Vietnam morning news for August 26

Vietnam morning news for August 26

Vietnam morning news

Vietnamese shrimp exporters enjoy zero taxes to US
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) on August 22 released the final results of the 13th period of review (POR 13), officially imposing zero percent tariffs on 31 Vietnamese shrimp exporters.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam to see strong growth in 2019, unlikely to face US tariffs: reports
VIETNAM is expected to be one of the world’s fastest growing economies in 2019, and a key destination for manufacturers relocating due to trade tensions between the United States and China, said UOB economists in a report last week.
— The Business Times

Chinese survey ship inches closer to Vietnam coastline
A Chinese survey vessel yesterday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam’s coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China’s actions in the disputed waterways.
— The Straits Times

PM’s official visit to boost M’sia-Vietnam trade
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s three day official visit here starting tomorrow is expected to further strengthen relations between Malaysia and Vietnam, while opening up opportunities to increase bilateral trade to reach the US$15 billion (RM62.82 billion) mark next year.
— New Straits times

Vietnam Airlines adjusts flight schedules due to Storm Bailu
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 23 announced that it will adjust schedules of fights from/to Kaohsiung International Airport of Taiwan on August 24 due to Storm Bailu.
— VietnamPlus

Work needed on non-cash payments for public services
Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Le Minh Hung Hung has asked relevant agencies to help implement non-cash payments for public services, including tax, electricity, water, hospital and education fees.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam Book of Innovation 2019 introduces 74 new solutions
The Vietnam Book of Innovation 2019 was made public in Hanoi on August 23, introducing 74 outstanding scientific-technological research projects and solutions selected from 141 entries submitted by ministries, sectors, organisations and localities.
— Sggp News

Ministry discusses way to increase value for pepper products
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development recently held a conference on sustainable development for black pepper to meet requirements of free trade agreements in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.
— Sggp News

Vietnamese longan conquers Australia market
The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has recently announced the conditions for importing fresh longan from Vietnam to Australia, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia.
— NDO

Management of foreign workers in Vietnam to be improved
Foreign workers in Vietnam have helped bring the competitiveness and capacity of the Vietnamese workforce in line with international standards, but the compliance of employers with laws regarding their hiring remains a problem.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam welcomes Japan’s leading oil operator amid tensions in South China Sea
Vietnam welcomes the Japanese oil firm to operate in its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf amid Chinese rising harassment in the South China Sea.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam, Australia enterprises expand aviation cooperation
Vietnam’s Sovico Group and Australia-based Linfox Group would cooperate in air transportation of passengers and cargo, developing aviation infrastructure and accommodation facilities in Australia.
— The Hanoitimes

Illegal foreign currency transactions rampant in Danang
Many shops in Han Market, Danang City, have been found to be illegally offering foreign currency trading for tourists.
— Vietnam Insider

Farmers in dire need of capital for cattle, poultry reproduction
In recent months, farmers in the Southeast provinces have suffered so many serious consequences of consecutive diseases and natural disasters that several households have fallen into indigence with debts piling up.
— Sggp News

Bac Giang-Lang Son expressway to open 3 months ahead of schedule
The expressway connecting Bac Giang Province with the China border will open to traffic in September, three months earlier than expected.
— VnExpress

Containers with perishable goods stuck at Vietnam-China border
Vietnamese importers are worried about losing their goods after containers have been stuck at border gates for days.
— VnExpress

Central bank clamps down on corporate bond growth
Vietnam’s central bank has directed commercial banks to stop purchasing corporate bonds towards minimizing risks and tightening control over real estate sector borrowings.
— VnExpress

Gold prices soar in Vietnam as US-China trade war escalates
Gold prices in Vietnam jumped 2 percent Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped another 5 percent tariff on Chinese goods.
— VnExpress

In post ‘Doi Moi’ Vietnam, coffee raises families
VIETNAM is the world’s second-largest coffee producer – exporting an estimated US$3.5bil (RM14.6bil) of the commodity in 2018. They are second only to Brazilians, who exported US$5.2bil (RM22bil) worth of coffee in the same year.
— The Star Online

