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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.

Da Lat among best cheese producers in Asia: CNN

CNN travel has posted an article claiming that Vietnam’s Central Highlands resort city of Da Lat is capable of producing some of the best cheese in all of Asia.

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.

Vietnam greets 3.7 million foreign visitors in Q1

Vietnam welcomed nearly 3.7 million international tourists in the first three months of 2020, down 18.1 percent from the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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.

Japan’s ancient way to save the planet

The concept of mottainai encompasses the idea of respecting resources and not wasting them, along with an inherent recognition of their value.

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.

Hanoi is cheapest destination for backpacking escape in Asia: Insurer

If the budget is key, Hanoi is a must-see in Asia offering the best value.

Vietnam welcomes record number of foreign visitors in 2019

Vietnam greeted over 18 million international tourists in 2019, the highest level so far, according to the General Statistics Office.

Hanoi ranks second in top 10 honeymoon cities in Asia

The magazine described the city as a “great place to get away for a romantic trip, experience Vietnamese culture, learn about their history, and have some delicious food.”

Vietnam’s role in reshaping Asian supply chains is growing: HSBC

While the recent trade tensions have merely accelerated the movement of supply chains to Vietnam, they were not the trigger.

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.