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  • SANYA, China, May 30- China's efforts to lift local consumption, spur domestic tourism and keep within its borders citizens that splurge in Milan or Seoul have spawned a duty-free paradise on the southern island of Hainan that it hopes will satisfy a lust for luxury. Firms such as the owner of the world's biggest duty-free shopping center, China International...

  • Leo Evers, managing director of Vietnam Brewery Limited (VBL).

    As Vietnam guzzles more beer than ever, Vietnam Brewery Limited (VBL) wants to ensure the pint glasses don't stay empty.

  • Vietnam's Tech Boom

    Vietnam is becoming the new hotspot for start-ups because of its young, tech-savvy workforce. CNBC's Pauline Chiou has more.

  • Members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative greeted U.S. President Barack Obama after he spoke at an event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25. Vietnam is a young country - the 90 million-strong population has median age of just 30.

    Customers walk into a Timo cafe and hear the espresso machines humming. They can listen to a sales pitch as they sip a free cup of coffee.

  • THP

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou speaks to the daughters of the beverage tycoon Tran Qui Thanh to understand their motivations for joining the family business.

  • THP

    Tran Qui Thanh, THP chairman and CEO, tells CNBC how he turned the beverage company into a success at a time when entrepreneurs received little support.

  • A hut among the tea and coffee crops near Dalat in Lam Dong province, Vietnam.

    Tran Qui Thanh used his fierce survival instinct to build a firm that's attracted interest from the likes of Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

  • "I think other people sometimes look at our election system and say' what a mess'," Obama told a townhall meeting with young leaders in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Obama made the comments just before ending a three-day trip to Vietnam, whose high point was an announcement that Washington's ban on sales of lethal weapons to the country- a vestige of the...

  • Trifactor: Investing in Vietnam

    Obama's promoting the international relevance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, says Dezan Shira & Associates' Oscar Mussons.

  • VietJet founder Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao speaks at a press conference in Dubai in November 2015. In less than five years, the businesswoman has turned VietJet into a serious rival to flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines.

    Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao explains how she took Vietnam's low-cost carrier from "bikini flights" to IPO, and how she'll conquer global aviation.

  • CNBC update: Peace Corp in Vietnam

    Secretary of State John Kerry made remarks on the Peace Corps agreement in Vietnam; Toyota says it will recall another 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S.; and NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Domino's Pizza, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • CNBC update: Obama in Vietnam, Iraq air strikes

    President Obama presses Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens; Iraq releasing footage allegedly showing military air strikes targeting ISIS strongholds in Fallujah; a senior Egyptian official tells the AP that human remains recovered from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 have burns on them, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Must Read: Vietnam... moving on but remembering

    The "Worldwide Exchange" crew discusses some of the morning's top attention-grabbing headlines, including a New York Times piece about the lessons learned from the Vietnam conflict, and an article in the Telegraph written by William Hague about the best hope of avoiding a global recession.

  • *Obama prods China on South China Sea freedom of navigation. Obama announced on Monday that Washington was scrapping its embargo on the sale of lethal arms to Vietnam, clearing the biggest hurdle remaining between two countries that have been drawn together by concern over China's military build-up. Critics said that by removing the ban, a vestige of the...

  • *U.S. confident of rights progress in Vietnam. Obama was due to lay out more of his plan for stronger ties with Vietnam on the second day of his visit, after scrapping an arms ban, the last big hurdle between two countries drawn together by concern over China's military buildup. Washington had for years said a lifting of the ban would require concrete steps by Vietnam...

  • President Barack Obama is set to lay out more of his plan for a stronger alliance with Vietnam on Tuesday, after scrapping an arms ban that was the last big hurdle between two countries drawn together by concern over China's military buildup. Washington had for years said a lifting of the ban would require concrete steps by Vietnam in allowing freedom of speech,...

  • Vietnam Fishermen

    Fisherman Zhang Yuxiang tells CNBC's Eunice Yoon how the territorial dispute in the East China Sea is impacting local marine life.

  • Vietnam TPP

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou reports on how much Vietnam's export-driven economy stands to benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.

  • President Barack Obama is set to lay out more of his plan for a stronger alliance with Vietnam on Tuesday, after scrapping an arms ban that was the last big hurdle between two countries drawn together by concern over China's military buildup. The removal of a vestige of the Vietnam War suggests U.S. worries about Beijing's reclamation of islands in the South...

  • U.S. President Barack Obama (third from right) and his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang (second from right) review the guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, May 23, 2016.

    Drone-makers could benefit from the U.S. lifting its arms embargo on Vietnam.