Vietnam Morning News For February 19

Vietnam Morning News For February 19

Vietnam morning newsVN aims to expand meat exports
Viet Nam is trying to tackle the weakness of the pig industry, including the processing and distribution of pork, to promote the export of high-quality meat products to the world market.
— Bizhub

Vietnam gov’t to sell near-30% stake at local plastic giant
The government of Vietnam will offer a stake of 29.51 percent in Binh Minh Plastics (BMP) – one of the country’s biggest plastic companies – in a sale due to open on March 8 at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HoSE).
— Tuoi Tre

Over 1,500 tonnes of dragon fruits shipped to China via Lao Cai border gate
Up to 1,560 tonnes of dragon fruits underwent customs clearance for export to China via the Lao Cai international border gate on February 17-18 (the second and third day of the Lunar New Year).
— Nhan Dan Online

Numerous challenges facing Vietnam’s exports in 2018
Despite several obstacles, Vietnam’s exports met and surpassed the targets set by the National Assembly and Government in 2017.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Facilitative Government fosters trust among businesses
The stock market can be seen as a thermometer for the economy, and it only functions well if the economy has a good confidence index.
— Nhan Dan Online

Government to allow food importers to self declare
In a policy turnaround, the Government has said it is determined to assist food and beverage importers and producers by reducing inspection times, costs and criteria, opting for businesses to make self declarations instead of being constantly watchdogged by officials.
— VietnamPlus

VN seeing a boom in renewable energy projects
Vietnam has seen a boom in renewable energy projects, in a bid to meet the nation’s future demands for power, after the Government scrapped plans to build a nuclear power plant in Ninh Thuan Province.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Fees, retail services to be banks’ main income
Commercial banks are expecting the revenue from fees and retail banking services to become their main income sources this year, as a result of rising market demands.
— Bizhub

Cam Pha port handles first tonnes of coal on New Year day
The Cam Pha Port & Logistics Company and Cua Ong Coal Sorting Company under the Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) loaded the first tonnes of coal onto two vessels – the first New Year footers in Cam Phan port, the northern province of Quang Ninh on February 16 (the first day of the Lunar New Year).
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam must keep up with new industrial revolution
Vietnam’s economy is changing quickly in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Vietnamese Regulation May Cause Potential Loss of $85 Mln for Indonesia Car Exports
Indonesia’s car exports to Vietnam are threatened to stop following import regulations for passenger cars and knock-down cars by the country’s government.
— Netral News

HCM City maps out plans for water transport expansion
HCM City agencies have unveiled plans to promote waterway transport on the 975km of riverways in the city, according to the city’s Department of Transport.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Gia Lai farmers struggle to find higher prices for VietGap coffee
Local authorities and farmers who grow coffee under Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGap) in Gia Lai Province are seeking a better selling price for their coffee because of its higher quality.
— Bizhub

Ca Mau hopes crabs are the next big thing
The southernmost province of Ca Mau is aiming to develop crab farming to make the crustacean its second biggest aquatic export after brackish shrimp.
— Bizhub

Grab makes takeover bid for Uber’s Southeast Asia operations, including Vietnam: reports
Uber has been unable to turn a profit in Asian markets, making it a prime target for rivals.
— VnExpress


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