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  1. May 22, 2014

    Vietnam considers taking China to court over territorial dispute

    Vietnam is considering taking China to international court to resolve an increasingly dangerous dispute over contested...

  2. June 10, 2013

    Asian society: Changes from within

    Last month in Ly Thai To park in central Hanoi, a group of about 1,000 young people wearing rainbow bandanas and carrying...

  1. May 15, 2013

    Vietnam must ditch state-sponsored crony capitalism

    The country has just emerged from a scandal that exposed virulent corruption at the heart of the Communist party. There is a...

  2. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2013

    Vietnam's bank restructuring: shotgun weddings

    By Jake Maxwell Watts and Nguyen Phuong Linh Vietnam’s prime minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, is arguably a better Communist than...

  3. February 20, 2013

    ‘Zombies’ go unpaid as Vietnam sputters

    Vu The Nguyen was excited when he heard he would be a father, but just eight months later, the young steel factory worker is...

  4. beyondbrics

    January 24, 2013

    Vietnam: banker's arrest puts Agribank in the spotlight

    Source: Agribank By Jake Maxwell Watts and Nguyen Phuong Linh Just when Vietnam’s weary investors were breathing a little...

  5. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2013

    Vietnam's economic woes: where to from here?

    By Jake Maxwell Watts and Nguyen Phuong Linh In both the developing and industrialised worlds, economic growth rates, like...

  6. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2012

    Vietnam gets E&Y seal of approval

    Nguyen Tan Dung, Vietnam’s prime minister, must be breathing more easily. On Monday, he apologised for economic...

  7. October 22, 2012

    Vietnam apologises over economy mistakes

    Vietnam’s prime minister made a public apology on Monday for mismanaging the economy, extending a wave of self-criticism in...

  8. beyondbrics

    August 31, 2012

    Vietnam: the calm after the storm?

    By Ben Bland and Nguyen Phuong Linh After the arrest last week of the founder and chief executive of one of Vietnam’s...

  9. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2012

    Guest post: how far can Vietnam’s crackdown go?

    By Jonathan Pincus Vietnam’s financial markets were unsettled last week by the arrests in close succession of two prominent...

  10. August 24, 2012

    Vietnam arrests point to greater malaise

    On Tuesday afternoon, 72-year-old retiree Trinh Van Yen rode his bicycle to the bank through a heavy Hanoi rainstorm. “My...

  11. beyondbrics

    August 24, 2012

    Vietnam: relief rally but scandal widens

    Vietnamese shares bounced back on Friday, with bank stocks leading the way, as investors judged that the authorities were...

  12. April 27, 2012

    Vietnam tycoon falls foul of the party

    She may have succeeded in building one of Vietnam’s richest families but businesswoman Dang Thi Hoang Yen always knew that...

  13. April 24, 2012

    Vietnamese riot police seize land

    Thousands of riot police overwhelmed villagers in Vietnam who tried to block them taking control of disputed land outside...

  14. March 30, 2012

    Former Vinashin chairman jailed

    The former chairman of a Vietnamese state-owned shipbuilder was jailed for 20 years on Friday for his role in an economic...

  15. March 27, 2012

    Vinashin executives go on trial in Vietnam

    Nine former executives of Vinashin, a debt-ridden state-owned shipbuilder, went on trial on Tuesday as Vietnam’s Communist...

  16. beyondbrics

    February 13, 2012

    Vietnam's inconvenient land dispute

    Vietnam’s Communist rulers, who pay official homage to the legacy of Lenin while merrily consuming the fruits of a...

  17. beyondbrics

    December 2, 2011

    Guest post: how to restructure Vietnam's economy

    By Jonathan Pincus at the Vietnam Program, Harvard Kennedy School. Vietnamese newspapers are full of talk of economic...

  18. beyondbrics

    November 24, 2011

    Vietnam: grappling with change

    The recent appointment of the prime minister’s son, 35-year-old Nguyen Thanh Nghi, as Vietnam’s youngest vice-minister has...

  19. July 3, 2011

    Electricity demands could limit Beijing-Hanoi rift

    With the long-running maritime dispute between China and Vietnam threatening to boil over once again, Nguyen Tan Dung,...

  20. June 14, 2011

    China warns over South China Sea dispute

    China called on third countries to keep out of its territorial disputes while pledging not to use force, in an apparent...

  21. June 14, 2011

    Vietnam shift could see return of US ships

    Refugees on the Pioneer Contender docked at Cam Ranh Bay on March 29, 1975 Nguyen Duc De knows at first hand how alliances...

  22. FT Alphaville

    January 19, 2011

    Vietnam set to shun major economic reforms

    Vietnam looks set to continue on a path that favours rapid short-term growth and support for often uncompetitive state-owned...

  23. January 19, 2011

    Vietnam set to shun major economic reforms

    Vietnam looks set to continue on a path that favours rapid short-term growth and support for often uncompetitive state-owned...

  24. January 10, 2011

    Vietnam leaders leave problems unresolved

    From his small home down a narrow alley in central Hanoi, Tran Mai, a veteran propaganda artist, has painted the official...

  25. December 1, 2010

    Vietnam cracks down on political dissent

    French-trained legal activist Cu Huy Ha Vu has put a lot of noses out of joint in Vietnam. Over the past two years, he has...

  26. November 29, 2010

    Moody’s warns on Vinashin debt problems

    Moody’s Investors Service, the credit rating agency, has warned that the uncertainty surrounding debt repayment by Vinashin,...

  27. November 23, 2010

    Lehman’s Asia liquidator to revamp Vinashin

    Workers at the Dung Quat shipyard owned by Vinashin, which amassed debts of $4.4bn after its ill-fated expansion attempt...

  28. October 31, 2010

    Kan agrees Vietnam nuclear deal

    Naoto Kan, Japan’s prime minister, has stepped up his efforts to promote overseas trade by concluding an agreement to build...

  29. FT Alphaville

    August 31, 2010

    Vietnam shipbuilder fights to stay afloat

    Vinashin, Vietnam’s prized shipbuilder and export group, this week appointed its third boss in two months as the government...

  30. August 31, 2010

    Vietnam shipbuilder fights to stay afloat

    Vinashin, Vietnam’s prized shipbuilder and export group, this week appointed its third boss in two months as the government...

  31. April 8, 2010

    Suit ability: ASEAN unity

    Unified (Left to Right): Laos Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Philippines...

  32. March 3, 2010

    Europe to enter Vietnam talks

    The European Union and Vietnam are to launch formal negotiations over a trade agreement. The parties announced the decision...

  33. March 2, 2010

    EU and Vietnam open talks on trade deal

    The European Union and Vietnam have agreed to formally launch negotiations aimed at achieving a free trade agreement.The...

  34. January 6, 2010

    Hanoi signals resumption of state sell-offs

    Vietnam appears ready to restart its privatisation drive after the government signalled it was preparing to sell two of the...

  35. January 5, 2010

    Hanoi signals resumption of state sell-offs

    Vietnam appears ready to restart its privatisation drive after the government signalled it was preparing to sell two of the...

  36. August 28, 2008

    HSBC first foreign bank to hold a 20% stake in Vietnam bank

    HSBC has become the first foreign bank in Vietnam to hold a 20 per cent stake in a domestic bank as it increased its stake...

  37. June 27, 2008

    Pressure on currency hits Vietnam

    Vietnam buckled to market pressure to further weaken its currency on Thursday when it doubled the trading band for the dong...

  38. March 27, 2008

    Vietnam lowers growth target

    A global economic slowdown and rising domestic inflation slowed Vietnam's surging economy in the first quarter, prompting...

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