Vietnamese products on sale at a foreign mall (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - More Vietnamese goods are available on foreign supermarket shelves but enterprises still need to overcome a number of challenges if they want to enhance their brand image. Online newspaper Hanoimoi.com.vn cited Makoto Nakamura, an international trade consultant at the Japan External Trade Organisation as saying that when consuming food products, health and safety was the top priority of Japanese people and then the price. Agricultural and food products that entered the Japanese market had to undergo animal and plant quarantine inspections. Also, these goods had to comply with Japan’s regulations on environmental sanitation. Vietnamese trade counsellor in Japan Ta Duc Minh suggested Vietnamese enterprises document links from production and preservation to transportation while meeting Japan’s regulations on standards if they wanted to enhance their foothold and then expand in the Japanese … [Read more...] about Vietnamese goods to increase presence on foreign shelves
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VN-Index gains ground despite negative Covid-19 mood The Saigon Times Investors watch stock prices at a securities company in HCMC in this file photo. The benchmark VN-Index of the Hochiminh Stock Exchange rose 0.31% to close at 1,272.71 points on Monday – PHOTO: TRAN LINH HCMC - Despite recent negative information about the Covid-19 situation, the benchmark VN-Index of the Hochiminh Stock Exchange rose 0.31%, or 3.88 points, to close at 1,272.71 points in the first session of the week. The southern bourse saw over 505 million shares worth some VND16 trillion changing hands today, July 28, falling 13% in volume and 16.5% in value against the previous session. Gaining stocks slightly outnumbered losing ones, at 190 to 182. More than 44 million shares worth some VND1.8 trillion were traded in block deals. The biggest gainers were tech firm FPT, which surged 3.5% to VND93,700, and real estate developer NVL, up 4.4% to VND107.500. Besides, housing developer KDH and … [Read more...] about VN-Index gains ground despite negative Covid-19 mood
Vietnam’s Covid-19 count in current wave surpasses 100,000 The Saigon Times Medical workers take care of a Covid-19 patient in HCMC. Vietnam’s Covid-19 count in the current wave has surpassed 100,000 – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – The Ministry of Health this evening, July 26, reported 5,174 new Covid-19 cases, including 19 imported cases and 5,155 domestic infections in 26 localities, sending the country’s Covid-19 caseload in the current wave, which began on April 27, to 102,525. Of the new cases, 380 cases were infectious while in the community. Among the new domestic infections, HCMC as usual accounted for the majority, at 4,283 cases, followed by its neighboring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai with 326 and 134 cases, respectively. Besides, 116 other cases were found in Dong Thap, 81 in Hanoi, 36 in Can Tho and 34 in Danang. The remainder were reported in 19 other localities. Thus, the entire country had 7,859 domestic infections today, rising 334 cases over the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Covid-19 count in current wave surpasses 100,000
Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m. The Saigon Times Residents queue up to enter a supermarket in HCMC’s Go Vap District to do the shopping. Supermarkets and food outlets in the city will close before 5 p.m. every day - PHOTO: TNO HCMC – As HCMC has enhanced its anti-pandemic measures and banned all residents from going out from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., many supermarkets and food outlets in HCMC have announced that they would operate until 5 p.m. every day, from today, July 26, instead of 10 p.m. as earlier. They will open earlier by 30 minutes to an hour. The municipal Department of Industry and Trade has worked with retailers in the city on their opening hours, the local media reported. Some supermarkets will even close at 4 p.m. The early closure of supermarkets will help their employees return to their homes before 6 p.m. A representative of AEON Vietnam said it had informed its customers of the new time of operation. Similarly, MM Mega Market … [Read more...] about Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m.
Danang to administer 33,600 Moderna vaccine doses from July 29 The Saigon Times A man is vaccinated against Covid-19. The Danang Department of Health on July 26 announced its Covid-19 vaccination plan, with 33,600 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered to 16,800 people - PHOTO: TNO HCMC - The Danang Department of Health on July 26 announced its Covid-19 vaccination plan, with 33,600 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered to 16,800 people in two phases, starting from July 29. The people on the priority list will get the first shot of the vaccine against Covid-19 between July 29 and August 5 and receive the second shot from August 28 to September 6, the local media reported. The 16,800 people set to be vaccinated in this drive are medical workers; frontline forces; employees at consular, customs and aviation agencies or units; workers at transport firms; food and essential goods suppliers and vendors at markets and … [Read more...] about Danang to administer 33,600 Moderna vaccine doses from July 29
On Phan Dang Luu Str., Binh Thanh District, HCMC near Tan Binh and Phu Nhuan districts, local traffic police, military command and self-defense forces set up barriers to inspect passing vehicles. They gave a warning to various people traveling without a proper reason and asked them to turn back. In certain cases, people were fined anywhere from US$43 to $130 on the spot. At a checkpoint in District 3, traffic police were quite rigid with the travel ban. “Travel passes” that refer to a wrong address or not meant for an essential service are not approved. Delivery people who have no parcels bound for within the district were also prohibited entry. At the checkpoint on Nguyen Van Troi Street, Phu Nhuan District, around 20 people received a fine within the morning, most of whom were delivery folks carrying non-essential packages only. Many stated they were not responsible for what the customers had purchased, but were met with obstinate explanations from the police. By Van Minh - … [Read more...] about HCMC fines non-essential deliveries from July 26