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  • 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.

  • Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26 Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    HANOI, Vietnam— A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media said Monday, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26..

  • 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.

  • The Australian Bureau of Meteorology this week said Pacific Ocean surface temperatures are at levels associated with a weak El Nino, but the threshold for the weather event has not yet been breached. El Nino could bring dry weather to Australia, which is already struggling with a drought, and it could also curb its wheat, sugar and cotton production.

  • BEIJING, June 20- China has sent four oil rigs into the South China Sea in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its exploration for oil and gas in the tense region, less than two months after it positioned a giant drilling platform in waters claimed by Vietnam.

  • BEIJING, June 20- China is sending four oil rigs into the South China Sea in a sign that Beijing its stepping up its exploration for oil and gas in the tense region, less than two months after it positioned a giant drilling platform in waters claimed by Vietnam.

  • *Taiwan garment maker is Cambodia's second ever listing. PHNOM PENH/ HONG KONG, June 16- The number of companies on Cambodia's stock exchange doubled on Monday- to two.

  • *Good news for producers such as Vietnam, Thailand. Bigger purchases by the world's fifth largest buyer of the grain would be good news for growers that typically supply the country such as Thailand and Vietnam. "It is likely that Indonesia will indeed import," said David Dawe, senior economist at the U.N.' s Food and Agriculture Organization in Bangkok.

  • Vietnam must 'back down' from disputes: Pro     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, describes how Vietnam's economy has staged a turnaround and discusses the impact of recent South China Sea tensions.

  • *China says Vietnam making "irresponsible accusations" against it. *Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia may meet on China later this month.

  • Where to put your money to work in Vietnam     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:34 PM ET

    Don Lam, CEO & Founding Partner of investment management firm Vinacapital, explains which sectors in Vietnam are worth investing in.

  • MANILA, May 22- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said his government was considering various "defense options" against China, including legal action, following the deployment of a Chinese oil rig to disputed waters in the South China Sea.

  • Vietnam riots hurt sentiment: AmCham     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 9:24 PM ET

    Marc Townsend, Chairman of AmCham Vietnam, discusses the impact on corporates and the supply chain indsutry following anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam.

  • China immediately denied the charges, saying in a strongly worded Foreign Ministry statement the U.S. grand jury indictment was "made up" and would damage trust between the two nations. Officials in Washington have argued for years that cyber espionage is a top national security concern.

  • HANOI/ HONG KONG, May 19- Most large companies operating in industrial parks hit by anti- China riots in Vietnam last week have resumed operations, underscoring the irresistible pull of the country as a low-cost manufacturing hub with a relatively skilled workforce.