Investors at a securities company. (Photo: SGGP)

Investors need to stay calm, waiting for opportunities

Within only three trading sessions after the lunar New Year, Vietnam’s stock market has lost nearly 70 points or 7 percent and market capitalization evaporated nearly VND300 trillion (US$13 billion) as investors dumped shares heavily due to concerns over the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the meeting (Photo: SGGP)

PM requests mitigating economic impact from coronavirus outbreak

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked departments and agencies to immediately take measures to mitigate economic impact from the novel coronavirus outbreak, during the government’s monthly meeting in Hanoi on February 5.

Dragon fruits are unable to export to China due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnamese agricultural, aquatic products look for consumption market

The exporting of several agricultural, and aquatic products to China has had to temporarily halt as the border gates are temporarily closed due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, urging farmers and export enterprises to look for consumption markets amid the impacts of the disease.
Thailand's baht depreciates to the lowest level in seven months on January 3. (Photo: Reuters)

Thai currency hits seven-month low over coronavirus outbreak

The baht of Thailand on January 30 depreciated to its lowest level in seven months at 31.17 per US dollar as investors are worried about the impact of the new coronavirus outbreak, according to Kasikorn Research Centre.