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  • *APEC leaders' summit on Nov. 18-19 in Manila. *South China Sea tensions likely to creep into discussions. President Barack Obama and other world leaders arrived in Manila on Tuesday for the first of two regional summits that were supposed to bolster trade and security ties but have been clouded by the Islamic State threat half a world away.

  • *APEC leaders' summit on Nov. 18-19 in Manila. MANILA, Nov 16- Regional tensions over the South China Sea and security concerns after the attack by Islamist militants on Paris could eclipse efforts by Pacific-rim leaders this week to boost trade and growth across a region of around 3 billion people. The Philippines went on high alert following the strike on...

  • Regional tensions, Paris attacks hang over APEC summit Sunday, 15 Nov 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    *APEC leaders' summit on Nov. 18-19 in Manila. MANILA, Nov 16- Regional tensions over the South China Sea and security concerns after the attack by Islamist militants on Paris could eclipse efforts by Pacific-rim leaders this week to boost trade and growth across a region of around 3 billion people. Philippines officials say there has been no intelligence...

  • HANOI, Nov 5- Apple Inc has opened a subsidiary company in Vietnam, allowing the maker of iPhones to import and distribute cellphones directly in one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia-Pacific. The number of mobile phone subscribers in Vietnam grew 26 percent from 2009 to 2013 to 124 million, while the number of internet users surpassed a third...

  • HANOI, Nov 4- Although Chinese President Xi Jinping won't get a gilded carriage or a beer in the prime minister's local pub on his Vietnam visit, a warm welcome awaits as both sides seek to repair ties after a fierce row last year. Xi's visit to Vietnam has also been overshadowed by the announcement that he will meet his counterpart from Taiwan in Singapore on...

  • Super bear Marc Faber: I like Vietnam Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 8:11 PM ET
    Super bear Marc Faber: I like Vietnam

    Marc Faber, editor & publisher, The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, says Vietnam remains a bright spot amid a poor global environment.

  • Chinese Navy chief warns US: You could spark war Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 11:14 PM ET

    China's naval commander told his U.S. counterpart there was a risk of "war" if the U.S. stays in the South China Sea.

  • Vietnam takes another stab at privatization Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 10:54 PM ET

    After years of stop-and-go efforts at privatizing its state-owned enterprises, Vietnam's latest push appears set to successfully offload some shares.

  • The poll also suggests that those few economies which have perked up this year, particularly the United States, the euro zone and Britain, are increasingly exposed to waning global demand and may not be able to maintain their momentum. "Worryingly, for the regions that have shown the most resilience- the U.S. and Europe- the outlook seems to become more clouded," wrote...

  • This expert has concerns about Sri Lanka Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 8:11 PM ET
    This expert has concerns about Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka's political outlook is unclear because key government decisions are being delayed by a vocal opposition, says Karine Hirn, co-founder and CEO at East Capital.

  • BOJ needs to ease further: StanChart Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    BOJ needs to ease further: StanChart

    Softer core CPI will push the Bank of Japan (BOJ) into further easing, which is a positive for equities and weaken the yen, says Manpreet Gill, senior investment strategist at Standard Chartered.

  • *Vietnam govt dept had said it won tender to supply 1 mln T. HANOI/ JAKARTA, Oct 7- Officials at Indonesia's state food buyer said on Wednesday that no plan had been made to ship rice from Vietnam and that the two countries had only agreed on a contingency plan to guard against possible shortages resulting from dry weather. The deal, along with a 450,000- tonne supply...

  • Buying into Vegas at bargain basement prices Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 12:56 PM ET
    Tropicana Las Vegas

    The market for distressed properties has spread from the housing market to the very heart of Sin City.

  • This expert is overweight India, Vietnam Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 12:07 AM ET
    This expert is overweight India, Vietnam

    Stephen Davies, CEO of Javelin Wealth Management, says the wider-than-expected rate cut by India's central bank will support markets, while significant foreign investment underpins Vietnamese stocks.

  • People here want a higher retirement age Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 11:06 PM ET
    Elderly people work out with wooden dumb-bells in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo on September 21, 2015, to celebrate Japan's Respect for the Aged Day.

    Governments in much of the world face the daunting prospect of fierce opposition to raising retirement ages, but in Asia, many want to see increases.

  • ADB slices Asia growth forecasts Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    A farmer harvests rice on a field next to residential buildings on the outskirts of Hanoi.

    Asia's growth outlook has taken a haircut from slowdowns in China and India as well as developed markets' soft recovery, the Asian Development Bank said.

  • *Uber's highest average trips per user is in Vietnam. HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept 22- A young, tech-savvy population short on cars but big on smartphones is driving double-digit growth for ride-hailing apps Uber and GrabTaxi in Vietnam, and inspiring some executives to dream of replacing private car ownership altogether. Uber launched its service in Vietnam three...

  • BURAS, La./ Ho Chi Minh City, Sept 15- Savun Sim looked dejected as a large plastic vacuum hose sucked 2,600 pounds of wild Gulf of Mexico shrimp from his trawler's ice hold. With dock prices at their lowest since 2009, pressured by a flood of cheap imports from shrimp farms across Asia, Sim said he would barely cover the cost of fuel for his two-day voyage at the far...

  • The plan, not yet finalized, would transfer catfish to the USDA from the Food and Drug Administration, which has safety responsibility for all other seafood. USDA is working toward a final rule, and TPP will not affect that, "a U.S. official said on condition of anonymity because the overall trade deal is not yet finalized. The final rules may require Hanoi to erect a...

  • BURAS, La./ Ho Chi Minh City, Sept 15- Savun Sim looked dejected as a large plastic vacuum hose sucked 2,600 pounds of wild Gulf of Mexico shrimp from his trawler's ice hold. With dock prices at their lowest since 2009, pressured by a flood of cheap imports from shrimp farms across Asia, Sim said he would barely cover the cost of fuel for his two-day voyage at the far...