Vietnam morning news for January 17

Vietnam morning news for January 17

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam Isolates Two Chinese Visitors With Fevers in Danang
Two Chinese visitors from Wuhan city have been put in isolation by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health and are under observation for the new coronavirus after landing at Danang International Airport Tuesday.
— Bloomberg

Vietnam will reduce tariffs for solar power
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed a new feed-in tariff 32 percent lower than the earlier incentive rate. It wants a fixed rate of 7.09 cents per kWh, down from the 9.35 cents offered to projects completed before June 30 last year, it said in a recent proposal to the government.
–Vietnam Insider

HCM City tax department seeks to go past revenue target
The HCM City Department of Taxation hopes to surpass its revenue target by at least 5 per cent this year.
— Viet Nam News

Dong Tam village: Anger in Vietnam over deadly ‘land grab’ raid
Three Vietnamese policemen who died during clashes over a land rights dispute have been buried with honours in Hanoi.

Heineken refutes Vietnam’s tax decision
Heineken Asia Pacific is claiming exemption from the VND917.2 billion ($39.7 million) it forked out to Vietnam tax authorities in recent deal.
–Vietnam Insider

Việt Nam’s monetary policies do not create unfair gains in international trade: SBV
The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) will be consistent in regulating monetary policies according to market developments, with no aim for an unfair competitive edge in international trade.
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam proposes 14 initiatives for ASEAN 2020
Lương Hoàng Thái, director of the Multilateral Trade Policy Department under the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, speaks to Vietnam News Agency about Việt Nam’s 14 initiatives for ASEAN 2020.
— Viet Nam News

Another Vietnam Politburo Purge?
A closer look at one of the storylines developing within Vietnamese politics ahead of next year’s National Congress.
— The Diplomat

Vietnam-based craft beverage company launches beWater to help eliminate single-use plastics
Winking Seal Beer – a leading Vietnam-based craft beverage company, has partnered with TBC-Ball Beverage Can Vietnam Limited and Ball Asia Pacific Limited to launch beWater – an environmentally-friendly canned water product.
–Vietnam Insider

Imported scrap offers to Vietnam fall marginally
Prices for imported scrap to Vietnam witnessed a downward trend over the last week, with offers from Japan as well as North America inching down on low demand as well as following the present global trend. The effect of rise in Japanese Kanto tender’s result is yet to be noticed.
— Mysteel

State Bank of Vietnam responds to US’s forex exchange report
The US Department of Treasury on January 14 issued a Semiannual Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the US which establishes a Monitoring List of countries that merit close attention to their currency practices and macroeconomic policies.

Petrol prices marginally drop
The price of petrol in Vietnam slightly declined as of 3.30 p.m. on January 15 under the order of the ministries of Industry and Trade and Finance.
— Sggp News

Central bank: VN’s monetary policies do not create unfair gains in international trade
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will be consistent in regulating monetary policies according to market developments, with no aim for an unfair competitive edge in international trade, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam – China import-export turnover reaches US$ 117 billion
The import-export turnover between Vietnam and China in 2019 continues to set a new milestone as it reaches nearly US$117 billion.

Vietnamese central bank invited to become BIS member
The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) has been invited to become a member of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the first expansion of the prestigious international financial institution’s central bank membership base since 2011.
— Viet Nam News

VNDirect Securities gets new acting CEO
VNDirect Securities Corporation (VNDS) on Wednesday appointed an acting chief executive officer (CEO), the company said in a statement.
— Viet Nam News

SCIC plans to divest from Hải Phòng Thermal Power
The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) plans to divest from Hải Phòng Thermal Power Joint Stock Company (HND) in the first quarter of this year.
— Viet Nam News

Expensive imported flowers a hot item for Tết
As the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday is less than two weeks away, people in HCM City and across the country are opening their wallets to buy special ornamental plants and imported flowers to decorate their homes for the nation’s biggest festival.
— Viet Nam News

IT firm lists on HCM City stock market
Joint Stock Company for Telecoms and Informatics (code: ICT) listed nearly 32.2 million shares on the HCM Stock Exchange on January 15 at a reference price of VNĐ23,100 (US$0.99).
— Viet Nam News

PM urges Trà Vinh to do everything to ensure growth
With its natural and geological advantages, the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Trà Vinh has the potential to become wealthy, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc told an investment conference held there on Wednesday (January 15).
— Viet Nam News

VN stocks rise but liquidity dries up
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange gained only 0.06 per cent to close at 967.56 points.
— Viet Nam News

