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  • Study: Vietnamese, Chinese choose capitalist road Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Enthusiasm for free markets runs higher in communist China and Vietnam than in traditional capitalist bastions the United States and United Kingdom, the Pew Research Center reports. Expanded world trade has ignited fast economic growth in emerging economies such as China and Vietnam, lifting tens of millions out of poverty.

  • HANOI, Oct 9- Pirates that captured a Vietnamese oil tanker last week after it left Singapore have released the vessel, the company that owns the ship said on Thursday. "Officers from Vietnam's coast guard approached the ship and are escorting it to Phu Quoc island as two crew members have been injured," said Diep. The Sunrise 689 had vanished from radar 40 minutes...

  • Official says beer bars are too hot in Vietnam Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 2:59 AM ET

    HANOI, Vietnam— A ministry official is proposing that the temperature in restaurants selling beer in Vietnam should not exceed 30 degrees Celsius, a rule that will be hard to enforce considering outdoor beer parlors are hugely popular in the country's big cities. Wednesday's Tuoi Tre newspaper quoted Nguyen Phu Cuong, an official at the Ministry of Industry...

  • Missing Vietnamese oil tanker released by pirates Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— A Vietnamese oil tanker has lost contact with its operator and may have been hijacked by pirates after leaving Singapore port almost a week ago, officials said Wednesday. In Vietnam, Nguyen Vu Diep of the Hai Phong Sea Products Shipbuilding company said they lost contact with the Sunrise 689 and its 18 crew members several hours after it...

  • The Sunrise 689, which had a crew of 18 people and was carrying over 5,000 tonnes of gas oil, vanished from radar 40 minutes after leaving Singapore on Oct. 2 when it was bound for Quang Tri province in central Vietnam. The ship is owned by Vietnam's Haiphong Sea Product Shipbuilding Co, which said its last known location was 115 nautical miles northeast of...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.

  • Chinese naval push could affect global trade Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Coast guard vessels from China (rear) and Vietnam in a disputed part of the South China Sea near China's oil drilling rig, May 14, 2014.

    Tensions in the South China Sea may seem far off to Western investors, but any conflict in the region could affect the world economy.

  • Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, explains why Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam offer interesting long-term opportunities in Southeast Asia.

  • *Indonesia, Vietnam look "most promising" in Asia. TOKYO, Aug 19- JX Nippon Oil& Energy Corp is looking at building refineries and petrol stations in Indonesia and Vietnam as fuel consumption slumps at home, in what would be its first major downstream oil investment in Asia outside Japan.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 14- Petrovietnam has bid for a stake in Murphy Oil Corp's Malaysian oil and gas assets, challenging other suitors including Mitsubishi Corp and Indian state oil companies, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said. Murphy Oil and other U.S. oil companies are reducing overseas holdings as oil and gas exploration prospects improve at home.

  • Watch out for these Asian markets     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    V. Anantha Nageswaran, CEO at Vansight, says domestic events will insulate India, Thailand and Vietnam from global geopolitical risks.

  • Starbucks seeks to expand in cafe-clogged Vietnam Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    This week, U.S. coffee chain Starbucks is opening three of them. Vietnam's entrenched coffee culture means Starbucks is delving deeper into what could be one of its most challenging markets yet.

  • SEATTLE, July 17- Microsoft Corp will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, this year as it almost halves the size of its newly acquired Nokia phone business and tries to transform into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

  • *Vietnam coastguard says rig being moved toward China's Hainan island. *Hanoi demands China keep rigs out of Vietnamese territory. Its movement toward Hainan is also likely to be welcomed by Washington, which had criticized China's decision to put the rig in waters disputed with Vietnam, calling it a "provocative" act.

  • Common grade Thai 5 percent white rice was offered at $430 per tonne, up from $420 last week. In Vietnam, the price of low-quality 25- percent broken rice rose around 5 percent from $365 to $370 to $385 to $390 a tonne, the highest in nearly seven months, driven up by limited supply and regional buying, traders said.

  • Common grade Thai 5 percent white rice was offered at $430 per tonne, up from $420 last week. In Vietnam, the price of low-quality 25- percent broken rice rose around 5 percent from $365 to $370 to $385 to $390 a tonne, the highest in nearly seven months, driven up by limited supply and regional buying, traders said.

  • *Vietnam coastguard says rig being moved toward China's Hainan island. *Rig's deployment caused breakdown in China- Vietnam ties.

  • BEIJING, July 16- A Chinese oil rig has finished exploration near the Paracel islands in the South China Sea after finding signs of oil and gas, the official Xinhua news agency said, more than two months after its deployment to waters also claimed by Vietnam hurt ties with Hanoi.

  • How China views South China Sea tensions     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    In this clip, scholars of maritime history discuss Beijing's view of the territorial standoff with Vietnam and attempt to clear up misconceptions about China's intentions.

  • In the heart of the China-Vietnam standoff     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon travels to an oil rig in the disputed waters of the South China Sea and gets caught in a chase by Chinese coast guards.