What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visited Turkish Aerospace Industries on Thursday, suggesting cooperation in the defense industry.
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his spouse arrived at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai to start his working trip to engage in multiple bilateral activities and attend the 28th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates throughout this weekend.
-- Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang were honored at Vietnam Smart City Awards 2023 on Thursday.
-- Google granted 500 cybersecurity scholarships to young Vietnamese during a forum on the youth's leading role in digital transformation in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- Vietnam's rice won the World's Best Rice 2023 competition and was honored at the World Rice Conference Summit in the Philippines on Thursday. This is the second time the Vietnamese rice has claimed the title.
-- In Vietnam, around 42 percent of workers feel stresed, delegates said at a Belgium-Luxembourg business conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, citing data from World Health Organization and International Labor Organization.
-- About 87 percent of Vietnam's banks said their investments in technology and ebanking have been limited this year because of economic difficulties, according to a report Finastra, a provider of international financial software, unveiled on Thursday.
-- Vietnam exported US$5.3 billion worth of vegetables and fruits, including above $2 billion earned from durian exports, in January-November, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
-- "OPEC+ oil producers on Thursday agreed to voluntary output cuts totalling about 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) for early next year led by Saudi Arabia rolling over its current voluntary cut," Reuters reported.
-- "Tesla's long-delayed Cybertruck will be priced starting at $60,990, over 50% more than what CEO Elon Musk had touted in 2019 and a cost analysts have said will draw select, affluent buyers," according to Reuters.