Vietnam morning news for June 9

Vietnam morning news for June 9

Vietnam morning newsVietnam records one more imported COVID-19 case, raising total to 332
One imported coronavirus case was confirmed in Vietnam on Monday evening, bringing the total to 332, said the Ministry of Health.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi became the world’s most polluted city on Sunday
Hanoi became the world’s most polluted city according to a ranking by IQ AirVisual on Sunday.
— Vietnam Insider

Pork producers see profits skyrocket as prices rise on shortage
Pork producers said net profits rose by up to 17 times in the first quarter as a short supply caused prices to surge.
— VnExpress

Politburo green-lights public funding for part of giant expressway project
The Politburo has voiced support for public funding of some sections of the North-South Expressway earlier planned to be awarded to private investors.
— VnExpress

Vietnam has 3 fresh coronavirus cases, 95% of patients cured
Up to 49 out of 50 foreign patients have been cured while Vietnam is doing its utmost to save a British pilot’s life.
— The Hanoitimes

“Vietnamese dragon fruit competes with Indonesian dragon fruit in the Chinese market”
The General Administration of Customs China recently announced that Indonesia obtained permission to export dragon fruit to the Chinese market. This is a great leap forward for the Chinese market. Previously, the entire supply of imported dragon fruit came from Vietnam alone.
— Fresh Plaza

IT businesses vow to support Hanoi in smart city development
Hanoi aims to become a smart city with Al and Big Data as the core technologies.
— The Hanoitimes

Phu Quoc will be #Vietnam’s ‘test’ island as it re-opens to foreign tourists
Vietnam’s Phu Quoc, the tourist island off the coast of Cambodia in the eastern Gulf of Thailand, is going to start allowing foreign arrivals on a trial basis as part of Vietnam’s roadmap to re-opening to international tourism.
— Gerrit-tienkamp

Vietnam punishes operators over SIM violations
Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) penalised the four largest mobile operators in the nation for illegally registering prepaid subscribers, issuing fines totalling VND777 million ($33,377), Tuoi Tre News reported.
— Mobile World Live

Vietnam ships 30 million masks to North America
Thirty million medical face masks have been transported from Vietnam to North America, where the novel coronavirus continues to rampage.
— VnExpress

Smartphone retailer Mobile World expects 10 pct profit drop
Electronics retailer Mobile World expects its profits to fall 10 percent this year to VND3.45 trillion ($148 million) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— VnExpress

Vietnam importers book 40,000 MT HRC from Japan
Buyers in Vietnam are aggressively importing HRC this week. In yet another booking reported recently, mills have booked around 40,000 MT HRC from Japan’s Nippon Steel at USD 435-440/MT CFR basis for Aug’20 shipments.
— My Steel

A snake on a Vietjet plane from HCM City to Hanoi
A snake is said to have appeared on the luggage compartment of Vietjet aircraft when preparing to take off. Aviation authorities have confirmed this incident.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi to hold on to Vietnam’s top business-friendly locality position
In the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) report 2019, Hanoi’s ranking remained unchanged at ninth, but its score climbed from 65.4 to 68.8.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s Son Doong cave listed among the most surreal places in the world to visit before you die
U.S. news site Insider has named Son Doong, the world’s largest cave located in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Binh, among “20 record-breaking natural wonders.”
— Vietnam Insider

Dengue fever season is peaking as death tolls have risen
According to the Ministry of Health yesterday, dengue fever season is peaking as death tolls have risen to four and more than 24,000 infections have been reported in 58 cities and provinces from the beginning of the year to early June.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam reports two new coronavirus cases, taking tally to 331
Vietnam on Monday reported two new coronavirus infections, both of which were imported cases involving Vietnamese citizens returning from Mexico who were quarantined on arrival, its health ministry said.
— Reuters

Abortion still ‘used as contraceptive’ in Vietnam
No one had ever talked to her about sex: not her parents, not her teachers — and her friends knew as little as she did.
— Bangkok Post

Teenager returning from Cambodia adds to Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally
An 18-year-old Vietnamese youth returning from Cambodia is the nation’s latest Covid-19 patient, the Health Ministry confirmed Monday evening.
— VnExpress

