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Floods, loss of biodiversity, sea level rise remain top concerns in Southeast Asia: Survey

Floods, loss of biodiversity and sea level rise are the top three perceived climate change impacts in Southeast Asia, according to a climate survey on regional people's attitudes and perceptions conducted by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS).

Vietnam's position in US defense strategy in Southeast Asia

The US Secretary of Defense is on a trip to Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. This is the first visit to Southeast Asia by a top official in the Biden administration.

Vietnam expected to be third largest start-up ecosystem in SEA in 2022

Vietnam will emerge as the third largest start-up ecosystem in Southeast Asia next year, according to “The Southeast Asia Ecosystem 2.0”, a new report by venture capital (VC) firm Golden Gate Ventures.

Vietnamese in Southeast Asia’s COVID epicentres stay calm and optimistic

Nguyen Trung Dong, a Vietnamese engineer working in Vientiane, Laos, received the first shot of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine two weeks ago.

Nikkei Asia: Vietnam will be Southeast Asian growth leader in 2021

As a leading financial newspaper run by Japanese media giants Nikkei Inc., Nikkei Asia have stated that, “Southeast Asia's growth leader in 2021 may well be Vietnam”, during a recent article detailing ASEAN's GDP forecasts for the year ahead.

East Sea 2020: The US adjusts its policy, Southeast Asia gets tough with China

Facing China's actions, the United States increased military operations in the East Sea and adjusted its policy towards endorsing the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)'s ruling in 2016.

Vietnam’s solar success story and notes for investors (Part 1)

Vietnam has overtaken Thailand to take the lead in Southeast Asia’s solar power market.

Vietnam ranks in the top of Southeast Asia data centres

Vietnam ranks in the top of the Southeast Asian data centre market with optimistic prospects thanks to the growing demand for digital transformation.   

Colombia, Cuba, South Africa join Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Colombia, Cuba and South Africa have joined the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) during the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings in Hanoi.

Vietnam to become the 4th largest economy in Southeast Asia: IMF

Vietnam's GDP is estimated to reach US$340.6 billion this year, making it the fourth-largest economy in Southeast Asia.

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia October 9

No new COVID-19 cases in community on October 9 morning

Experts warn of possibility of another COVID-19 wave this winter

Leading Vietnamese health experts have not ruled out the possibility that the SARS-CoV-2 virus could recur in the winter months due to favourable weather conditions allowing for a resurgence of the virus.


Women’s national football team keep top place in Southeast Asia

The women’s national football team of Vietnam remain at the top place in Southeast Asia although they have dropped three places on the FIFA Women’s World Rankings for August.


Southeast Asia, ‘fertile land’ for online payments, e-wallets

The obvious effects of the COVID-19 pandemic include the rapid increase in online payment services and digital banking across Southeast Asia.

12 more people suspected of having covid-19 in Danang


Danang has recorded 12 new suspected cases of Covid-19 infection, according to acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.


Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia July 25

PM urges tightened border control in wake of new local infection of COVID-19

Man in Da Nang tests positive for COVID-19, more than 50 isolated

A 57-year-old man in Lien Chieu District, Da Nang, tested positive for COVID-19 at a local hospital yesterday.


Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia July 23

 Vietnam accelerates research, production of vaccine against COVID-19