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  • *Foreign firms keen on buying govt stakes in Vietnam brewers. HANOI, Dec 6- Shares of state-controlled Sabeco, Vietnam's biggest brewer, jumped the maximum allowed 20 percent upon listing on Tuesday as investors craved exposure to the dominant player in one of Asia's most sought-after beer markets. The market value of Saigon Beer, Alcohol, Beverage Corporation...

  • *Plan was to build two nuclear plants with Russia, Japan. HANOI, Nov 22- Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns. The Vietnamese government is fiscally strapped as public debt...

  • *Plan was to build two nuclear plants with Russia, Japan. *Deals blow to global nuclear industry, especially Japan. HANOI, Nov 22- Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns.

  • HANOI, Nov 22- Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to scrap plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns. In November 2009 Vietnam approved plans for the two plants and awarded construction to Russia's Rosatom and a consortium of...

  • HANOI, Nov 22- Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to scrap plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, parliament delegates said, after government officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns. The parliament vote was taken in a closed session after delegates discussed a...

  • HANOI, Nov 22- Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to scrap plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, parliament delegates said, after government officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns. The parliament vote was taken in a closed session after delegates discussed a...

  • *Vietnam's biggest brewer Sabeco to make debut in Dec. HO CHI MINH CITY, Nov 21- Vietnam's sputtering privatization drive is set for a major boost next month with shares sales from the country's biggest dairy firm Vinamilk and budget carrier VietJet Air worth a combined $1 billion flagged. Vietnam's State Capital Investment Corporation said on Monday it would...

  • HO CHI MINH CITY, Nov 21- Vietnam's State Capital Investment Corporation said on Monday that it did not have a specific buyer in mind for its 9 percent stake in Vinamilk and that the shares would go to the highest bidders at the sale next month. SCIC, which represents the state and owns 44.7 percent of Vinamilk, has not decided the time for selling its remaining stake...

  • Clapper submitted his resignation Wednesday evening after more than 50 years of service

  • HANOI, Nov 17- Vietnam will shelve ratification of a U.S.-led Pacific trade accord due to political changes ahead in the United States, but wants to maintain good relations with Washington as much as it does all other countries, its prime minister said on Thursday. "The United States has announced it suspends the submission of TPP to the parliament so there are not...

  • HANOI, Nov 17- Vietnam will shelve ratification of a U.S.-led Pacific trade accord due to political changes ahead in the United States, but wants to maintain good relations with Washington as much as it does all other countries, its prime minister said on Thursday. "The United States has announced it suspends the submission of TPP to the parliament so there are not...

  • With Trump around, TPP is dead: Investor

    But beyond the TPP, the 17 new trade agreements signed by Vietnam mean that private investment is moving along, says Don Lam, CEO at VinaCapital.

  • A girl recites English letters for other students during class at a kindergarten for children of migrant workers, in Beijing.

    Shanghai has pipped Hong Kong in English-language proficiency for the second time, according to a new report.

  • HONG KONG/ TAIPEI, Nov 14- More than 50 violations at a steel mill run by Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group, including the unauthorised use of a dirtier production process, led to Vietnam's worst environmental disaster, according to an internal government report. After months of popular outrage against both the Hanoi government and one of the communist state's...

  • HANOI, Nov 7- Irish wind and solar firm Mainstream Renewable Power on Monday said it had agreed to build and operate wind projects in Vietnam worth a total of over $2.2 billion, as the country looks for new energy sources to meet soaring demand. It added that it would partner with GE Energy Financial Services and local firm Phu Cuong Group in its main Vietnam project,...

  • *Chinese manufacturers seek trading base in Vietnam. HO CHI MINH CITY, Nov 7- From textiles and shoes to paper and furniture, Chinese manufacturers are pouring investments into neighbouring Vietnam, hoping to ride on the coattails of the Southeast Asian country's pending trade blitz. Importantly, a base in Vietnam gives Chinese manufacturers access to trade...

  • HANOI, Nov 4- Torrential rain is forecast to continue in Vietnam's biggest coffee growing provinces in coming days, government reports said on Friday, potentially further disrupting harvesting of the 2016/ 2017 crop. The Central Highlands produces around 80 percent of Vietnam's total coffee output. Floods last month killed dozens of people in Vietnam's...

  • HAVANA, Nov 2- Cuba approved 11 business proposals for its Mariel special development zone over the last year in its quest to boost foreign investment, a senior official said on Wednesday, and two U.S. projects are among those currently under review. The Communist-ruled island created the zone, which offers firms significant tax and customs breaks, three years...

  • Chinese financial powerhouse, Ant Financial, has ramped up its global expansion with an investment in Thailand's Ascend Money.

  • An absentee ballot for the US election.

    CNBC spoke with a cross-section of millennial U.S. expats, most of whom already voted in their resident countries.