Vietnam morning news for September 11

Vietnam morning news for September 11

Vietnam morning news

MoIT investigates dumping of Chinese cold-rolled steel
The investigation was initiated after requests by domestic producers including Phú Mỹ Flat Steel Company Limited (VNSTEEL), POSCO Vietnam Co., Ltd. and China Steel Sumikin Việt Nam Joint Stock Company.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam trade ministry expects moderate export growth at year-end 2019
In the January – August period, trade turnover stood at US$169.98 billion, up 7.3% year-on-year, which is lower than the growth rates recorded in the same period in 2017 and 2018 (19.9% and 16.7%, respectively).
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam ranks 63rd in WEF tourism competitiveness ranking
Vietnam ranks 63rd among 140 countries and territories in the recently released Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2019, jumping up four places compared to the latest 2017 ranking. Nhandan Online reports.
— Vietnam Insider

Strategy for sustainable aquaculture potential development in Vietnam
Việt Nam has a huge potential for ocean aquaculture but the lack of a proper development plan, preferential policies and application of high technology has hindered its development. Vietnamnews reports.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnamese companies urged to improve quality of workforce in digital era
Everywhere in the world, the future of the workforce will rely on highly-skilled workers. The situation in Vietnam is no exception, said a PwC’s expert.
— The Hanoitimes

The World Expected a Chinese Tech Takeover. Alibaba Can’t Even Conquer Vietnam
The Chinese juggernaut handles more business than any other company. Yet like many of its compatriots, it has struggled to expand into new markets
— Wall Street Journal

Bamboo Airways exec leaves for property firm
Duong Thi Mai Hoa, who used to be deputy chairwoman of startup Bamboo Airways, has moved to real estate firm Sunshine Group.
— VnExpress

Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei conduct patrols in South China Sea
Philippine offshore patrol vessel also pays a four-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City as part of efforts to strengthen military cooperation.
— The Hanoitimes

Why Australia and Vietnam can’t quite get together
Strategic partners have various shared interests and concerns, spelled China, but are still far apart on values and rights.
— Asia Times

Dak Nong chairman reprimanded for land, forestry violations
Nguyen Bon, chairman of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, has been officially reprimanded for wrongdoings in forest land management.
— VnExpress

Reducing working time in compliance with modern trend: VGCL
The Việt Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) has requested the drafters of the revised Labour Code maintain the proposal to cut working time from 48 hours per week to 44 hours per week.
— Viet Nam News

How to Acquire Other Companies in Vietnam
Vietnam’s mergers and ­acquisitions market recorded steady growth since early last year, buoyed by foreign ­investors who desire a speedy entry into the large market of over 96 million people.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s Vingroup gives hard sell to own workers
Vingroup, Vietnam’s biggest private company, is leaning heavily on its own staff to buy or lease its newly launched cars, electric scooters and mobile phones as the real estate group pursues a bold push into heavy industry.
— Financial Times

Hanoi climbs up in global livability ranking: EIU
Hanoi has made improvements almost across the board, with higher stability, culture, education and infrastructure scores.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnamese social network ‘Lotus’ formally launched
Vietnam Communications Corporation (VCCorp) yesterday organized a press conference in Hanoi to officially introduce the Vietnamese social network ‘Lotus’ (
— Sggp News

Vietnam youths struggle with cyberbullying, no help forthcoming
A fifth of young Vietnamese are bullied online but most do not know how to find professional help for this, a UNICEF survey has found.
— VnExpress

Vietnamese firms promote exports to potential markets
According to chairwoman of the Food and Foodstuff Association of Ho Chi Minh City Ly Kim Chi, in the first eight months of this year, although exports of agro-forestry-aquatic products managed to maintain rising trend, growth was not so high, estimating at US$26.58 billion, an increase of 1.6 percent over the same period last year.
— Sggp News

Central Highlands launches the largest fruit, vegetable processing centre
The largest fruit and vegetable processing centre of the Central Highlands was inaugurated in Gia Lai Province on Monday.
— Viet Nam News

Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue
Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia – dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.

More two-way communication required to boost business partnerships: officials
Việt Nam and African countries should use more group exchanges to help both sides’ enterprises improve their understanding of each other, officials said yesterday.
— Viet Nam News

Biggest Vietnamese trade fair in Myanmar to run in December
The biggest annual Vietnamese goods fair in Myanmar will take place in Yangon from December 19 to 22. Held by the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETTRADE) since 2009, the event will feature about 100 stalls this year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Executives eye up abundant trade opportunities
Business executives talk about their expectations with the Meet ambassadors from the Middle East and Africa event.
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam and Middle East, Africa have various potentials to expand co-operation: Deputy PM
The ‘Meet Ambassadors from the Middle East and Africa 2019’ event, being hosted by Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday and Tuesday, aims to open a platform for the region’s ambassadors and Vietnamese authorities and businesses to foster co-operation.
— Viet Nam News

Experts suggest VietGAP is the best way to prevent livestock diseases
The animal husbandry sector must improve the quality and safety of the environment in which livestock is raised to achieve sustainable development, experts told a conference in Bến Tre Province on September 6.
— Viet Nam News

