Taiwan’s Pegatron, which manufactures Apple iPhones, has announced plans to set up a factory in Vietnam by the end of the year. Google is set to begin production of its low-cost smart phones with Vietnamese partners this year, while Microsoft is scheduled to produce notebooks and desktop computers in the northern region in the second quarter. Japan’s Nintendo has also made plans to shift a part of its Switch gaming consoles production from China to Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam parlay its Covid-19 success into bigger victories?
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The bank forcast Cambodia's economy to contract by 5.5 percent in 2020 due to the decline in tourism; lower exports of garments, footwear, and travel goods; and a slowdown in construction. The downturn risks pushing an additional 1.3 million Cambodian people into poverty. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia July 9
Deputy PM Dam, who is also head of the national steering committee, told the meeting of the need for continued vigilance because while Vietnam’s level of control over the pandemic is good news, there are more than 50,000 new infections and 5,000 deaths around the world every day, and the disease has broken out again in many places previously thought to have controlled it thoroughly. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia April 25
The northern province of Ninh Binh has actively assisted foreign tourists who have remained stranded in the locality due to Covid-19.According to Nguyen Khac Khoan, a representative from Ninh Binh’s Department of Tourism, at present, 76 tourists from 31 countries and territories are staying in 28 local accommodation. Most of them came to Vietnam before the Covid-19 outbreak. They are facing difficulties to return home due to the pandemic and many have had their visas expire … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia on April 21
According to an opinion survey by Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), 52.76 percent of respondents said they are not afraid of being infected with COVID-19 since the country has recorded no locally-transmitted cases for many consecutive days. … [Read more...] about Southeast Asian countries still record hundreds of new COVID-19 cases