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 VietNamNet Bridge – Marks & Spencer (M&S), the iconic British retailer, has unveiled its plan to open a new flagship store at the Vincom Center Dong Khoi in Ho Chi Minh City this summer.

Southeast Asian consumers continue to snap up media tablets: GfK

Media tablets continue to be in strong demand across the Southeast Asia countries in 2014 as consumers bought over 3.6 million of the popular gadget in the first four months of 2014.

Consumer confidence in Vietnam reaches 2-year high

According to Nielsen, the index of consumer confidence in Vietnam in the first quarter of 2014 rose slightly to 99 points, from 98 points in the last quarter of 2013. This is the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2011.

Foreign smartphone producers continue Vietnam campaign

VietNamNet Bridge – In early March, China’s Gionee launched its flagship Elife E7 smartphone line in the Vietnamese market and unveiled that its S5.5 would be available in the country in June. 

Vietnam recognised as the lowest country in Southeast Asia for infant death

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 12,000 babies in Vietnam die each year during childbirth or within the first day, Save the Children said in a new report released yesterday.

Nielsen: Vietnamese are the most economical in Southeast Asia

 VietNamNet Bridge - According to a global survey report on consumer confidence by Nielsen, Vietnam is the most economical country in Southeast Asia.

Vietnam securities gain strongest growth in Southeast Asia

 VietNamNet Bridge – The growth of Vietnam's stock in 2013 was over 20 percent, while that of other Southeast Asian countries declined or increased only 3-10 percent.

Vietnam plummets on FIFA November rankings

After two humiliating failure games against Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Vietnam dropped down on FIFA rankings in November. Specifically, it fell by seven spots to 158th compared to October.

Floral emblems of Vietnam and South East Asian nations

 VietNamNet Bridge - Derived from the symbols of medieval kings in Europe, a floral emblem is a flower or plant that is chosen by a country as a symbol or emblem for that country. In each country, the meaning of national flower is different.

The Vietnamese are shortest in the region

 VietNamNet Bridge - The indicators on height show that the Vietnamese are shortest in the region. Compared to neighboring countries, the height of the Vietnamese is far behind.

No ordinary journey

 VietNamNet Bridge – For the Bissky-Dziadkyk family, the four-month trip to Southeast Asia in 2008 was the beginning of a lifetime journey that so far has taken them to 16 countries,

Singaporean researcher talks about Vietnamese photography

 VietNamNet Bridge – Singaporean researcher Zhuang Wubin is a well-known critic on photography in Southeast Asia who has curated various photography exhibitions in the region.

Four Southeast Asian countries may halt dog imports in five years

The four Southeast Asian countries – Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia – are considering issuing a 5-year ban on the transport of dogs for commercial purposes from one country to another in order to prevent the spread of rabies.

Cong Vinh wins Best Southeast Asia Player poll again

After one week for the "extra" poll, officially announced the result of the vote for the Best player of Southeast Asia on August 1,1 and Vietnamese striker Le Cong Vinh still ranked first with 42 percent of the total votes.

Vietnam drops 11 places in FIFA rankings

 VietNamNet Bridge – The national men’s football squad’s 139 points have dropped it 11 places to 156th in the International Federation of Football Association’s (FIFA) August rankings.

Cong Vinh voted the best football player in Southeast Asia

 VietNamNet Bridge – On the day Cong Vinh left Vietnam to Japan, he received good news: ranking first in the poll of the best players in Southeast Asia of Goal.

Vietnam drops in FIFA rankings

 VietNamNet Bridge – The national men’s football squad has dropped 12 notches to 145th in the latest July rankings of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA).


 Viet Nam-Thailand enhance budding co-operation effort; Lao Front pledges to augment Viet Nam ties; Vietnam’s role in Southeast Asia praised; VN, US discuss regional issues

ASEAN-China to have a special session

VietNamNet Bridge – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China will hold a special conference of foreign ministers this year, possibly in August or September.

Discovery of longest lava cave in Southeast Asia

 VietNamNet Bridge – A system of lava caves including one considered as the longest lava cave of Southeast Asia has been discovered in the southern province of Dong Nai,