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UPDATE 1-Vietnam's 2020 GDP growth seen slowing to 2%-3%, says PM

20 Oct 2020

HANOI, Oct 20 Vietnam's economic growth is expected to slow to 2%-3% this year after expanding 7.02% in 2019 due to the wider impact of the coronavirus pandemic and natural disasters, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday.

On Suga's overseas debut, Japan, Vietnam agree broadly on defence transfer

19 Oct 2020

HANOI Japan hailed an agreement in principle to supply Vietnam with military gear and technology, as the two governments pledged on Monday to strengthen security and economic ties amid mounting concerns about China's assertiveness in the region.

Landslide hits barracks in Vietnam, killing 14 and leaving 8 missing

18 Oct 2020

HANOI A landslide early on Sunday killed at least 14 military personnel and left eight missing in central Vietnam, the government said, in what could be the country's largest military loss in peace time as it battles major flooding.

Vietnam central bank governor to take senior party role

15 Oct 2020

HANOI, Oct 15 Vietnam's central bank governor Le Minh Hung has been appointed to a senior role in the ruling Communist Party, the government said on Thursday, without naming his successor.

Troops, helicopters hunt for survivors after deadly Vietnam landslides

14 Oct 2020

HANOI Vietnam deployed helicopters and soldiers on Wednesday to search for dozens of people feared dead in two catastrophic landslides near a hydropower dam, triggered by adverse weather that aid groups warned could overwhelm the most resilient communities.

Southeast Asia flood deaths near 40 as new storm approaches

14 Oct 2020

HANOI/PHNOM PENH Nearly 40 people have died in Vietnam and Cambodia and scores more were missing, including rescuers, due to prolonged heavy rain and flash flooding as tropical storm Nangka edged towards the Vietnamese coast on Tuesday. | Video

Hyundai E&C, Technip lead groups in bids to expand Vietnam refinery

08 Oct 2020

HANOI Two consortiums led by Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Technip Italy are bidding for a $1.8 billion project to upgrade and expand Vietnam's Dung Quat refinery, the owner of the plant said on Thursday.

U.S. probing whether Vietnam undervalues its currency

03 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON/HANOI The United States is opening an investigation into whether Vietnam has been undervaluing its currency and harming U.S. commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said in a statement on Friday.

UK secures Vietnam backing to join Trans-Pacific trading group, Raab says

30 Sep 2020

HANOI/LONDON Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Wednesday he hopes to conclude talks on a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom soon, the government said.

UPDATE 1-Vietnam c.bank to cut policy rates from Thursday to spur growth

30 Sep 2020

HANOI, Sept 30 The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will cut its key policy rates from Thursday to boost economic growth that is now picking up pace, after the global impacts of the coronavirus saw it expand at its slowest rate in decades in the second quarter.

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