VN cracks down on use of banned substance in fish food
Việt Nam will strengthen controls on Ethoxyquin in feed production for the fishery industry to ensure stability in seafood exports to the EU, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
— Viet Nam News

Fair offers specialties for Tết holiday
A variety of food and fruit from across the country are on display at the Spring Fair 2020 which kicked off on Tuesday at the Hà Nội International Exhibition Centre.
— Viet Nam News

Mekong Delta takes measures to cope with saltwater intrusion
Saltwater intrusion has occurred on a large scale in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta, forcing local authorities to take measures to protect agricultural production and ensure water supply for household use, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietjet announces 5 new Vietnam-Japan routes
No-frills carrier Vietjet announced the launch of five new routes linking Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City with multiple destinations in Japan earlier this week.
–Vietnam Insider

Vietnam identifies underage drinking problem
According to the World Health Organisation, alcohol is the direct cause of 30 illnesses and indirectly cause over 200 illnesses. Nguyen Trung Nguyen, director of the Poison Control Centre at Bach Mai Hospital, said teenagers were going into huge changes both physically and mentally.
–Vietnam Insider

More incentives urged to facilitate foreigners to buy houses in Vietnam
High-end and luxury apartment projects in Vietnam’s major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been indeed attractive to foreigners in recent years.
— The Hanoitimes

Aerospace group ASG to expand aviation personnel training in Vietnam
Over the past few years, Vietnam’s aviation market has been sustaining a two-digit growth rate, while the introduction of new airlines has also put high quality personnel in the industry on high demand.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s Deadly Land Clash Leaves Questions Unanswered
The recent violent land dispute spotlights serious issues that remain to be addressed.
— The Diplomat

In challenging waters, Vietnam to steer Asean
Mention “Asean” these days and public opinion in Vietnam tends to think of the South China Sea disputes. But the country sees its role as Asean Chair in 2020 as one that entails a much wider responsibility — that of being a bridge among Asean’s members, as well as between with Asean and external powers, in uncertain times.
— Bangkok Post

Banquet marks 70th anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties
The Chinese Embassy in Vietnam held a banquet on January 15 to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of Vietnam – China diplomatic relations (January 18).

Action needed to return Vietnam to path of high growth
With the realisation of the goals of maintaining macroeconomic stability and curbing inflation for two consecutive years, the Vietnamese economy has proved to be recovering strongly amid the global slowdown and uncertainties.

Vietnam to lower tariffs for solar power
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed a new feed-in tariff 32 percent lower than the earlier incentive rate.
— VnExpress

Vietnam: No bubble but land prices might increase in urban areas
While there are few, if any, signs of Vietnam’s real estate bubble bursting this year, the Ministry of Construction said that land prices could increase in some areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Corporate Criminal Liability Gets First Test in Vietnam for IP Crimes
Vietnam’s 2015 Penal Code, which took effect on January 1, 2018, introduced the concept of corporate criminal liability to Vietnam.
— Lexology

‘The Vietnam War’ producers fork out over $30,000 in song royalties
Producers of ‘The Vietnam War’ has compensated a Vietnamese songwriter VND700 million ($30,192) after using his music in the documentary series without approval.
— VnExpress

Japanese firms wish to scale up business in Vietnam
Tidy profits have motivated around 64 percent of Japanese firms in Vietnam to consider expanding their business in the Southeast Asian country, according to the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).
— VietnamPlus

Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan compete to attract Korean tourists
Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan have been in heated competition to attract more Korean tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday amid lower travel demand for Japan, industry officials said Thursday.
— Korea Times

Banks not to splurge on Tet bonuses despite surging profits
Banks are likely to be conservative about paying Lunar New Year bonuses though many reported a big jump in profits last year.
— VnExpress

Quang Nam aims to welcome 8.1 million tourists in 2020
The south-central coastal province of Quang Nam has set a target of serving 8.1 million tourists in 2020.
— VietnamPlus

US senators congratulate Vietnam on assuming ASEAN Chairmanship
Some US senators on January 15 congratulated Vietnam on assuming the Chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an important multilateral organisation for advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese ambassador presides over UNSC meeting on Mali’s situation
Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), on January 15 presided over a meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) which looked into issues regarding Mali’s political and security situation.
— VietnamPlus

Ornamental flowers ready for Tet Holiday
As the 2020 Lunar New Year is approaching, many temporary ornamental flower markets are organized to welcome buyers who are adding their last touch in decoration for the grandest traditional holiday of the nation.
— Sggp News


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