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Facebook increased the amount of content it restricted access to in Vietnam by over 500% in the last half of 2018, the US social media giant said in a report released on May 24, as the South-East Asian country ramps up its crackdown on online dissent.
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LETTER | Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri (MBIP) recently launched a new programme in trying to control the population of mice in the city.
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Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report on May 13, intensifying a crackdown that has seen the number of prisoners of conscience increase by almost a third since last year.
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SINGAPORE/ HANOI: Vietnam may be the latest country to be targeted by the US as a currency manipulator in a twice-yearly Treasury report on foreign currencies expected this month.
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North Korea yesterday fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions aga...
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GEORGE TOWN, May 6 — Arrivals at Penang International Airport (PIA) reached an all-time high of 7.79 million passengers last year as a result of more direct flights to the state, the Penang Global T...
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HANOI: A Vietnamese woman who stood trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother arrived home Friday, bringing down the curtain on a dramatic and often bizarre two-year murd...
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A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was released from jail and returned to Vietnam late y...
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HANOI: A Vietnamese woman who stood trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother arrived home Friday, bringing down the curtain on a dramatic and often bizarre two-year murd...
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KUALA LUMPUR: After spending over two years in jail for the high-profile murder of Kim Jong-nam, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong’s nightmare ended when she flew back to Hanoi, but not before writing her love letter to Malaysia.
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SEPANG: Doan Thi Huong, the Vietnamese woman initially accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has penned a personal message thanking all the ...
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Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik read out a letter penned by Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong thanking the Malaysian government and many more for her release.
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PETALING JAYA: During her last night at the Kajang women's prison, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong penned a heartfelt letter, thanking those responsible for securing her freedom.
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Advertisement Supported by By Richard C. Paddock BANGKOK — A Vietnamese woman who was the only person convicted in the bold assassination of Kim Jong-un’s elder half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was rel...
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who escaped the gallows after she pleaded guilty to an alternative charge in the murder case of North Korean Kim Jong-nam has been released from Kajang prison in Selangor on...
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Advertisement Supported by By Richard C. Paddock BANGKOK — A Vietnamese woman who was the only person convicted in the bold assassination of Kim Jong-un’s elder half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was rel...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday, her lawyer...
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A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday, her lawyer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who escaped the gallows after she pleaded guilty to an alternative charge in the murder case of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, has been released from prison on Friday morning (May 3).
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If Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has his way, Formula One (F1) will return to Malaysia as early as next year.
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SEOUL: Senior editors of Asia News Network (ANN) met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who revealed that the republic is ready to facilitate a third Trump-Kim summit and ensure its success.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): AirAsia Group Bhd group chief executive Tan Sri Tony Fernandes says he is optimistic of the low-cost carrier making another entry into the Vietnam market by end of this year a...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): AirAsia Group Bhd has terminated a joint venture (JV) with Vietnamese partners to set up a low-cost carrier in Vietnam.
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GEORGETOWN: RGB International Bhd is pressing ahead with the expansion of its gaming machine concession business overseas, albeit at a reduced budget this year after a capital-raising plan was put on hold due to tough market conditions.
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): The Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will walk free on May 3, her lawyer said Saturday (April 13).
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will walk free on May 3, her lawyer said on Saturday (April 13).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 ― A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will walk free on May 3, her lawyer said today.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of returning to past tensions, but he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again...
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SINGAPORE: While the United States and China both scramble to limit losses in their ongoing trade war, Vietnam’s Le Duy Anh is adding to his winnings.
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SINGAPORE: While the U.S. and China both scramble to limit losses in their ongoing trade war, Vietnam’s Le Duy Anh is adding to his winnings.
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A US fast food chain has courted controversy for featuring diners eating burgers clumsily using oversized chopsticks in their commercials, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.
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NAM DINH, April 1 — The stepmother of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half brother of North Korea’s leader said today she was delighted her stepdaughter escaped the death sentence, urgin...
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On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month, US President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyang's ...
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HANOI, March 29 — Vietnam’s growth slowed in the first quarter of this year, dragged down by a weakened agricultural sector hit by a swine flu outbreak and a sharp drop in exports.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Gamuda Bhd’s net profit declined 23 per cent year-on-year to RM173.14 million for the second quarter ended Jan 31, 2019, as the group had stopped recognising its share of ...
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BEIJING, March 22 — China has lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States after Washington sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies for doing business with North Korea, the foreign ministry ...
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HANOI (March 19): PetroVietnam, Petronas sign deal that will allow additional 1b cubic meters of gas a year to be delivered to Ca Mau gas, power and fertilizer complex beginning end-2019 and early 202...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Mar 14): Malaysia’s attorney-general on Thursday rejected Vietnam’s request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, and a c...
