Vietnam morning news for April 28

Vietnam morning news for April 28

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam attracts US$12.33 billion in FDI in four months
Vietnam attracted US$12.33 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first four months of 2020, a year-on-year decrease of 15.5% due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
— NDO

Three recovered COVID-19 patients tested positive again
Three more COVID-19 patients, who recovered and exited hospitals, have tested positive again, the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said Monday morning.
— Chinhphu.vn

Vietnam’s digital economy expected to add 30% to GDP by 2030
Vietnam wants to raise the digital economy’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) to 20 percent by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030.
— Inquirer.net

EU, US are potential markets for Vietnam’s medical gear and masks: Trade minister
The Vietnamese trade minister urged enterprises to take advantage of existing free trade agreements (FTAs) to find new export opportunities.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam leadership race starts with a coronavirus victory lap
Dressed in a white shirt with no tie and no face mask, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc looked confident and relieved when he addressed his cabinet last Wednesday. He had reason to be: It had been days since the country recorded even a single new coronavirus case.
— Nikkei Asian Review

WHO approves made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 test kit
Made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 test kits have been recognized by the Emergency Use Listing procedure (EUL) of the World Health Organization.
— VnExpress

Covid-19 to deal stronger-than-expected blow to Vietnam’s aviation industry
The ministry has said in a report sent to the prime minister that from April 1 to 23, the number of air travelers was only equivalent to 1-2% of the total before the pandemic. Most of the airplanes are grounded.
— The Hanoitimes

Ministry prepares plans on recovery of tourism market
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced plans to quickly restart the tourism market as soon as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ends.
— Viet Nam News

MoIT to select top priority industries to support in the “new normal”
Key industries like textiles, footwear, electronics, food and seafood processing must be prioritised for support in the “new normal” situation, said Trương Thanh Hoài, director of the Department of Industry.
— Viet Nam News

Fruit, vegetable exports to Thailand rocket by over 300% in Q1
Việt Nam’s fruit and vegetable exports to Thailand hit US$50.51 million in the first quarter of 2020, shooting up more than 300 per cent
— Viet Nam News

Banks urged to further support COVID-19 affected customers
Governor of the State Bank of Việt Nam Lê Minh Hưng has called on commercial banks to urgently simplify lending procedures to help COVID-19-affected firms easily access preferential interest rate loans.
— Viet Nam News

Strengthening US-Vietnam relations: A common battle against China
The relations between the US and Vietnam have undergone a remarkable transformation; from the turbulent history of the Vietnam War to forging stronger trade linkages and security cooperation in the recent past.
— Khabarhub

Reverie Saigon sets new sustainability benchmarks in Vietnam
The iconic Reverie Saigon has become the first hotel in Vietnam to be awarded both the prestigious ISO standard for environmental management systems and energy management systems – including being the only mixed-use development in Vietnam to achieve the latter.
— Travel Daily Media

Vietnam prepared for a new normal
After the Prime Minister launched a second front to stop economic slowdown and stimulate recovery, some localities that are regarded as engines of the Vietnamese economy have set out plans to bring economic activity back to normal based on the national recovery scenarios.
— NDO

Postal workers remain devoted during pandemic in Vietnam
IT’S business as usual for about 1,500 postal workers in the capital despite the dangers of Covid-19 and recommendations to stay at home to ensure social distancing.
— The Star Online

Vietnam regulates goods trade with Cuba
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam has issued the regulations to treat goods within the new trade agreement with Cuba, which entered into force on April 1.
— Plenglish

Another 180 Russians stranded in Vietnam fly home
The Russian government organized a second special flight on Monday to repatriate over 180 citizens stuck in Vietnam by Covid-19 related flight suspensions.
— VnExpress

Auto newbie VinFast zooms to fifth place in sales
VinFast sold 5,124 cars in the first quarter to rank fifth among auto brands in Vietnam, with the hatchback Fadil its most popular vehicle.
— VnExpress

Over 90 pct of IT firms seek to hire more engineers
Around 91 percent of IT firms in Vietnam want to hire more engineers and expand operations next year, a survey has found.
— VnExpress

Industrial land prices rise despite pandemic
Vietnam’s industrial land prices rose by 12 percent year-on-year in Q1 as the shift in manufacturing from China continued.
— VnExpress

