Vietnam morning news for September 9

Vietnam morning news for September 9

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam becomes the world’s fifth largest fish exporter
Vietnamese exports of fish and shellfish reached US$5.52 billion in the first eight months of the year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported on Saturday.
— Plenglish

Việt Nam’s fiscal deficit forecast to be at 6.6% of GDP in 2019
Việt Nam’s fiscal deficit, including principal repayments, would come in at 6.6 per cent of GDP in 2019 and 2020, up from 5.9 per cent in 2018, Fitch Solutions Macro Research forecast.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam among top targets for phishing in Southeast Asia
Vietnam is among the top three target countries for phishing websites in Southeast Asia in the first half of the year, according to the global cybersecurity company Kaspersky.
— VietnamPlus

Techcombank to issue bonds worth $430 mln
Techcombank plans to issue VND10 trillion ($430 million) in bonds through two private placements before the end of this year.
— Vietnam Insider

Real estate sector makes up 34% of corporate bond investment in Vietnam
In 2018, the outstanding corporate bonds of these banks reached VND149.4 trillion (US$6.5 billion), down slightly by 0,8% against the end of 2017 and accounted for 4% of the banking system’s total credit.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam pledges to import more US goods
Vietnam is pledging to import more US goods to placate Washington over its ballooning trade surplus and damp down perceptions that it is profiting unfairly from the US-China trade war, according to US and Vietnamese officials.
— Financial Times

Foreign education investors keep big interest in Vietnam
Rising demand and better income have greatly made Vietnam`s education center of attention for the past years.
— The Hanoitimes

First batch of Vietnamese longan enters Australia
Vietnamese longan has entered dozens of countries around the world, including many picky markets such as the US and EU.
— Viet Nam News

The protectors of Vietnam’s embalmed leader
The task of safeguarding the embalmed corpse of Vietnam’s revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh is grueling.
— Asia Times

Vietnam’s bank SHB to issue US$500-million international bonds
The scheduled time of the issuance is the fourth quarter of 2019 and in 2020, depending on the market situation and the needs of SHB, while the bonds are set to be listed on Singapore Stock Exchange.
— The Hanoitimes

South China Sea: China Targets Vietnam, Again
China is back to Vietnamese waters this week, with an eye on the country’s oil and gas.
— Forbes

Foreigners involved in 500 road accidents a year in Vietnam
Carelessness and lack of knowledge of traffic laws are to blame for traffic violations by foreigners, according to senior police officers.
— VnExpress

State trade insurance firm opens new branch in Vietnam
South Korea’s state-run trade insurance firm said Sunday it has opened its second brand in Vietnam in line with the government’s efforts to help local firms penetrate deeper into the Southeast Asian market and beef up exports.

Vietnam to build $1.3 billion expressway in Mekong Delta
A state-owned construction company is planning to build a 155-km (96-mile) expressway through the Mekong Delta using ODA and public funds.
— VnExpress

Many foreign companies move factories to Vietnam: Savills
Many companies are moving their factories from other countries to Vietnam, showing the potential for strong development of industrial real estate, according to Savills Vietnam.
— VietnamPlus

Filipino naval ship arrives in HCMC for four-day friendly visit
The Philippine Navy’s offshore patrol vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz docked in Ho Chi Minh City Saturday for a four-day official visit.
— VnExpress

Deputy PM reviews progress in handling of 12 struggling projects
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue chaired a meeting on September 6 to review the progress of concerned ministries, agencies and companies in the handling of 12 major struggling industrial projects.

Kanagawa prefecture’s enterprises want to invest in Vietnam
Many small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture want to invest in Vietnam, Governor Yuji Kuroiwa said at in investment promotion forum held in Yokohama on September 6.

Malaysia slaps duties on Vietnamese steel
Malaysia has imposed temporary anti-dumping duties of 3.70 – 20.13 percent on cold-rolled and non-alloy steel imported from Vietnam.
— VnExpress

Vietnamese footwear maker Biti’s opens first store in Cambodia
The Binh Tien Imex Corp., Pte., Ltd (Biti’s) on September 7 launched its first official store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, marking its official presence on the market.
— VietnamPlus

Enterprise proposes to open more cheap flights from HCMC to Con Dao
Thien Minh Group Aviation JSC put forward a proposal to open more cheap flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao island district of the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau.
— Sggp News

CNB Bank Supports Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Mark Harrell, president/CEO of CNB Bank, is proud to support the Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
— Journal News

Mobile banking project launched for low income people, women
The Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) on September 6 officially launched the project “Mobile Banking – Financial Inclusion and Economic Empowerment for Low Income People and Women in Vietnam” – Phase 2 (Mobile Banking 2).
— VietnamPlus

