Obama prepares to arm old foe

Vietnam’s once-seemingly invincible military was starved of investment for many years. Source: Wikimedia US President Barack Obama has announced an end to the US embargo...

Vietnam protests over fish deaths

The dying fish are devastating Vietnam’s fishing industry. Source: Wikimedia Environmental campaigners in Vietnam have held banners reading, "Formosa destroys the environment" during a march...

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...

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’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...

Three jailed for waving South Vietnam flag

The US left many loyalists behind in South Vietnam in 1975. Source: Wikimedia Three Vietnamese women who waved the national flags of the former South...

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...

Vietnam jails influential bloggers

Vietnam's presidential palace. Source: Wikimedia Hanoi has jailed a well-known political blogger and his assistant for "abusing democratic freedom", their lawyer announced, in a verdict...

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,...

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,...

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