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Coronavirus: Giuseppe Berardelli among 50 priests killed

Giuseppe Berardelli who gave his respirator to a patient is among 50 priests killed in Italy so far.

Facebook video calls soar 1,000% during Italy's lockdown

The social media platform has seen usage rocket in countries hardest hit by coronavirus lockdowns.

Coronavirus: Spanish army finds care home residents 'dead and abandoned'

An inquiry is launched after soldiers discover elderly coronavirus victims "dead in their beds".

Mounting difficulties may lead half of Vietnam textile-garment firms to bankruptcy

Some importers from US and EU, major markets for Vietnam’s textile and garment industry, have stopped orders within three to four weeks on Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Germany tightens curbs and bans meetings of more than two

The country expands restrictions on social interaction as Chancellor Merkel goes into quarantine.

EVFTA poses challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products

Since the EVTFA was approved, experts have been analysing the opportunities for Vietnam to penetrate deeper into the high-value foreign markets. 

Coronavirus: Europe plans full border closure in virus battle

The European Commission's president is to urge leaders to ban "non-essential" travel.

Noi Bai prepares for influx of people returning from the EU

Noi Bai International Airport has received a rising number of people returning from European countries.


Coronavirus: EU states record highest one-day death toll

Italy, Spain and France all report grim new figures for fatalities from the coronavirus.

EU to give migrants in Greece €2,000 to go home

The scheme aims to ease the burden on Greece, where migrant camps are squalid and overcrowded.

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Europe to US

Flights from European countries other than the UK will be suspended for 30 days, the president says.

Rules of origin pose questions for sectors jostling for position

Although the free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam will offer great opportunities for wood investors and exporters, its rules of origin may not provide a big boon to local textile and garment businesses.

Vietnam urged to look beyond Asian markets for FDI amid Covid-19

Vietnam should take advantage of being the second country in Southeast Asia to sign a free trade agreement with the EU to attract FDI from Europe.

Scrutinising the implications of new deals on Vietnam’s economy

The newly-ratified EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) will help to usher in a new economic era with the correct preparation. 

Smorgasbord of opportunities from freshly approved EVFTA

With ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement, the floodgates are expected to open for a new wave of European investment into the Vietnamese market. 

Brexit: Emmanuel Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by end of year

The French president's doubts come as the UK government is set to publish its demands.

Vietnam, European Union step up cooperation

The first meeting of the political affairs sub-committee of the Joint Committee under the EU-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation Framework Agreement (PCA) was held in Hanoi on February 17.

Plastic packagers looking to Vietnam

The unfavourable prospects of the Thai packaging industry, dimmed by the ban on single-use plastic bags in the country, may force packaging manufacturers to shift business to nearby markets like Vietnam.

Vietnam says to ratify EVFTA in May

The EVFTA will be ratified in May and take effect in July this year if everything fares well, said Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh.


VN cracks down on use of banned substance in fish food

Vietnam will strengthen controls on Ethoxyquin in feed production for the fishery industry to ensure stability in seafood exports to the EU, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).