Vietnam downgrades growth forecast

The Mekong Delta: Vietnam’s rice bowl. Source: Flickr Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) projection for 2016 has been reassessed and is now far lower than...

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...

Hanoi fortifies islands 

SU-30s have been deployed to the South China Sea. Source: Flickr Vietnam has fortified several islands in the disputed South China Sea with mobile rocket...

Hanoi red-faced over Berlin kidnap 

A German court has sentenced a Vietnamese man to three years and 10 months in jail for taking part in a daytime kidnapping of...

Hanoi, Manila and Tokyo condemn Chinese island runway test

China’s claims to the South China Sea are incompatible with those of its neighbours. Source: Wikimedia Hanoi has accused Beijing of violating its sovereignty by...

Study praises Vietnam productivity

 Hoa Lu, Red River delta, Vietnam. It is easy to see how the Vietnamese have been coaxed away from the paddies. Source: Flickr Vietnam's workforce...

Vietnam enters Pacific trade deal

Vietnam’s entry this week into the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, to be followed by a trade agreement with the EU, will give Hanoi...

Vietnam reinforces tech giant status

Ho Chi Minh City, still commonly known as Saigon, is at the heart of Vietnam’s tech revolution. Source: Wikimedia Vietnam’s rise as a tech giant...

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...

Quang lauds Lion City as role model

Singapore invests heavily in Ho Chi Minh’s tech sector. Source: Wikimedia Singapore and Vietnam have welcomed the prospect of increasing connectivity and stepped up their...

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