Vietnam morning news for April 13

Vietnam morning news for April 13

Vietnam morning newsTwo new cases take Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 260
The Health Ministry confirmed two new Covid-19 cases Sunday evening, both from Hanoi’s Ha Loi Village, already isolated as a hotspot.
— VnExpress

Vietnam Airlines divests stake in Cambodia Angkor Air
Vietnam’s national flag carrier is divesting its stake in Cambodia Angkor Air and has also signed a contract to sell five aircraft.
— VnExpress

Vietnam gives Myanmar US$50,000 to fight virus
DEPUTY Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, on behalf of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, symbolically handed over US$50,000 (RM215,716) as gift to the Ambassador of Myanmar to Vietnam Kyaw Soe Win to support the country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Star Online

Face masks, hand sanitisers added to price stabilisation programme in HCM City
Face masks and hand sanitisers have been added to the list of essential goods covered by the price stabilisation programme in HCM City amid the COVID-19 crisis.
— Viet Nam News

China and Vietnam ‘likely to clash again’ as they build maritime militias
Vietnamese fishing boat sank last week after colliding with Chinese coastguard ship, as neighbours report seeing more Chinese vessels
— South China Morning Post

Colombian flees isolation area in Hội An
A Colombian man has left a quarantine area in Hội An without being given the all clear, the COVID-19 steering committee said on Sunday.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam is the undisputed king of global cashew nut producers
Vietnam’s top two exports in 2018 in terms of value were smartphones, including mobile phones, which made up 20% of total exports, and apparel, accounting for 13%. Compared to these two cash cows, its cashew nut exports were small in value, belying the Southeast Asian country’s position as the world’s top producer of the commodity for the past 17 years.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Vietnam’s Illicit Bear Bile Trade
The current COVID-19 virus health crisis is said to have been passed on by animals to humans. Suspected wildlife pinned for the spread of the pandemic include bats and pangolins – both considered delicacies in China where the virus first emerged.
— The Asean Post

HCMC wants biggest employer to close over Covid-19 risks
HCMC has asked for prime ministerial permission to suspend operations of footwear maker Pouyuen Vietnam Co. Ltd., over Covid-19 safety concerns.
— VnExpress

Is Vietnam becoming more and more addicted to coal?
While the world is fleeing from coal, Vietnam is becoming increasingly addicted to coal, according to Nguyen Dang Anh Thi, an energy and enviornment expert.
— Vietnam Net

Tech firm Bkav to produce ventilators
Vietnamese tech firm Bkav plans to make ventilators, completing the first invasive ventilator in May, says CEO Nguyen Tu Quang.
— VnExpress

Vingroup’s smartphone brand climbs to third place in Vietnam
VinSmart grabbed a 16.7 percent market share in the first quarter to surpass Apple as the third largest smartphone brand in Vietnam.
— VnExpress

Visits promote Vietnam- France relations
Over the past 47 years, Vietnam- France relations have developed in all spheres, especially since the countries established a strategic partnership in 2013.
— Vietnam Net

Vietnamese airlines to resume domestic flights from next Thursday
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways and VietJet Air will resume domestic flights from next Thursday (Apr 16) after the expiry of a government order for 15 days of social distancing norms to be observed, the companies said.

How Vietnam promotes its ASEAN cohesive role in coronavirus battle?
Vietnam has made efforts to drive the ASEAN through the coronavirus stom by taking action to promote its responsive and cohesive leadership as the ASEAN Chair.
— The Hanoi Times

Social distancing should be regarded as wartime order: Hanoi Party chief
Hanoi’s leaders have repeatedly emphasized the importance of social distancing in the fight against the pandemic.
— The Hanoi Times

Vietnam scans stranded foreign tourists to support their repatriation
The Transport Ministry has been assigned to arrange the repatriation of foreigners who wish to leave Vietnam.
— The Hanoi Times

