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Morning Stories Roundup: State Funeral, Smuggled iPhones and Missing Fisherman

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Hanoi

- Hanoi vows to revoke the license of polluting firms. [Dan Tri]

- European travel firms to survey Hanoi. [Dan Tri]

Vietnam

- Vietnam customs seize over 250 iPhones smuggled from the US. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam enters 2-day state mourning for President Tran Dai Quang. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam’s GDP predicted to grow by 6.7% in 2018. [Dan Tri]

- Six fishermen missing off Paracel Islands. [Dan Tri]

Other

- Scotland looks for human traffickers after Vietnamese victim escapes. [VnExpress]

- Laos to hold state mourning for Vietnamese President. [VnExpress]

- Hong Kong restaurants take shark fin off the menu. [The Guardian

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