​Vietnam domestic market shows signs of life
Vietnam’s domestic air travel market is taking tentative steps back to normality with the country’s airlines adding flights as the coronavirus pandemic ebbs.
— Flight Global

Domestic flights from central Vietnam to HCMC postponed or cancelled
The domestic flights departing from Phu Cat, Chu Lai and other airports in the Central region to Ho Chi Minh City have been reportedly postponed or cancelled despite of sold-out tickets.
— Vietnam Insider

Exporters required to register REX code before June 30
Local exporters should accelerate the registration of REX codes to enjoy preferential tariffs from the European Union as the EU, Norway and Switzerland would not accept the certification of origin of goods (C/O) form A from the beginning of July.
— Viet Nam News

Quoting Victor Frankl’s book, Grab CEO urges businesses to stick together during tough times
Anthony Tan, co-founder of Grab, urged companies to stay strong together and support one another during the COVID-19 crisis in a letter originally sent out to investors stating the impact of the pandemic on Grab.
— e27

Shares to move sideway as investors brace for Q1 earning reports
Shares are forecast to move sideways this week as investors brace for dreary quarterly earnings reports that could offer more clarity on how badly corporate profits have been damaged by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s BuyMed raises US$2.5M to expand its pharma distribution marketplace in Southeast Asia
Vietnamese online pharma distribution marketplace Thuocsi.vn, which operates under the brand BuyMed, announced today it has raised US$2.5M pre-Series A funding, co-led by Sequoia Capital India’s rapid scale programme Surge and Genesia Ventures, according to a company statement.
— e27

Big C launches online shopping platform
Big C has launched Chopp for online personal grocery shopping and delivery in HCM City.
— Viet Nam News

Asset sales bring profits to natural rubber firms, not their farms
Natural rubber firms are making profits from non-core activities despite falling rubber prices on global markets.
— Viet Nam News

Getting ready for lychee to enter Japan
Việt Nam was getting ready to export lychee to Japan when this harvest season was approaching.
— Viet Nam News

Huế, Đà Nẵng call for $215 million property investment projects
Đà Nẵng City and Thừa Thiên-Huế Province have approved some key property projects for construction in the third quarter of this year, calling for investment to help recover the real estate market growth that was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Exporters required to register REX code before June 30
Local exporters should accelerate the registration of REX codes to enjoy preferential tariffs from the European Union as the EU, Norway and Switzerland would not accept the certification of origin of goods (C/O) form A from the beginning of July.
— Viet Nam News

Asset sales bring profits to natural rubber firms, not their farms
Natural rubber firms are making profits from non-core activities despite falling rubber prices on global markets.
— Viet Nam News

VN stocks pulled down by profit-taking
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange dropped 0.76 per cent to end at 770.77 points.
— Viet Nam News

Banks urge Visa, Mastercard to reduce fees
The Việt Nam Banks Association has urged international card organisations to reduce several types of fees on Vietnamese banks in the context that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected their card businesses.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s BuyMed raises US$2.5M to expand its pharma distribution marketplace in Southeast Asia
Vietnamese online pharma distribution marketplace Thuocsi.vn, which operates under the brand BuyMed, announced today it has raised US$2.5M pre-Series A funding, co-led by Sequoia Capital India’s rapid scale programme Surge and Genesia Ventures, according to a company statement.
— e27

Central city calls for $604 million IZs investment
The Đà Nẵng Hi-Tech park and the Industrial Zones Authority (DHPIZA) has offered bidding documents for preliminary selection of investors for infrastructure development on three industrial zones in 2020-23.
— Viet Nam News

Getting ready for lychee to enter Japan
Việt Nam was getting ready to export lychee to Japan when this harvest season was approaching.
— Viet Nam News

Shares to move sideway as investors brace for Q1 earning reports
Shares are forecast to move sideways this week as investors brace for dreary quarterly earnings reports that could offer more clarity on how badly corporate profits have been damaged by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

HSBC, NGOs to help most vulnerable groups
HSBC Vietnam in collaboration with non-governmental organisations such as the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), VinaCapital Foundation and Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) has kicked off a relief programme to support people who have been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Enterprises proactive in coping with pandemic
According to a survey, most enterprises supported the Government’s approach to fighting the pandemic
— Viet Nam News

 

 

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