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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.

  • BUSINESS

    Taste of Taiwan

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Nam Linh, a professional MC from Hanoi, has made it his life's goal to visit one foreign country each year. He added Taiwan to his list in mid-October. South Korea was his first overseas experience when he want there as an exchange student at age 15. Since then he has travelled to Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and last year to China.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Artistic Asia live on stage

    Life, Published on 15/11/2018

    » Sala Sudasiri Sobha is hosting "Musical Novelettes", a vocal and piano recital by Vietnamese-Korean artist couple Park Sung Min and Trang Trinh, on Sunday at 4pm.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

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