Vietnam works to ratify CPTPP
 The Ministry of Industry and Trade is making every endeavour to complete all required papers and to submit the CPTPP to the National Assembly for ratification in the legislature’s session later this year.

Impacts of US-China trade war on Vietnam’s garment, footwear industries
Vietnam’s key commodities, including apparel, leather, and footwear, are forecast to be hurt by the US-China trade war, which began on July 6 when the US imposed new tariffs on a majority of Chinese imports into the country.

Widespread downpours cause floods in northern, central localities
 Although Tyhoon Son Tinh was weakened to a tropical depression, heavy rains continue pouring into northern and central localities, causing serious floods.

U23 int’l football championship to kick off on August 3
 The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) U23 International Championship - Vinaphone Cup 2018 will take place from August 3-7 in Hanoi, announced the VFF on July 19.

IMF warns Ireland faces economic hit from 'no deal' Brexit
 Ireland's economy could suffer a 4% hit if the UK and the EU fail to reach a deal following Brexit, the International Monetary Fund has said.

Vietnam’s first sand sculpture park opens in Phan Thiet
Visitors to Phan Thiet city centre have recently been able to enjoy beautiful sand sculptures created by the skillful hands of foreign sculptors at Vietnam’s first ever sand sculpture park.

Kite festival in HCM City this month
 Visitors to the Dam Sen Cultural Park in HCM City will be able to enjoy a sky full of kites every Sunday until the end of this month.

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on July 16-22
 Events in Hanoi & HCMC on July 16-22 

Vietnamese piano prodigy to perform at Vietnam Connection
 Vietnamese piano prodigy Nguyen Viet Trung will perform with the Arod Quartet at the French cultural center L'Espace on August 25 within the framework of the Vietnam Connection Music Festival.