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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Trans-Pacific pact would barely nudge US growth - ITC

      An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal being touted by US President Barack Obama would add just 0.15 per cent to US...

    7. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Indonesia motorbike sales hit the brakes in April

      Sales in one of the world’s largest markets for motorbikes stalled again in April after revving up the month before....

    8. FT Photo Diary

      May 10, 2016

      A traditional sweep

      A woman wearing a traditional hat, known as a non la, sweeps an entrance of a museum in Hoi An, Vietnam today. The non...

    9. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Saudi Aramco chief vows to meet world oil demand

      Saudi Arabia will continue to meet global oil demand and press ahead with global expansion plans in spite of a...

    10. May 10, 2016

      US warship sails near Chinese-claimed reef in South China Sea

      An American warship on Tuesday morning sailed close to Fiery Cross Reef, a contested feature in the South China Sea, in...

    11. May 6, 2016

      Daniel Berrigan, churchman and campaigner, 1921-2016

      Daniel Berrigan became one of the indelible faces of the movement against war in Vietnam that galvanised America half a...

    12. May 2, 2016

      China builds ties as well as airstrips in South China Sea

      What do the governments of Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Russia have in common, apart from their lack of...

    13. April 29, 2016

      Casino agrees €1bn sale of Vietnamese assets

      Casino Guichard-Perrachon, the French supermarket operator, has agreed to sell its Vietnamese business to Thailand’s...

    14. April 24, 2016

      Africa’s anti-malaria net makers face tough market

      Logic would suggest that A to Z Textile Mills is a company in the right place at the right time. This family-owned...

    15. April 24, 2016

      Big Pharma hunts for malaria drugs to fight mosquito resistance

      China’s first Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was 419 years in the making. Tu Youyou, an 85 year-old chemist,...

    16. April 21, 2016

      Asean demand for travel takes off

      The new Filipino and Vietnamese middle class are flying in ever-greater numbers within Southeast Asia as they...

    17. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      SABMiller sales plumped up by Africa and Latin America

      Brewer SABMiller has underscored why it is an appetising target for Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch InBev, reporting a 5...

    18. April 20, 2016

      Heineken sales boosted by demand in Asia and Latin America

      Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, reported better than expected sales growth in the first quarter, thanks to...

    19. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Heineken shares fizz 4.7% to record high

      Heineken shares have jumped 4.7 per cent in early trading on Wednesday to a record high after substantial New Year...

    20. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      GKN hurt by weak sales to farmers and armies

      GKN, the FTSE 100 British car and plane component maker, saw its trading margins decline in the first three months of...

    21. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Heineken tops forecasts as Chinese New Year helps

      Heineken raced ahead of expectations in the first quarter, topping forecasts in every region but particularly in China...

    22. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      World Bank revises Asia Pacific growth forecasts

      The World Bank has released updated projections for growth in the East Asia and Pacific region, and there’s plenty of...

    23. March 28, 2016

      Saudi Arabia loses oil market share to rivals in key nations

      Saudi Arabia lost market share in more than half of the most important countries it sold crude to in the past three...

    24. March 24, 2016

      Taiwan pushes island credentials of South China Sea outpost

      As the C130 Hercules makes a bumpy landing on Taiwan-controlled Taiping island, a small tropical outcrop little longer...

    25. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Sliding lower

      Taking their lead from Wall Street, Asian markets look set for a soft day in the run-up (for some) to the Easter long...

    26. March 23, 2016

      Questions remain over pace of Vietnam’s SOE reform

      For many foreign observers, the recent outcome of Vietnam’s Communist party congress, in which the politburo chooses...

    27. March 21, 2016

      Casino’s debt rating downgraded to junk

      Casino Guichard-Perrachon has had its debt rating cut to junk status after rating agency Standard & Poor’s followed...

    28. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Casino cut to junk by S&P

      Casino has had its credit rating cut to junk by Standard & Poor’s, the latest development in a run of bad news for the...

    29. March 18, 2016

      Why now could be a good time to buy a property in Vietnam

      Vietnam’s last emperor, Bao Dai, discovered golf while visiting France at the beginning of the 20th century. When he...

    30. The Exchange

      March 15, 2016

      Beijing in the South China Sea — belligerent or assertive?

      Is Beijing being belligerent in the South China Sea? Or is it being assertive? And is there a difference between the...

    31. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      Inditex meets expectations as expansion continues

      Inditex reported annual profits almost exactly in line with expectations alongside a solid rise in like-for-like sales....

    32. March 6, 2016

      Rosneft to solo drill first international offshore well

      Rosneft will this week drill its first international offshore well as sole operator off the south coast of Vietnam —...

    33. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

    34. February 24, 2016

      TPP may help Vietnam sew up clothing exports

      Vietnam looks set to become the biggest beneficiary of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal out of the four...

    35. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets slump as oil falls, yen rises

      Asian indices slumped in morning trade, following Wall Street lower as the price of oil took a dive overnight. Oil...

    36. February 17, 2016

      China deploys missiles on disputed island

      China has deployed anti-aircraft missiles to a disputed island in the South China Sea, according to satellite images...

    37. February 12, 2016

      ‘The Sympathizer’, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

      The literature of the Vietnam war is curious in its incompleteness. On the American side, the war has mostly been...

    38. February 12, 2016

      US to corral Asean support in South China Sea spat

      Later this year an obscure international tribunal in The Hague will issue a decision about contested islands in the...

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