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Dam-building race threatens Mekong River

An ongoing drought and dozens of hydroelectric power plants are lowering water levels and damaging a fragile ecosystem.

More professionals seek foreign assignments

Increasing numbers of professionals are choosing to work abroad, especially in Southeast Asia, drawn by higher salaries, better growth opportunities.

Vietjet Air, Grab, Swift247 to launch express delivery service

The teaming up of Vietjet Air, Grab, Swift247 will allow goods to be delivered between Hanoi and HCMC in as little as five hours.
August 08, 2019 | 03:27 pm GMT+7

Vietnam stocks edge down after Trump’s latest China tariff threat

The VN-Index fell 0.63 percent along with regional markets Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports. 
August 02, 2019 | 09:07 pm GMT+7

Vietnam among top 3 innovators in Southeast Asia

Vietnam has climbed up three places to 42nd in the 2019 Global Innovation Index, behind Singapore and Malaysia in Southeast Asia.
July 25, 2019 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Vietnam, neighbors: study

Strains of malaria resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand.
July 23, 2019 | 10:29 am GMT+7

Vietnam records highest rise in obesity in Southeast Asia

Vietnam recorded the highest growth in obesity in Southeast Asia in 2010-14, but it had the lowest rate of obese people, Fitch says.
July 22, 2019 | 11:12 am GMT+7

Vietnam to host Southeast Asian amateur golf tourney

The Southeast Asian Amateur Golf Team Championship will take place in the northern province of Vinh Phuc this month.
July 07, 2019 | 07:58 am GMT+7

Chinese visitor numbers see slight H1 fall

The number of tourists from Vietnam's top feeder market witnessed a slight decrease in H1 of 2019, while other Asian nations registered strong growth.
July 01, 2019 | 02:47 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese passport up two places in power ranking

The Vietnamese passport climbed up two places to 73rd out of 94 positions occupied by 199 countries and territories but remains in the bottom rung.
June 28, 2019 | 10:01 am GMT+7

Vietnam a top holiday draw in Southeast Asia: SCMP

South China Morning Post has listed Vietnam among six Southeast Asian countries whose beauty is largely undiscovered.
June 26, 2019 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

Vietnam likely to benefit from worldwide shift in production capacity

Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, can expect to see a wide-scale divergence of supply chains coming its way, HSBC says in a report. 
June 01, 2019 | 12:16 pm GMT+7

Sri Lanka in talks with India, Japan to build container terminal in Colombo

Sri Lanka is in advanced talks with India and Japan to construct a container terminal at the port in Colombo, next to a Chinese terminal built as part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative.
May 25, 2019 | 09:47 am GMT+7

Bangladeshi's diary spotlights Singapore migrant struggles

Toiling for long hours for meagre salaries and living in crowded dormitories, migrant construction workers have helped build modern-day Singapore.
May 23, 2019 | 11:32 am GMT+7

Phong Nha-Ke Bang diversity wins a Southeast Asia recommendation

UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in central Vietnam is one of top 10 Southeast Asian places to 'go wild' in.
May 23, 2019 | 09:29 am GMT+7
 
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