Vietnam Morning News For April 11

Vietnam Morning News For April 11
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Vietnam seeks preferential Trump treatment
While the Southeast Asian nation seems a likely target for new US trade sanctions, recent revelations indicate a special deal could be on the cards.
Southeast Asia 

‘Alarming’ executions in Vietnam: Amnesty
Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian countries, with newly released figures showing the “disturbing” use of the death penalty in Vietnam, Amnesty International says.
News 

Vietnam’s economy to grow at 6.5 percent in 2017: ADB
Vietnam’s economy will grow at 6.5 percent in 2017 and expand to 6.7 percent in 2018, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s “Asian Development Outlook 2017” report.
Vietnam Plus 

WHO called on to help Việt Nam improve public health care
Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tòng Thị Phóng has proposed that the World Health Organisation (WHO) work closely with the Vietnamese Government in efforts to curb diseases and increase the quality of public health care.
Viet Nam News 

Apple sends ‘ultimatum’ to Vietnamese mobile stores over trademark infringement
A number of mobile phone stores in Vietnam have been warned for using Apple’s logo and other registered trademarks without the U.S. tech company’s permission.
Tuoi Tre News 

VN’s internet speed picks up after cable repairs
Repairs to the cable were completed on April 6, and the pending work was done on Saturday, the Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT), which uses the Asia-America Gateway, said.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Japan’s Teijin planning $18m air bag fabric plant in Vietnam
Teijin will build a Vietnamese factory for air bag fabric as soon as late 2018 as more emerging economies mandate the safety feature in automobiles.
Nikkei Asian Review 

Vietnam lifts India’s groundnut exports
Exports of groundnuts have jumped by over a third on robust demand from countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia and a bigger domestic crop.
The Hindu BusinessLine 

Much to gain for S’pore to invest more in Vietnam
Vietnam has grown exponentially in the past decade, and continues to be one of the region’s fastest-growing markets.
Today Online

Sand exported unethically from Vietnam ends up in Singapore
Earlier this year, two journalists from Vietnamese online news site Tuoi Tre News went into a vigorous investigation on the sand trade between Vietnam and Singapore which was reported in a 3-part series of articles.
Mothership

Vietnam’s rice price out of sync with rest of world
The rice price in the Mekong Delta has increased in the last couple of weeks, which has resulted in higher export prices.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Grab Vietnam asks premier for help as taxi app rejected by Da Nang
With the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang consistently saying no to Grab, an app-based taxi service, a representative of the Singapore startup has sought help from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Tuoi Tre News 

50 percent MLM companies report losses in Vietnam
Vietnam Competition Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade reported low efficiency in operation of multi-level marketing (MLM) companies with profit after tax averaging 2.2 percent and over 50 percent of them posting losses in 2016.
Saigon 

Unemployment insurance payment to be reduced
The Vietnamese government decided to reduce the unemployment insurance payment from 1 percent to 0.5 percent of laborers’ wage.
Saigon 

Prime Minister meets WHO leader in Hà Nội
Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Margaret Chan suggested Việt Nam work more with the WHO in preventive medicine to prevent diseases and accidents at her meeting with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc in Hà Nội yesterday.
Viet Nam News

Speed up electronic toll collection: Transport Minister
Transport Minister Trương Quang Nghị has ordered haste on the installation of electronic toll collection (ETC) equipment in toll stations on major highways.
Viet Nam News 

ADB: Agriculture reform vital for Vietnam to lift growth
A transformation of Viet Nam’s agriculture sector is vital for lifting growth and enabling Viet Nam to graduate to upper-middle-income status, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a new flagship report launched today.
Hanoi Times 

Vietnam Airlines sells cheap air tickets as aviation market heats up
Vietnam Airlines, the nation’s flag air carrier, has decided to join hands with Jetstar Pacific to market cheap air tickets priced from VND11,000 to VND1 million for both domestic and international routes.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Taiwan tourist arrivals to Vietnam jump 22 percent year-on-year
More than 3 million foreign tourists visited Vietnam in the first three months of 2017, a 29 percent increase from a year earlier, while tourists from Taiwan increased 22.4 percent, according to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Taiwan News 

 

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