RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

The meteoric rise of Vietnam’s export-led manufacturing sector

30 kilometres east of Hanoi, Bắc Ninh is Vietnam’s smallest province, yet boasts the highest population density among any other province. Starting this summer, it...

ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Australia PM backs Vietnam over South China Sea 

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears to have used a visit to Vietnam to accuse China of breaching international law in the South China...

Vietnam slams Beijing’s South China Sea incursions 

Vietnam has denounced “illegal” incursions into its territorial waters by Chinese survey vessels, calling for support at an Asean meeting in Bangkok this week. Vietnamese...

Live pangolins found on Vietnam bus

Thirty live pangolins have been found individually wrapped in a box on a bus in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province that had come from Laos. The...

Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

EU trade deal to further boost Vietnam economy

Vietnam and the European Union have signed a trade deal to eliminate 99 per cent of tariffs on goods to the bloc, which could...

Vietnam faces Trump’s trade stick

The boom in Vietnamese exports to the US appears to be in jeopardy as Donald Trump is now targeting his key regional ally in...

Vietnam booms amid Trump trade threat

Vietnam's economy expanded faster than expected in the second quarter as it benefits from the trade war between China and the US. GDP rose 6.7...

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