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  • A Chinese aircraft carrier fleet operates during training in the South China Sea on December, 2016.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that he wanted to avoid confrontation with China.

  • *Almost all fuel shipments to Myanmar come from Singapore. Servicing growth that could top 8 percent this year is a clutch of small tankers ferrying gasoil and diesel from Singapore 2,000 kilometers north to Myanmar. Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows that around 20 small tankers with a combined capacity of around 220,000 deadweight tonnes are...

  • Trump’s surprise win put the kibosh on Asia's late year market rally, but Pakistan shares still managed to be the region’s 2016 star performer.

  • *Companies in Japan seek to buy growth in foreign markets. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Dec 28- Japan Inc may become a more important force in dealmaking next year as its cashed-up companies seek to buy growth prospects elsewhere in the world and as Beijing's crackdown on capital outflows prevents some Chinese companies from making foreign acquisitions, bankers and...

  • *Vinamilk one of Vietnam's most attractive assets. HANOI, Dec 12- Singapore- listed Fraser and Neave Ltd is set to boost its stake in Vietnam's Vinamilk but the sale of shares in one of the state's most attractive assets failed to draw in other buyers after highly restrictive investment caps were imposed. The food and beverage firm, already Vinamilk's second...

  • *Vinamilk one of Vietnam's most attractive assets. HANOI, Dec 12- Singapore- listed Fraser and Neave Ltd is set to boost its stake in Vietnam's Vinamilk but the sale of shares in one of the state's most attractive assets failed to draw in other buyers after highly restrictive investment caps were imposed. The food and beverage firm, already Vinamilk's second...

  • *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...