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What does the ‘rescue’ of Vietnam Airlines reveal?

22/11/2020    15:07 GMT+7 vietnamnet

The national airline of Vietnam finally saw “the light at the end of the tunnel” when the National Assembly agreed with the Government’s proposal for solutions to help Vietnam Airlines overcome difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the resolution of the 10th session, the 14th National Assembly approved two options. Firstly, the State Bank of Vietnam refinances and extends no more than two times for credit institutions (excluding those under special control) to allow Vietnam Airlines to borrow additional capital to serve production and business activities.

Thấy gì qua cuộc ‘giải cứu’ Vietnam Airlines
A Vietnam Airlines flight from Alaska brought Vietnamese citizens back to their home country in May. Photo: Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport, Alaska

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Energy companies make a beeline for central Vietnam

By Dat Nguyen   November 23, 2020 | 10:50 am GMT+7 vnexpressEnergy companies make a beeline for central VietnamAn LNG tanker passes by the Strait of Singapore. Photo by Shutterstock/Igor Grochev.

Several foreign and domestic companies have expressed interest in building multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas power and storage plants in the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Four foreign firms, Millennium Group of the U.S., Sumitomo Corporation and J-Power of Japan and a venture between Vietnam’s Embark United and the U.S.’s Quantum, want to build plants in the Van Phong Economic Zone, province authorities said in a recent statement.

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Hanoi sidewalks with projected 70-year lifespan crumble after 3 years in use

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 15:30 GMT+7 vnexpress

Hanoi sidewalks with projected 70-year lifespan crumble after 3 years in use
Stone tiles are seen in poor conditions on the sidewalk of Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Claimed to last for at least 50-70 years, stones used to pave major streets in Hanoi are falling apart only a few years after they were installed.

Three years ago, Hanoi’s authorities introduced a new set of regulations on road renovation, which slated a complete transition of paving material from bricks to natural stone on 900 streets of the capital city for the end of 2020.

In the process, natural stone was praised as a sturdy paving material which can last for at least 70 years. 

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Turning an eagle eye on Vietnam’s attraction for the ‘eagles’

By Le Thi Ly   November 17, 2020 | 07:59 am GMT+7 vnexpress

TĐH: Dear readers, for the sake of Vietnamese workers, please kindly promote this article far and wide. Thank you very much.

I am not an expert. Most certainly, I am not an economist. I just speak from the experience of being an ordinary, unskilled worker.

Le Thi Ly

Until a few years ago, as college students, my friend and I typically spent summer vacations as factory workers to earn some money and help parents pay our tuition fees.

Honestly, those three months felt like three centuries.

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Too little, too late? Britain introduces rules to protect tech firms from overseas takeovers

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PUBLISHED FRI, NOV 13 202010:19 AM EST UPDATED FRI, NOV 13 202012:10 PM ESTSam Shead@SAM_L_SHEAD CNBC

KEY POINTS

  • The U.K. government has rolled out new rules to protect Britain’s innovative companies from being snapped up by other nations.
  • But is it too little, too late? Arm was sold to Japan’s SoftBank in 2016 and DeepMind was sold to Google in 2014.
  • Even though DeepMind and Arm are no longer British in some people’s eyes, there are a number of other fast-growing tech companies that very much are.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving a statement in Downing Street in central London on April 27, 2020 after returning to work following more than three weeks off after being hospitalized with the Covid-19 illness.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving a statement in Downing Street in central London on April 27, 2020 after returning to work following more than three weeks off after being hospitalized with the Covid-19 illness.DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

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Government formally approves Long Thanh international airport

vietnamnet 16/11/2020    15:48 GMT+7

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has approved the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai.

Government formally approves Long Thanh international airport
A rendering of the proposed Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai. – Photo courtesy of Airports Corporation of Vietnam

The project has four component projects such as headquarters of State management agencies, flight management services, essential airport facilities, and other works.

Major works such as airport buildings, the aircraft apron, passenger terminals, and cargo terminals will be built by the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which operates 21 airports across the country.

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Remittances to fall for first time in 11 years

11/11/2020    06:45 GMT+7 vietnamnet

Remittances to Vietnam are set to fall for the first time since 2009 to $15.7 billion this year over Covid-19 impacts.

However, even though this is a 7.6 percent drop from last year’s 17 billion USD, Vietnam will remain the ninth biggest remittance beneficiary in the world, according to a recent report by the World Bank.

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Mekong Delta localities plant trees, build natural embankments to prevent erosion

vietnamnet 2/11/2020    11:30 GMT+7

More people in the Mekong Delta are planting trees and building embankments made of natural materials to prevent erosion along rivers and canals.

Mekong Delta localities plant trees, build natural embankments to prevent erosion hinh anh 1

The delta, which has a dense river and canal network, has faced increasing erosion along rivers and canals in recent years because of human activity and climate change.

