Việt Nam received COVID-19 vaccine doses from the COVAX Facility. Photos courtesy of UNICEF in Việt Nam Vân Nguyễn Việt Nam’s openness to international aid, its transparency in COVID-19 data along with vaccination capacity have contributed to its success in acquiring COVID-19 vaccine doses amid global shortages and inequitable vaccine distribution, according to experts in international affairs and health. The shipment of nearly 75 million doses to Việt Nam from various sources accounts for about 40 per cent of all vaccines in the country. This has helped the country ramp up its largest ever vaccination drive that later enables economic recovery from the pandemic. “Việt Nam has been quite open in terms of receiving aid from many countries," Senior Associate Professor Stephen R. Nagy at the International Christian University in Japan told Việt Nam News . "As a result, it's been able to acquire more vaccines for its people. “That is really important. It has demonstrated an … [Read more...] about Việt Nam successful with vaccination drive, what’s next?
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Seagate Technology's operational headquarters in Fremont, California. — Photo Seagate Seagate Technology Holdings PLC (Seagate) reported financial results for its fiscal second-quarter ending December 31, 2022. The company generated US$521 million in cash flow from operations and $426 million in free cash flow during the fiscal second quarter of 2022. Seagate maintained a healthy balance sheet, and during the fiscal second quarter, the company paid cash dividends of $151 million and repurchased 5.1 million ordinary shares for $471 million. “The calendar year 2021 was an outstanding year for Seagate. Compared with the prior calendar year, we grew revenue by 18 per cent and more importantly, delivered free cash flow growth of 39 per cent, which we are deploying effectively into our long-standing capital returns program,” said Dave Mosley, Seagate’s chief executive officer. Cash and cash equivalents totalled $1.5 billion. There were 219 million ordinary shares issued and … [Read more...] about Seagate technology reports revenue of $3.12 billion in fiscal second quarter of 2022
Le Hoang Diep Thao - The queen of king coffee Le Hoang Diep Thao feels an enormous sense of responsibility to both her industry and her country. “I have devoted my life to promoting our coffee and building its reputation on the global stage,” explained Thao, co-founder of Trung Nguyen Group and founder of TNI King Coffee. She was talking at Expo 2020 Dubai, the world’s biggest cultural gathering since the pandemic, which is taking place from October last year to March 2022. With more than 25 years in the business, Thao said that the ongoing pandemic is just another challenge. “Spirit is important. It is necessary to correctly identify the situation, danger, and risk to determine the direction. We cannot change the wind, but must rotate the sails to adapt and find a way to break through,” she told VIR. This year, TNI King Coffee is gradually moving from the crisis response phase to the recovery and development. “Currently, in major markets, we have offices and representatives … [Read more...] about The queen of king coffee
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on Wednesday for Nitin Kapoor, President for Asia Area Frontier Markets at AstraZeneca, and Chairman and General Director of AstraZeneca Vietnam. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) had talks with Nitin Kapoor, President for Asia Area Frontier Markets at AstraZeneca, and Chairman and General Director of AstraZeneca Vietnam, on Wednesday in Hanoi. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Giang Highly valuing the role and contributions of AstraZeneca in the fight against COVID-19 in the world and Vietnam, PM Chinh hailed AstraZeneca Vietnam’s close coordination with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies to complete its commitment to provide 30 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for Vietnam in 2021 ahead of schedule, contributing to the country’s efforts to switch to strategy of safe, flexible adaptation to and effective control of the pandemic. AstraZeneca has also helped foster the … [Read more...] about AstraZeneca to slash vaccine prices for Vietnam, transfer production technology
Nghi Son Refinery in central Thanh Hoa Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Petrolimex and PVOIL, two of Viet Nam's largest oil traders, said they have made contingency plans regarding a possible supply disruption related to Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical (NSRP). In an earlier announcement, the 200,000 barrel-a-day and largest refinery in the country said it was to stop operation on February 13, citing financial difficulties as the underlying cause. NSRP blamed PetroVietnam for its delay in the approval of purchase agreements, early payments and fuel products offtake agreements, which were essential to the refinery finance and operation. PetroVietnam, which owns 25.1 per cent of the refinery, insisted it was not to blame. “The management board of NSRP is responsible for its decision to cancel two shipments of crude oil that put the refinery at risk of shutdown,” said PetroVietnam in a statement. Under normal circumstances, PVOIL imports roughly 30 per cent of the NSRP's … [Read more...] about Oil traders to ramp up imports in anticipation of fuel shortage
To carry out the Global Biodiversity Framework, it is necessary to establish implementation measures and resources mobilization mechanisms, enhance collaboration and information exchange and build capacity for developing countries to fulfill related requirements. Vietnam has supported the contents of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and any drive to further refine its indicators, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha made the statement at a working session in Hanoi on January 26 with Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti, head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Vietnam. During the meeting, Minister Ha and Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti discussed the implementation of the framework and orientations for Vietnam-EU cooperation in implementing Vietnam’s commitments made at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Minister Tran Hong Ha works with the EU delegation to Vietnam. Photo: Khuong Trung The minister … [Read more...] about Vietnam fosters Global Biodiversity Framework: Minister