Vietnam reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, all imported


HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s health ministry on Monday reported 14 new coronavirus infections, all among Vietnamese citizens held in quarantine upon their arrival from overseas.

The Southeast Asian country has been 81 days without a domestically transmitted infection due to successful programmes to contain the virus. It has yet to report any deaths from the coronavirus and has confirmed 369 cases in total, over 90% of which have recovered.

(Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Martin Petty)

Vietnam blocks new airlines until 2022 despite market duopoly


Hanoi prioritizes existing carriers Vietnam Air and VietJet

A Jetstar Pacific plane at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi: Qantas Airways plans to sell its stake in the carrier to joint venture partner Vietnam Airlines.   © Reuters

HANOI — Vietnam plans to freeze approval for new entries to the airline industry until 2022, a move that threatens to solidify the virtual duopoly already in place.

The chilled business climate caused by the novel coronavirus makes supporting existing airlines the top priority, Transport Minister Nguyen Van The said.

Currently five commercial airlines operate within Vietnam, but two top players dominate the market. With Australia’s Qantas Airways offloading its 30% stake in Jetstar Pacific, a joint venture with Vietnam Airlines, the state’s move to block additional competition has raised concerns about higher ticket prices. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam blocks new airlines until 2022 despite market duopoly”

Vietnam Outperforms Among Asia’s Frontier Sovereigns


Sun 05 Jul, 2020 – 9:15 PM ET

Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong, Singapore-05 July 2020: Vietnam is positioned to stand out among Asia’s frontier and emerging markets this year in terms of its economic resilience and success in bringing the coronavirus outbreak under control, says Fitch Ratings. These factors should support Vietnam’s ‘BB’ rating, which we affirmed in April 2020 while revising the Outlook to Stable from Positive. Nevertheless, the country faces a number of challenges, including contingent liability risks from state-owned enterprises and structural weaknesses in the banking sector. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam Outperforms Among Asia’s Frontier Sovereigns”

OECMs promise a new conservation opportunity for Việt Nam

Update: July, 06/2020 – 18:14 VNS

Species of rare primates with scientific name Pygathrix nemaeus nigripes are facing extinction in Việt Nam. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — A new conservation designation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) promises more opportunities for Việt Nam to boost conservation work in the country, experts have said. Tiếp tục đọc “OECMs promise a new conservation opportunity for Việt Nam”

25 years of Vietnam – America relations: Historical moments

 15:59 | 06/07/2020 ThoiDai

Vietnam- America relation has remarked countless memorable events over the last 25 years. However, now looking back, there are a few moments are truly stood out that have strengthened the rapport between the two countries. These are honored as historical events.