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EU-Vietnam: Council gives final green light to free trade agreement

Council of the EU Press release 30 March 2020

EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements | Đọt Chuối Non

The Council today adopted a decision on the conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Vietnam. This decision clears the path, on the EU side, for the entry into force of the agreement.

Once the Vietnamese National Assembly also ratifies the FTA, the agreement can enter into force, most likely in early summer 2020.

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East Africa faces dual shock from coronavirus and locust swarms

PUBLISHED MON, MAR 23 20203:56 AM EDTElliot Smith@ELLIOTSMITHCNBCCNBCKEY POINTS

  • Last week the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that the “unprecedented” desert locust outbreak remains “extremely alarming,” especially in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
  • Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Sudan have all reported cases of the virus and governments have begun to implement stringent restrictions on travel and social gatherings.
  • The systemic importance of China to the region’s bilateral trade, and a slump in Chinese demand introducing a terms-of-trade hit to African exporters, means further economic difficulties lie ahead.
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A local resident tries to swot away a swarm of desert locusts in Mathiakani, Kitui County, Kenya, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The number of locusts in East Africa could expand 500 times by June, the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization said last month.Patrick Meinhardt | Bloomberg | Getty Images

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Thanh Đa – bốn thế hệ vật lộn với quy hoạch treo

Thứ ba, 7/5/2019, 00:08 (GMT+7) VnExpress

Người già mong ngóng rồi qua đời, trẻ con lớn lên lập gia đình rồi sinh con, bốn thế hệ dân Thanh Đa trải qua bao lần tuyệt vọng vì “quy hoạch”. 

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Tuần lễ trước Noel năm 1998, pháo hoa vụt sáng trên bến Bạch Đằng. Một chuỗi các hoạt động văn hóa và lễ hội tiếp nối. Hội chợ, triển lãm, biểu diễn, hội thao… Sài Gòn – Gia Định kỷ niệm 300 năm ngày thành lập. Một giai đoạn đầy hứa hẹn của thành phố và đất nước. “Lệnh cấm vận của Mỹ đã được gỡ bỏ, bây giờ Sài Gòn sẽ rất nhanh lấy lại ánh hào quang của thế kỷ 19”, tác giả Robert Tompkins viết mùa Hè năm đó, nhắc tới bối cảnh kinh tế đặc biệt của quãng thời gian này.

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American soldier, Vietnamese girl find lost love after 50 years

By Long Nguyen   September 14, 2019 | 07:42 am GMT+7 VNExpress

American soldier, Vietnamese girl find lost love after 50 years

Lan met Ken at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on September 12, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Hien Duc.

“I am excited and nervous,” said Lan, 67 years young. She was about to meet someone she’d loved 50 years ago.

It was almost 10 p.m. when she reached Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport with her family. September 12 was going to be a day to remember.

While the family members waited at the arrival gate, Lan insisted on standing at Pillar 12, the rendezvous for Lan and Ken Reesing, an American soldier she’d fallen in love with a lifetime ago.

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Mekong Delta struggles to find freshwater as drought, salt intrusion continue

By Hoang Nam   March 22, 2020 | 02:39 pm GMT+7 VNExpress

People in Ben Tre and Tien Giang provinces are relying on freshwater supplied by trucks since salt intrusion in rivers has made tap water unpotable.

In the Mekong Deltas Ben Tre Province, drought and salination have rendered channels and canals barren, while water supply has run out and tap water sources are salinized. Thousands are lacking freshwater and have to buy it at VND100,000-300,000 ($4.3-12.9) per cubic meter. Some individuals and businesses as of late have tried to alleviate the situation by providing people with freshwater sources free of charge.A chaland, which carries 1,200 cubic meters of freshwater, by a business in southern Binh Duong Province was transported to a park in Ben Tres Ward 7 to provide free freshwater to two reservoirs there from March 15 to March 16.

In Ben Tre, like much of the rest of the Mekong Delta, drought and saltwater have rendered rivers and canals barren or too salty. Thousands of people lack water as a result and have to buy it for VND100,000-300,000 ($4.26-12.78) per cubic meter. Some individuals and businesses are pitching in and providing water to people free of charge.Đọc tiếp trên CVD >>

Economic Watch: Trade recovers on China-Vietnam border

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-18 19:05:20|Editor: huaxia NANNING, March 18 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of flat-bed and container trucks queued along a border bridge in Dongxing, a city in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, waiting for customs clearance, a scene that signifies the recovery of trade on the China-Vietnam border from the COVID-19 epidemic.

