No country has yet asked the World Bank or International Monetary Fund for financial assistance to fight the coronavirus outbreak that began in China. AFP/STR While they have yet to receive a request for aid, the institutions "have now developed contingency plans. We have various financial instruments that could be used," IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said at a press conference. … [Read more...] about IMF, World Bank funds ready to fight coronavirus outbreak
The bank says this is a remarkable result considering a slowing global economy
With the EVFTA, almost all Vietnam’s export items to the EU would be exempted from import duties right after the deal takes effect or after just a short time. This is the highest benefit from an FTA that Vietnam has signed with the international community. The most beneficial sectors will be footwear, textiles and garments, agriculture, and seafood. The sectors bearing the brunt would be chemicals, transport means and equipment, processed food, and basic metal items. … [Read more...] about Scrutinising the implications of new deals on Vietnam’s economy
Thang told the seminar: “The Ministry of Information and Communications is drafting a decree on management, connection and sharing of digital data, in which it makes it compulsory for all state agencies to share data with other state agencies.”— VNS … [Read more...] about Data should be shared to serve digital economy
Most-favored-nation treatment (MFN) is the basic principle in WTO’s international trade, whereby a member country must be given the same treatment as all other WTO members, regardless of developed countries or developing countries. However, he affirmed that the change won’t have impact on Vietnam in reality. … [Read more...] about What if the US no longer considers Vietnam a ‘developing country’?
A groundswell of research confirms that once the HIV viral load in the body reduces to an ‘undetectable’ level for at least six months through antiretroviral therapy (ART), a person will not pass on HIV even if they don't use condom, according to Dr John Blandford, country director of CDC Vietnam and Dr Todd Pollack, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and country director of HAIVN. … [Read more...] about Awareness campaign says safe sex possible with HIV persons