The revision follows the blows taken by Vietnam’s economy from the pandemic, with a decade-low growth of 3.8 percent in the first quarter, and the State Bank of Vietnam having to cut its policy rates and directing banks to extend debt relief to affected borrowers. … [Read more...] about Fitch Ratings lowers outlook on five Vietnam banks
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This marks the first time that Vietnam has permitted the official import of live pigs as a result of the complicated developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic globally, while the impact of the African swine fever outbreak has caused domestic pork prices to skyrocket. … [Read more...] about Live pigs to be imported to lower domestic prices
If local stakeholders, whether they be governmental or non-governmental, adopt these methods or press for near-real time reporting from Eyes on Earth or another research institution, then these findings could become commonly held knowledge and used for the betterment of the Mekong at large. … [Read more...] about Chinese dams withhold water, worsen 2019 drought in Mekong Delta: researchers
Just as Vietnam had to face a supposedly technologically advanced American army and ‘made do’ with whatever they had, so the country rapidly adapted to the scientific and logistical hurdles of dealing with so many potential (and real) cases of infection. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese resilience and Reunification Day
Bochmann: Ideally, now is the time to work with and train associates. Contemporary tourists are looking for a personalized experience – something they can talk about when they get back to their families, friends, and colleagues. Now is the time to ask what we can sell tourists, MICE organizers, and destination wedding specialists that they can only experience in Vietnam. It is experiences and interaction with the Vietnamese people, authentic Vietnamese food, and Vietnamese culture, as well as beautiful weather and scenery that we need to concentrate on. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?