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  • Vinamilk expands board, modernizes management

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Shareholders in Vietnam Dairy Products (Vinamilk) approved changes to corporate governance at the annual general meeting on Saturday, including the adoption of management committees that are common among listed companies in the W

    April 19, 2017 12:24 am JST
  • Vietnam's FPT looks to put self-driving cars on Asian roads

    HANOI -- Vietnam's FPT aims to jostle into competition among industry titans like Apple and Google over autonomous vehicles by commercializing a low-cost system within the next two years.The country's leading information technology company is target

    April 18, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • FPT Telecom and IIJ launch cloud computing service in Vietnam

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- FPT Telecom of Vietnam and Internet Initiative Japan on Thursday launched a cloud computing service for individual, business and enterprise customers in Vietnam.FPT Telecom has called the new service, FPT HI GIO Cloud, the first

    April 14, 2017 11:40 pm JST
  • Developers help Hong Kong shares end week flat amid Korea woes

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended little changed in a holiday-shortened week, drawing support from property stocks while geopolitical worries over North Korea and Syria occupied investor minds.The Hang Seng Index barely budged fro

    April 13, 2017 07:55 pm JST
  • Too many men

    Asia's gender imbalance is bad news for growth

    There is an unsettling statistic that bodes ill for Asia: The region has roughly 100 million more men than women, with the biggest gulfs seen in China and India. In some places, however, the imbalance skews the other way. In either case, the gender

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia's gender imbalance is bad news for growth

    There is an unsettling statistic that bodes ill for Asia: The region has roughly 100 million more men than women, with the biggest gulfs seen in China and India. In some places, however, the imbalance skews the other way. In either case, the gender

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN and Japan aim to foster startups in Southeast Asia

    TOKYO Venture capital investment is booming in Southeast Asia, boding well for the region's startups. And there is greater scope for collaboration between businesses in the region and in Japan to make innovation happen.That was the message at the AS

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Price spikes feared as Asia's aging oil fields dry up

    SINGAPORE A global focus on rising oil output in the U.S. has overshadowed an important trend elsewhere in the market. Falling oil production in Asia is forecast to accelerate as major fields dry up, which will stiffen demand for foreign barrels and

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • South Korea's export recovery is on thin ice

    HONG KONG Despite a sustained rebound in exports since November, South Korea's manufacturing ended the first quarter with even more contraction, thanks to a souring relationship with its biggest trading partner China and political uncertainty at hom

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • South Korea's export recovery is on thin ice

    HONG KONG -- Despite a sustained rebound in exports since November, South Korea's manufacturing ended the first quarter with even more contraction, thanks to a souring relationship with its biggest trading partner China and political uncertainty at

    April 12, 2017 06:30 pm JST
  • Vietnam companies adopting global standards to boost exports

    HANOI -- Vietnamese companies are introducing globally recognized standards in search of business opportunities in the world market amid the uncertain outlook for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.The country's largest dairy company, Vietnam

    April 8, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Vinamilk sets revenue target of $2.25bn for 2017

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam Dairy Products, or Vinamilk, is aiming for 51 trillion dong ($2.25 billion) in revenue and over 9.7 trillion dong in net profit in 2017 -- year-on-year increases of 8% and 4%, respectively.The targets being presented to s

    April 8, 2017 01:12 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips on Fed minutes, China-US meeting nerves

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks fell Thursday amid concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve will soon consider shrinking its balance sheet, and as caution ahead of a key meeting between U.S. and Chinese presidents kept investors on the sidelines

    April 6, 2017 08:25 pm JST
  • Jetstar Australia returns to Vietnam

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Two direct Jetstar Australia routes from Melbourne and Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City will start in May 2017, connecting key commercial centers in Vietnam and Australia.Jetstar Australia's announcement on Wednesday marked its return

    April 5, 2017 11:55 pm JST
  • Manufacturing slump drags on Vietnam growth

    HANOI -- Vietnam's real gross domestic product grew just 5.1% on the year in the January-March period, the lowest in three years, as the industrial sector stumbled amid trouble at growth driver Samsung Electronics.The General Statistics Office repor

    March 31, 2017 03:55 am JST
  • Southeast Asia's gaming startups take a cue from Tencent

    TOKYO Gaming startups across Southeast Asia are taking a cue from Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings and branching out beyond games, an approach that is helping reel in users and woo investors.THE GARENA EXAMPLE At a gaming cafe in downtown Singapo

    March 30, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Price spikes feared as Asian oil production drops

    SINGAPORE -- A global focus on rising oil output in the U.S. has overshadowed an important trend elsewhere in the market. Falling oil production in Asia is forecast to accelerate as major fields dry up, which will stiffen demand for foreign barrels

    March 29, 2017 07:40 pm JST
  • Vinamilk acquires all of Angkor Dairy Products

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam Dairy Products, or Vinamilk, announced late last week that it has acquired the other 49% of its Cambodian joint venture, Angkor Dairy Products, for $10 million from BPC Trading, its local partner.The move is part of an am

    March 28, 2017 04:00 am JST
  • Brazilian meat scare sweeps across Asia

    HONG KONG/SEOUL -- The scandal over tainted meat from Brazil is shaking up Asian markets that have come to depend on the South American country's plentiful exports. Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China have each suspended imports, while South Korean

    March 23, 2017 11:59 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index little changed as Trump caution weighs

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks were little changed Thursday despite a rebound on Wall Street as markets remained cautious about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to pass major economic reforms.The Nikkei Asia300 Index was 0.01% higher at 1

    March 23, 2017 09:52 pm JST