Vietnam and the UK have achieved impressive cooperation results in the fields of politics, diplomacy, economy, culture, and tourism in recent years. Hanoi hopes the UK will strengthen cooperation and share its experiences in the use of clean energy, said Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung in the meeting with British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward, who came to say goodbye before ending his tenure in Vietnam, in the capital city on July 1. Hanoi Party Secretary Dinh Tien Dung and officials receive British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward. Photo: kinhtedothi Dung said the city is planning to promote the use of clean energy, which is seen as an effective solution for protecting the environment and combating climate change. He highly appreciated the relationship between Vietnam and the UK in recent years. Despite being heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the two sides have still achieved impressive cooperation results in the fields of … [Read more...] about Hanoi eyes cooperation with UK to develop clean energy
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Through Bach Mai Hospital's recent gene sequencing results, three people in Hanoi are detected to be infected with the sub-variant BA.5 of Omicron At a today press conference about the economic and social situation of Vietnam's capital city informed by the Hanoi People's Committee, a representative of the Hanoi Department of Health said that although the number of new cases of Covid-19 daily is decreasing sharply Hanoi has recorded three cases caused by the BA.5 sub-strain of Omicron coronavirus variant. Talking to the press, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Health Vu Cao Cuong said that currently, Hanoi recorded 180 Covid-19 cases a day, much lower than a few months ago. Now, the city has more than 1.6 million cases of Covid-19 including 292 foreigners. In particular, the recent gene sequencing results of Bach Mai Hospital have detected three people in Hanoi infected with the sub-variant BA.5 of Omicron, which can spread faster than other circulating variants such as … [Read more...] about Three SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant BA.5 cases detected in Hanoi
Hue held talks with top legislators, met with government leaders and ministers of Hungary and the U.K. and witnessed the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding on cooperation between ministries and localities. He took the occasion to thank Hungarian and British leaders and people for donating COVID-19 vaccines and test kits to help Vietnam combat the pandemic. The N.A. Chairman also met with heads of friendship parliamentary groups, friendship associations, corporations and universities in the two countries; attended high-level forums on trade, economy, investment and education; and visited Vietnamese communities there. The visits aimed to deepen bilateral cooperation with the two European countries and showed the Party's and State's care for Vietnamese expatriates. The signing of an agreement between the Vietnamese and Hungarian National Assemblies marked a new milestone in the two sides’ relations, lifting the bilateral parliamentary ties to a new height. Hue’s … [Read more...] about Top legislator arrives in Hanoi, concluding visits to Hungary, U.K.
The bright spot in the latest PMI survey was employment, which increased at the fastest pace in three and a half years. The Vietnam's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) posted 54.0 in June, down slightly from 54.7 in May but still signaling a solid monthly improvement in the health of the sector. Electronics production at Katolec Vietnam, Quang Minh Industrial Park, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Hung A reading below the 50 neutral marks indicates no change from the previous month or even contractions, and above 50 points means an expansion, according to S&P Global. “The Vietnamese manufacturing sector ends the first half of 2022 in good health, with firms feeling that they've seen the back of the pandemic cane to generate new business at a solid rate,” said Andrew Harker, economics director at S&P Global. "The main positive from the latest PMI survey was around employment, which increased at the fastest pace in three-and-a-half years. This shows … [Read more...] about Vietnamese manufacturing continues solid improvements
"Two Vietnamese males have been arrested by police of Mallorca Island over sexual assault allegations. One was born in 1980, the other in 1984," said a spokesman of the Mallorca police department. The spokesman however refused to provide their identities and occupations. The men’s identity and occupations were not revealed, but local reports said they were an actor and a musician. Further legal proceedings would be decided by the Mallorca court, the spokesman said, adding that they "might have been allowed to be out on bail". Spanish media reports had earlier cited an announcement by the Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Emergencies tht two Vietnamese citizens have been arrested June 25 on Mallorca Island, part of Spain’s Baleares Islands, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl from the U.K. The two Vietnamese citizens were "actor, musician", aged 37 and 42, reports said. They were produced before the court on June 28 and released on bail, but had their passports … [Read more...] about Spain arrests two Vietnamese over alleged sexual assault on British teenager
Illustration. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s economic growth accelerated faster than expected in the second quarter of this year, as a recovery in exports and manufacturing helped offset risks from coronavirus outbreaks and rising oil prices, Bloomberg reported. The US-based news agency cited data from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) saying the Vietnamese economy expanded 7.72% year-on-year in the April-June period, compared to 5.05% of the previous quarter. That was quicker than the median estimate for a 5.9% gain in a Bloomberg survey, and the highest level since at least the first quarter of 2013, it said. The performance helped lift growth in the first-half to 6.42% from a year ago, beating the GSO’s forecast for a 5.5% pace. The government targets full-year growth at 6%-6.5%. The gains in momentum coincide with Vietnam emerging as one of the alternative destinations for foreign investment amid trade disruptions from China’s lockdowns, … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s economic growth accelerates on back of exports, manufacturing: Bloomberg