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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...
A drone was used in exploration to capture footage of the world's largest cave, Hang Son Doong in Vietnam.
After nearly a decade, talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership are nearing completion, according to people involved in the negotiations.
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-...
Prices are rising for custom suits, and it's taking longer to make them, because there is a shortage of quality tailors.
Microsoft plans to close two of its factories in China by the end of March, according to the Dow Jones News Service.
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...
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.
The new year offers opportunities to venture out to one of the world's many exotic locations that experts say are hot right now.
The greater Mekong subregion (GMS) could become Asia's new low-cost production hub as the region becomes more integrated, experts say.
The fastest growth is not in megacities like Tokyo, but second-tier ones that many Americans have never heard of.
Michael Kokalari, Head of Vietnam Research at CIMB, says corruption woes are opportunity costs for investing in Vietnam and later outlines the factors that are working in the economy's favor.
Kevin Snowball, CEO at PXP Vietnam Asset Management, says Vietnam's macroeconomic picture is in a "sweet spot", but warns that could hamper a much-needed reform in the stock market.
As Washington seeks to expand American interests in Asia, some U.S. partners have shown less willingness to challenge Beijing.
The area is expected to hold billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas, but energy firms are tentative about the region.
The U.S. lifted an arms embargo against its old enemy. But that doesn't mean U.S.-made weapons will sell there.
Tensions in the South China Sea may seem far off to Western investors, but any conflict in the region could affect the world economy.