Investors bored with listings of mainland banks and technology firms in the past few years will soon find a new flavour in the Hong Kong stock market - several food and restaurant operators are queuing up to go public in the world's second-most sought-after listing destination after New York.Thursday, 9 January, 2014, 5:03am
Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in central Vietnam have killed 19 people, left eight missing and forced about 80,000 from their homes, disaster officials and state media said on Saturday.16 Nov 2013 - 5:37pm
A camera trap in a forest in central Vietnam has managed to photograph of one of earth’s rarest mammals, the saola, which hadn’t been seen in 15 years.
The antelope-like, long-horned ox appears to walk through dense foliage at the edge of the camera’s range in the image taken in September. Conservation group WWF released the image along with a statement on Wednesday.13 Nov 2013 - 6:12pm
Vietnam’s president on Thursday voiced firm opposition to China’s claims in the South China Sea but declined to back a Philippine bid to take the row to a UN tribunal.
On a visit to Washington, President Truong Tan Sang rejected China’s so-called “nine-dash line” through which it claims virtually all of the strategic sea including islands close to neighbouring countries.26 Jul 2013 - 11:27am 1 comment
The United States and Vietnam have agreed to intensify talks on a regional free-trade agreement in hopes of finishing by the end of the year, the US Trade Representative’s Office said on Wednesday, following a call by labour and human rights groups for negotiations with Hanoi to be suspended.25 Jul 2013 - 12:27pm
Vietnamese court sentenced four men to death for dealing in heroin, adding to those waiting capital punishment while the government tries to source chemicals for lethal injection, state media reported Thursday.
The country has not executed anyone since 2011, when it decided to switch from firing squads to lethal injections on humanitarian grounds.11 Jul 2013 - 4:33pm
Vietnamese police have arrested a blogger accused of posting “erroneous and slanderous” information about the communist government, state media reported on Monday. The blogger is the third locked up in less than a month in an intensifying crackdown against dissent.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A Vietnamese blogger has been arrested for anti-state activity, reports said on Sunday, the third online government critic detained in less than a month in an intensifying crackdown on dissent.16 Jun 2013 - 8:28pm
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was dealt a rare public blow on Tuesday, winning the full support of less than half of members of a parliament dominated by his ruling Communist Party in the country’s first-ever confidence vote.11 Jun 2013 - 3:29pm
Vietnam yesterday detained about 30 anti-China protesters in Hanoi, amid growing tensions over rival territorial claims in the South China Sea.3 Jun 2013 - 3:11am
A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been arrested for posting articles critical of the communist government, reports said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on dissent in the authoritarian country.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
After years of sharp inflation, bad bank loans and slowing growth, Vietnam is back on the radar of investors as Chinese manufacturers race to expand in the country in the expectation of securing duty-free privileges on their apparel exports to the United States.27 May 2013 - 4:41am
A Vietnamese official who campaigned to shut down a moon-bear sanctuary run by Hong Kong charity Animals Asia has been fired after an investigation ordered by his country's prime minister.26 May 2013 - 6:40am 1 comment
The 25,000 people at the soccer stadium and the millions more watching at home waited 90 minutes before the Australian evangelical preacher got to the message he had come to Communist-ruled Vietnam to deliver.26 May 2013 - 8:56am
Popular Vietnamese cable television provider VTV CAB has stopped providing foreign channels, including CNN and BBC, after a new media law that requires editing of programmes before broadcast came into effect on Wednesday last week.20 May 2013 - 4:18am