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  • 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  • Thailand's outdated tech sector casts cloud over economy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET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? Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 10:34 PM ET
    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.

  • Don't sweat corruption in Vietnam: CIMB Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:32 PM ET
    Don't sweat corruption in Vietnam: CIMB

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.