UK puts £29m into new labs to tackle Covid variants

UK puts £29m into new labs to tackle Covid variants

Britain is spending £29.3 million ($40.6 million, 33.8 million euros) on new coronavirus vaccine laboratories in an effort to "future-proof the country from the threat of new variants", the government said Wednesday.
British group intends to develop rooftop solar projects in Dong Nai

British group intends to develop rooftop solar projects in Dong Nai

British group Shire Oak International Ltd. has recently unveiled intentions to develop rooftop solar projects in the southern province of Dong Nai in 2021.
Longer-term benefits ahead for UK trade

Longer-term benefits ahead for UK trade

Vietnam is expected to reap a range of benefits in expanding ties with the UK on the back of the bilateral trade deal agreement taking effect on May 1
ASEAN-UK open-ended troika virtual meeting held

ASEAN-UK open-ended troika virtual meeting held

Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the Vietnam ASEAN SOM Nguyen Quoc Dung attended the opened-ended troika virtual meeting between ASEAN foreign ministers and UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab on April 8.
UK starts Moderna jabs as AstraZeneca probed

UK starts Moderna jabs as AstraZeneca probed

Britain on Wednesday began rolling out its third coronavirus vaccine, from US company Moderna, as questions mounted over jabs from the country's main supplier, AstraZeneca.
Building climate change adaptation and resilience for cities of Vietnam

Building climate change adaptation and resilience for cities of Vietnam

The UNDP in Vietnam and the British Embassy in Hanoi have organised the workshop titled “Climate adaptation in the context of urban setting”.
UK unemployment dips to 5.0%: official data

UK unemployment dips to 5.0%: official data

Britain's unemployment rate dipped to 5.0 percent in the three months to the end of January, remaining close to five-year highs on the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Tuesday,
UKVFTA boosts bilateral trade growth between Vietnam and UK

UKVFTA boosts bilateral trade growth between Vietnam and UK

After the UKVFTA took effect, the bilateral turnover between Vietnam and the UK had a spectacular breakthrough in the first month of 2021, despite COVID-19.
UK formally requests to join CPTPP

UK formally requests to join CPTPP

The UK made a formal request on February 1 to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the first accession application by a member outside the 11 participating Pacific countries since the trade deal came into force in 2018.
Vietnam exports first batch of rice to UK under UKVFTA

Vietnam exports first batch of rice to UK under UKVFTA

The batch of 60 tonnes of jasmine rice was exported to the UK with the price of £15.5 ($21.15) per 10 kilogrammes.
Vietnam Corporate Pride Network officially launched

Vietnam Corporate Pride Network officially launched

The Vietnam Corporate Pride Network has been launched to highlight the importance of advancing LGBTI rights and workplace inclusion practices in Vietnam.
Europe eases UK travel bans as US passes one million vaccinations

Europe eases UK travel bans as US passes one million vaccinations

Countries in Europe on Wednesday began easing travel bans on Britain put in place to contain a new strain of Covid-19 that UK officials believe spreads faster, as the US said it had now vaccinated one million people.
Over 300 Vietnamese citizens brought home from UK

Over 300 Vietnamese citizens brought home from UK

More than 360 Vietnamese citizens were brought home safely on a flight arranged by Vietnamese and UK agencies together with the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on December 21-22.
EU, UK each demand concessions as post-Brexit talks stall

EU, UK each demand concessions as post-Brexit talks stall

British and EU negotiators had dug in their heels and were each demanding more concessions from the other as post-Brexit trade talks dragged on into Sunday, deadlocked on fishing rights.
Vietnam-UK trade relations elevating to new altitudes

Vietnam-UK trade relations elevating to new altitudes

The UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement was settled last week and will take effect from January 1, in which 99 per cent of tariffs between two countries will be eliminated – and full implementation is set to further boost UK-Vietnam bilateral trade, which has already tripled in the past decade.
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