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Central Vietnam: a month in tragedies

e.vnexpress November 3, 2020 | 10:28 am GMT+7

In just a month, central Vietnam got struck by three floods, four storms and a series of landslides that claimed 159 lives and left 71 missing.

On October 4, provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Ngai along the central strip of Vietnam recorded heavy rains due to a combination of a cold spell moving down from the north and winds from the east. After months of drought, rains brought joy to the people of central Vietnam. But little did they know the rain in fact signaled a streak of consecutive disasters.

A residential area in Thua Thien-Hue Province is submerged under flood water, October 10, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh
A residential area in Thua Thien-Hue Province is submerged under flood water, October 10, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh.

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Bộ trưởng Nguyễn Văn Thể: dự án đường sắt đô thị ‘bộc lộ nhiều vấn đề’

03/11/2020 11:17 GMT+720Lưu

TTOTrước Quốc hội, Bộ trưởng Bộ Giao thông vận tải Nguyễn Văn Thể thừa nhận việc triển khai các dự án đường sắt đô thị ‘đã bộc lộ nhiều vấn đề, đặc biệt vấn đề chậm tiến độ’.

Bộ trưởng Nguyễn Văn Thể: dự án đường sắt đô thị bộc lộ nhiều vấn đề - Ảnh 1.

Bộ trưởng Bộ GTVT Nguyễn Văn Thể – Ảnh: Quochoi.vn

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Highlights from the year-end meeting of the National Assembly

vietnamnet 2/11/2020    21:01 GMT+7

The government is taking a cautious view in setting its development goals for 2021, which is understandable due to lingering risks from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA)’s year-end meeting, scheduled to last for more than three weeks from October 20 to November 17, will focus on reviewing socio-economic development in 2020 and decide important matters related to socio-economic issues and the state budget for the next year.

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Does investor protection increase foreign direct investment? A meta‐analysis

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Journal of Economic Surveys | 30 September 2020

Does investor protection increase foreign direct investment? A meta‐analysis

par Josef C. Brada, Zdenek Drabek, Ichiro Iwasaki

- Abstract

We undertake a meta‐analysis of the effects of international investment agreements for the protection of foreign investors on foreign direct investment using 2107 estimates drawn from 74 studies. Our meta‐analysis finds robust evidence that effect of international investment agreements is so small as to be considered zero. However, our results do not rule out the possibility that the effect of these agreements is, in fact, positive and that current research methods are insufficiently powerful or precise to identify the underlying genuine effect. FDI from developed countries appears to be more responsive to the existence of investment protection, and there is evidence of publication–selection bias in favour of studies that find a positive effect for investor protection.

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What Pompeo’s visit augurs for post election Vietnam-US relations

By Viet Anh   November 3, 2020 | 07:00 am GMT+7 vnexpress

With minor differences, international observers agree that the latest Vietnam visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signals post presidential election continuity.

While at least one expert is troubled by the lack of any new development, others see significance in the visit happening, per se.

“Pompeo’s unexpected visit to Hanoi must be viewed as a significant development, because it came at a time when the Covid-19 has severely impacted high-level face-to-face meetings,” Carlyle Thayer, Emeritus Professor from the University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defense Force Academy, said.

U.S Secretary of State Pompeo (L) with Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, October 30, 2020. Photo by Vietnam News Agency.

U.S Secretary of State Pompeo (L) with Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, October 30, 2020. Photo by Vietnam News Agency.

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AES, PetroVietnam Gas to sign $2.8 billion LNG deal: Pompeo

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 16:44 GMT+7 Tuoitrenews

AES, PetroVietnam Gas to sign $2.8 billion LNG deal: Pompeo
The logo of the multinational electric power company AES is seen at an office in Santiago, Chile June 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters

HANOI — AES Corp. will sign a deal with PetroVietnam Gas GAS.HM to develop a $2.8 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and a power plant in Vietnam, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

“Vietnam has given the green light to AES Corp., a company based in Virginia, to go forward with the project,” Pompeo said at a virtual Indo-Pacific Business Forum.

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Rapid growth could cost Vietnam’s coast dear: World Bank

Rapid growth could cost Vietnam's coast dear: World Bank
A restaurant on Cua Dai Beach of central Quang Nam Province is demolished by waves and coastal erosion, October 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh.

By Phan Anh   October 24, 2020 | 07:55 am GMT+7 vnexpresz

Rapid urbanization and economic development can intensify natural disaster risks for Vietnam’s coastline and wipe billions of dollars off its economic growth over the next decade.

A report released Wednesday notes that Vietnam’s coastline, despite being among the most exposed to natural hazards like storms, floods and erosion, also hosts thriving economic sectors that provide livelihoods for a growing and rapidly urbanizing population.

The report, titled “Resilient Shores,” is a collaboration between the Vietnamese government, the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.

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