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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...

  • *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...

  • Concerned about stalling reforms in Vietnam: Pro   Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 9:30 PM ET
    Concerned about stalling reforms in Vietnam: Pro

    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.

  • 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....

  • South China Sea: Lots of oil, lots of uncertainty Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:56 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.

    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.

  • Vietnam to US: Sell us some weapons, please Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    P-3 Orion aircraft

    The U.S. lifted an arms embargo against its old enemy. But that doesn't mean U.S.-made weapons will sell there.

  • 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?

    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
    Here are Macquarie's top picks in Southeast Asia

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

  • Watch out for these Asian markets   Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:04 AM ET
    Positive on India, Thailand and Vietnam: Pro

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

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

    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
    In the heart of the Vietnam-China standoff

    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.

  • Trouble at sea: Fishermen caught in geopolitics   Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET
    Trouble at sea: Fishermen caught in geopolitics

    A Vietnamese fisherman tells CNBC how a Chinese vessel sank his boat during the recent South China Sea standoff. Eunice Yoon reports from Da Nang, Vietnam.

  • Why this expert is bullish on Vietnamese shares   Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:34 PM ET
    Why this expert is bullish on Vietnamese shares

    Thomas Hugger, Founder & CEO, Asia Frontier Capital, says the Vietnamese market has bottomed out and stocks offer nearly 7 percent dividend yields.

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

    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.

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

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