Banks looked gloomy amidst COVID-19 Business

Banks looked gloomy amidst COVID-19

Financial reports released by some banks in the first quarter have reflected the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business activities, with declining profits and rocketing bad debts.
Hanoi officials pay tribute to Lenin on his birthday Politics

Hanoi officials pay tribute to Lenin on his birthday

A delegation of the Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Fatherland Front Committee of Hanoi on April 22 paid a floral tribute to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin at his statue on Dien Bien Phu street to mark his 150th birthday.
Vietnam calls for settlement of vicious cycle of conflicts, food insecurity World

Vietnam calls for settlement of vicious cycle of conflicts, food insecurity

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, on April 21 called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) and other UN agencies to make greater efforts to handle the vicious cycle of conflict and food insecurity, especially amidst higher risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
FDI into Indonesia falls in Q1 World

FDI into Indonesia falls in Q1

About 6.33 billion USD of foreign direct investment (FDI) flowed into Indonesia in the first quarter of this year, down 9.2 percent year on year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has halted global investment, said the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).
Thailand’s sugar industry affected by drought World

Thailand’s sugar industry affected by drought

With Thailand in the midst of its worst drought in four decades, sugar production is falling significantly for this year's crop cycle, pushing up the price of sugar globally, local media reported.
Establishment of so-called Sansha city a provocation: Australian expert World

Establishment of so-called Sansha city a provocation: Australian expert

China’s announcement of the establishment of the so-called “Xisha district” (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district" (Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) under “Sansha city” is “a provocation, illegal under international law,” said Professor Carl Thayer from Australia’s University of New South Wales on April 19.