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  • SINGAPORE/ HANOI, Dec 12- A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber's biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment- even when they go to the bathroom. Uber has since been banned in the Indian capital, adding to bans or legal action...

  • SINGAPORE/ HANOI, Dec 12- A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber's biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment- even when they go to the bathroom. Uber has since been banned in the Indian capital, adding to bans or legal action...

  • *Thai order comes on same day as New Delhi ban. *Uber cancels Monday meet with Vietnam authorities. BANGKOK, Dec 9- Thailand has ordered U.S. online taxi booking company Uber to cease operations, on the same day taxi apps were banned in the Indian capital New Delhi where an Uber driver is under arrest for suspected rape.

  • HO CHI MINH CITY, Dec 5- Traders in Asia hope forecasts of a reduced 2015/ 16 coffee crop in No.1 producer Brazil could prompt more roasters to switch to the robusta bean churned out in countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia. Unprecedented drought has hit crops in Brazil, which grows both robusta and more expensive arabica, with traders at a conference in Vietnam's...

  • *Good news for robusta growers such as Vietnam, Indonesia. MUMBAI/ SEOUL, Dec 4- Mumbai civil servant Sachin Kenjale regularly ends his day with a steaming cup of instant coffee after trying the drink for the first time with friends around two years ago. Reaching that milestone would underscore a major market shift, with robusta's popularity soaring as increasing...

  • 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. The indictment was the first criminal hacking charge that the United States has filed against specific foreign officials, and follows a steady increase in public criticism and...

  • US alliances in Asia strained amid China's influence Saturday, 8 Nov 2014 | 9:57 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House, November 5, 2014.

    As Washington seeks to expand American interests in Asia, some U.S. partners have shown less willingness to challenge Beijing.

  • It includes deployment of American Marines in Darwin, Australia, stepped up U.S. naval visits to the Philippines and many more joint drills with that nation's armed forces, as well as the lifting of a ban on lethal weapons sales to Vietnam. But just as Washington seeks to expand American interests in Asia as a counterpoint to China's growing influence, some U.S....

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 27- Tata Power Company Ltd plans to complete work on a $1.8 billion thermal power station in Vietnam three years early, government officials said, as the two countries strive to showcase the economic ties between them. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, visiting India just a month after India's president travelled to his country, said he had...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Hanoi sends envoy to mend China ties, will it work?  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:47 PM ET

    Jonathan London, Assistant Professor at the City University of HK, says the visit of a Vietnamese high-ranking official might repair bilateral ties, but larger territorial issues will remain unresolved.

  • Here are Macquarie's top picks in Southeast Asia  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:05 PM ET

    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.