports jump to record high
Vietnam’s coal imports surged in April from a year earlier amid a steady build in new coal-fired power capacity and the diversion of several cargoes into the country, after big buyers such as India went into a tight Covid-19-related lockdown.
— Argusmedia

Vietnam to bring another 4,300 citizens home on special flights
Civil aviation authorities say around 4,300 Vietnamese will be repatriated from several countries on 15 special flights by mid-June.
— VnExpress

No new airlines until aviation market recovers: ministry
Việt Nam will temporarily halt the consideration of new airlines until the aviation market has recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Minister of Transport Nguyen Văn Thể.
— Viet Nam News

Footwear sector’s support industry should focus on developing new materials
To develop the support industry for the leather and footwear sector, the State should have policies to encourage development of new materials, according to the Việt Nam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso).
— Viet Nam News

EVN SPC invests in solar power plant on Côn Đảo
The Southern Power Corporation (EVN SPC) will start building a solar power plant in July to turn Côn Đảo Island into a high-quality tourist and economic zone.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam Airlines to open more domestic flights this month
The national carrier Vietnam Airlines will open more five domestic routes from this month with ticket fare priced at VNĐ99,000 per way.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s casinos returning to life after COVID-19 closures
Vietnam’s casino operators are slowly coming back to life after the nationwide shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Calvinayre

Vietnam extends condolences to Laos over former PM’s passing
The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee, the National Assembly, the President, the Government, and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee on May 13 sent a message of condolences to their Lao counterparts over the recent passing of former Prime Minister Sisavath Keobounphanh.

Việt Nam imports pigs from Thailand
Việt Nam has imported 250 pigs from Thailand to breed and is encouraging businesses to import more to help restock herds across the country after the impacts of the African swine fever outbreak.
— Viet Nam News

Apartment lease in HCM City has few takers
The HCM City apartment lease market has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak despite landlords reducing rentals, experts said.
— Viet Nam News

Restructuring supply chains needed to restore ASEAN economy, says minister
Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh talks with Vietnam News Agency about plans for economic recovery, and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) that was held via video conference.
— Viet Nam News

Central bank slashes rates to aid post-pandemic recovery
The State Bank of Việt Nam on Tuesday decided to slash many rates by up to 0.5 percentage points for the second time in 30 days in a bid to get the economy back on track after the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Petrol prices increased in latest adjustment
The retail prices of oil and petrol increased as of 3pm on Wednesday after eight consecutive decreases following adjustments made by the ministries of finance, and industry and trade.
— Viet Nam News

PM permits re-opening of sub-border gates with China
The Prime Minister (PM) has permitted to re-open sub-border gates and border crossing to resume goods trading activities between Việt Nam and China, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— Viet Nam News

Nội Bài Int’l Airport among the world’s top 100 for five years running
Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội has made it into the world’s top 100 airport listing for the fifth consecutive year in 2020, the Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) said on May 12.
— Viet Nam News

HNX-listed firms see total profit up 4.8% in 2019
Listed companies on the Hà Nội Stock Exchange (HNX) reported their post-tax profits grew 4.8 per cent year-on-year to reach VNĐ21.4 trillion (US$917 million) in 2019.
— Viet Nam News

COVID-19 update: Four weeks gone without new community infections
As of 6:00 am of May 14, Viet Nam began its 28th consecutive days without community transmission of coronavirus, the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported.
— VGP Ministerial Activities

Vinacas tells cashew enterprises to trade carefully
The Việt Nam Cashew Association (Vinacas) recommends cashew processing enterprises to be calm and not to sell-off their products to avoid potential losses.
— Viet Nam News

Healthy oceans: keeping Asia and the Pacific afloat
Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while we remain at home. Yet, we need not look far to appreciate the enduring history of the ocean in Asia and the Pacific.
— Viet Nam Net

PM Phuc pays homage to former Lao PM
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday led a high-ranking delegation to Laos to pay homage to former Prime Minister Sisavath Keobounphanh.
— VGP RSS Feed

Conflicting policies, land issues and disease hinder equitisation of SOEs
The equitisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) was being hindered by troublesome policies, lack of transplarency in land management and the recent devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, experts said.
— Viet Nam News

Target of one million firms a tall order amid COVID-19
The target of one million businesses by 2020 could be hard to hit with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is optimism regarding the task.
— Viet Nam News

SSI increases charter capital to $259.3 million with bonus share issue
SSI Securities Corporation has increased its charter capital to over VNĐ6.029 trillion (US$259.3 million), 1,001 times the capital it had at the time of establishment.
— Viet Nam News

VN shares rally higher on new rate cuts
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange gained 0.84 per cent to end Tuesday at 835.32 points.
— Viet Nam News

Toyota recalls 30,000 cars to replace fuel pump
Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) is recalling nearly 30,000 locally-assembled cars including Toyota Camry, Corolla Altis and Innova to replace faulty fuel pump.
— Viet Nam News

VN stocks slide, but market prospects remain positive
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange inched down 0.13 per cent to close at 834.21 points.
— Viet Nam News

Two Vietnamese register to donate lungs to British COVID-19 patient
VGP – Two Vietnamese have registered to donate part of their lungs to British COVID-19 patient who is in critical condition, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday afternoon.
— VGP RSS Feed

Trade remedy measures: Necessary policy tool and challenge
Trade remedy measures launched in Viet Nam have helped protect employment for 120,000 laborers in all sectors, encouraging the development of domestic production and supporting the balance of international payments.
— VGP Ministerial Activities

Bắc Ninh banks offer support to keep businesses afloat
Banks in Bắc Ninh Province are offering reduced interest rate loans to businesses to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Thailand follows Vietnam with no new coronavirus cases
Thailand achieved an important milestone Wednesday, reporting zero new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the first time in over two months.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodia receives Vietnam’s assistance to combat COVID-19 in detention centres
Representatives from the Embassy of Vietnam have presented 4,000 antimicrobial face masks for the country’s detention centres to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Cambodia Wednesday.
— Khmer Times

From Cambodia to Vietnam illegally and then an escape from quarantine camp
Police in the Mekong Delta Province of An Giang are urgently searching for a man who escaped from a quarantine facility.
— Khmer Times

New lifebuoy for supporting enterprises and economy
The government will use its power to enact newpreferential policies to beef up private investment attraction and public investment disbursement as sturdy measures to support enterprises and help the country hit a new economic growth target.

EVNSPC to build solar power plant in Con Dao
Electricity of Vietnam’s Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC) is scheduled to commence construction of a solar power plant in the island district ofCon Dao, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province in July this year in a bid to turn the district into a high-quality economic and tourism area.

Bamboo Airways prepares for direct flights to Japan
Bamboo Airways has been authorized to launch direct flights from Vietnam’s Hanoi and HCMC to Japan’s Tokyo and Osaka starting May 20.
— VnExpress



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