Vietnam morning news for September 30

Vietnam morning news for September 30

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam Tests China’s Patience In The South China Sea
The Chinese Communist Party is well aware of the challenges its rise poses to the established order and primarily the United States.
— Yahoo News

HCM City could become logistics workforce training hub: experts
Developing Ho Chi Minh City into a supplier of high-quality human and technological resources for the logistics industry was the subject of a recent conference held in the city by the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade in coordination with the Vietnam Logistics Research and Development Institute.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam agriculture: government will & education needed
After profound advances in manufacturing and services most observers now believe that Vietnam is well-positioned to meet its principal Vision 2035 goal of achieving upper middle-income status. But sustained agricultural gains are by no means assured and key agricultural officials recognise this.
— AEC News Today

Vietnam’s nine-month GDP growth hits 9-year record high
Vietnam’s GDP expanded 6.98 percent in the January-September period, the highest nine-month growth rate over the past nine years, said General Director of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam on September 28.
— NDO

Vietnam’s FDI inflows reach over US$26 billion in nine months
Vietnam attracted US$26.16 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first nine months of 2019, up 3.1% over the same period last year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
Metz, France from September 27 to October 7.
— NDO

Vietnam’s ministry rules out direct contracting for national expressway project
In case no bidder qualifies for selection, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) would propose adjusting the financing mechanism of the project to public investment, said Nguyen Ngoc Dong, vice minister of transport.
— The Hanoitimes

Việt Nam calls for strengthening of multilateralism
Promoting the vitality of multilateralism was an urgent requirement for the international community amid challenges caused by power politics, populism, declining political commitments and a shortage of resources, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh said.
— Vietnam News

Vietnam poses a trade surplus of US$5.9 billion in nine months
Vietnam reported a trade surplus of roughly US$5.9 billion in the first nine months of 2019, with the export turnover estimated to reach over US$194 billion, up 8.2% compared to the same period last year.
Metz, France from September 27 to October 7.
— NDO

Parcel lockers have great potential in Vietnam’s delivery industry: JLL
Although they are a familiar sight in many other countries, lockboxes are currently not wildly available in Vietnam.
— The Hanoitimes

Retail sales and service revenue hit roughly US$156.09 billion in nine months
Vietnam’s total retail sales of goods and revenue from consumer services topped roughly VND3.63 quadrillion (US$156.09 billion) in the first nine months of 2019, up 11.6% over the same period last year.
— NDO

Shoes and Clothes Made in Vietnam? Try Phones and PCs
LG Electronics said this year it would cut smartphone production at home in South Korea and move it to Vietnam, according to Korean news reports.
— VOA News

Vietnam’s Economy Expands 7.31% in 3rd Quarter from Year Ago
Vietnam’s economic growth quickened in the third quarter, underpinned by solid growth in exports and manufacturing.
— Bloomberg Quint

Vietnam contributes to UN Human Right Council’s 42nd session
Vietnam has contributed to building contents of draft resolutions of the 42nd session of the UN Human Right Council in Geneva, Switzerland, which closed on September 27.
— NDO

Consumer price index expands 0.32 percent in September
The consumer price index (CPI) in September rose 0.32 percent over the previous month, said General Director of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam.
— NDO

Malaysian telecom infrastructure provider mulls Vietnam entry
edotco Group, the infrastructure unit of Malaysian telecom conglomerate Axiata Group, is looking to expand its telecom towers network into Vietnam and Thailand.
— VnExpress

Vietnam supports EU’s efforts to promote Europe-Asia connectivity
Vietnam supports the European Union (EU)’s efforts to strengthen Europe-Asia connectivity, Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, said at the Europa Connectivity Forum in Brussels, Belgium, on September 27.
— NDO

Vietnam travel: Roll up for food heaven and enjoy amazing culture
From the moment you walk out of the airport into the tropical heat you are blitzed by unfamiliar sensations. But instead of helicopters playing the Ride Of The Valkyries, you hear the loud squawking of tropical birds.
— Express

Vietnam world’s third largest source of DDoS cyberattacks: report
The number of DDoS attacks coming from devices in Vietnam was the world’s third highest in the second quarter of 2019, after the U.S. and China.
— VnExpress

Vietnam moves toward fourth industrial revolution
Aware of the implications of the fourth industrial revolution in economic and social terms, Vietnam will host a forum on the issue on October 2 and 3, with participation of some 1,500 national and foreign delegates.
— Plenglish

A major world exporter, Vietnam’s also a coffee innovator
The French introduced coffee to Vietnam 162 years ago. Today Vietnam introduces coffee flavors you cannot imagine, forget get anywhere else.
— VnExpress

Hanoi approves metro underground station near Hoan Kiem Lake
Based on objective and scientific evaluation, the Hanoi People`s Committee affirms that the proposed location of the C9 urban railway station is the optimal.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways planning an IPO next year
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways started flying only this past January but is already planning an IPO – not in the distant future but in 2020, chairman Trinh Van Quyet told various media this week. He did not say what bourse Bamboo would list on.
— Vietnam Insider

