Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung said if GDP growth is 5.3 percent, and oil prices average $35 per barrel, the government’s revenues could fall by VND110 trillion ($4.7 billion) this year and the fiscal deficit as a ratio of GDP could increase by 1.5-1.6 percentage points from 3.4 percent last year. … [Read more...] about PM promises strong measures to revive economy after pandemic
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In a press release on Friday last week, Le Thi Thu Hang, spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that fishing vessel number QNg 90617 TS, carrying eight Vietnamese crewmen, was anchored near Phu Lam Island in Vietnam's Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago on April 2 when a China coast guard ship hit and sank it. … [Read more...] about US Defense Department ‘greatly concerned’ by China’s sinking of Vietnamese fishing boat
Prof Teo says that if reported global coronavirus cases are a fair reflection of its real spread, "many countries still have a window of opportunity to really try to prepare", by ring-fencing their vulnerable or overcrowded communities and "trying to minimise anyone who has the disease interacting with communities". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Should the world worry about Singapore’s virus surge?
For them it is the perfect holiday, as David explains: "We had the idea it was all about crossing the Atlantic, sitting on deckchairs with a blanket over your knees. [But in reality], the ships are really mobile hotels, and we wake up somewhere different every day… we use it to go to places we want to see. … [Read more...] about Will we ever take cruise holidays again?
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - There is strong support among the Vietnamese public for addressing the root causes of COVID-19 and potential future novel zoonotic disease outbreaks caused by illegal wildlife hunting, trade and consumption, a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) survey found. About 90 percent of 1,000 Vietnamese people who responded to the survey last month said they were very likely or likely to support efforts by governments and relevant ministries to close all illegal and unregulated markets and restaurants that sell wildlife. While questions remain about the exact origins of COVID-19, the World Health Organisation has confirmed it is a zoonotic disease, meaning it jumped from wildlife to humans. Illegal wildlife markets and restaurants are considered potential sources of disease transmission from wildlife to people. A total of 15 percent of respondents in Vietnam said they or someone they knew had purchased wildlife for consumption in the last … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s public supports closing wildlife markets: WWF survey