Vietnam Morning News For March 24

Vietnam Morning News For March 24

Vietnam morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Vietnam news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


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Vietnam Spending Billions to Attract Foreign Investors
It may be one of the smallest economies in Asia, but Vietnam is among those leading the infrastructure race. Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin reports on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Singapore, Vietnam ink slew of MOUs in banking and infrastructure
Singapore and Vietnam ramped up their business ties, signing off on a string of new collaborations in banking, power generation and infrastructure on the third day of an official visit by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Channel NewsAsia 

Nearly 7,700 cyber attack into VN websites in Q1
The Viet Nam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) under the Ministry of Information and Communications reported nearly 7,700 cyber attacks into Vietnamese websites over the past three months.
VietNamNet Bridge 

E-commerce in Vietnam is still attractive for even more players: Tiki’s CEO
E-commerce in Vietnam is a hard game to play, attributable to the underdeveloped fulfillment system and modern payment methods. However, market watchers feel that the industry is offers ample opportunities to players, who have the right business model and the distribution reach.
Deal Street Asia 

Vietnam not prepared for retail market expansion
Vietnam has opened its retail market widely to foreign investors under WTO commitments and FTAs. It should not try to restrict foreign retailers’ expansion, but instead support Vietnamese retailers by creating a level playing field, experts have said.
VietNamNet Bridge 

VN imposes anti-dumping duties on steel from China
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on Tuesday issued a decree imposing temporary anti-dumping duties on H-shaped steel products imported from China.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Stocks dip on profit-taking and oil
Shares fell on the two local exchanges on Wednesday as investors increased sales to earn profits from the stock market’s recently growth.
Viet Nam News 

PM orders halt to dredging projects
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has told the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to suspend the licensing for river dredging projects which has stoked great public concern.
Viet Nam News 

Keppel Land signs investment collaboration deal with Vietnam
Keppel Land has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam’s State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) to collaborate on investment opportunities in Vietnam.
Singapore Business Review

Pedophilia cases spark social media outcry in Vietnam
Vietnamese police took three months to respond seriously to allegations that an eight-year-old girl had been molested, but then outrage spilled onto Facebook and they made an arrest in days – a rare win for public opinion in the communist country.
 Asia Times

Human resources to drive Industry 4.0
Human resources will be a key driver in manufacturing companies becoming Industry 4.0* players, experts said at a press conference held in the capital city on Thursday.
Viet Nam News 

Starbucks, New World Saigon Hotel latest offenders in ongoing ‘sidewalk clearing’ battle
A FIVE-STAR HOTEL in downtown Ho Chi Minh City and its next-door Starbucks outlet had their concrete steps and flower and ornamental tree boxes destroyed for blocking the pavement in Wednesday’s latest ‘sidewalk reclamation’ crackdown.
Tuoi Tre News 

WB continues helping Vietnam adapt to climate change
The World Bank (WB) continues working with and supporting Vietnam in numerous fields, including climate change adaptation, visiting the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva has assured.
Vietnam Plus 

Harvard University expands co-operation with Vietnamese universities
Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust yesterday met with leaders of HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) to extend co-operation between the two schools in the upcoming time.
Viet Nam News 

Vietnam Issues Code of Conduct for Visitors
Several incidents of poor behavior have resulted in Vietnam issuing a code of conduct for visitors, says Travel Wire Asia.
Travel Pulse 

New agency targets effective food quality controls
HCM City has established a Food Safety and Hygiene Management Board, the first of its kind in the country. Phạm Khánh Phong Lan, head of the board that will operate on a pilot basis for three years, tells Hải Quan (Customs) that the basic aim is to improve management of food quality.
Viet Nam News 

Downtown Ho Chi Minh City set to become pedestrian zone
A proposal has been submitted to transform many streets in downtown Ho Chi Minh City into footpaths, with all personal vehicles banned from entering the area.
Tuoi Tre News 

Vietnam puts Brazilian meat imports on the table
The move comes after accusations that Brazilian meat exporters are selling substandard products.

ANALYSIS: In lifting people’s well-being, Vietnam passes Philippines
Vietnam has overtaken the Philippines in terms of human development, according to the latest United Nations Human Development Programme (UNDP) report on the state of people’s well-being across the globe.

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Bloomberg BNA 

Vietnam’s 100 Best Places to Work revealed
Unilever, Vinamilk, Nestle, Microsoft and IBM topped the list of Viet Nam’s 100 Best Places to Work last year in a survey released on Wednesday by executive search company Anphabe and market research firm Nielsen.
VietNamNet Bridge

MARD suggests suspension of meat imports from Brazil
The Department of Animal Health under Việt Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has proposed to suspend meat imports from some Brazilian companies after an expired meat scandal surfaced.
Viet Nam News 

HCM City launches digital traffic app
Commuters can now plan their routes to avoid getting stuck in HCM City’s congestion hotspots as the city’s Transport Department has announced the launch of a digital traffic app aimed at informing commuters of traffic congestion.
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