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Vietnam saw foreign direct investments (FDI) plunge during the first nine months of the year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has...

ASEAN nations set Covid-19 example for wealthier counterparts

Two of Asia’s major economies, Japan and South Korea, have donated $1 million to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) coronavirus relief fund....

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Vietnam was back on a high alert status over the coronavirus disease, three months after reporting zero local transmission. This came after a 57-year-old man...

The pandemic teaches us creativity and to appreciate life in a simpler way

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Vietnam, and where other countries fell short.

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ASEAN to focus on virus outbreak; set aside visa talks ‘for now’

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are not yet keen on bringing to the table any talks about visa exemptions and...

US-Asean Summit postponed over virus fears

A long-scheduled summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States will no longer push through as planned. According to a...

Pangolin critically endangered, wildlife watchdog warns

Shy, scaly and highly elusive, pangolins exist primarily in Asia and Africa. Today, they are also currently the most heavily trafficked mammal in the...

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