Bình Dương Province’s exports grow by 3.6 per cent in Q1
Despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bình Dương Province managed to expand exports by 3.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year to US$5.8 billion, according to its Department of Industry and Trade.
— Viet Nam News

PM calls on expats to keep joining nation’s efforts in pandemic combat
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent a letter to the overseas Vietnamese community, calling on them to remain unanimous and stand side by side with the homeland in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Sggp News

Carriers to resume domestic flights next week
Bamboo Airways and Vietjet Air will resume domestic flights starting April 16, after the government’s 15-day social distancing campaign ends.
— VnExpress

2,600 containers with perishable products pile up at China border
2,600 containers are stuck in Lang Son Province with China tightening border trade activities as a Covid-19 preventive measure.
— VnExpress

Hanoi woman is Vietnam’s Covid-19 ‘Patient 258’
A 47-year-old woman who lives in Hanoi’s Ha Loi Village has tested Covid-19 positive, taking the country’s tally to 258.
— VnExpress

Vietnam launches anti-dumping investigation into polyester filament yarn
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has launched an anti-dumping investigation into polyester filament yarn (PFY) from China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Vietnam’s coffee trade muted amid social distancing
Coffee trading in Vietnam remained muted with the country in 15 days of social distancing to fight the coronavirus, while traders in Indonesia were awaiting new beans coming in May.
— Business Recorder

Vietnam schools set to reopen in June after four-month break
Students can return to school by June 15 at the latest if the Covid-19 epidemic remains under control, the Ministry of Education and Training said Friday.

Vietnamese PM allows resumption of rice export
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to a proposal from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to resume the export of rice in April but noted that food security must be guaranteed.

Things to Do in Vietnam
One of the reasons why Vietnam has become such a popular destination for tourism is that there is so much to do.
— Gritdaily

Vietnam launches anti-dumping investigation into polyester filament yarn
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has launched an anti-dumping investigation into polyester filament yarn (PFY) from China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.

MoIT issues rice export quotas this month under PM permission
Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh has signed on decision announcing the rice export quota for April after the Prime Minister gave the green light to resume exporting the product.
— Viet Nam News

No new COVID-19 cases recorded on April 12 morning
Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on April 12 morning, keeping the national count at 258, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
— VietnamPlus

Steel producers hit hard by pandemic
In the first quarter, VSA-member enterprises recorded a plunge of 15 per cent in steel output to 5.4 million tonnes and 20 per cent in consumption to 4.4 million tonnes year-on-year.
— Viet Nam News

Vietrade supports exporters amid COVID-19 outbreak
A list of nearly 100 Vietnamese enterprises which are capable of supplying face masks and other supplies for COVID-19 prevention has also complied by Vietrade in order to meet rising demand in European and American regions.
— Viet Nam News

Sugar firm to pay US$22.7 million cash bonus on May 8
Shareholders will receive VNĐ1,500 (US$0.064) per share. The company will finalise the list of beneficial shareholders on April 17.
— Viet Nam News

Credit card defaults a risk during COVID-19
Experts have warned that consumers may soon start defaulting on their credit card payments due to rising unemployment and salary cuts in many industries and sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Viet Nam News

Tea exports fall in Q1 due to COVID-19
According to the Việt Nam Tea Association, the COVID-19 pandemic had greatly impacted many key export markets of Vietnamese tea.
— Viet Nam News

PVN proposes halt of petrol imports to support refineries amid tumbling domestic consumption
The Việt Nam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) has asked relevant ministries to halt petrol and oil imports as domestic sales struggle due to travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Kiên Giang residents face consequences of drought
During the peak of the dry season, all the canals have dried up causing major difficulties in the communes of Minh Thuận and An Minh Bắc in U Minh Thượng District.
— Viet Nam Net

Self-doubt is a part of being human. How to protect the entrepreneur in you from it
If you’re battling with that persistent voice that keeps telling you how things could go wrong, how you may not have worked it outright, then you’re dealing with self-doubt.
— e27



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