Vietnam morning news for February 4

Vietnam morning news for February 4

Vietnam morning newsOnline businesses bustle as Tet coming
Vietnamese e-commerce floors have been bustle with many items serving buyers and sellers as the T?t (Lunar New Year) holiday is coming.
— Eleven Myanmar

Viettel and VinaPhone officially provide eSIM
Along with 24 countries in the world, in Vietnam, Viettel and VinaPhone officially provide eSIM (embedded SIM) for their customers.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnamese operators speed up with 5G
Viettel will trial 5G mobile technology around the country over the next 12 months.
— Eleven Myanmar

Da Nang to prioritise tourism industry
The central city of Da Nang will prioritise the development of tourism and services associated with commercial real estate for resorts.
— Bizhub

2018 – Successful year for Vietnam’s tourism industry
The arrival of the 15 millionth foreign visitor of 2018 in Ha Long city, in the northern province of Quang Ninh, marks a successful year for the tourism industry.
— VNA NET

Vietnam’s top ten economic events in 2018
Vietnam News Agency has selected 10 outstanding economic events of Vietnam in 2018 as follow.
— VietnamPlus

Credit growth of 14% a feasible target for 2019
The country’s credit growth target of 14 per cent set for this year, the same rate as last year, was reasonable and achievable, economists said.
— Bizhub

Viettel valued at over 3 billion USD by Brand Finance
The military-run telecom provider Viettel has been valued at 3.178 billion USD by the world’s leading business valuation consultant Brand Finance.
— VNA NET

Vinamilk Q4 post-tax profit grows
Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) has reported a year-on-year post-tax profit jump of 32 per cent to VNÐ2.3 trillion (US$98.92 million) for the fourth quarter of 2018.
— Viet Nam News

Bamboo Airways increases night flights during Tet
Bamboo Airways, the newest Vietnamese airline, will add one more Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City round trip per day from February 3 to 13, said the carrier.
— VietnamPlus

VietGAP certificates given to 81,500 hectares of crops
To date, Vietnam has nearly 1,900 establishments getting Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP) certificates with a total area of 81,500 hectares.
— VNA NET

World Vision funds 3.31 million USD to support children in Quang Tri
The central province of Quang Tri has recently approved a financial aid of more than 3.31 million USD from the World Vision International (WVI) to improve sustainable welfare for vulnerable children in the locality.
— VNA NET

Vietnam’s vovinam takes on the world
Traditional martial arts have been developing for centuries in Vietnam, with hundreds of styles nationwide, including Nam Hong Son, Tay Son Binh Dinh and Vovinam.
— VNA NET

Greetings from Cambodian, Lao ruling parties on CPV’s 89th anniversary
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has received greetings from the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPV) Central Committee on the occasion of the CPV’s 89th founding anniversary (February 3).
— VNA NET

Vietnam hospitality market to continue growth this year: Savills
The hospitality market in Vietnam, which has been an attractive sector for investors over the past few years thanks to its consistent growth, is expected to continue to expand this year, partly due to global trends, according to Savills Hotels Asia Pacific.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese community in Canada, Czech Republic celebrates Tet
A get-together was held in Canada on February 2 by the Canada-Vietnam Society (CVS) to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) of Vietnam.
— VNA NET

New trend in selecting FDI capital
Over the past 30 years of Vietnam’s foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction, foreign investors have become familiar with “bargaining” with localities for the most preferential policies before pouring their investment in. Now, the story of Vietnam’s FDI attraction has begun to change, as some localities explicitly say no to projects in the “classical” industry.
— VietnamNet Bridge

State budget revenue rises 7.5% in January
The state budget revenue is estimated at VND144.6 trillion (over US$6.2 billion) in January, up 7.5% from a year earlier, the Ministry of Finance said on February 1.
— Nhan Dan Online

Fireworks will be let off at Saigon’s Landmark 81
The city administration announced the addition Monday after earlier announcing fireworks displays at seven other venues – the Saigon River Tunnel in District 2, Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11, Ethnic History-Culture Park in District 9, Ben Duoc Memorial Temple in Cu Chi District, the Can Gio District Administrative Center, the Hiep Phuoc Industrial Complex in Nha Be District, and the Military Headquarters in Binh Chanh District.
— Vietnam Insider

US to soon grant non-stop flight permission to Vietnamese airlines
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is likely to grant Vietnam category 1 status in the coming time, setting the stage for direct services between the two countries, Reuters has reported.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Freelancers in Vietnam face chances and challenges
HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) –to work freelance. The road, however, is not as smooth as it seems, according to insiders.
— Borneo Bulletin

Central bank of VN to ease lending rates
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) buying net US$4 billion in January may be the way to lower Vietnamese dong lending rates.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Thai Nguyen moves to preserve Tan Cuong tea
The northern province of Thai Nguyen is now home to 22,000 ha of tea plantations, with Tan Cuong tea accounting for around 30 percent. The province is now working hard to preserve and improve this kind of tea plant, which have been grown for 70 years, towards producing high quality tea leaves.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam’s iconic “pho” noodle soup
Vietnamese pho has been named the world’s 20th best food experience by world travel guide book publisher the Lonely Planet.
— VNA NET

A motive for substantive changes
The Vietnamese business environment is witnessing positive changes never seen before in terms of the elimination of business regulations and the removal of bottlenecks in the state management mindset. But a great deal of challenges still wait ahead.
— Nhan Dan Online

Vietnam offers opportunities for Japanese enterprises’ expansion plans
The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) said with a young population, great potential and increasing trade growth, Vietnam is offering big opportunities for Japanese firms to expand their market.
— VietnamNet Bridge

ASEAN needs to step up reform to improve openness: HSBC CEO
For ASEAN to continue to prosper in 2019 and beyond, policymakers across the region should step up reform efforts designed to boost the region’s openness and integration, an HSBC official has said.
— Bizhub

Book street festival, flower street open in HCM City
The book street festival and the Nguyen Hue flower street celebrating the 2019 traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays opened in Ho Chi Minh City on February 2.
— VNA NET

 

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