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  • Private business hopes for bigger role in Vietnam economy Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 12:53 AM ET

    BAT TRANG, Vietnam— After a decade of uneven progress, foreign and local businesses hope the reshuffled leadership of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party will double down on modernizing an economy dominated by state companies. Once a much-hyped rising star among developing Asian nations, foreign perceptions of Vietnam have swung between fears it was on the...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 22- Indonesian agriculture officials routinely inflate rice harvest data to present a rosy picture to the government and keep farm subsidies flowing, but their latest phony numbers could lead to a severe shortage of the staple in coming months, officials say. If the data had been correct, Indonesia would be awash with rice supplies and the country's...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 22- Indonesian agriculture officials routinely inflate rice harvest data to present a rosy picture to the government and keep farm subsidies flowing, but their latest phoney numbers could lead to a severe shortage of the staple in coming months, officials say. If the data had been correct, Indonesia would be awash with rice supplies and the...

  • BENGALURU, Jan 14- Economic growth is losing momentum across emerging and developed economies as is inflation, with trouble in China now the biggest worry for 2016, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of economists polled by Reuters around the world. Elwin de Groot, senior market economist at Rabobank, warned that the world could no longer rely...

  • South China Sea tensions escalate Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    South China Sea tensions escalate

    Vietnam and the Philippines object to Beijing's test flight in the disputed area

  • Planning a 2016 vacation? Check these destinations Sunday, 3 Jan 2016 | 10:43 AM ET
    The sun sets over Havana, Cuba on the eve before the U.S. officially reopens their embassy after 54 years.

    Industry experts have lots of suggestions for places that should be on any traveler's list.

  • Frontier markets down? Blame the index Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 10:18 PM ET
    The famous Sri Lankan budget taxi, a three wheeler, drives through traffic in Colombo

    Frontier markets tumbled this year, but don't point the finger at weak currencies or oil, investors said. Instead, blame the index.

  • REUTERS BUSINESS SCHEDULE at 1330 GMT/0830 AM ET Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    BEIJING- China could run its biggest budget deficit in perhaps half a century next year as leaders turn to government spending to arrest the slowdown in the economy, policy advisers say, after disappointing returns from a year of monetary policy easing. -CHINA-FINANCE/ MPA, moved, 250 words. LONDON- European stocks rose and euro zone bond yields edged up on Tuesday...

  • HANOI, Dec 29- Vietnam's fast-growing dairy companies are investing big in new markets as they brace for stepped-up competition at home from global giants on the prowl to take advantage of a Pacific trade pact. That's leaving a void that giants like New Zealand's Fonterra and Canada's Saputo could fill with new products and lower prices once the U.S.-led Trans...

  • Vietnam economy grows at fastest pace in five years Saturday, 26 Dec 2015 | 5:06 AM ET
    A farmer harvests rice on a field next to residential buildings on the outskirts of Hanoi

    Vietnam's economy grew 6.68 percent in 2015, the fastest pace in five years, helped by an expanding industrial sector and foreign investment.

  • Singha Asia on Friday signed a $1.1 billion strategic deal with Vietnam's Masan Group to buy stakes in two of the consumer goods firm's units.

  • 'Things are looking quite good for Vietnam's economy' Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 10:15 PM ET
    'Things are looking quite good for Vietnam's economy'

    Factors in Vietnam's favor include lower oil prices that help ease inflationary pressures, the TPP, and more interest from Chinese manufacturers, says Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at REYL Singapore.

  • Emerging nations in Asia are trying to pop the fizz, with a tax on sugary drinks on the agenda of several fast-growing markets.

  • *VIP turnover exceeds Philippines, Cambodia and Malaysia. DANANG, Vietnam, Dec 7- A small beachfront Vietnamese casino is giving Macau's VIP gambling scene a run for its money, drawing in more wealthy Chinese through its columned facade than many Southeast Asian rivals with the allure of sun, sand and discretion. Its main gaming area- plushly decked out in beige and...

  • *VIP turnover exceeds Philippines, Cambodia and Malaysia. DANANG, Vietnam, Dec 7- A small beachfront Vietnamese casino is giving Macau's VIP gambling scene a run for its money, drawing in more wealthy Chinese through its columned facade than many Southeast Asian rivals with the allure of sun, sand and discretion. Its main gaming area- plushly decked out in beige and...

  • Cramer: Time to brace for mass factory layoffs? Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
    An assembly worker works on 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles at the Ford Motor Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.

    Jim Cramer is hearing rumors that if the Fed raises rates, it could prompt mass layoffs in manufacturing.

  • Hun Sen has warned Cambodia could descend into civil war if Sam Rainsy's party wins an election in 2018, while Rainsy has called for vigilance to prevent self-styled strong man Hun Sen using the deteriorating political climate to postpone elections. Soy Sopheap entered Cambodia's turbulent political arena in 2013 to act as peacemaker between the two...

  • TPP is good news for Vietnam: Jefferies Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 | 7:15 PM ET
    TPP is good news for Vietnam: Jefferies

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership gives Vietnam access to big market. But countries outside the trade deal are feeling isolated, says Sean Darby, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies.

  • Is Vietnam the best bargain in the region? Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 8:21 PM ET
    Is Vietnam the best bargain in the region?

    Bill Stoops, CIO of Vietnam-based Dragon Capital, identifies fundamental factors to be bullish on Vietnam, such as a modest trade deficit and low foreign debt.

  • *China warns against "hyping" the South China Sea issue. President Barack Obama affirmed Washington's commitment to the Philippines' security and to freedom of navigation in Asia on Tuesday, squarely putting tension over Beijing's claims to the South China Sea onto the agenda ahead of a regional summit. Obama did not mention China but the symbolism of his visit...