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Vietnam abandons plan for first nuclear power plants

Nov 22 2016

HANOI Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns.

Japan's nuclear export ambitions hit wall as Vietnam set to rip up reactor order

Nov 18 2016

TOKYO/HANOI Vietnam is poised to abandon plans for Japanese firms to build a multi-billion dollar nuclear power plant, damaging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to begin exporting reactors after the Fukushima disaster left the industry in deep-freeze at home.

Vietnam, neighbors told to close illegal wildlife markets

Nov 17 2016

HANOI Vietnam and neighboring countries should shut down illegal wildlife markets and step up their fight against the trafficking of rhino horn, ivory and tiger parts, international conservationists said on Thursday. | Video

Vietnam PM backs off from U.S-led TPP, emphasizes independent foreign policy

Nov 17 2016

HANOI Vietnam will shelve ratification of a U.S.-led Pacific trade accord due to political changes ahead in the United States, but wants to maintain good relations with Washington as much as it does all other countries, its prime minister said on Thursday.

Floods kill 11 people in central Vietnam, storm approaching

Oct 15 2016

HANOI Floods in Vietnam's four central provinces have killed at least 11 people and displaced thousands, with a storm in the South China Sea approaching the central coast.

Blow for Obama's TPP as Vietnam parliament defers ratification

Sep 16 2016

HANOI Vietnam will not include ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on its agenda for its next parliament session, an official said on Friday, adding to uncertainty over the future of U.S. President Barack Obama's signature trade deal.

Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus jets worth $6.5 billion

Sep 06 2016

HANOI Vietnamese airlines plan to order 40 Airbus jets in deals worth an estimated $6.5 billion, the European planemaker said on Tuesday, as they expand their fleets for a small but fast-growing market.

India offers $500 million defense credit as Vietnam seeks arms boost

Sep 03 2016

HANOI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered Vietnam a credit line on Saturday of half a billion dollars for defense cooperation, giving a lift to a country rapidly pursing a military deterrent as discord festers in the South China Sea.

Big-drinking Vietnam to wholly divest from its sought after beer assets

Sep 01 2016

HANOI Vietnam's government said it will fully divest from its two biggest breweries and target to raise $2.2 billion over the next 16 months, loosening its tight grip over one of Asia's most sought-after beer markets.

Trade lacklustre ahead of fresh crop arrival

Aug 30 2016

HANOI Trading in Vietnamese coffee was lacklustre this week as buyers waited on the sidelines ahead of the arrival of the country's new crop, which is expected to begin in about two months, traders said on Tuesday.

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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza as fighting enters second week

GAZA/TEL AVIV (Reuters) -Israel bombed what it said were underground tunnels used by Hamas and Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages at Israeli cities as fighting spilled into a second week on Monday and international calls for a ceasefire mounted.