First containers of lychee go to the US on May 30 Business

First containers of lychee go to the US on May 30

The first containers of Vietnam’s lychee will undergo irradiation treatment and be shipped to the United States and Australia in a few days, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Trade sees 1.87 billion USD deficit in first half of May

Vietnam exported 6.32 billion USD worth of commodities in the first half of May, a decrease of 9.5 percent compared over the previous fortnight, the General Department of Customs reported.

Meanwhile, the country's imported goods were worth 8.19 billion USD, an increase of 34.7 percent compared to the second half of April.

This meant the country's trade deficit was 1.87 billion USD for the first two weeks of May. This compares to a trade deficit of 3.7 billion USD from the beginning of the year.
CPI in May rises 0.16 percent Business

CPI in May rises 0.16 percent

The consumer price index (CPI) for May showed an increase of 0.16 percent over April and a year-on-year surge of 0.95 percent, the General Statistics Offices (GSO) said on May 24.

Cambodia may temporarily host migrant Rohingya

Cambodian press on May 23 reported that Prime Minister Hun Sen said the country may provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrant Rohingya who are being stranded at sea on the condition that the UN will resettle the migrants in another country, citing a statement of the Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan.

EVN pledges adequate electricity in May

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) pledged that it will provide enough electricity in May to meet demand, potentially reaching as high as 463 million kilowatt hours each day.