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  • Vietnamese villagers block traffic to protest pollution Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    HANOI, Vietnam— Hundreds of villagers in central Vietnam blocked traffic on the country's main artery for hours to protest pollution from a coal-fired thermo power plant, a local official said Thursday. Nguyen Thanh Sang in Binh Thuan province said Thursday that the villagers threw rocks, bricks and gasoline bombs at riot police who were trying to direct...

  • HANOI, Vietnam— Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that Vietnam is close to agreeing a free trade deal with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. He predicted that Russia's annual trade with Vietnam could increase by fourfold to $10 billion over the next five years. Medvedev is on a 2- day official visit to Communist Party- ruled Vietnam and...

  • Why Vietnam’s positives aren’t boosting stocks Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:56 PM ET
    Stock prices are shown on a ticker outside a securities firm in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    Vietnam's economy seems to have it all – good demographics, rising incomes and growing consumption – but that's not enough to boost its stock market.

  • Look who supports Obama's open Cuba policy now... Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A tourist buggy is drawn by a horse in Havana, Cuba

    The number of Cuban-Americans who support the decision to normalize relations with Cuba now stands at 51 percent, up from 44 percent in December.

  • HANOI, March 31- Thousands of workers at a major factory in southern Vietnam went on strike for a fifth day on Tuesday in protest over social insurance cover, in rare show of labour unrest in a country positioning itself as a future Asian manufacturing powerhouse. Witnesses in the industrialised suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City said hundreds of workers massed...

  • Vietnam hit by rare strike at major footwear factory Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    HANOI, March 31- Thousands of workers at a major factory in southern Vietnam went on strike for a fifth day on Tuesday in protest over social insurance cover, in rare show of labour unrest in a country positioning itself as a future Asian manufacturing powerhouse. Witnesses in the industrialised suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City said hundreds of workers massed...

  • HONG KONG, March 26- One of Macau's top casino junket operators, a Vietnamese investment group and Hong Kong property-to-jewelry conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises will team up to develop a $4 billion casino resort in Vietnam, companies involved in the project said. Macau's Suncity confirmed its involvement in the project while VinaCapital confirmed...

  • Stunning drone vid of world's biggest cave   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    World's biggest cave

    A drone was used in exploration to capture footage of the world's largest cave, Hang Son Doong in Vietnam.

  • Guess who's not invited to Pacific free trade pact Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    The China Shipping Container Lines CSCL Brisbane container ship departs Terminal 3 of Port Botany in Sydney, Feb. 6, 2015.

    After nearly a decade, talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership are nearing completion, according to people involved in the negotiations.

  • Thailand's outdated tech sector casts cloud over economy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    BANGKOK, March 19- Next month the last batch of televisions will roll off the production line at LG Electronics' plant in Thailand's Rayong province, just east of Bangkok. The move is part of a downward trend for Thailand's once-booming electronics industry, that is struggling to find a foothold in the global supply chain for modern technology like smartphones...

  • Pham, 41, resettled in California and is now owner of an art gallery in Ho Chi Minh City, one of a stream of Vietnamese Americans who found their fortunes in a fast-changing Vietnam where capitalism is thriving under communist rule. In the 17 years she's lived in Vietnam, her mother has refused to visit. "When I moved back to Vietnam, she disowned me," said Pham.

  • HANOI, March 3- Vietnam has reduced the floor price for exports of 25- percent broken rice by nearly 3 percent to $350 a tonne, with domestic prices easing as harvesting peaks amid thin demand, an industry body said. The floor was $360 a tonne as of Jan. 12, but the market price has fallen far below that on growing supplies and low demand, touching a 4-1/ 2- year low of $320-...

  • Want a custom suit? Good luck finding a tailor Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Custom suit

    Prices are rising for custom suits, and it's taking longer to make them, because there is a shortage of quality tailors.

  • Microsoft to close 2 China plants, cutting 9K jobs Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    A cleaner walks past a Microsoft office building in Beijing.

    Microsoft plans to close two of its factories in China by the end of March, according to the Dow Jones News Service.

  • METALS-London copper prices drift on Lunar New Year lull Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 8:43 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Feb 19- London copper edged lower on Thursday, paring gains from a short-covering burst the session before, with trade subdued as many Asian nations celebrate Lunar New Year. Copper is expected to remain stuck in the $5,300- 5,800 range in place for the past month until Chinese buying activity ramps up in mid-March. *Other markets taking some holiday...

  • Will falling oil interfere with Vietnam's growth?

    Kevin Snowball, CEO of PXP Vietnam Asset Management, discusses Vietnam's growth target of 6.2 percent this year, along with an aim to balance its state budget, amid falling oil prices.

  • Vegas, Vietnam or Romania? Hot travel sites for 2015 Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Temple of Ta Prohm

    The new year offers opportunities to venture out to one of the world's many exotic locations that experts say are hot right now.

  • Is this Asia's new manufacturing hub? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 5:53 PM ET
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    The greater Mekong subregion (GMS) could become Asia's new low-cost production hub as the region becomes more integrated, experts say.

  • Keep an eye on these emerging market cities Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Vehicle light trails pass the Kingdom Tower on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    The fastest growth is not in megacities like Tokyo, but second-tier ones that many Americans have never heard of.

  • JAKARTA, Dec 22- The Ciliwung River flows from a volcano south of the Indonesian capital, through the heart of one of the world's most densely populated cities and almost into Jakarta Bay. The same is true for the rest of the half-dozen sewage-choked rivers that wind though central Jakarta. "Jakarta is a bowl, and the bowl is sinking," said Fook Chuan Eng, senior water...