Local made equipment exported to UAE
A shipment of the waste heat recovery equipment has been exported to United of Arab Emirates (UAE) for installation at the Ruwais Refinery in Abu Dhabi.
— Viet Nam News

Middle East – Africa holds great potential for VN enterprises
During a conference titled ‘Meet Ambassadors from the Middle East and Africa 2019’, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Đ�– Thắng Hải talks to the Vietnam News Agency about economic and trade cooperation between Việt Nam and Middle East – African countries.
— Viet Nam News

Festival day of Vietnamese longan opens in Australia
A festival day of Vietnamese longan was held in Australia, introducing the fresh fruit to wholesale markets and stores in the country on Monday.
— Viet Nam News

Cheng Loong to increase production in Vietnam
Leading industrial papermaker Cheng Loong Corp (正隆紙業) plans to increase the capacity of its Vietnamese operations to meet growing demand in the Southeast Asian country.
— Taipei Times

PM request thorough solutions for mercury-released blaze in Hanoi
Vietnamese PM has requested relevant agencies to take immediate measures to minimize the consequences caused by bulb factory blaze in the city in late August.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnamese handicraft-makers display goods at UK’s leading international design-led event
As many as 20 leading Vietnamese manufacturers of handicrafts and fashion accessories for the first time are showcasing their products at one of UK’s leading international design-led events held in London from September 8-10.
— Viet Nam News

Deputy PM urges British conglomerate to invest more in Việt Nam
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has urged the Jardine Matheson Group of the UK to expand investment in Việt Nam, suggesting potential areas such as infrastructure, energy, support industry and tourism.
— Viet Nam News

Grab drivers want to put the brakes on tax
Grab drivers say they pay too much tax – and are calling on government officials to reduce the amount.
— Viet Nam News

Local made equipment exported to UAE
A shipment of the waste heat recovery equipment has been exported to United of Arab Emirates (UAE) for installation at the Ruwais Refinery in Abu Dhabi.
— Viet Nam News

China, Vietnam Show Internet No Guarantee of Open Information, Press Freedoms Group Says
Hopes that access to the internet in unfree countries would pull down barriers to the free flow of information have been dashed by both direct and indirect methods of censorship by governments determined to control what their citizens read and hear, a press freedoms watchdog group said in a report released on Tuesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Protective Clothing Co. Shifts Manufacturing to Vietnam
Lakeland Industries, a maker of protective clothing for industry, health care and first responders, reported increases in income and revenues – and said it had shifted more of its manufacturing to Vietnam.
— Long Island

Vietnam seeks ‘wizards’ to do up old apartments
A contest is under way to find design “wizards” from around the world with ideas to renovate old apartment buildings in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, so that they are better adapted to modern living.

Motorbikes Gave The Vietnamese Middle Class A New Freedom, But A Potential Ban Could Change That
The recent university graduate is one of the dozens of people at a busy motorbike shop in downtown Hanoi, where some customers were waiting for maintenance on the bikes they already own and others walk through the showroom looking for a new one.

Nominations for EuroCham Business Awards 2019 now open
This prestigious event follows its successful Gala in 2018, where hundreds of business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, ambassadors, and consuls came together to celebrate two decades of EuroCham in Vietnam.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam welcomes US Gen X Energy’s projects: Deputy PM
The Vietnamese Government always rolls out red carpet for US-based Gen X Energy’s high-tech projects which are friendly with the environment, said Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue on September 9.

Companies struggle to find IT talent amid worsening shortfall
An increasing number of startups, fintech firms and ride-hailing companies are scrambling to hire IT engineers in Vietnam, where a shortage has been forecast.
— VnExpress

Vietnam, Canada boost cooperation, investment
According to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in the past five years, trade turnover between Vietnam and Canada had doubled from US$1.95 billion in 2013 to $3.87 billion in 2018.
— Sggp News

Tan Chong subsidiary’s Vietnam JV with Nissan extended
Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd said today the joint venture (JV) agreement between its wholly-owned subsidiary ETCM (V) Pte Ltd (ETCMV) and Nissan Motor Co Ltd (NML) to import and distribute Nissan vehicles and parts in Vietnam, has been extended to Sept 30, 2020 following discussions between ETCMV and NML.
— The Edge Markets

Viettel Global reports profit surge
Telecom giant Viettel Global Investment JSC has made VND1.17 trillion ($50.5 million) in pre-tax profits after reporting a loss last year.
— VnExpress

Vietnam attends Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs Conference in Thailand
A high-ranking military delegation led by Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, is attending the 11th Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs Conference (IPACC) taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 9-11.

Vnews Television Festival 2019
A television festival was held on September 10 to celebrate the 74th founding anniversary of Vietnam News Agency and 9th anniversary of its first broadcast.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam attends ITU Telecom World 2019 in Hungary
Vietnam is joining more than 100 other countries and territories at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2019, taking place in Budapest from September 9-12.

Vietnam Tuong Theatre marks 60th anniversary
The Vietnam Tuong Theatre, formally known as the Northern Tuong Art Troup, celebrated its 60th anniversary in a ceremony at Hong Ha theatre, downtown Hanoi, on September 9.

Vietnam attends UNHRC’s 43nd session on climate change
Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, the WTO and other international organisations, is leading a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the impact of climate change on human rights, which opened in Geneva on September 9.
— VietnamPlus



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