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    1. August 29, 2016

      Singapore’s GIC to acquire 7.7% stake in Vietcombank

      Singapore’s GIC has agreed to buy a 7.7 per cent stake in Vietcombank, one of Vietnam’s biggest commercial banks, in...

    2. August 10, 2016

      Sea dispute fallout stokes tensions between China and Vietnam

      Tensions are rising between Vietnam and China over an escalating regional sea territory dispute that has sparked...

    3. The World

      August 3, 2016

      White House Countdown - Things fall apart

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. Are the wheels falling off the Trump train? Over the past roughly 24...

    4. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      Factory activity contracts in Indonesia as growth slows in Vietnam

      Manufacturing in major Southeast Asian economies took a turn for the worse in July as activity at Indonesian factories...

    5. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      Heineken H1 sales and profits miss expectations

      Heineken missed expectations in the first half, as the Dutch brewer battles slow sales in many developing markets....

    6. July 29, 2016

      Vietnam the big winner from China’s move up the value chain

      China’s ongoing transition from low-wage manufacturer to budding high-tech hothouse is creating waves across the rest...

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      July 29, 2016

      Southeast Asia emerges as consumer powerhouse

      Kevin Martin, HSBC Don’t underestimate the Asean consumer. Yes, there are only about half as many of them as there are...

    8. July 28, 2016

      Russia and China to hold joint exercises in South China Sea

      The Chinese and Russian navies will hold joint exercises in the South China Sea in September, the Chinese defence...

    9. July 27, 2016

      Vietnam tops EM FDI performance index for second year

      Vietnam has topped an EM index for greenfield foreign direct investment for the second year running, ranking far ahead...

    10. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      China announces new military drills in South China Sea

      China’s Maritime Safety Agency has announced military drills to be carried out in the South China Sea in the coming...

    11. July 15, 2016

      South China Sea: Building up trouble

      Whoever replaces Barack Obama will face many difficult choices but few are likely to be as stark as those in the Asia...

    12. July 13, 2016

      China struggles to win friends over South China Sea

      When foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered for a meeting with their Chinese...

    13. July 12, 2016

      A big test for Beijing over the South China Sea

      A tribunal’s ruling on Tuesday that invalidates China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea confronts Beijing...

    14. July 12, 2016

      Beijing may stiffen its resolve in the South China Sea dispute

      China is getting its retaliation in early. As a UN tribunal on the law of the sea prepares to rule on Tuesday on a case...

    15. The World

      July 11, 2016

      White House Countdown - Law & Order

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. Throughout the campaign Donald Trump has appropriated campaign...

    16. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      June a boon for (most) Asian manufacturers

      With the latest round of manufacturing PMIs out, it looks as if Asia’s manufacturers bounced back in June. Well, most...

    17. June 21, 2016

      South China Sea cruises tap patriotic tourist market

      Are you a Chinese patriot who enjoys cruises and has never engaged in subversion or “spread reactionary thoughts”? If...

    18. June 21, 2016

      Local chains take on coffee giants

      Not long after Starbucks made its first foray into Ho Chi Minh City in 2013, a local coffee chain called Phuc Long...

    19. June 20, 2016

      Swiss private banks sharpen Southeast Asia focus

      Swiss private banks are looking to capitalise on global banks’ retreat from Southeast Asia, pushing deeper into the...

    20. June 15, 2016

      Vietnam private equity finds opportunity in reform

      High valuations and a shortage of attractive investments elsewhere in Asean have driven dealflow towards Vietnam,...

    21. Fast FT

      June 15, 2016

      Pakistan: unsung winner in MSCI's EM decision

      While much has already been made of MSCI’s decision not to add China to its emerging markets index, the gatekeepers did...

    22. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      How could Brexit affect Asia?

      Would the ripples of a Leave victory be felt in the Fragrant Harbour or the Land of Smiles? In part, yes – although the...

    23. June 3, 2016

      Law firms use guile to expand in Asean

      Over the past five decades, East Asia’s growth has been aided by a range of factors — key among them reductions in...

    24. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Vietnamese manufacturers buoyed by influx of new orders

      Vietnamese factories paid little heed in May to apparently tepid growth elsewhere in the region as new orders rose at...

    25. May 31, 2016

      Japan looks to Vietnam as China labour costs soar

      Japan’s biggest shipping company is investing in a $1.2bn container port expansion in Vietnam in the latest bet on a...

    26. May 31, 2016

      Ex-US senator’s role in Vietnam university opens wartime wounds

      The launch of a new US-backed university during President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam last week was meant to...

    27. May 29, 2016

      Thirsty work for THP’s Tran Qui Thanh

      When Tran Qui Thanh launched his first business in 1977, he ac­cept­ed only gold in ex­change for the yeast he...

    28. May 26, 2016

      China warns G7 not to ‘escalate tensions’ in Asia

      China’s foreign minister fired a pre-emptive shot at G7 leaders gathering in Japan on Thursday, warning them not to...

    29. May 25, 2016

      US Pacific hawk urges keeping a sharp eye on China

      Even before he took over as head of US Pacific Command last May, Admiral Harry Harris had distinguished himself as one...

    30. May 25, 2016

      Obama’s pivot to Asia remains unfinished

      Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” was always well founded. The world’s gravity is shifting eastward and it makes sense for...

    31. May 25, 2016

      G7 leaders should address security risks in East Asia

      When Europe’s heads of government attend the G7 summit in Japan on Thursday, their minds are likely to be focused on...

    32. May 23, 2016

      Obama lifts 50-year arms sales embargo on Vietnam

      The US has ended a 50-year arms embargo on Communist Vietnam in the latest push to strengthen opposition to Chinese...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      May 23, 2016

      Obama visits the Presidential Palace in Hanoi

      US President Barack Obama (C-L) and Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang (C-R) review an honor guard at the Presidential...

    34. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Obama watches on as VietJet agrees $11.3bn Boeing deal

      Barack Obama was on hand on Monday to witness Vietnam’s biggest ever commercial aviation deal as VietJet, the country’s...

    35. May 22, 2016

      Washington’s warming relations with Vietnam

      Barack Obama is the third US president to visit Vietnam since the withdrawal of US troops in 1973. His trip this week...

    36. May 20, 2016

      US in talks to place military equipment in Vietnam for first time since war’s end

      The US is in talks with Vietnam to position military equipment in the South-east Asian country for the first time since...

    37. May 20, 2016

      Vietnam’s new leaders grapple with debt

      The recent change of leadership in Vietnam suggests an emphasis on political and economic stability that is...

    38. May 19, 2016

      Chinese fighter jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea

      Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” interception of a US military aircraft that was flying over the South...

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