Vietnam’s government debt jumps 80 pct in four years

Over 42 percent of the $93.4 billion debt was owed to foreign lenders in 2015.

As N.Korea girds for latest sanctions, economy already feels the squeeze

North Korean economy is hurt by trade clampdown and oil curbs, as China cracks down on North Korean businesses and ...

Under EU attack, Malaysia and Indonesia rethink trade strategy

Facing the crumbling demands in Europe, the world's top producers of palm oil, Malaysia and ...
September 13, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Southeast Asian economies get a lift from China. Later, they may get the bill

Growing dependence on China's investments highlights economic, political vulnerability of SEA ...
September 08, 2017 | 03:24 pm GMT+7

For city economies to prosper, poor need clean power: researchers

Clean energy is the answer to the future. 
September 07, 2017 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

Eastern EU states seek 'compromise' on cheap labor rule

There has been staunch resistance in eastern and central Europe, where most of the cheap labor ...
September 06, 2017 | 10:03 am GMT+7

Saudi Arabian 'honesty' app takes internet by storm

Its mass appeal stems from the appetite in the Arab world -- notorious for online censorship -- for ...
September 03, 2017 | 10:14 am GMT+7

The tax debate: Why raising VAT in Vietnam is just a bad idea

Rising public debt and budget losses can't be solved by a simple tax hike, argues a research fellow ...
September 02, 2017 | 05:15 pm GMT+7

Despite strains, Vietnam and China forge closer economic ties

The number of Chinese tourists in Vietnam has surged this year, just one sign of the growing ...
September 01, 2017 | 05:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnam proposes amendments to stalled TPP trade deal at Sydney talks: sources

Vietnam's desire to shelve the IP provisions around pharmaceutical data is likely to win broad ...
August 29, 2017 | 03:54 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese exporters in the dark about changes to US food quality regulations

A lack of knowledge about these changes could lead to 'significant' drops in Vietnam’s agriculture ...
August 29, 2017 | 12:10 pm GMT+7

Is it a good time for Vietnam to raise value added tax?

If the proposal is approved, Vietnam's VAT rate will be the second highest in Southeast Asia.
August 27, 2017 | 05:14 pm GMT+7

Vietnam and Turkey aim to double trade value by 2020

The two countries pledged to increase bilateral trade volume to $4 billion and discussed deepening ...
August 24, 2017 | 10:38 am GMT+7

Japan economy posts longest expansion in over a decade

Economy expansion was driven by robust domestic demand and capital spending.
August 14, 2017 | 10:03 am GMT+7

Treadmills to karaoke: China goes sharing crazy

From BMWs to karaoke booths, all at the click of a smartphone.
August 11, 2017 | 05:19 pm GMT+7