Improving sentiment lifts emerging East Asian bonds Business

Improving sentiment lifts emerging East Asian bonds

The improvement of global investment sentiment and financial conditions has provided a much-needed lift for local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia, including Vietnam, despite risks from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest issue of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Asia Bond Monitor.
Quarantine stepped up for fruit exports to US Business

Quarantine stepped up for fruit exports to US

Timothy Westbrook, an expert from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has completed his COVID-19 quarantined period and began his task at the HCM City-based Son Son irradiation centre.
Vietnam’s first commercial flight lands in Hanoi since border closure Society

Vietnam’s first commercial flight lands in Hanoi since border closure

Operated by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, a return commercial flight from Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK), landed at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport on September 25 noon, marking a milestone in the restoration of the country’s air transport after months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bright prospects for fisheries sector in final quarter Business

Bright prospects for fisheries sector in final quarter

The COVID-19 pandemic could provide a good opportunity for the Vietnamese fisheries sector to increase its share in oversea markets, especially with foreign rivals engulfed by lockdowns or other forms of restrictions, experts have said.
Fight against COVID-19 under review Society

Fight against COVID-19 under review

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, who is also head of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, chaired a meeting in Hanoi on September 24 to review the fight against the pandemic.
ASEAN improves disaster management capacity World

ASEAN improves disaster management capacity

The Mission of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) have launched the ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management (ASCEND) project.
Can Tho hosts Vietnam socio-economic forum Business

Can Tho hosts Vietnam socio-economic forum

The Vietnam Socio-economic Forum opened in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on September 24, focusing on the situation in the first nine months of 2020 and potential solutions.