• 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

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

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

  • Lever Style: Not concerned about Vietnam riots   Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 7:32 PM ET
    Lever Style: Not concerned about Vietnam riots

    Stanley Szeto, Chairman and CEO of Lever Style, discusses why anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam will affect his factories in the country.

  • Politics to hurt FDI in Thailand, Vietnam: ANZ   Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 6:53 PM ET
    Politics to hurt FDI in Thailand, Vietnam: ANZ

    Timothy Riddell, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, says geopolitical risks in Thailand and Vietnam could see foreign investment flow to neighboring countries such as Malaysia.

  • Vietnam could pay price for anti-China riots Friday, 16 May 2014 | 4:49 PM ET
    Anti-China protesters march while shouting slogans in front of the Chinese embassy during a rally in Hanoi.

    Vietname could pay a higher price for this week's rioting than it expects, according to analysis in The Economist.