Vietnamese government earns highest national public trust in COVID-19 response globally

Vietnam tops the list with 62 percent content with the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic while over half of 32,000 citizens surveyed across 45 countries want more government action, a global study conducted by Dalia Research tells.  Read more »

Quarantines completed, provinces send citizens home

Doctors from the Vĩnh Phúc Centre for Diseases Control check a list of overseas students from countries affected by COVID-19 before taking their samples for tests. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng HÀ NỘI — Two provinces on Sunday brought hundreds of people who had completed their quarantines to their hometowns. A report of the Lai […] Read more »

BIDV puts real estate project’s debt on sale for $174 million

BIDV will organise an auction to put on sale the VND4 trillion ($173.9 million) debt of Tai Nguyen Trading Manufacturing Construction Co., Ltd. at the Kenton Node hotel complex project, a billion-dollar urban area project in the south of Ho Chi Minh City. Read more »

An art space built from landfill

With their skillful hands, sixteen Vietnamese and foreign artists have turned a landfill in Hanoi to a contemporary art space, featuring sixteen story-telling art installations about Thang Long – Ke Cho, a former busy marketplace in the capital. Read more »

50 pct of active patients in Vietnam test Covid-19 negative

Among 150 Covid-19 patients under treatment in Vietnam, 75 have tested negative between once and four times, the Health Ministry confirmed Monday. Read more »

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, mask fashion takes off

Lê Hương Wearing a mask is now no longer an option, it’s a must when outdoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with a new must-have accessory, comes new fashion. Some designers in Việt Nam have stepped in to fill the demand for masks which cover the face but are still stylish. Embroidered masks Đỗ […] Read more »

Coronavirus hits Vietnam’s fruit exports to biggest market, China

Fruits exports to China in the first quarter fell 29.4 percent year-on-year as the coronavirus pandemic halted trade activities. Read more »

Central city strengthens quarantine measures against COVID-19

The central city of Da Nang quarantines all people coming from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – two COVID-19 affected hubs – for 14 days at quarantine sites starting on April 5. The city’s authorities said citizens from Hanoi and HCM City, as well as those from Da Nang working and living in the two cities, will have to... Read more »

Poor to receive support from bank after damage caused by COVID-19

A co-operative in Hải Ninh Commune, Quảng Ninh District in the central province of Quảng Bình with funds borrowed from the district Bank for Social Policy offers work to poor people in the area. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Việt HÀ NỘI — The Vietnam Bank for Social Policy (VBSP) has proposed cutting the loan interest […] Read more »

Spain’s coronavirus death toll rises by 674 but pace keeps slowing

MADRID — The rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Sunday as the country, suffering from one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the pandemic, began its fourth week under a near-total lockdown. Deaths from the highly infectious COVID-19 respiratory disease rose to 12,418 on Saturday – the second highest […] Read more »

Coronavirus divides lovers, friends at Swiss-German border fences

KREUZLINGEN, Switzerland — Constance, Germany, and Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, are divided cities these days, with a strip of grass and two fences separating them after the countries closed their borders to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a park on Lake Constance’s shoreline residents of both cities normally move freely across an invisible line marking […] Read more »

Over 81 billion VND raised for COVID-19 fight, saline intrusion prevention

The Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter has received about 81.6 billion VND (3.47 million USD) in donations to fund the fight against COVID-19 and help people affected by drought and saline intrusion. Read more »

More points of sales needed to ensure good supply: says MoIT

People shop for pork at Big C supermarket in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Anh HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has requested provincial and municipal industry and trade departments support the launch of new points of sale to ensure an abundant supply of consumer goods amid the COVID-19 pandemic. […] Read more »

Thousands of workers laid off in HCM City

Nearly 7,000 workers at 33 companies in Tan Thuan Processing Zone have become unemployed due to Covid-19. Nguyen Thanh Long, chairman of HCM City People’s Committee, inspects Tan Thuan Processing Zone Nguyen Thanh Long, chairman of HCM City People’s Committee and head of the Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, visited the prevention work […] Read more »

UK builds 4000-bed field hospital within 9 days

NHS Nightingale located inside the ExCeL conference center, east London, was completed on March 31, just 9 days after it was first built from scratch. The makeshift hospital is hailed the largest hospital in the UK and could become the world’s largest critical care unit for COVID-19 patients, BBC reported.   Read more »

China sees rises in new coronavirus cases, asymptomatic patients

BEIJING — Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing continued to struggle to extinguish the outbreak despite drastic containment efforts. The National Health Commission said in a statement on Monday that 78 new asymptomatic cases had […] Read more »

South Korea reports fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases for first time since Feb. 29 peak

SEOUL — South Korea reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases on Monday for the first time since its Feb. 29 peak as daily infections in Asia’s largest outbreak outside China continued to trend downward. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 47 new infections, compared with 81 recorded a day earlier, […] Read more »

Over 81 billion USD raised for COVID-19 fight, saline intrusion prevention

The Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter has received about 81.6 billion VND (3.47 million USD) in donations to fund the fight against COVID-19 and help people affected by drought and saline intrusion. Read more »

Banks offer higher rates for online savings to draw clients

To encourage customers to deposit money online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many banks have raised interest rates for online savings by up to 1.4 percent higher than over-the-counter deposits. Read more »

Seven songs to help you fight coronavirus

By Lyly Cao One of the best weapons in Việt Nam’s armory to fight the COVID-19 pandemic is music, of course! Since the pandemic began, more and more music videos have been created which are both educational and entertaining. Here is a list of some of the best tunes released during the coronavirus pandemic. Ghen […] Read more »

