Vietnam morning news for February 4

Vietnam morning news for February 4

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam confirms 3 new cases of novel coronavirus, bringing total to 8
Vietnam confirmed an additional three cases of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said, bringing the country’s total to eight cases.
— Channel NewsAsia

Vietnam lifts ban on Taiwan flights amid confusion stoked by WHO
On Saturday evening (Feb. 1), Vietnam lifted a ban it had imposed on direct flights from Taiwan earlier that day amid confusion caused by the World Health Organization’s inclusion of Taiwan as a part of China in its reports on the Wuhan coronavirus.
— Taiwan News

Vietnam fruit enjoys breakthroughs in demanding markets
China remains the country’s largest export market for fruit and vegetables, holding more than 65 per cent of the total market share.
— VietnamPlus

Flights linking Vietnam and Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao re-operate
Vietnamese airlines re-exploited their regular flights connecting Vietnam and Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao (China) from February 2 after the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam’s permit to transport novel coronavirus affected passengers at airports in Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
— Korea times

Vietnam Steel Production to grow by 6-8% in 2020
Viet Nam Steel Association said that Viet Nam’s steel production is forecast to grow slightly, at about 6-8%, in 2020.this year. The crude steel is estimated at nearly 18 million tones and hot-rolled steel output is estimated at 17.1 million tonnes. It is expected that Vietnam would have to import nearly 17 million tonnes of iron ore, about five million tonnes of steel scrap and five million tonnes hot-rolled steel coil in 2020.
— Steel Guru

Vietnam moves to block coronavirus risk to supply chain
The port city of Haiphong, a rising manufacturing hub in northeastern Vietnam, has ordered companies to divulge their number of Chinese workers there daily, in an attempt to curb the risk posed by the coronavirus outbreak.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Opportunities for Vietnam Based Distributors Handling Russian and EAEU Imports
Vietnam has been the beneficiary of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union since 2016, as a result of which bilateral trade with Russia has boomed.
— Vietnam Briefing

How can Vietnam’s e-commerce players foster greater market growth?
VIETNAM is one of Asia’s most promising e-commerce markets with profits from e-commerce set to reach US$15 billion this year.
— Tech In Asia

Favourable policies expected to drive auto market growth
The automobile market is expected to boom this year as the Government mulls a number of favourable policies to help reduce costs, improve demand and increase output.
— NDO

Vietnam ranks second in number of guest workers in Japan
Vietnam now ranks second in the number of employees working in Japan, according to the latest statistics of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
— Sggp news

2020 Might See Rise Of Blockchain Start-Ups In Vietnam
2020 is going to be the year of tech start-ups, and companies related to cryptocurrency, AI, Big Data, and other related fields are ready to take the stage
— The Coin Republic

The Imperial City of Hue and the Nguyen Legacy of Vietnam
Although there are many popular historic sites in the beautiful country of Vietnam, one of the most visited is the Imperial City at Hue.
— Ancient-origins

Foreign diplomats congratulate Vietnam on fulfilling role of UNSC President
Foreign ambassadors lavished praise on Vietnam as the country has successfully fulfilled its role as the rotary president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in the first month of 2020.
— NDO

Vietnam to hike capital for state-owned banks
The Vietnamese government has finally announced a detailed roadmap to increase charter capital for large state-owned banks in the first quarter of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Shares narrow losses, fewer gold buyers on the God of Wealth Day
Bargain attempts of investors in the afternoon helped cushion the fall in the Vietnamese stock market on Monday amid steep decline across the Asia.
— Viet Nam News

Twelve banks clear all bad debts at VAMC
Twelve out of 40 commercial banks have so far cleared all their non-performing loans (NPLs) kept at the Việt Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC).
— Viet Nam News

Samsung Galaxy A01 debuts in Vietnam with Snapdragon 439
Towards the end of last year, Samsung quietly announced the Galaxy A01 smartphone and it’s apparent from the name that this is an entry-level smartphone we are talking about. But information regarding the specs was scarce so we had to wait until now when thethe phone is hitting the shelves to get the full picture.
— Gsmarena

Vietnam F1 race promoters “actively monitoring” potential impact of coronavirus
The promoters of Vietnam’s new F1 race are “actively monitoring” the potential threat the coronavirus may pose to the country’s debut on the world championship calendar.
— Racefans

Germany-Vietnam Kidnapping Case in the Spotlight with Rejected Appeal
A German federal court said Monday it has thrown out an appeal by a Vietnamese man convicted of involvement in a kidnapping case that strained relations between Berlin and Hanoi.
— The Diplomat

Vietnam holds grand rally to celebrate CPV’s 90th anniversary
A grand rally to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was held here on Monday.
— Xinhua

