Vietnam morning news for November 8

Vietnam morning news for November 8

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam tightens imports scrutiny after nine-dash fiascos
Vietnamese authorities are tightening import inspections after several instances of China’s infamous and fraudulent nine-dash map sneaking through in various products.
— VnExpress

FDI inflow into Hanoi on track to hit US$8 billion in 2019
This would result in total accumulated foreign capital to Hanoi at US$42 billion in 5,300 ongoing projects.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam police confirm all 39 UK truck death victims were Vietnamese
Vietnamese police said on Thursday all 39 people found dead in the back of a truck near London last month were Vietnamese.
— Reuters

Vietnam, US cooperate to strengthen infrastructure finance
The cooperation framework would support mobilizing capital from the private sector and developing financial markets for infrastructure development, in turn helping Vietnam realize its priorities in the field in near future, said a Vietnamese vice finance minister.
— The Hanoitimes

How Will Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship Play Out?
Vietnam faces a full plate of opportunities and challenges during its chairmanship of the regional grouping.
— The Diplomat

Vietnam’s garment industry likely to reach US$40 billion this year
Vietnam reaped nearly 29.3 billion U.S. dollars from exporting garments and textiles in the first 10 months of this year, posting a year-on-year rise of 8.7 percent, according to the country’s General Statistics Office on Tuesday.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s pharmaceutical import up 11.3 pct in 10 months
Vietnam spent over 2.5 billion U.S. dollars importing evidence-based medicines in the first 10 months of this year, increasing 11.3 percent against the same period last year, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Vietnam’s rubber industry looks to sustainable development
A conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 7 to discuss the effective and sustainable development of Vietnam’s rubber industry towards 2030.

Trade ministry seeks sanction for private firm to install transmission line
The Ministry of Industry and Trade wants a private company to install a power transmission line in the central region, hitherto a state monopoly.
— VnExpress

Vietnamese rice prices are 50% lower than Thailand’s
Vietnam and Thailand are two major rice exporters to the Hong Kong market, but Vietnamese rice prices are 50% lower than those offered by its rival, leaving wide room for growth for Vietnamese rice exports to the former British territory.
— Vietnam Insider

Disadvantaged workers in HCM can get free tickets every year to go home for Tet
The HCM City Labour Federation and trade unions plan to provide free bus, train and flight tickets to 35,500 disadvantaged workers to visit home for Tet (Lunar New Year) in late January next year.
— Vietnam Insider

Can Vietnam Be America’s New Ally Against China?
Since July, China’s Haiyang Dizhi 8 survey ship and a coast guard escort have spent large amounts of time in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea.
— National Interest

Strict regulations limit foreign drug traders in Vietnam’s market
According to the service commitments form of the WTO, Vietnam did not commit to allow foreign invested enterprises to conduct drug distribution services.
— The Hanoitimes

Hà Nội People’s Committee stops using single-use plastics
The capital city has asked all of its organisations and agencies to refrain from using plastic bags and single-use plastics starting from this month, a city environment official said on Tuesday.
— Viet Nam Net

Powerful Storm Nakri may make landfall in central Vietnam this weekend
Storm Nakri, the sixth to strike Vietnam this year, which developed from a tropical depression on Tuesday evening is picking up strength as it gradually moves toward the country’s central region.
— Vietnam Insider

Techfest Vietnam 2019 welcomes start-ups and investors
Innovative Vietnamese start-ups taking part in Techfest 2019 will have opportunities to connect with potential regional and global investors through a series of exciting events.
— Viet Nam News

A stock market tussle lays bare Vietnam’s north-south divide
In Vietnam, the regional differences between north and south are a topic of light banter that, if you dig too deep, can veer into taboo territory.
— Financial Times

Woodworking industry confident of meeting year’s export target
The woodworking industry will definitely meet this year’s export target of US$11 billion, the Bình Dương Furniture Association has said.
— Viet Nam News

Majority of China’s Hong Kong firms choose Vietnam as first destination in Southeast Asia
More than 70% of businesses from Hong Kong (China) have selected Vietnam as the first destination in the Southeast Asian region to open factories, according to a recent survey by Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC).

Vietnam imports 120,000 cars in ten months
Vietnam imported 120,000 assembled cars worth 2.66 billion USD in the first ten months of this year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
— VietnamPlus

Bunge join forces with Wilmar to overcome Vietnam’s tough market
US-based Bunge Limited and Singapore-based Wilmar International Limited are anticipated to collaborate in Vietnam’s meal market as the market conditions of Vietnam is still challenging for agriculture suppliers.
— The Edge Markets

SoEs not ready for digitalisation
A representative from Petro Vietnam said one reason for slow digitalisation among SoEs was their risk-averse nature.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam mulls 49 percent cap on foreign ownership at e-payment firms
Vietnam’s central bank wants to cap foreign ownership at 49 percent for e-payment companies to foster domestic fintech enterprises.
— VnExpress

More Vietnamese firms attend China International Import Expo 2019
More Vietnamese companies are attending the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019 this year, which opened in Shanghai on Tuesday.
— Viet Nam News

HAGL Group: Asset sales overwhelmed by cost growth, production drop
During the same period, extraordinary expenses reached VNĐ1.43 trillion as the company had to assess non-profitable assets and change its palm and rubber farms to fruit farms.
— Viet Nam News

Quảng Ninh plans infrastructure for economic development
The northeastern province of Quảng Ninh has decided to invest in seven transport projects to promote socio-economic development in the period of 2020-22.
— Viet Nam News

Friendly visa policies help VN greet more big spenders
Experts told Việt Nam News reporter Nguyen Linh Anh about the preferential visa treatment and policies that Việt Nam needs to promote itself abroad.
— Viet Nam News

Singapore’s Validus extends SME financing platform to Vietnam
Singapore-based Validus, a financing platform for small and medium-sized enterprises, has launched in Vietnam, its third Southeast Asian market after Indonesia with Batumbu earlier this year.
— Tech In Asia

Hong Kong firms want to import rice from Cần Thơ
Thirty importers from Hong Kong (China) said they want to enhance rice trade with Vietnamese partners while attending a seminar held in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ on Tuesday.
— Viet Nam News

Đang Nai FDI smashes yearly target
The southern province of Đang Nai received US$1.46 billion for 190 FDI projects during January-October, 46 per cent higher than its annual target.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam has become more vigilant over origin fraud
After many exports to the US were found disguised with ‘made in Vietnam’ labels to try to evade anti-dumping duties, Vietnam has become more vigilant over origin fraud.
— Vietnam Insider

More businesses need to adopt sustainable development practices
Enterprises of all sizes should adopt sustainable development practices and models that include a focus on economic, social and environmental protection, speakers said at an international conference held yesterday (Nov 6) in HCM City.
— Viet Nam News

Foreign insurers eye promising Vietnamese market
Along with expansion strategies, life insurance firms have entered a fierce race to increase charter capital to improve their financial strength to attract customers.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam Airlines to fly from Hanoi, HCMC to Shenzhen
Vietnam Airlines will begin services from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to China’s fastest-growing city, Shenzhen, later this month.
— VnExpress


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