Vietcombank develops customers for securities companies and investment funds in 2020

Mentioned in the recently released 2019 annual report, Vietcombank General Director Pham Quang Dung said the bank aims to continue to maintain the leading position in Vietnam, soon becoming one of the 300 world’s largest banking and financial groups, one of the 1,000 largest listed businesses globally. In 2020, the world economy faces the risk […] Read more »

People undergo medical checks before entering HCMC amid wake of Covid-19

People undergo medical checks before entering HCMC amid wake of Covid-19 Read more »

Many pillars traded positively, VN-Index increased by over 20 points

The stock market in the week of 30/3 – 3/4 experienced a strong fluctuation when at the beginning of the trading week, the selling pressure in many pillars increased, leading to a sell-off situation. Efforts to recover in the following sessions helped the market regain what was lost but the liquidity did not improve much, […] Read more »

List of essential stores in HCMC

List of essential stores in HCMC Read more »

Suggests for Vietnam to encourage investment in waste-to-energy

Experts suggests that it is neccessary for Vietnam to develop policies to encourage investments in waste-to-energy, also called bioenergy, which would significantly contribute to protecting the environment Read more »

Proposal to abolish regulations on bank guarantee with real estate: Re-export ‘ghost’?

While a series of real estate projects worth up to hundreds of trillion dongs have been screened for years in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and many other localities do not know when to hand over to customers, the Real Estate Association. Vietnam has just proposed the Government allows to abolish regulations on bank guarantees […] Read more »

Vietnam ministry seeks people having contact with COVID-19 patient

The Ministry of Health issued an urgent notification on Sunday advising those visiting four places in Hanoi to contact health facilities for assistance, as a person catching novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had come to the venues. The four places include: * Moc Linh Oriental Medicine Clinic at 182 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi; […] Read more »

“Post” equitization of Transport – Transport Hospital: There is still disagreement around the proposal to buy 10 million shares

In fact, the “marriage” was once considered to be very beautiful between the Transportation Hospital Joint Stock Company and the strategic shareholder (T&T Group Joint Stock Company) has come to an end since May 2018, after Van The Government Office has Official Letter No. 157 / TB-VPCP announcing the conclusions of the Prime Minister Nguyen […] Read more »

PetroVietnam’s crude oil production surpasses target in Q1

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has reported that its exploitation of crude oil in the first quarter of 2020 exceeded the target by 10 percent. Read more »

Camimex profit after auditing decreased by 44% to VND 77.7 billion

Việc trích lập dự phòng hàng tồn kho, điều chỉnh thay đổi tài sản vốn góp vào công ty con và điều chỉnh tăng chi phí đã khiến lãi ròng sau kiểm toán của Camimex (CMX) giảm mạnh. CTCP Camimex Group (HoSE: CMX) đã công bố BCTC kiểm toán năm 2019 với mức lãi ròng […] Read more »

Phu Quoc named among best destinations in Asia

Phu Quoc Island off the coast of Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has been named among the 17 best places in Asia by Cable News Network (CNN). Read more »

Ho Chi Minh City’s GRDP estimated at 14.26 billion USD in Q1

Ho Chi Minh City’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) has been estimated at 335.6 trillion VND (14.26 billion USD) in the first quarter of 2020, up 0.42 percent year-on-year. Read more »

The wood industry faces the biggest challenge in history

The difficulty may last Currently, the import and export markets of Vietnam’s important timber products such as Japan, South Korea and even the EU and the US are seriously affected when the outbreak of Covid-19 broke out, causing wood export turnover. Vietnam’s exports to these markets have declined. Mr. Nguyen Chanh Phuong, Deputy General Director […] Read more »

Singapore’s retail sales down 8.6 percent in February

Singapore’s retail sales in February fell by 8.6 percent year-on-year, compared to the 5.3 percent reduction in the previous month, according to the country’s Department of Statistics. Read more »

Saline intrusion in Mekong Delta likely to linger on

Saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta will likely remain at a high level until the end of April or early May, before gradually declining, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting. Read more »

Before trading session 6/4: Expectation to recover

International The Dow Jones decreased by 360.91 points, about 1.7% to 21,052.53 points. The S&P 500 index fell 1.5% to 2,488.65 points. With the Nasdaq, the decline also reached 1.5% and closed at 7,373.08 points. In the United States continue to record 25,193 more infections and 1,159 deaths in a day. The total number of […] Read more »

HCMC tightens COVID-19 monitoring at gateways to city

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh has established 62 posts and stations for COVID-19 for COVID-19 prevention and control throughout the city. Read more »

Smart money flow 6/4: Same direction of foreign investors, self-trading securities companies net sold the last session of the week

Move smart money flow on 6/4, VN-Index is still in strong fluctuations and has not escaped the downtrend, foreign investors and proprietary trading continued to net sell the whole market. VN-Index recovered from the short-term bottom, the fluctuation still occurred in this week The key stocks after oversold helped VN-Index rising slightly by 0.5%. 5/19 […] Read more »

Georgia’s economy to recover from COVID-19 impact in 2021 with 4.5% growth

(CPV) - Georgia will experience a substantial slowdown in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lower oil prices. A recovery is expected in 2021 as a result of higher domestic demand, increased foreign direct investment, and a rebound in workers’ remittances, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. Read more »