PV GAS invests nearly $108.6 million in facilities to prepare for LNG imports (17/11/2021)
PV GAS is looking to complete its LNG facilities so that it can begin importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2022 to compensate for dwindling domestic supply of natural gas, securing supply and encouraging the development of the domestic LNG market.

Nike and Adidas maintain supply chain operations in Vietnam (17/11/2021)
Rumours that Nike and Adidas would move production out of Vietnam in August and September were rebutted by the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) as the brands do not own any plants in the country.

Reference exchange rate up 7 VND (17/11/2021)
The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,114 VND/USD on November 17, up 7 VND from the rate on the previous day. With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applicable to commercial banks during the day is 23,807 VND/USD and the floor rate 22,420 VND/USD. The opening-hour rate at commercial banks stayed stable. At 8:25 am, Vietcombank listed the buying rate at 22,520 VND/USD and the selling rate at 22,750 VND/USD, unchanged from November 16. Similarly, BIDV also kept both rates unchanged, listing at 22,550 VND/USD (buying) and 22,750 VND/USD (selling).

Trade fair of health care products for Vietnamese market held in RoK (16/11/2021)
A trade fair of anti-pandemic and health care products for Vietnamese market is underway via videoconference from November 15-19 in Gangnam district, the capital city of Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Vietnamese, Bangladeshi firms promote ties (16/11/2021)
Meetings between Vietnamese and Bangladeshi firms were held in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh and the port city of Chittagong on November 11 and November 7, respectively, to promote bilateral economic and trade ties.

Vietnam-Malaysia Joint Commission on bilateral cooperation convenes sixth meeting (16/11/2021)
Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah co-chaired the sixth meeting of the Vietnam – Malaysia Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation on November 15.

Exhibition offers insight in two millennia of Vietnamese ceramics (16/11/2021)
A panorama of the Vietnamese ceramics throughout over-2,000-year history will be reflected through an exhibition set to open at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi on November 19.

Clean energy development helps Vietnam reduce dependence on imports: official (16/11/2021)
The increasing proportion of clean energy such as solar and wind power in recent years has helped Vietnam diversify energy sources and reduce its dependence on imported energy, thus enhancing its national energy security, said Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy Hoang Tien Dung.

Medici and FAD merge to lead Vietnamese insurtech business (16/11/2021)
Medici, a healthtech and insurtech platform funded by leading venture capital firms in Southeast Asia, has completed its acquisition of FAD Insurance Distribution and Consulting JSC (FAD), an insurance distribution company founded by former deputy general director of Hanwha Life that has shown impressive growth since its establishment.

Vibev makes official debut in Vietnam's beverage market (16/11/2021)
Vibev, the joint venture between Kido and Vinamilk, has just rolled out Oh Fresh fresh corn and green bean milk products, making its first foray into Vietnam’s beverage market.

Vietnam Airlines’s additional shares to be officially traded from Nov. 19 (16/11/2021)
The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) has announced the additional listing of nearly 800 million shares of Vietnam Airlines Corporation, coded HVN, from November 15.

Vietnam’s showcase as an open trading nation (15/11/2021)
Vietnam’s 23-year membership in the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) has marked a major milestone in the nation’s over 30 years of doi moi, during which it reaped high prestige in the international community and surged as an attractive investment location.

Two more river bus routes proposed for HCM City (15/11/2021)
A private company will invest and operate the two routes on Saigon River for five years, with a total price tag of nearly 11.5 million USD, District 7 authorities proposed.

Reference exchange rate down 11 VND at week’s beginning (15/11/2021)
The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,104 VND/USD on November 15, down 11 VND from the rate on the last working day of previous week (November 12).

Norway to partner with Vietnam to "awaken" offshore wind power potential (15/11/2021)
Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Grete Løchen and Commercial Counsellor Arne-Kjetil Lian recently have handed over the 'Vietnam Supply Chain Study Report' to Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien.

HCMC continues delaying seaport fee collection until April 2022 (15/11/2021)
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport yesterday said that the city will continue to extend the due date of collecting fees for using seaports and sea border gates infrastructure works, public utility service projects in the city, until April 1, 2022, instead of October 1, 2021, to support enterprises affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

THACO exports hydroponic plastic pipes to Israel (15/11/2021)
The THACO Automotive Interior Components Manufacturing Company recently shipped over 59,000m of hydroponic plastic pipes to Israel, completing the order of 122,600m of the product from Liba B.G Yeda Co., Ltd.

Vietnamese firms on better footing in cyber security market (15/11/2021)
The Vietnamese cyber security market, which was previously flooded with solutions developed by foreign businesses, have become more balanced, and domestic firms are tend to be on a better footing.

ASEAN Committee boosts collaboration, exchanges with Czech localities (15/11/2021)
A delegation of the ASEAN Committee in the Czech Republic paid a working visit to Ústí nad Labem city on November 12, as part of the Committee’s programme on promoting exchange and cooperation with Czech localities in 2021.

MoIT expects strong growth for electronics industry (12/11/2021)
The electronics industry will continue posting strong growth this year thanks to the strong demand for devices for communications and remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) forecast.