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Mai Nguyen

Exclusive: Vietnam finance minister urges flexibility in forex policy, says debt ratio falling

Sep 12 2018

HANOI Vietnam should be more flexible in handling its exchange rate, and is on track to cut its public debt to about 60 percent of gross domestic product by 2020, its finance minister said in an interview on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Vietnam posts surprise $2.2 bln trade surplus in August - customs

Sep 10 2018

* Telephones, computers and textiles exports surpass estimates

Vietnam lauds South Korean coach as football 'wizard'

Aug 28 2018

HANOI Vietnamese football fans have dubbed national coach Park Hang-seo a "wizard" following a rare string of successes by the Southeast Asian country's "Golden Star" team.

Vietnam's Vingroup first-half net profit falls 11.5 percent year-on-year

Jul 31 2018

HANOI Vingroup , Vietnam's top firm by market valuation, posted an 11.5 percent fall in first-half net profit on Tuesday, hurt by rising costs of goods sold and services rendered.

Bikes out, trees in: Hanoi tackles air pollution woes

Jul 23 2018

HANOI Famed for ancient pagodas, colonial architecture and delicious pho noodle soup, Vietnam's capital of Hanoi has another, albeit dubious, distinction: air pollution.

U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law

Jul 17 2018

HANOI Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

Vietnam's stock market falls victim to U.S.-China trade war

Jul 17 2018

HANOI, July 17 Vietnam's smoking hot economy and raging stock market have become Asia's earliest casualties in U.S. President Donald Trump's trade war with China, as the export-reliant nation counts both among its top trading partners.

GM to transfer Vietnam operation to Vingroup's car arm, eyes sales boost

Jun 28 2018

HANOI General Motors has agreed to transfer its Vietnamese operation to VinFast Trading and Production LLC and distribute Chevrolet cars through the local carmaker, in a move that could help drive up its modest sales in the country.

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

Jun 12 2018

HANOI Vietnamese legislators approved a cybersecurity law on Tuesday that tightens control of the internet and global tech companies operating in the Communist-led country, raising fears of economic harm and a further crackdown on dissent.

U.S., Canada urge delay in vote on Vietnam's cybersecurity bill

Jun 08 2018

HANOI The United States and Canada urged Vietnam on Friday to delay a vote on a proposed cybersecurity law, the U.S. Embassy said, amid widespread concern the law would cause economic harm and stifle online dissent in the communist-ruled country.

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