Sizeable rise in organ donations insufficient to meet Vietnam demand
The number of organ donation registrations this year is 150 times more than five years ago, but demand in Vietnam remains far higher.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s best developers honoured in awards programme
The 5th Property Guru Vietnam Property Awards honoured 52 of Vietnam’s most prestigious and respected property developers at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City on August 23.
— VietnamPlus

F1 circuit demonstrates Vietnam’s capability to hold major int’l events: Aussie PM
The Australian leader expressed his gratitude and pride as several Australian enterprises are jointly working, supporting and providing consultancy for the host city of the F1 Vietnam Grand Prix.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam to soon allow Vatican’s residential representative
A resident papal representative is considered an intermediary step in diplomatic relations.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnamese social networks thrive amid Facebook dominance
Since the beginning of 2019, there have been three social networks established in Vietnam.
— The Hanoitimes

Fillipino AboitizPower acquires US$46-million Vietnam’s wind farm firm
Having started operations in 2017, the 39.4-megawatt Dam Nai Wind facility is one of the first wind power projects in Vietnam to have been successfully brought online.
— The Hanoitimes

Runways of Vietnam’s two busiest airports degraded, risk closure due to overload
Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) reported runway 07L/25R at Tan Son Nhat airport and runway 11R/29L (1B) at Noi Bai airport are seriously damaged due to overuse.
— The Hanoitimes

Việt Nam has high demand for IT workforce
Demand for human resources in Việt Nam’s information technology (IT) sector has reached a five-year peak with nearly 63,000 jobs to be filled in 2019, according to the second quarter report on Việt Nam’s IT market conducted by TopDev, an IT recruitment network and ecosystem.
— Viet Nam News

Foreign passenger arrested in Vietnam for in-flight theft
Lyu Yuyong, 48, took 229,000 yen ($2,172) from the bag of the Japanese passenger, only identified as Takahashi, on a flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City on last week, Nguyen Quy reports on VNExpress.
— Vietnam Insider

VN eyes modern and green FDI projects
In the next 10 years Việt Nam will place greater emphasis on selecting investments which employ modern and environmentally friendly technologies, according to Decision 50-NQ/TW, the first decision on foreign direct investment (FDI) investment issued by the Politburo on Wednesday.
— Viet Nam News

Former leader Le Kha Phieu receives 70-year Party membership badge
Former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu received a 70-year Party membership badge at a ceremony in Hanoi on August 25.
— VietnamPlus

Half of expatriates working in Vietnam face ‘culture shock’
Foreign businesses in Vietnam have increasing need for expatriate workers since there is a shortage of skill locally, according to many recruitment companies.
— VietnamPlus

China’s top feed producer completes construction at its first pig farm overseas
China’s top feed producer, New Hope Liuhe, said on Sunday it had completed construction of its first overseas pig farm in Vietnam, seeing potential demand growth in a major market devastated by a severe African swine fever outbreak.
— Reuters

Vietnam railway runs outdated
Vietnam’s railway system has been backward running compared to many countries with lots of things unchanged compared to a century ago.
— Sggp News

Vietnam joins Summer Diplomatic Games in Russia
Representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy and relevant agencies participated in the 21st Summer Diplomatic Games in Russia’s Tver province on August 24.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam edge past Philippines to enter AFF Women’s Championship final
Vietnam came from a goal behind to beat the Philippines 2-1 in the semifinals of the 2019 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship on August 25 to make it through to the title decider.
— NDO

A rainforest adventure to yourself: discover Vietnam’s wild side during rainy season
Though we are barely 300 metres (1,000 feet) from shore, there is a real sense of adventure as my son and I, with guide Dinh Ki Dat, paddle slowly in a wooden canoe across the calm brown waters of a lake in South Vietnam’s Cat Tien National Park. There are no other boats out; around us, the grassy shores are backed by dense green rainforest.
— South China Morning post

4 killed, 1 injured in motorcycle crash in Vietnam
A motorbike carrying five Vietnamese youngsters hit a median strip in the country’s northern Thai Nguyen province on Sunday, instantly killing four and severely injuring one, Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Xinhua

 

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