Vietnam IPOs overtake Singapore

Singapore has fallen behind Vietnam in initial public offerings (IPO) for the year, despite the nominally communist state still being considered a frontier market...

Hun Sen: no Chinese naval base

Cambodia’s dictatorial prime minister, Hun Sen, has dismissed reports of a Chinese naval base on the Gulf of Thailand as "fake, lying and destructive...

Vietnam woos old foes to offset China

It might appear curious in the west that Vietnam is courting old foes in Paris and Washington. The Communist-controlled, one-party state has little in...

Vietnam’s new president makes sympathy plea

Vietnam’s Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (pictured), the only candidate on the ballot, has been rejected by 0.2 per cent of parliamentarians...

Vietnam sends jailed blogger into exile

The dissident Vietnamese blogger "Mother Mushroom" has been released from prison and flown to the US with her two children and mother. Nguyen Ngoc...

Rights-busting President Quang dies

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang (pictured), who had mostly ceremonial duties of greeting visiting leaders and hosting summits in a bid to boost Vietnam's...

Vietnam demands Agent Orange compensation

Vietnam's Foreign Ministry has repeated demands that Monsanto and other US firms pay compensation to the country’s numerous Agent Orange victims. An estimated 3...

Vietnam hero turned dissident dies, 90

A Vietnamese war hero who later fled the country to become of one of its most vocal critics, demanding multiparty democracy, died this week...

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...

US citizen faces Vietnam protest trial 

William Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American who was arrested during an anti-Chinese demonstration in Vietnam, faces his first trial in Hanoi for disturbing public order. Nineteen members...

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Cambodia opposition leaders vow November return 

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...

Myanmar rebels coordinate northern attacks 

Rebel armies in Myanmar have killed at least 15 people, mostly soldiers, in attacks on a military academy and other government targets in the...

Singapore cuts GDP forecast amid recession fears

Singapore has cut its economic growth forecast as the Sino-Trump trade war worsens and data confirmed the slowest growth rate since the 2009 financial...