In the last decade .their investments in Vietnam swelled by an average of 13 percent a year. By the end of last year their total investment was only around $13 billion, not enough to put Thailand in the top five list, but still managed to have large market shares in several sectors by concentrating their investment in a handful of sectors. In the retail sector, some leading supermarket chains are controlled by two Thai companies, Central Group and TCC Group. Central Group, Thailand’s leading retailer, which belongs to the Chirathivat family, started off in Vietnam as a fashion merchandiser in 2012, distributing products from brands such as SuperSports, Crocs and New Balance. In 2015, it acquired a 49 percent stake in electronics retailer Nguyen Kim through its subsidiary Power Buy. In the same year, it bought out supermarket chain Lan Chi, which operates mainly in northern rural areas. In 2016, it bought supermarket chain Big C Vietnam from France's Casino Group for over $1 … [Read more...] about Which sectors in Vietnam are dominated by Thai companies?
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A general hospital in the north-central Vietnamese province of Thanh Hoa has been temporarily locked down after a man with serious lung problems died at the facility, the Vietnam News Agency reported. The Bim Son General Hospital, located in the namesake town in Thanh Hoa, was put under temporary lockdown starting 5:30 pm on Tuesday. The decision came after L.Q.M., 37, who hailed from the south-central province of Ninh Thuan, passed away at the infirmary earlier the same day, said Trinh Xuan Hiep, director of the health office in Bim Son Town. A epidemiological investigation showed that M. had been to a virus-hit area in Binh Hung Hoa B Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City before traveling to his wife’s hometown in Ha Trung District, Thanh Hoa on February 5. M. began having symptoms such as coughing and difficulty breathing and headed to a commune-level medical center for treatment. The man was admitted to Bim Son General Hospital on February 21 as his condition … [Read more...] about Vietnamese hospital temporarily locked down as man dies from lung problems
Military forces spray disinfectant at the Gia Lai General Hospital (Photo: VNA) Gia Lai (VNA) - The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai will remove social distancing order at the stroke of February 25 in four localities reporting no new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days, according to its announcement issued on on February 24. They include Ayun Pa township and the districts of Ia Pa, Phu Thien and Krong Pa. Students of the province are set to return to school on March 1 while socio-economic activities will resume in the new circumstance. Gia Lai had logged no COVID-19 infections as of 5 pm on February 24, marking two weeks without new cases. The province had tested 50,127 people, of which 27 were positive for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, while 783 are waiting for results. Seven patients were given the all-clear. Most of those under treatment are in stable conditions, as three of them have tested negative thrice, 7 twice and 4 once. Gia … [Read more...] about Social distancing order removed in Gia Lai’s four localities
Lockdowns in all 33 areas in HCMC lifted The Saigon Times A security guard handles tape used to lock down on the 15th floor of the Carillon Apartment Building’s Block F in Tan Binh District, HCMC. The lockdowns in all 33 areas in the city have been lifted - PHOTO: PLO HCMC – The lockdown on the 15th floor of the Carillon Apartment Building’s Block F on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tan Binh District, the last location that was on lockdown in HCMC, was lifted on February 23. Thus, the lockdowns in all 33 areas in the city have been lifted. Nguyen Khac Nguyen, chairman of Ward 13, Tan Binh District, where the apartment building is located, said the move was made after all residents on the 15th floor had tested negative for Covid-19, the local media reported. Block F was blocked from February 9 as a Covid-19 patient, who is an employee of Vietnam Airlines, lives there. Three people living in the same apartment with the patient were placed under quarantine at the Cu Chi Field … [Read more...] about Lockdowns in all 33 areas in HCMC lifted