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Vietnam emerges as attractive Asian destination for investors: The Economist

Vietnam has emerged as an attractive foreign direct investment (FDI) destination in Asia, by beating China and India, a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has indicated.

Vietnam outlook remains ‘one of the brightest’ in Asia: UBS economist

Edward Teather, a senior ASEAN economist from the Union Bank of Swizerland (UBS), has hailed Vietnam as one of the “brightest” spots throughout Asia despite COVID-19 challenges, adding that the national economy now looks poised to rebound.

Coronavirus 'second wave': What lessons can we learn from Asia?

Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes.

Clothing makers in Asia give stark coronavirus warning

Millions of jobs in Asia’s vital garment industry are at risk due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: What could the West learn from Asia?

Experts say the UK and US lost an opportunity to prepare for the outbreak - but that it's not too late.

HCM City FC ranked in Asia’s top 100 teams

Ho Chi Minh City FC have been ranked among the best 100 teams in Asia by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Coronavirus: Asian nations face second wave of imported cases

China reports no new domestic cases for the first time, but imported cases are growing in the region.

Oil plunges in Asia as producers start price war

Failure of oil cartel Opec and ally Russia to agree to supply cuts has seen prices crash around 30%.

Robust growth predicted for Vietnam’s power sector despite near-term headwinds

Fitch Solutions predicted power consumption in Vietnam to grow by an annual average of 6.5% between 2020 and 2029, which still remains one of the fastest growth rates in Asia.

Flights from nCoV-affected areas to Vietnam suspended

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAV) has asked airlines to proactively adjust their flight schedules and suspended all flights from coronavirus-affected areas to Vietnam.

Dance Dance Asia to kick off in Hanoi this week

After the show, the dancers and musicians will continue their tour in Bangkok, Thailand.

Hoi An – convergence of quintessence and culture

The ancient town of Hoi An in Quang Nam has been honoured as "Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination" at the 26th World Travel Awards for the first time.

Japan launches major search operation after deadly typhoon kills dozens

A major search and rescue operation is underway in Japan after deadly Typhoon Hagibis brought widespread flooding and landslides, destroying buildings and leaving dozens dead.

Vietnam named Asia’s Leading Destination for second year in row

Vietnam has been honored with four important prizes, including Asia’s Leading Destination, by the 26th World Travel Awards (WTA).

Vietnam to top Asia auto sales amid fall of biggest markets

The rising vehicle imports are posing huge competitive pressure on domestically-produced vehicles.

Quach Thi Lan named as winner of 400m event at ASIAD 2018

Vietnamese runner Quach Thi Lan has awarded a gold medal for the women's 400m hurdles event at ASIAD 2018 following first-place finisher Kemi Adekoya testing positive for a banned substance.


Asia, Europe to harmonise in new music festival

 The Asia-Europe New Music Festival will take place from November 24-27 in Hanoi and the northern province of Ninh Binh.

Stocks plunge in Asia after Wall Street sell-off

 Asia stocks have joined a sell-off after a bruising session on Wall Street which saw two of the three main indexes erase their gains for the year.

Euro ruffled by Spanish vote; Asia data encourages equities

The euro took a knock in Asia as investors kept an anxious eye on an independence vote in Spain’s Catalonia, although surprisingly strong economic news out of China and Japan offered support to equities and commodities.

Apple's iPhone 8 sees muted launch in Asia

 Apple Inc’s launch of iPhone 8 kicked off in a less lively mood in Asia, versus previous debuts, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X due out in early November.