The image of health is part of his cult of personality. State TV regularly shows him lifting weights in the gym, or cycling on his bike. He is the main driver of "health and happiness" campaigns in which state employees wearing identical uniforms do their morning exercises. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why has Turkmenistan reported no cases?
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Also, the winter crop has been bountiful. India has a robust food stockpile - some 60 million tonnes of food grains - and the world's largest state-run food distribution programme. Food shortages are unlikely. But the challenges are in supporting farmers, sharecroppers and labourers until things return to normal; getting food to the poor and securing the harvest for the next season. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus lockdown cause food shortages in India?
Last on this year’s Forbes list was Ho Hung Anh, chairman of Vietnam Technological & Commercial Joint-Stock Bank, or Techcombank. He broke into the list for the second time with a net worth of $1 billion, down $700 million to rank 1,990th in the world. … [Read more...] about Four Vietnamese billionaires make Forbes 2020 rich list
Customs’ statistics showed that Viet Nam exported goods worth US$455 million to Germany in January, a drop of 25.3 per cent against the same period last year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Major export products of Viet Nam to Germany were phones and components, footwear and garment products. … [Read more...] about German firms optimistic about VN economy’s recovery in the medium-term
In a report recently submitted to the National Assembly Committee on Social Affairs, the association outlines their prediction that between 60% and 80% of its firms will move to temporarily suspend operations by the middle of April, therefore affecting 800,000 workers. This massive number of layoffs could increase to 1.2 million by the end of April if all businesses cease operations. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 7