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Ho Chi Minh City keeps supermarket shelves full amid COVID-19 social distancing

Well-prepared supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City have managed to keep their shelves filled to the brim with goods as the nation implements social distancing to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Markets, supermarkets, and shops selling essentials are allowed to maintain normal operations after 0:00 Wednesday, April 1, when Vietnam entered 15 days …

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Cargo handling up 14 pct in Vietnamese ports

Shipping containers are seen at a port in Hai Phong City. Photo by Reuters/Kham. Vietnamese ports handled 14 percent more cargo than they did last year, but just 24 percent of it was transported by Vietnamese ships. Data released by the Vietnam Maritime Administration shows the amount of cargo handled …

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Vietnam sees car imports double

A car body is painted in VinFast auto factory in Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Minh Tuan. Dwindling sales of locally assembled cars and rising sales of imports are causing local manufacturers to demand more tax incentives to compete. In the first 11 months of the year sales …

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Vietnam trade hits $517 bln peak

A woman rides a motorcycle as she passes containers at a port in Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam. Photo by Reuters/Kham. Vietnam’s foreign trade for the first time reached $517 billion this year, with trade surplus a record-high of $9.9 billion. Trade value grew 8 percent year-on-year, with exports upping …

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