Charter flight brings home 131 Hubei residents from Vietnam
A charter flight has brought back 131 stranded Hubei residents from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City following the novel coronavirus epidemic in China.
— Xinhua

‘Vietnam Past and Present’ program
Amboy Grange, 220 High St. in Kellogg, will host Conrad Van Maanen of Kellogg, as he discusses “Vietnam Past and Present” at 7 p.m. Feb. 5.
— Newton daily news

God of Wealth Day attracts few gold buyers because of virus fears
Though jewellers have stockpiled ‘lucky’ gold products for today’s God of Wealth Day, most of their customers have stayed away out of fear of coronavirus.
— Viet Nam News

New Delhi-Đà Nẵng set to launch in May
Budget carrier VietJetAir will begin direct flights from the central city of Đà Nẵng to New Delhi in India from May 14, with five flights per week.
— Viet Nam News

Canadian friends appreciate Vietnam communist party’s leadership
Philip Fernandez, a member of the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society (CVFS) and the Communist Party of Canada, has affirmed the indispensable leadership role of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in the country’s achievements.
— NDO

LTE: Escalation came before hostilities ended in Vietnam
Nixon told voters he had a secret plan to end the Vietnam War honorably.
— The Intell

Vietnam has work to do in building labor market resilience
While Vietnam ranks higher than several Southeast Asian peers on a labor resilience index, education, skills and productivity remain serious challenges.
— VnExpress

Dusit expands Vietnam’s portfolio
Thailand’s Dusit International has signed a long-term agreement with Vietnamese real estate developers General Technology Joint Stock Company to develop and operate Dusit Tu Hoa Palace, Hanoi, in the city’s Tay Ho District, at the northern end of the city’s West Lake.
— TTG Asia

Vietnam enhances defence ties with Russia
Defence Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich on February 3 began an official visit to Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Gen. Sergey Shoigu.
— VietnamPlus

Pepper price to remain low this year
Pepper prices this year are unlikely to recover after a strong reduction in 2019 due to abundant supply.
— VietnamPlus

PM approves national financial inclusion strategy until 2025
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a national financial inclusion strategy until 2025 with a vision to 2030, targeting at least 80 percent of adults in the country to have bank accounts by 2025.
— VietnamPlus

Man dies on plane flying to Vietnam
A middle-aged South Korean man died on a Vietnamese plane flying to Hanoi from Incheon on Saturday.
— Korea times

Vietnam’s Mekong Capital-backed Pharmacity raises $31.8m in Series C round
Mekong Capital-backed Pharmacity Pharmacy JSC, which owns the largest pharmacy network in Vietnam, has raised VND735 billion ($31.8 million) in a Series C funding round, according to a statement.
— DealStreetAsia

Party, State leaders pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on Party’s anniversary
A delegation of leaders of the Party Central Committee, State President, National Assembly (NA), Government and Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on February 3, on the occasion of the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).
— NDO

VN aims to become global agriculture powerhouse
Việt Nam is pursuing an ambitious plan to become a global agricultural powerhouse by 2030, according to Government Resolution 53/NQ-CP.
— Viet Nam News

PM ratifies national financial inclusion strategy until 2025
Prime Minister has approved the national financial inclusion strategy until 2025 with a vision to 2030, targeting at least 80 per cent of adults in the country to have bank accounts.
— Viet Nam News

New Delhi-Đà Nẵng set to launch in May
Budget carrier VietJetAir will begin direct flights from the central city of Đà Nẵng to New Delhi in India from May 14, with five flights per week.
— Viet Nam News

Twelve banks clear all bad debts at VAMC
Twelve out of 40 commercial banks have so far cleared all their non-performing loans (NPLs) kept at the Việt Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC).
— Viet Nam News

Large-cap firms report at least VNĐ3 trillion in 2019 pre-tax profit
Total pre-tax profit of the 29 companies is roughly VNĐ255 trillion, up 21 per cent year on year.
— Viet Nam News

God of Wealth Day attracts few gold buyers because of virus fears
Though jewellers have stockpiled ‘lucky’ gold products for today’s God of Wealth Day, most of their customers have stayed away out of fear of coronavirus.
— Viet Nam News

Favourable policies expected to drive Việt Nam auto market growth
The automobile market is expected to boom this year as the Government mulls a number of favourable policies to help reduce costs, improve demand and increase output.
— Viet Nam News

VN stocks to keep falling on disease fears
Amid fears about the worse development of the coronary disease on a global scale, the Vietnamese stock market will keep falling and pharmaceutical stocks are still the centre of attention.
— Viet Nam News

 

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