What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnam's State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended an annual dialogue between leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies and the APEC Business Advisory Council via videoconferencing on Thursday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- Vietnamese Buddhist nun Thich Nu Gioi Tanh was honored in a ceremony on Wednesday in Seoul for her outstanding involvement in charity work to help people hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- The Vietnamese government is considering a US$2 billion investment package for the Mekong Delta, Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Planning and Investment, told the parliament on Thursday.
-- Vietnam-based fintech firms attracted US$375 million in funding in ASEAN in January-September, accounting for 11 percent of the total funds for the region in the period, according to the FinTech in ASEAN 2021 report by UOB, PwC Singapore, and the Singapore FinTech Association.
-- Da Nang will not start running in-person K-12 classes again on November 15 as planned because of rising COVID-19 cases and a vaccination campaign having yet to finish, Ngo Thi Kim Yen, deputy chairperson of the coastal city, said on Wednesday.
-- Vietnam lost 0-1 to Japan in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Hanoi on Thursday. The Vietnamese have gained zero points and are at the bottom of Group B, which also includes Australia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and China.
-- "U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to address leaders of the Pacific Rim late on Friday amid heightened regional trade and geopolitical tensions," Reuters reported.