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  • NEWS

    Trade pact dumped by Trump could be revived

    Reuters, Published on 17/05/2017

    » HANOI -- Japan and other remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership will this weekend decide how to revive the trade agreement ditched by US President Donald Trump.

  • NEWS

    Vietnam to equip trains with free Wifi

    Published on 04/01/2015

    » Trains in Vietnam will get a bold new step up this month with free Wifi to be installed on the popular route linking Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

  • NEWS

    Vietnam prepares for Haiyan

    Published on 09/11/2013

    » HANOI - More than 200,000 people crammed into storm shelters in Vietnam and soldiers helped reinforce vulnerable homes as a super typhoon bore down on the country after leaving a deadly trail of devastation in the Philippines.

  • OPINION

    Defending the indefensible

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The conversion of Aung San Suu Kyi from human rights champion to defender of military violence has been painful to watch. The Myanmar leader capped her change last week. At a UN-sponsored conference in Hanoi, she sloughed off questions about the brutal expulsion of 700,000 Rohingya, who now are refugees. Shockingly, she defended the imprisonment of two Myanmar reporters by praising a law written by colonialists to intimidate and punish her own country's citizens.

  • BUSINESS

    Myanmar business mood darkens amid Rakhine outrage

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 24/09/2018

    » Myanmar is stepping up efforts to attract foreign investment and spur economic development. A diplomatic offensive to improve the country's tarnished international image is part of the campaign, but western companies are not being swayed.

  • BUSINESS

    Long-term matchmaker

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 27/08/2018

    » A healthy financial sector is the lifeline for any economy that wants thrive. For a developing country such as Vietnam, it has taken years to restructure its underbanked economy and build a more efficient and sustainable financial system.

  • NEWS

    Red card for Vietjet after lingerie model football stunt

    AFP, Published on 29/01/2018

    » HANOI: Vietnam's budget airline has apologised for sending scantily-clad models to join the country's under-23 football squad on a flight home, after social media cried foul over the "cheap" PR stunt.

  • NEWS

    Vietjet fined for football-bikini inflight stunt

    Reuters, Published on 30/01/2018

    » HANOI: Vietnam's aviation authority on Tuesday fined budget airline Vietjet for a semi-naked and celebratory display by bikini-clad models aboard a special flight carrying home the country's under-23 football team from a competition in China.

  • BUSINESS

    Industry 4.0 guide

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Industry 4.0 is the buzzword you hear everywhere these days, describing the rush to harness the potential of digital technology to make operations smarter, more efficient and profitable. It's no surprise that the energy industry has been leading the pack, in the view of William Ruh, chief digital officer at General Electric (GE). Its very survival is at stake.

  • BUSINESS

    Impressive catch

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Indonesia is reaping the results of its aggressive crackdown on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing that began in late 2014, with figures and research showing that the effort is paying off.

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