Vietnam to sell off beer assets 

Vietnam is looking to earn more than US$4.8 billion from the sale of its largest state-run brewer, with potential bids from Anheuser-Busch and the...

Vietnam urged to embrace mobile payments 

The boss of Chinese online giant Alibaba says he fears Vietnamese consumer suspicion could hamper mobile-payment development in the communist state. Group chairman Jack Ma...

Cambodia targets Vietnamese ‘newcomers’

Cambodia has threatened to deport any Vietnamese “newcomers” unable to produce the required documentation. The Ministry of Interior says it plans to revoke documentation for...

How ITLOS could undermine Asia’s security

The appointment of Paik Jin-hyun, a South Korean, to head the little-known International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is likely to...

Bank chief gets death sentence 

An ex-banker in Vietnam has been sentenced to death for his role in a massive fraud case involving millions of dollars in illegal loans.  A...

US blasts religious repression 

Freedom of worship was harshly limited last year in Vietnam and Myanmar, where Muslims and Christians in the Buddhist-majority union were harassed by government...

Vietnam ‘kidnap’ sours bilateral ties 

Vietnam’s market is growing fast. Picture credit: Flickr Controversy continues to swirl around the case of the Vietnamese executive that the German authorities say was...

China ends Hanoi’s maritime drilling 

Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in the contested South China Sea, following threats from Beijing, as it embeds its grip on the...

Vietnam angers China with drilling 

Vietnam has begun drilling for oil in an area of the South China Sea claimed by China. A drilling ship on contract to international firm...

Vietnam jails leading blogger 

A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of distorting official policies and criticising the Communist leadership on...

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