The foreign enterprises shift their focus from surviving the pandemic to developing in the new normal. Six European enterprises have won awards for their resilience and contribution to Vietnam’s fight against the pandemic at the European Night-Business Resilience Awards 2021. Delegates at the event. Photo: EuroCham Vietnam For the best initiative to support Vietnam during the fourth wave of Covid-19, Becamex , Binh Duong-based industrial infrastructure developer, and Annam Group were recognized for their contributions to the country’s fight against the pandemic. The winners for best management initiative to support workers and their families were De Heus, a Dutch animal nutrition supplier, and Bosch, a German supplier, for their efforts in aiding staff not only through livelihoods support but also through policies ensuring their health and well-being during the recent outbreak. Two of the leading agri-food companies, Orlar and Les Vergers du … [Read more...] about EuroCham members win business resilience awards
Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lockdowns and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience new groups of infections, with clusters from nightclubs in Seoul, the Russia-China border, and elsewhere. Although it is early for conclusions, can lessons be learned? 1. Wave, spike or cluster - it's unavoidable Terms such as second wave, spikes or clusters of cases are bandied around, but what do they mean? Medically, a second wave refers to the resurgence of infection in a different part of a population after an initial decrease. The WHO says past pandemics have been characterised by "waves of activity spread over months". In Asia, we have been seeing isolated clusters and regional spikes in infection numbers. and it is hard to predict how they will develop. But for Jennifer Rohn, a cell biologist at University College, London, a second … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘second wave’: What lessons can we learn from Asia?
Vietnam Economic Forum scheduled for December 5 The event will take place at the International Convention Centre in Hanoi on December 5 to review Vietnam’s economic development in 2020-2021, and policies adopted to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, it will give insight into the trend of economic restructuring and changes in production and business models due to pandemic impacts, along with policies that have been rolled out in the world to tackle COVID-19, thus withdrawing lessons for Vietnam in this regard. The organisers launched the official website of the forum, at diendankinhte.quochoi.vn, in Vietnamese and English languages. Reference exchange rate stays stable on Dec. 3 The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,117 VND/USD on December 3, unchanged from the previous day. With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applicable to commercial banks during the day is 23,812 VND/USD and the floor … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 3
Delegates launch a programme for establishing diagnostic methods, strengthening treatment and developing guidelines for hereditary angioedema (HAE) in Việt Nam.— Photo courtesy of the programme HÀ NỘI — A programme establishing diagnostic methods, strengthening treatment and developing guidelines for hereditary angioedema (HAE) has been launched in Việt Nam. The programme is funded by the ‘Project for Global Extension of Medical Technologies, Systems and Services in 2021’, conducted by the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine under Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, with Takeda as the training provider. HAE is a rare genetic disorder that results in recurrent attacks of oedema – swelling – in various parts of the body, including the abdomen, face, feet, genitals, hands and throat. In Việt Nam, there are about 50 HAE patients at Bạch Mai General Hospital – the only specialist treatment centre for the disease in the country. Experts estimate that Việt Nam … [Read more...] about Hereditary angioedema treatment programme launched in Việt Nam
Viet Nam Expo HCM will be accessible online as well as in-person. — Photo Vinexad The Viet Nam International Trade Fair (Viet Nam Expo HCM) will run from December 2 to January 2, to continue improving trade promotion activities and business connections across the country. The event has been organised annually by the Viet Nam National Trade Fair & Advertising Company (Vinexad) over the last two decades. Since 2020, the expo has been held both on and offline to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the number of visitors joining online has risen from 15 to 50 per cent. The month-long expo comprises of many events such as The Viet Nam International Medical, Hospital and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Viet Nam Medipharm Expo), The Viet Nam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo (Hardware & HandTools Expo) and The Viet Nam Sports Show (Sportshow), featuring the participation of nearly 200 exhibitors. To facilitate visitors and participating businesses, the organiser … [Read more...] about Month-long Viet Nam Expo HCM opens its virtual doors