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  • Why Gaw Capital is positive on Vietnam Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 9:40 PM ET
    Why Gaw Capital is positive on Vietnam

    Christina Gaw, managing principal and head of Capital Markets at Gaw Capital Partners, says Vietnam resembles how China was like 15 years ago and says it's a good time to enter the market now.

  • *Vietnam in talks with several European, U.S. defence firms. *Sources say Vietnam wants fighter jets, maritime patrol planes. SINGAPORE, June 5- Vietnam is in talks with European and U.S. contractors to buy fighter jets, maritime patrol planes and unarmed drones, sources said, as it looks to beef up its aerial defences in the face of China's growing assertiveness in...

  • The new arms race in the South China Sea Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    An Indonesian naval vessel.

    Defense spending among nations in the South China Sea region is rising, but most of it isn't going to the United States.

  • What all the fighting is about over Pacific trade Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a United Steelworkers rally in opposition to the proposed “fast-track” bill, or trade promotion authority, in Washington, April 15, 2015.

    Although the White House won a minor victory on Wednesday, Obama's push for trade fast-track is just the beginning of the battle.

  • Will economy give Vietnam shares a leg-up? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    Will economy give Vietnam shares a leg-up?

    Despite Vietnam's economy being in the "best shape it has ever been," stocks have failed to capitalize on it. Kevin Snowball, CEO of PXP Vietnam Asset Management, explains why.

  • Russia steps up Asia engagement Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Russia steps up Asia engagement

    The ongoing crisis with the West is prompting Russia to bolster relations with Asian countries, says Anthon Tsvetov, media and government relations manager at Russian International Affairs Council.

  • Russia is looking for allies in Asia: Pro Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    Russia is looking for allies in Asia: Pro

    Andrew Naylor, executive director at Cicero Group, outlines the diplomatic and economic aims of Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Asia this week.

  • Tracking Russia's Asia Pivot Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 6:16 PM ET
    Tracking Russia's Asia Pivot

    Economics will be the top agenda of Russian prime minister Dimitry Medvedev's visit to Vietnam and Thailand this week, says James Brown, Assistant Professor at Temple University, Japan.

  • Why Vietnam’s positives aren’t boosting stocks Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:56 PM ET
    Stock prices are shown on a ticker outside a securities firm in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    Vietnam's economy seems to have it all – good demographics, rising incomes and growing consumption – but that's not enough to boost its stock market.

  • Look who supports Obama's open Cuba policy now... Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A tourist buggy is drawn by a horse in Havana, Cuba

    The number of Cuban-Americans who support the decision to normalize relations with Cuba now stands at 51 percent, up from 44 percent in December.

  • Stunning drone vid of world's biggest cave Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    World's biggest cave

    A drone was used in exploration to capture footage of the world's largest cave, Hang Son Doong in Vietnam.

  • Guess who's not invited to Pacific free trade pact Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    The China Shipping Container Lines CSCL Brisbane container ship departs Terminal 3 of Port Botany in Sydney, Feb. 6, 2015.

    After nearly a decade, talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership are nearing completion, according to people involved in the negotiations.

  • Want a custom suit? Good luck finding a tailor Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Custom suit

    Prices are rising for custom suits, and it's taking longer to make them, because there is a shortage of quality tailors.

  • Microsoft to close 2 China plants, cutting 9K jobs Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    A cleaner walks past a Microsoft office building in Beijing.

    Microsoft plans to close two of its factories in China by the end of March, according to the Dow Jones News Service.

  • Will falling oil interfere with Vietnam's growth? Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 10:34 PM ET
    Will falling oil interfere with Vietnam's growth?

    Kevin Snowball, CEO of PXP Vietnam Asset Management, discusses Vietnam's growth target of 6.2 percent this year, along with an aim to balance its state budget, amid falling oil prices.

  • Vegas, Vietnam or Romania? Hot travel sites for 2015 Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Temple of Ta Prohm

    The new year offers opportunities to venture out to one of the world's many exotic locations that experts say are hot right now.

  • Is this Asia's new manufacturing hub? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 5:53 PM ET
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    The greater Mekong subregion (GMS) could become Asia's new low-cost production hub as the region becomes more integrated, experts say.

  • Keep an eye on these emerging market cities Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Vehicle light trails pass the Kingdom Tower on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    The fastest growth is not in megacities like Tokyo, but second-tier ones that many Americans have never heard of.

  • Don't sweat corruption in Vietnam: CIMB Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:32 PM ET
    Don't sweat corruption in Vietnam: CIMB

    Michael Kokalari, Head of Vietnam Research at CIMB, says corruption woes are opportunity costs for investing in Vietnam and later outlines the factors that are working in the economy's favor.

  • Concerned about stalling reforms in Vietnam: Pro Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 9:30 PM ET
    Concerned about stalling reforms in Vietnam: Pro

    Kevin Snowball, CEO at PXP Vietnam Asset Management, says Vietnam's macroeconomic picture is in a "sweet spot", but warns that could hamper a much-needed reform in the stock market.