In Cambodia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng asked the administration in localities that border Thailand to increase professional measures at border checkpoints to prevent Cambodian workers from entering Thailand, which will shut its border until June 30 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29
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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam drew 0-0 with Myanmar in an away match of Group A in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018 held at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon on November 20 evening. Myanmar had more possession in the first 10 minutes of the game, but no serious attacks have been launched from either side. In the 19th minute, Vietnamese striker Nguyen Cong Phuong tried his luck by a shot from outside the box but did not succeed. Five minutes later, Myanmar answered with a long shot but it was not a challenge for goalkeeper Dang Van Lam. In the 28th minute, Phan Van Duc took a shot in the box and it went out for a corner, which was unsuccessful. From the corner, Nguyen Anh Duc tried to get a header but he missed the ball. Vietnam took another corner in the 31st minute. This time Nguyen Anh Duc got his head on the ball but it went through the bar. In the 36th minute, from an attack, Phan Van Duc took a shot but unfortunately he hit the post. And just one minute … [Read more...] about Vietnam draw 0-0 with Myanmar in AFF Cup’s Group A
New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Wendy Matthews. (Photo: New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Wendy Matthews: As Chair of ASEAN 2020, Vietnam has been active in uniting the bloc's state members to effective respond to the COVID-19 thanks to the foundation of a common funding against the pandemic. This is a great step for Vietnam in particular and for the whole region. … [Read more...] about What foreign ambassadors say about Vietnam’s coronavirus fight?
While putting up efforts to attract new foreign-invested projects, Nguyen Thu Trang, director of the WTO Center and Integration under the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), said Vietnam should pay attention to the quality of the FDI and the risks of local enterprises being acquired at cheap prices. … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs more efforts to lure new FDI wave
When the COVID-19 pandemic is over, it may be time for the public to adapt to the emerging trends, including those of the digital economy and digital payments. This is also an opportunity for businesses, including fintech companies, to rethink and reform themselves. According to the relevant statistics, among more than 150 fintech operating in the Vietnamese market, the activity that attracts the most attention is offering payment intermediary service, such as an e-wallet. Data from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) shows that, as of April 20, there were 33 non-bank organisations licensed to provide payment intermediary services, mostly e-wallets and payment gateways. According to experts, cashless payments in Vietnam have many advantages, such as the young population structure combined with the fast growing economy and middle class. Therefore, this market will see strong developments in the future. Competition among fintech companies will be fiercer, but on the other hand there is … [Read more...] about COVID-19 a boost for Vietnam’s fintech