E-wallet MoMo to promote non-cash payment in public services
Di Động Trực Tuyến Services Joint Stock Company operating MoMo and FPT Information System (FPT IS) on Thursday signed a strategic co-operation agreement to use MoMo e-wallet in hospital management FPT.eHospital and e-government FPT.eGov.
— Viet Nam News

Financial mechanisms urged to support start-ups
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc has asked for financial mechanisms to be built to attract investment into start-ups and innovation activities from both the country’s inside and outside resources.
— Viet Nam News

MIC mulls cutting voice call charges
The proposed charge would be also applied for voice calls between local fixed networks and mobile networks.
— Viet Nam News

Forum on cooperative economy, cooperatives slated for mid-October
A national forum on cooperative economy and cooperatives will be held in Hanoi in mid-October.
— VietnamPlus

IndiGo to start two direct routes from India to Việt Nam
India low cost airlines IndiGo will launch the first ever direct flights between India and Việt Nam next month.
— Viet Nam News

The technical term is “trade misinvoicing,” which sounds like a fairly innocuous clerical error. But here’s what it actually means: falsifying the price of goods being shipped to avoid taxes or import duties or to launder money.

Vietnam seeks stronger judicial partnership with US
A delegation from the Supreme People’s Court led by Chief Judge Nguyen Hoa Binh visited the US from August 28 to September 6 to seek stronger judicial cooperation between the two countries.

Vietnam’s Monkey Island draws tourists and criticism
Menacing macaques snatch bags of crisps, water bottles, cookies and crackers from uneasy tourists on Vietnam’s Monkey Island, a popular attraction decried as cruel by activists calling for an end to animal tourism in Southeast Asia.
— Gulf Today

Schools in Hanoi say no to plastic waste
Saying no to plastic waste is an action that cannot be done day by day but should be scaled up further by an individual, groups, and the community as well.
— The Hanoitimes

Ministry promotes Kingdom’s tourism market in Vietnam
The Ministry of Tourism promoted Cambodia as a tourism destination during an international expo held last week in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese enterprises urged to tap domestic market
Vietnamese enterprises should focus on exploiting the large domestic market to reduce risks amid the US-China trade war, Trương Đình Tuyển, the former Minister of Commerce and Industry (now the Ministry of Industry and Trade), has said.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam wins 8 medals when first performs at International Olympiad of Metropolises
The Vietnamese delegation leaves great impression at the first time participating in the event which gathers big cities in the world.
— The Hanoitimes

Authorities to have check-up on EVN’s power production costs
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) would check electricity production and business costs of Việt Nam Electricity (EVN) in 2018.
— Viet Nam News

More Japanese firms target production shift to Vietnam amid trade war escalation
An additional 15% tariff was imposed on 3,243 items, including many consumer goods like clothing and watches, prompting companies across a wide range of industries to consider shifting production to Vietnam and other Southeast Asia nations.
— The Hanoitimes

6 Vietnamese women rescued from Chinese-run prostitution den in Philippine
Police rescued 6 Vietnamese women from an alleged prostitution racket in Barangay San Antonio, Makati City, Philippine Wednesday night.
— Vietnam Insider

HCM City turns landfills into public parks
The HCM CITY authority has turned landfills into public parks and recreational sports areas in some districts in the city.
— Viet Nam Net

‘Super-app’ race gets scorching hot
Go-Viet is speeding up, ‘Be’ has launched more services, and MoMo has expressed its intention to join the race, while Grab has a new strategy.
— Vietnam Insider

South African company to export fresh grapes to Việt Nam
South Africa’s In2Fruit company has signed a contract with Việt Nam’s Fruit One counterpart to export fresh grapes to Việt Nam, according to South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry.
— Viet Nam News

500 Startups Demo Day introduced promising Southeast Asian startups on the scene
On Thursday, September 5, eleven “rising star” startups pitched their ideas to a room full of investors and entrepreneurs as part of the 500 Startups Demo Day, organized by venture capital fund 500 Startups Vietnam to highlight the promising startup environment in Vietnam and broader Southeast Asia.
— Vietnam Insider

Gold prices may flutter to the end of the year
Gold prices right now are showing signs of decline, and experts warning the future forecast for the precious metal is unpredictable at best.
— Viet Nam News

Caution pulls down local shares
Shares ended lower on both national stock exchanges on Friday, as selling pressure intensified in afternoon trading.
— Viet Nam News

Mekong Delta needs urgent measures to prevent drought, saline-intrusion
Immediate measures and long-term plans should be implemented quickly to help provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta cope with drought and saline intrusion, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Lê Công Thành has said.
— Viet Nam Net



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