Right time to reform for future success

Right time to reform for future success

Since last year, Vietnam has been weathering difficulties caused by the health crisis to reach positive growth, with a safe environment for people and enterprises to perform in. Andrew Jeffries, country director for Vietnam of the Asian Development Bank, writes about the country’s steady journey amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with a need to further apply digital solutions in the economy.
Personal, collective resonsibility on COVID-19 spread must be made clear: PM

Personal, collective resonsibility on COVID-19 spread must be made clear: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested that the responsibility of individuals and organisations on COVID-19 spread must be made clear, and asked competent authorities to mete strict punishment to any that violate regulations and have a role to play in the failure of the containment.
Thai provinces fear virus surge out of Bangkok ahead of holidays

Thai provinces fear virus surge out of Bangkok ahead of holidays

Almost 40 Thai provinces have brought in entry restrictions and quarantine requirements for people travelling from Bangkok and other coronavirus hotspots ahead of a holiday travel period, as the capital grapples with soaring infections.
Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine set for human trials in October

Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine set for human trials in October

First phase of human trials on a made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine could begin as early as this October.
Celebrating ASEAN success for over quarter of a century

Celebrating ASEAN success for over quarter of a century

Vietnam is celebrating 25 years of being a member of the ASEAN. Nguyen Quoc Dung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, talked with VIR’s Khoi Nguyen about the contributions of the country to the bloc since it joined.
ADB provides 1.5 billion USD loan to help Thailand fight COVID-19

ADB provides 1.5 billion USD loan to help Thailand fight COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on August 4 that it will provide a loan worth 1.5 billion USD to support Thailand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam Airlines, ACV suffer heavy losses due to COVID-19

Vietnam Airlines, ACV suffer heavy losses due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely dragged down revenues of the Vietnam Airlines Corporation (Vietnam Airlines) and the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) in the second quarter of this year.
Vietnamese startups bag millions of US dollars despite COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese startups bag millions of US dollars despite COVID-19 pandemic

A slew of Vietnamese startups managed to secure millions of US dollars even in the midst of the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
Post-COVID move in Vietnam’s industrial real estate market

Post-COVID move in Vietnam’s industrial real estate market

The wave of transiting factories out of China by multinational companies, assistance from primary preferential trade agreements, and international acknowledgement of effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic from the Vietnamese government have greatly increased the chances of welcoming more investments in the country’s industrial real estate arena.
US records 63,872 new virus cases in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

US records 63,872 new virus cases in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

The United States on Sunday recorded 63,872 new coronavirus cases in the previous 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University reported in its real-time tally.
Second virus wave in UK could see 120,000 deaths: study

Second virus wave in UK could see 120,000 deaths: study

A second coronavirus wave in Britain this winter could see 120,000 deaths in hospitals alone in a "reasonable worst-case scenario", scientists warned on Tuesday.
Distressed hospitality assets drop in value over pademic

Distressed hospitality assets drop in value over pademic

The strong economic impact of the pandemic has caused a 25-30 per cent reduction in the valuation of hospitality assets, leading to a buyers’ market for international financiers.
Stronger actions needed for economic rebound

Stronger actions needed for economic rebound 1

The local economy is confronted with multiple hardships, and to beef up development and quickly rebound, faster and stronger actions become an urgent need.
Chile crosses 10,000 virus deaths as president announces aid package

Chile crosses 10,000 virus deaths as president announces aid package

Chile recorded 10,159 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, as President Sebastian Pinera announced a $1.5 billion aid package to help the middle class, which has been battered by the economic crisis.
More than 340 Vietnamese citizens brought home from US

More than 340 Vietnamese citizens brought home from US

More than 340 Vietnamese citizens in the US were brought home safely from San Francisco airport on June 7 and 8.
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