CPI up 0.66 percent in June

Hanoi (VNA) – The June consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.66 percent month-on-month and 3.17 percent year-on-year but was down 0.59 percent against December 2019, the General Statistics Office reported on June 29. The average CPI in the first half grew 4.19 percent, while core inflation (CPI excluding grains, fresh foodstuffs, energy, and State-managed healthcare […]

Bloomberg: Vietnam’s economy grows unexpectedly in Q2

Hanoi (VNA) – Bloomberg newspaper said on June 29 that Vietnam’s economy unexpectedly grew in the second quarter despite the impact of COVID-19. It cited data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) as saying that GDP rose 0.36 percent year-on-year compared to a revised 3.68 percent in the first quarter. The median estimate in a […]

Italy’s coronavirus death toll far higher than reported – stats office

Of the 25,354 “excess deaths”, the coronavirus was registered by the Civil Protection Agency as the official cause for 13,710, leaving around 11,600 deaths unaccounted for. These occurred overwhelmingly in the northern part of Italy most heavily hit by the virus.

Italy’s coronavirus death toll far higher than reported: stats office

In its first report of the epidemic’s impact on Italy’s mortality rate, covering 86% of the population, ISTAT said that from Feb. 21, when the first COVID-19 deaths occurred, until March 31, nationwide deaths were up 39% compared with the average of the previous five years.

Vietnam yet to receive foreigners due to COVID-19 risk

Without receiving foreign travelers, Vietnam is launching campaigns to stimulate the domestic tourism market. After travel restrictions were lifted, the local tourism market has shown signs of recovering, especially during the extended public holiday on April 30 and May 1.

Food poisoning claims 15 lives over six-month period

Statistics released by the Vietnam Food Administration following an analysis of a number of food poisoning cases from 2010 to 2020 indicate that the main causes are microorganisms, accounting for 38.7%, natural toxins, making up 28.4%, and chemicals, representing 4.2%.

Viet Nam wins bid to supply 60,000 tonnes of rice to Philippines

The Philippines invited tenders for a project to purchase 300,000 tonnes of rice under government to government (G2G) auction. This is the first auction in the form of G2G since the Philippines’ rice industry was liberalised. The country’s import under the G2G mechanism is due to the fact that many businesses have yet to deliver […]

Tax exemptions encouraging agricultural growth

As a foreign company, Dutch group De Heus is not allowed to own land and is not carrying out any commercial farming activities. However, the company’s general director in Vietnam and Cambodia, Johan Van Den Ban, believed the tax move is a great decision. “A big part of our customers’ growth depends on the availability […]

U.P. CM has done nothing except cover up statistics on crime: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

“If you look at the figures of murders in the country, U.P. has been on top for the last three years. An average of 12 murder cases occur every day,” Ms. Vadra said in her tweet in Hindi.

Vietnam’s footwear export down in H1

In 2019, Vietnam reaped nearly 18.3 billion U.S. dollars from exporting footwear and over 3.7 billion U.S. dollars from handbag export, witnessing respective year-on-year rises of 12.7 percent and 9.9 percent, according to the General Statistics Office. Enditem