Check out the news you should not miss today, July 9
-- The U.S. wants to boost relations with Vietnam, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said upon landing in Hanoi to begin a two-day official visit on Sunday.
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday sent a message of condolences to his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, over great losses in humans and property caused by the recent floods and landslides in Japan.
-- Two boxes of remains which were recovered by joint and unilateral excavation teams during the 131st Joint Field Activities from May to July 2018 were handed to the U.S. side during a repatriation ceremony of remains of American servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam was held at Da Nang International Airport on Sunday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City has called on the government to delay the scheduled completion of the second phase of a US$524 million environmental sanitation project, with $450 million funding from the World Bank, to April 2023 instead of June 2021, as one of its construction units is lagging behind schedule.
-- Nguyen Huu Tinh, who turned 18 on January 29 this year, will appear in court in Ho Chi Minh City today, July 9, for the mass murder of a family of five in the southern metropolis in February.
-- Vietnamese lender Vietcombank will increase the charge of ATM withdrawal, made on machines of the same card issuer, to VND1,650 per transaction from the current VND1,100, starting July 15.
-- Dollar price on the unofficial market in Vietnam rose to VND23,230 a greenback by the end of Sunday, up 60 dong from its previous peak last week.
-- Experts are concerned that Chinese goods will arrive in the Vietnamese market en masse, both via official exports and unofficial cross-border trade, after the U.S.-China trade war started on Friday last week.
-- Vietnam recorded monthly growth of 44 percent on contactless payment between July 2017 and May 2018, Visa said in a recent report.