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The coronavirus has impacted sports this year and now 2021 events are starting to feel the pinch, including the 31st Southeast Asian Games and the 11th ParaGames in Vietnam.

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia on April 21

Vietnamese believe the country will recover quickly after COVID-19

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia April 19

Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases over three days

Latest covid-19 news in Vietnam and Southeast Asia


Vietnamese stuck at Thai airport get help


COVID-19 to force millions of Southeast Asian labourers to lose jobs

Millions of labourers in Southeast Asia could lose their jobs as economies grind to a halt due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Lark available for free across the Southeast Asia region

Singapore’s Lark Technologies Pte Ltd has made its digital collaboration suite, Lark, available for free across Southeast Asia, including Viet Nam. 


Vietnamese flock home from overseas

As more and more countries throughout Asia and Europe start to close borders with the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, thousands of Vietnamese citizens are rushing home.

Vietnam gains high position in 2020 Asia Girls Report

Vietnam is among the three leading countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia in the 2020 Asia Girls Report which was released by Plan International on March 5.

Vietnam sit on top of ASEAN in 2019

Vietnam end 2019 as the Southeast Asian No 1 team, following the December rankings released by FIFA on December 19.

African swine fever: Fears rise as virus spreads to Indonesia

Indonesia has become the latest Asian country to face an outbreak of African swine fever, a deadly pig virus devastating farmers across the region.

Egypt’s travel company invests $300 million in Vietnam

Egypt’s Wanna Explore Travel Limited has been licensed to provide services of operating tours and other direct support for air transportation in Vietnam.

Southeast Asia’s GDP growth to remain at 4.5 percent in 2020

Economic growth across Southeast Asia will slow to 4.5 per cent in 2019 and remain unchanged in 2020, amidst high risks of a re-escalation in trade tensions.

Vietnam’s booming fintech funding on Singapore’s heels

Vietnamese financial technology startups are quickly catching up with Singapore in attracting Southeast Asian venture capital funding, according to the Japan-based Nikkei Asian Review.

Vietnam leads Southeast Asia in salary growth

Vietnam leads Southeast Asia in terms of salary growth with a 5.1 percent increase expected in 2020, according to a report by ECA International.

Vietnam holds 20% of Southeast Asia’s oil exploration and production market

Vietnam is forecast to add two more jack-up rigs, as demand for oil exploration and production continues to rise.

Year-end promotions heat up Vietnam's e-commerce market

The year-end online shopping frenzy has kicked off with giant local and foreign players like Lazada, Tiki, Sendo, and Shopee rolling out promotions since the middle of last month.

ASEAN, India back maintaining peace in East Sea

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) appreciated India’s contributions to peace and stability in Southeast Asia at a summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 3.

5G subscriptions in Vietnam likely to hit 6.3 million by 2025

The number of 5G subscribers in Vietnam could hit 6.3 million by 2025, according to technology conglomerate Cisco Vietnam.

Vietnam a driver in Southeast Asia’s aviation growth: Boeing

Vietnam's aviation market will play a key role in the aviation growth in Southeast Asia in the next 20 years, and the country’s fleet is expected to quadruple by 2038, according to an official from Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Instant noodles put Vietnam in danger of malnourishment

Similar to other Southeast Asian countries, Vietnamese children are at a large risk of malnourishment due to the abundance of instant noodles in their diet.