IMF chief tells Vietnam to reform

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. Source: Flickr Vietnam could be vulnerable to external financial shocks if it does not introduce banking reforms and restructure state-controlled enterprises,...

Silicon Valley investors set up in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh’s tech sector is attracting global attention. Source: Wikimedia Silicon Valley venture capital firm 500 Startups is starting a US$10-million fund for Vietnam to back...

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...

Top Chinese envoy visits Hanoi

State Councillor Yang Jiechi. Source: Kremlin A senior Chinese diplomat is in Vietnam ahead of a decision by a UN court on Beijing's disputed territorial...

Vietnam prepares to allow airport gambling

Las Vegas-style slot machines are increasingly common in airports. Source: Wikimedia  Vietnam is considering whether to install gambling machines in its international airport terminals to...

Vietnam’s developer boosts bonds

The Bitexco Financial Tower, a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City. Source: Wikimedia   The largest listed Vietnamese property developer is backing the dormant bond market, selling...

Vietnam protest marks Spratly battle anniversary

Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Source: Wikimedia Demonstrators have marched in Hanoi to mark the 28th anniversary of a naval battle for the Spratly islands in the...

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...

TV show axed over maritime dispute

A still from the show Shanghai Bund. Source: YouTube A Vietnamese broadcaster has stopped showing a drama series from China after several Chinese actors condemned...

Vietnam business forced to look overseas for growth

Is the sun rising for Vietnam’s well-educated population or setting on its damaged ecosystem? Source: Wikimedia   Vietnam’s environmental degradation and glowing economic prospects both largely...

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