Pham Van Tan, a 31-year-old Vietnamese, was driving a truck loaded with about 20 tonnes of dragon fruit produced in Vietnam’s Da Nang. Once passing the customs checkpoints, the goods will soon be seen in the markets of cities such as Shanghai and Beijing.

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Samsung Starts Building $220 Million R&D Center in Vietnam

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By Reuters March 2, 2020

HANOI — Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development center in Vietnam, the South Korean tech giant’s local unit said on Monday.

But a ground-breaking ceremony, scheduled for this past Saturday, was canceled because of a virus outbreak that led to travel restrictions on South Koreans, Hong Sun, the vice chairman of Korea Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, told Reuters.

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An engagement this month spotlighted ongoing collaboration between the two sides in the security domain.

 

Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines With Naval Shipbuilding Cooperation
Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this month, Japan’s defense chief paid a visit to Vietnam. While the interaction was just one of several scheduled engagements between the two sides, it nonetheless spotlighted some of the ongoing activity in the naval aspect of their defense relationship.

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Drought drives Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to declare state of emergency

 ~ ĐÀO THU HẰNG ~ CHỈNH SỬA”DROUGHT DRIVES VIETNAM’S MEKONG DELTA TO DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY” scmp.com
  • A total of 33,000 hectares of rice fields have been damaged and nearly 70,000 households are suffering from a lack of water
  • Reasons for the drought and salinity intrusion include a lack of rain, growing water consumption and increased water storage in dams
Rice fields in the Mekong Delta of Southern Vietnam. Photo: Shutterstock
Rice fields in the Mekong Delta of Southern Vietnam. Photo: Shutterstock Vietnam’s prolonged drought, coupled with an extensive build-up of salinity, have driven five provinces in the country’s rice bowl to declare a state of emergency. Continue reading on CVD >>

Miền Tây oằn mình trong cơn khát

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Hạn, mặn do biến đổi khí hậu cùng với hàng loạt đập thủy điện mọc lên ở thượng nguồn sông Mê Kông đang khiến các tỉnh đồng bằng sông Cửu Long khát nước ngọt trầm trọng.

Một con kênh chảy qua xã Bình Phan (H.Chợ Gạo, Tiền Giang) cạn trơ đáy /// Ảnh: Ngọc Dương
Một con kênh chảy qua xã Bình Phan (H.Chợ Gạo, Tiền Giang) cạn trơ đáyẢnh: Ngọc Dương

Hạn hán và xâm nhập mặn năm nay tại các địa phương miền Tây đang diễn ra theo chiều hướng khốc liệt hơn những năm trước, khiến cuộc sống của người dân bị đảo lộn và gặp nhiều khó khăn.

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Why oil prices are crashing and what it means

John Defterios-Profile-Image1 By John DefteriosCNN Business

Updated 1720 GMT (0120 HKT) March 9, 2020

Oil rig pumpjacks, also known as thirsty birds, extract crude from the Wilmington Field oil deposits area where Tidelands Oil Production Company operates near Long Beach, California July 30, 2013. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
London (CNN Business)Oil prices have suffered their biggest fall since the day in 1991 when American forces launched air strikes on Iraqi troops following their invasion of Kuwait.

Monday’s crash spooked markets that were already freaking out about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy and demand for oil. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, were down 22%, last trading at $35.45 per barrel. US oil is trading at $33.15 per barrel, a decline of nearly 20%.Here are five things you need to know:

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USS Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Vietnam, becoming second US carrier to visit since the 1970s

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt transits the Pacific Ocean on March 1, 2020.

By WYATT OLSON | STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 4, 2020

The USS Theodore Roosevelt arrived Thursday in Vietnam, becoming only the second U.S. aircraft carrier to make a port call there since the fall of Saigon in 1975.

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Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?

By Yan Yan
March 05, 2020

The Diplomat

Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?
Fishing boats take shelter in Da Nang city, Vietnam on Nov. 10, 2013.Credit: AP Photo/Hau Dinh

The South China Sea Probing Initiative (SCSPI) a project of the Peking University Institute of Ocean Research, recently released Automatic Identification System (AIS) data showing more than 300 Vietnamese fishing boats gathering in the near seas of China’s Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan provinces in February — while China is busy fighting the coronavirus. Đọc tiếp Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?

Samsung Starts Building $220 Million R&D Center in Vietnam

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Samsung Starts Building $220 Million R&D Center in Vietnam

By Reuters March 2, 2020

HANOI — Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development center in Vietnam, the South Korean tech giant’s local unit said on Monday.

But a ground-breaking ceremony, scheduled for this past Saturday, was canceled because of a virus outbreak that led to travel restrictions on South Koreans, Hong Sun, the vice chairman of Korea Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, told Reuters.

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