$7.6 million mechanical engineering factory opens in Vũng Áng
A factory manufacturing mechanical products, machinery and spare parts was inaugurated at Phú Vinh Industrial Park inside Vũng Áng Economic Zone in the central province of Hà Tĩnh on Sunday.
— Viet Nam News

US embargo on Russian contractor delays key power project in Vietnam
U.S. sanctions have prevented the Russian contractor of a billion-dollar power plant in southern Vietnam from importing materials to complete construction.
— VnExpress

Green cosmetic products storm local market
Many kinds of local green cosmetics brands have been introduced recently, meeting women’s needs for beauty care in HCM City.
— Viet Nam News

Front leader: Vietnam takes RoK as an important partner
Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man said Vietnam always considers Republic of Korea (RoK) one of its most important partners, while paying a courtesy call to Speaker of the RoK National Assembly Moon Hee-sang in Seoul on September 27.
— NDO

Number of young adults with type 2 diabetes on the rise
Record numbers of young adults are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, said Chairman of Vietnam Diabetes Education Association Professor Ta Van Binh said at an opening ceremony of the National Diabetes Week in Hanoi yesterday.
— Sggp News

Vietnamese enterprises speed up to achieve export goal
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, growth in export turnover has been imbalanced with exports to the US, the EU, Japan and South Korea remaining steady whereas exports to China dropping heavily in both volume and value.
— Sggp News

EVFTA provides Ben Tre with great chances to reach EU markets
With its strength in tourism and farm produce export, the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre boast great potential to enjoy benefits from the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), said Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.
— VietnamPlus

Sustainable business capacity needed: workshop
Sustainable development is an urgent need for countries around the world and Vietnam has made great efforts in this regard, heard a workshop in Hanoi on September 27.
— VietnamPlus

Clustering might be missing in Vietnam industrial map: Savills
New to market foreign entrants would be familiar with industrial clustering, as these are well-established within the locations they are moving from.
— The Hanoitimes

Tay Ninh province promotes culture, trade, tourism in Hanoi
Unique performing arts of ethnic minority people in the southwestern province of Tay Ninh started the Tay Ninh Day in Hanoi.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam urges relevant parties in SCS to respect international law
Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh delivered his remarks “Revitalizing multilateralism for sustainable peace and development” at the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2019. The following is his full speech.
— The Hanoitimes

Hanoi attempts to ease air pollution
Hanoi`s campaign of planting one million trees has been completed and the municipal authority is planning to plant another 600,000 trees in the 2019-2020 period.
— The Hanoitimes

The journey of Dominic Scriven in Vietnam – from adventurer to entrepreneur
Although he was one of the pioneer foreign investors in reformist Vietnam nearly 30 years ago and has plenty of juicy tales and insights of his own, Dominic Scriven seems keener to talk about Madame Lan, the long-serving tea and coffee lady at his investment house Dragon Capital, than his own adventures navigating this frontier market.
— Vietnam Insider

Việt Nam’s insurance sector catches foreign attention
The Vietnamese insurance market is heating up with many high-value bancassurance deals and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) unveiled recently.
— Viet Nam News

Bến Tre urged to meet high standards set by EU trade agreement
Improving product competitiveness will help the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre take full advantage of the lower tariffs to be offered under the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), experts said at a seminar in the province on Friday.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam promotes culture, tourism and cuisine in France
Vietnam’s culture, landscape, tourism and cuisine are being advertised to international friends through a “Vietnamese cultural space” covering nearly 3,000 sq. km at the ongoing 84th Metz International Fair in Metz, France from September 27 to October 7.
— NDO

Enterprises upbeat on business operations for remainder of 2019
The latest survey by the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) has revealed that most processing and manufacturing enterprises are optimistic about their business operations in the remaining three months of 2019.
Metz, France from September 27 to October 7.
— NDO

Solutions to help businesses avoid accusations of origin fraud
A circular on “Made in Vietnam” products was expected to help businesses avoid accusations of fraud, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Quốc Khánh at a conference held in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
— Vietnam News

Facebook’s latest competition — Lotus from Vietnam
One day, perhaps one of Lotus’s successors will finally catch on—in Vietnam or some other authoritarian market that Facebook has hardly given any thought to.
— Finanacial Express

Conference promotes trade between Thailand and Vietnam
A Thailand-Vietnam trade promotion conference is being jointly held by the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese (BAOOV) and the Business Association of Thai – Vietnam (BAOTV) in Udon Thani Province, Thailand from September 27 to 30.
Metz, France from September 27 to October 7.
— NDO

Vietnam: Ethnic minority empowered to fight poverty
There were times 30-year-old Sung Thi Sy thought of running away to escape her violent husband, who regularly beat her when he was drunk.
— The Japan News

 

 

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