Global Oil Powers Stumble Their Way Toward Historic Deal

The world’s largest oil producers are pressing ahead with talks for an unprecedented deal to mitigate the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on their industry, even as their leaders exchange barbs. The challenge now is to nail down numbers everyone can live with.


Concern for the current textile industry is the lack of production materials but the enterprises can not let workers take days off.

Covid-19 leaves laid off workers in difficult situation

The sudden and unpredictable spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has not only forced workers in enterprises to be laid off in large numbers, but many crucial Vietnamese manufacturing industries such as textiles, leather and footwear are also starting to rotate workers on alternate days, as there is no raw material left for production and no pending orders either.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (center) listened to the leaders of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases reporting on the preparation and prevention of Covid-19. Photo: DINH NAM

Prioritize disease prevention before economy

Saigon Investment spoke with Dr. Nguyen Dinh Cung, a member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Group, and a former Director of the Central Institute for Economic Management, for his opinion on the two main burdens facing the Government currently, that of urgent and stringent disease prevention measures and the serious effort to minimize loss to the national economy.

Aviation is one of the most contagious gateways for Covid-19.

Covid-19 spread mostly through airplane passengers

The recent detection of 16 positive Covid-19 cases from Flight VN0054, has spread a fear of airborne infection of the deadly virus and a serious worry among many people who are now questioning if there are gaps in airborne disease control measures at airports.

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PVD-all eggs in one basket

The PetroVietnam Drilling and Well Services Corporation (PVD) received much attention from investors ever since it first listed on the stock exchange.