BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES FEB.18

The GSO forecasts that if the epidemic is successfully nullified within the first quarter, the industrial sector’s added value will rise by only 2.68 per cent in comparison with the same period last year, of which the processing and manufacturing industry will increase by 2.38 per cent. In contrast, the figure was anticipated to reach […]

Price of green-skinned pomelos falls sharply due to poor consumption

Mr. Dam Van Hung, the owner of Huong Mien Tay fruit trading facility in Ben Tre Province, the leading green-skinned exporter in the Mekong Delta, said that the price of green-skinned pomelos has declined sharply and farmers in Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Tien Giang, and Soc Trang provinces have been looking for traders but fruit […]

World class developments give fresh impetus to Vietnam’s tourism hotspots

At the end of 1994, Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province was recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage site. But Ha Long Town and Quang Ninh Province remained undeveloped and unappealing to many tourists. For example, the Bai Chay beach in Ha Long was a shabby looking seafront. The standard of accommodation […]

Vietnam reports 16 outbreaks of H5N6, H5N1

A total of poultry of 55,071 has so far been destroyed. Yesterday alone, Thanh Hoa Province reported one more bird flu outbreak of A/H5N6 killing 970 waterfowls meanwhile Tra Vinh Province reported two outbreaks of A/H5N1 killing 1,704 poultry.

Cashew farmers concern about price drop

The province has an area of 134,000 hectares of cashew trees, mainly in Bu Dang, Dong Phu, and Bu Gia Map districts and 75,000 households live on cashew trees. Most cashew fields flowered simultaneously and bore fruit at a high rate and farmers have been rushing to enter the harvest season. This cashew crop, Mr. […]

BIDV offers assistance to individual customers amidst coronavirus outbreak

Hanoi (VNA) – The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has announced a credit package worth 5 trillion VND (215 million USD) for its individual customers hurt by the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The capital is prioritised for customers operating in the fields of agriculture, […]

A short hop from Europe, this tourism gem aims to open its doors soon

But as neighbours built hotels and marketed their charms, it was deep in a brutal 1990s civil war with Islamist militants, a conflict that left the country deeply scarred and ruled over by a cabal of army officers and independence-era politicians who looked inward and relied on oil to bankroll the state.

Bright Eyes Tease New Music, Announce 2020 World Tour

Bright Eyes announced their hiatus following 2011’s The People’s Key. In the time since Oberst released several solo albums and formed Better Oblivion Community Center with Phoebe Bridgers. Mogis has produced several records, including Bridgers 2017 debut Stranger in the Alps. Walcott toured as keyboardist with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2016.

Martell in Miami Honorees Alexandra Lioutikoff and Walter Kolm Talk Philanthropy in the Latin Music Industry

The foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell in memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The event will raise awareness and funds for T.J. Martell’s medical research, which is focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. Martell Miami continues the music industry’s longstanding support for the foundation, but with an emphasis […]

Farm produce prices slump as Covid-19 hits exports

Last year China was the largest importer of Vietnamese tra fish, buying $622.7 million worth, or 31 per cent of the country’s total exports. Many processors continue to see China as a strategic market this year thanks to steady export growth and the good prices and diverse segments in that country.