In Vietnam, Gen Z youths are fighting social stigma to talk about safe sex and consent
Huong, 20, has had two abortions in two years. No one had ever talked to her about sex: not her parents, not her teachers – and her friends knew as little as she did.
— South China Morning Post

Headlamps shine on a 600-year-old seafood market in central Vietnam
Headlamps are out in force as fishing coracles crowd the Con Go coastal market in Ha Tinh Province in the darkness before daybreak.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s National Assembly Approves New Trade Deal With Europe
Vietnam’s parliament unanimously approved a free-trade agreement with the European Union that will scrap almost all tariffs on goods traded between the bloc and the Southeast Asian country.
— Bloomberg

Australian firms in ASEAN consider Vietnam favourable destination
The rise of Vietnam has been highlighted in a recent survey of the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham), as Vietnam is now considered the most favourable place to expand business, surpassing the Philippines and Myanmar in recent years as well as Australia’s long-term business partners namely Malaysia and Singapore.
— Sggp News

Vietnam Airlines opens new domestic routes
The carrier is also selling 6,666 tickets priced from VNĐ66,000 (US$2.8) each one-way or equivalent to VNĐ543,000 ($23) including taxes and fees.
— Viet Nam News

EVFTA, EVIPA approved to boost VN-EU economic, trade relations
National Assembly deputies officially ratified the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Europe-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) on Monday
— Viet Nam News

Banks expect credit growth extension
Many commercial banks are proposing the central bank to extend credit growth limits as they have so far nearly reached the allowed threshold.
— Viet Nam News

Tiki reportedly raises US$130M in funding led by Northstar Group
Tiki, a Vietnam-based e-commerce startup, reportedly has received US$130 million in pre-Series A funding led by Singapore-headquartered private equity firm Northstar Group.
— e27

Capital flows into Móng Cái City
With both border gates and seaports with China, the city of Móng Cái in Quảng Ninh Province is a top spot for realty businesses and project developers.
— Viet Nam News

Man dedicates his life to protecting wild birds
His family has suffered economic losses to provide safe shelter for birds as they had no earnings from the garden.
— Viet Nam Net

Failed projects to receive no more cash: Deputy PM
Seven of the 12 projects are dealing with legal battles over contracts. As attempts to settle disputes have failed, some cases now must go before international courts.
— Viet Nam News

VN firms urged to boost export of medical supplies
To capitalise on the global demand for medical protective equipment, Vietnamese companies need to proactively study markets, demand and quality standards, experts have said.
— Viet Nam News

National Assembly passes VN-EU trade and investment protection deals
VGP – The National Assembly ratified the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Viet Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) at its plenary sitting on June 8.
— VGP RSS Feed

Two more COVID-19 infection cases confirmed, total rises to 331
VGP – Two Vietnamese women returning from Japan have been confirmed contracting COVID-19, raising the patient tally to 331, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said Monday morning
— VGP Ministerial Activities

Việt Nam to export two more coronavirus test kits to Europe
Both kids are manufactured by Thái Dương (SunStar JSC) and have received market authorisation in the EU.
— Viet Nam News

Conference seeks ways to promote lychee consumption
More than 2,300 people attended a teleconference on Saturday promoting lychee consumption at home and abroad held in the northern province of Bắc Giang.
— Viet Nam News

More than 9,000 people under quarantine to prevent COVID-19 transmission
VGP – Viet Nam has gone 52 consecutive days without new COVID-19 community infection, reported the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control minutes ago.
— VGP RSS Feed

Reforms needed to attract foreign portfolio investment: fund manager
Việt Nam needs to effect changes and reforms to attract more foreign portfolio investment, Andy Ho, chief investment officer of investment fund VinaCapital, has said.
— Viet Nam News

Opportunities still exist but market will struggle to make big advance
According to Việt Dragon Securities Company (VDSC), given that many countries have gradually resumed economic activities, there will be more workload for Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

Six patients cleared of COVID-19, recovery rate reaches 95%
VGP – Six more patients have been cleared of COVID-19, raising the total recoveries in Viet Nam to 313, making up 95% of the 331 confirmed cases, according to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi’s Dong Anh District.
— VGP Ministerial Activities



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