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Qatar says Gulf crisis puts $2 bn in contracts at risk

The crisis has forced Qatar to turn elsewhere for long-term trade partners, especially those in Asia.

Vietnam a rare bright spot for women as men continue to rule corporate Asia

Seats at the table: A new study by Deloitte has found that gender diversity in Asian boardrooms is very low.

Vietnam beats Thailand, Indonesia with big jump in global innovation ranking

The country, at number 47, is now only behind Singapore and Malaysia in Southeast Asia.
June 16, 2017 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s planning minister says growth target challenging but attainable

Lawmakers continue to question if an economic expansion of 6.7 percent for the year is too ambitious.
June 10, 2017 | 12:52 pm GMT+7

Chinese exports, imports beat forecasts but analysts wary

Exports rose 8.7 percent on-year to $191 billion while imports jumped 14.8 percent to $150.2 billion.
June 08, 2017 | 03:31 pm GMT+7

World Bank sees improving global economy but risks remain

The global economy still is expected to grow by 2.7 percent for 2017, rising to 2.9 percent in 2018 and 2019.
June 05, 2017 | 08:08 am GMT+7

Vietnam premier warns of sanctions on officials failing to meet growth targets

The government says it's determined to hit the economic growth target of 6.7 percent set for this year.
June 03, 2017 | 04:57 pm GMT+7

Vietnam plans to open 'outstanding' special economic zones

The country is becoming more selective in the kind of investment it seeks, giving greater priority to high-tech and green sectors.
May 24, 2017 | 09:19 pm GMT+7

OPEC, non-OPEC hold informal talks to nail new oil cuts

Deeper production curbs were still seen as unlikely.
May 24, 2017 | 04:17 pm GMT+7

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

'In the last four years, for instance, the number of jobs in the solar and wind sectors combined has more than doubled.'
May 24, 2017 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Vietnamese lawmaker worries growth obsession will foster mining-dependent economy

The government plans to maintain GDP growth this year by excavating more crude oil.
May 22, 2017 | 06:12 pm GMT+7

New Zealand optimistic of reviving TPP trade deal

New Zealand will be trying to win over other members this weekend when TPP ministers get together in Hanoi on the sidelines of an APEC meeting.
May 19, 2017 | 09:34 am GMT+7

'Secret payments' and red tape holding back Vietnamese companies

An annual dialogue between Vietnam’s top leaders and businesses started out as expected: with a barrage of complaints.
May 17, 2017 | 02:56 pm GMT+7

Betting on loans: Vietnam's companies named the biggest risk takers in Southeast Asia

A report found that Vietnamese corporate borrowers are turning to leveraging for fast expansion, despite poor repayment capacity.
May 15, 2017 | 02:17 pm GMT+7

IMF warns Asia to act early on rapidly-aging population

Asia has enjoyed substantial demographic dividends, but the growing number of elderly is set to create a 'tax' on growth.
May 09, 2017 | 08:37 am GMT+7