Vietnam

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Viets Gamble Vainly on Appeasement in South China Sea

Vietnam's Communist regime has hoped that deferential behavior might temper its giant northern neighbor's South China Sea ambitions. But by sending the deep sea drill ship Haiyang 981 to explore for oil just of...
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Vietnam Getting its Economic Act Together

After several years of macroeconomic turmoil, 2013 finally saw a return to some semblance of stability in the Vietnamese economy. There is no time to lose. The government needs to push through significant refor...
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Vietnam Joining Technology Race?

Could Vietnam become a high-tech powerhouse of innovation, luring international investment and vaulting the country up the development ladder? The Ministry of Science and Technology is sponsoring a Silicon V...
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Fixing Vietnam’s Economy

Vietnam has been facing a debt crisis since 2006 although its difficulties began before that when the rapidly changing economy exposed a number of key weaknesses such as inflation, a skyrocketing state budget d...
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Vietnamese Workers on the Run in Taiwan

US Secretary of State John Kerry during his current Far East swing is certain to raise human rights concerns with his Vietnamese hosts, who are feverishly working to make Vietnam worthy of Trans-Pacific Partner...
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Vietnam’s Shipbuilding SOE may Re-emerge

Vietnam’s state-owned shipbuilding behemoth Vinashin, which navigated into a sea of red ink in 2010, leaving behind US$4.5 billion in debt and a flock of outraged creditors, may be about to be refloated, source...