Nineteen State-owned groups and corporations under the Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC) incurred losses worth more than VNĐ3.7 trillion (US$160 million) in the first quarter of this year due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past five years, thousands of fishing boats in central Việt Nam have returned to shore safe and sound thanks to weather updates broadcast live from a small radio station.
Russell Fryer is a licensed clinical social worker from the US and founded the counselling service Crosspoint Vietnam in 2011. He's also part of the Hanoi Counseling Psychology Group. Peter Cowan speaks to him about maintaining mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Việt Nam jumped 23 places from last year to reach 58.8 points, ranking 105th place in the economic freedom index this year.
The Ministry of Transport has proposed Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc cut several taxes and service prices for the aviation industry, which is being heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.