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  • Malaysia's AirAsia again tries to take off in Vietnam

    HANOI -- After failing three times, Malaysian discount air carrier AirAsia is once again trying to crack the growing, but well-protected, Vietnamese airline marketVietnam closely guards its airline market, dominated by state-run Vietnam Airlines and

    May 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • PetroVietnam Gas embarks on $1.27bn pipeline

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- PetroVietnam Gas, or PV Gas, is preparing to build a $1.27 billion pipeline in the Mekong Delta this year after receiving a government investment certificate last month.The project is a joint venture among PV Gas, Japan's Mitsui

    May 17, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • Vietnam's low-cost automaker Thaco set for growth spurt

    HANOI -- Truong Hai Auto, known as Thaco, is poised to take off as the Vietnamese automobile market's growth accelerates.The largest local automaker in Vietnam manufactures vehicles for Mazda Motor, Kia Motors and Peugeot using imported parts, as we

    May 16, 2017 03:20 am JST
  • Vinamilk eyes vast China market

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam Dairy Products, or Vinamilk, has signed a memorandum of cooperation with an undisclosed partner in China for exports there, paving the way for its entry into the world's largest dairy market.The signing took place in Beij

    May 16, 2017 12:30 am JST
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    Frenemies make Vietnam steel megaproject tick

    TOKYO -- A project to build a blast furnace in Vietnam has some East Asia watchers scratching their heads. With participation from Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea -- all involved in diplomatic spats with at least one of the parties --

    May 8, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Vietnam to launch covered warrants in Q3

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- The local stock exchange plans to launch covered warrants in the third quarter to expand investment choice and attract more foreign capital to the market.Foreign investors are only allowed to hold 30-49% of some companies. As suc

    May 3, 2017 10:35 pm JST
  • Sharp to boost output of smartphone camera parts

    OSAKA -- Sharp will boost output of smartphone camera modules by adding production in Japan and acquiring a controlling stake in a Vietnamese manufacturing partner, with the aim of eventually doubling segment sales.The Japanese electronics company w

    April 28, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • Governance at Vietnam's dairy giant gets a modern makeover

    HO CHI MINH CITY Things are shaking up at Vietnam's biggest dairy company, which is overhauling its governance with an eye to attracting investment and expanding its global reach.Shareholders in Vietnam Dairy Products (Vinamilk) approved changes to

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • 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