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Vietnam was ranked 10th among the top 20 countries to visit in 2020 by the Conde Nast Traveler – a prestigious travel magazine.

53 Southeast Asian monks go on a pilgrimage to five countries, calling for peace and mutual-respect

53 Buddhist monks from the five countries in the Mekong River basin - Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam - will go on an 18-day pilgrimage to call for peace and mutual respect. 

 

VN football teams ranked first in Southeast Asia

Both Vietnam’s men’s and women’s national football teams successfully retained their first-place position in Southeast Asia, according to the latest rankings released by FIFA.

ADB cuts Southeast Asia growth forecast

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised down its forecast on economic growth in Southeast Asia to 4.5 percent compared with a previous forecast of 4.8 percent and from last year's 5.1 percent pace.

World Bank: Indonesia’s economy is facing numerous challenges

Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth could slow to 4.9 percent in 2020 and 4.6 percent in 2022 amid intensifying risks such as the escalating trade tension between China and the US, according to the World Bank.

India, Malaysia holds joint naval drill

India and Malaysia launched a joint naval military exercise on September 14 to test inter-operability of their navies in South East Asia and Western Pacific regions.

 

Exploring Southeast Asia’s deepest canyon located in Ha Giang

Found within the unique geological tectonic canyon in the northern province of Ha Giang, Tu San is considered to be the deepest canyon in Southeast Asia.

Vietnam among top targets for phishing in Southeast Asia

Vietnam is among the top three target countries for phishing websites in Southeast Asia in the first half of the year, according to the global cybersecurity company Kaspersky.

Vietnam suffers the most offline cyber attacks in all Southeast Asia

Vietnam suffered the most offline cyber attacks in all of Southeast Asia and the 30th most in the world in the second quarter of this year.

 

Vietnam targeting a World Cup 2026 spot

Vietnam has targeted booking a place in the 2026 World Cup, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) deputy chairman Tran Quoc Tuan.

German firms intend to expand investment in Vietnam

Fifty-five percent of German businesses, when asked, have said they want to increase investment capital in Vietnam, higher than the rate for Southeast Asia (44 percent).

700 Japanese register for Vietnamese-language proficiency test

More than 700 Japanese candidates on June 23 registered for the third Vietnamese-language proficiency test held by the Japan College of Foreign Languages in Tokyo.

V.League 1 ranked fifth in Southeast Asia

Vietnam’s top football league has been ranked as the fifth most prestigious club competition in Southeast Asia.

Grab raises $750 million to take on Uber in Southeast Asia

 Grab, the biggest rival to ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in Southeast Asia, has raised $750 million in a funding round, turning up the heat on the U.S. firm now seeking to expand in the region after exiting China.

Vietnam becomes Ford’s No. 3 market in Southeast Asia

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam was Ford’s third biggest market in Southeast Asia in 2015, after Thailand and the Philippines, said Mark Kaufman, director of the US car marker in the region. 

Vietnam listed among best countries in Southeast Asia to visit

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thrillist - a leading US food, drink and travel website has cited the best countries in Southeast Asia to visit, including Vietnam.

Nine sunset selfie spots in SEA

 VietNamNet Bridge – GOASEAN, the world's first ASEAN travel channel–tune, has named Ha Long Bay in the Northeast of Vietnam among top 9 most selfie-friendly, instagrammable locations with glorious sunset views in all of Southeast Asia.

Drug-resistant malaria can infect African mosquitoes

 A drug-resistant malaria parasite found in South East Asia can also infect mosquito species in Africa, a study shows.

MOU signed to boost trade between Vietnam, Southeast Asia

 The United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Vietnam's Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade between the country and Southeast Asia.

MOU signed to boost trade between Vietnam, Southeast Asia

 The United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Vietnam's Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade between the country and Southeast Asia.