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HANOI (March 14): Vietnam has repeatedly called on Malaysia for a fair trial of one of its citizens accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, the southeast As...
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NAM DINH, Vietnam: The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming, after her Indonesian co-accuse...
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NAM DINH: The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader had washed bedsheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her Indonesian co-accused was sudd...
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NAM DINH, Vietnam (AFP) - The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her Indonesian co-a...
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HANOI (March 13): Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has had a telephone conversation with his Malaysian counterpart regarding the trial of Vietnamese woman, Doan Thi Huong, involved in the m...
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HANOI • Vietnam yesterday asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with murdering the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused...
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HANOI (AFP): Vietnam on Tuesday (March 12) asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly released.
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HANOI: Vietnam on Tuesday (Mar 12) asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused ...
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HANOI: Vietnam today asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly...
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HANOI: Vietnam on Tuesday asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader’s half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused was sud...
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HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam on Tuesday (March 12) asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co...
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From Berlin to Hanoi, and from the space race to the nuclear arms race, the US clashed with the Soviet Union during an era known as the Cold War, which stretched from 1947 to 1991.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 6): Seven of the 10 most polluted cities in the world are in India, reported Bloomberg yesterday.
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Malaysia's low-cost carrier AirAsia has inked an agreement to be the exclusive official airline for the Malaysian Football League (MFL) 2019-2020.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 4): Foreign selling of Malaysian equity rose to RM447.7 million last week from RM319 million the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Research.
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NEW YORK, March 4 — The United States and China are close to reaching a major trade deal that would see both sides lower some of the tariffs imposed during an often-bitter trade war, a report said y...
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HONG KONG, March 1 — Markets rose in Asia today though investors remain cautious as they await developments after the failure of the Trump-Kim summit while also keeping an eye on the stand-off betwe...
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Security remained tight in Hanoi, Vietnam on Friday a day after a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed over sanctions.
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A second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed on Thursday over sanctions, and the two sides gave conflicting accounts of what happened, raising questi...
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Pakistan will return a captured pilot "as a peace gesture" to India, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday, amid efforts by the United States to defuse a crisis between the two nuclear...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 28): The FBM KLCI fell 5.72 points or 0.33% to close at 1,707.73 as slimmer trade resolution hopes and weaker Chinese factory data dampened global investor sentiment.
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HONG KONG, Feb 28 — Asian markets mostly fell today, led by Seoul, as a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un ended abruptly without an agreement.
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TOKYO, Feb 28 — Asian stocks fell today as investors dialled back some of their recent optimism about a Sino-China trade deal while news that the US-North Korean summit in Hanoi was ending early rat...
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula at their summit in Vietnam on Thursday, the White House said.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said he was satisfied with the pace of negotiations with North Korea despite some criticism they were not moving quickly enough.Trump said this on Thursday before began tal...
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un began a second day of talks on Thursday, with both sides expressing hope for progress on improving relations and the key issue of denuclea...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Hanoi on Wednesday for their second summit.Trump said he was not walking back on U.S. demands for North Korea's denuclearisation....
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Hanoi on Wednesday for their second summit.Trump said he was not walking back on U.S. demands for North Korea's denuclearisation....
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LONDON, Feb 27 — European stock markets opened lower today after fresh hostilities erupted between India and Pakistan, causing Asian assets to fall and pushing investors into safe havens such as the...
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HANOI, Feb 27 — Vietnamese carriers signed aviation deals with US firms worth US$21 billion (RM85.4 billion) today as President Donald Trump met with top business leaders in Hanoi ahead of his summi...
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are meeting today for their second summit, betting their personal relationship can break a stalemate over the North's nuclear weapons and ...
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HANOI: VietJet Aviation JSC will sign a $5.3 billion deal with General Electric Co. to service engines for 200 Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft on order as the budget carrier prepares for rapid domestic and regional growth.
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HANOI (Feb 26): It had been dubbed a brilliant move in a grand game of diplomatic chess: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had booked the same hotel being used by the White House press corps during his ...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a summit with US President Donald Trump where they will try to reach an agreement on a North’s Korean pledge to give up its nuclear ...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 26 — US President Donald Trump said yesterday he expects to hold a “signing summit” with China’s President Xi Jinping to seal a trade deal, since as discussions are in the “a...
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HANOI: Vietnam Airlines is considering an order of 50 to 100 Boeing Co. 737 Max planes this year to replace its aging fleet of Airbus SE single-aisle aircraft and may also buy long-range jets in preparation for flights to California.
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This week ahead will see investors focus on the US-China trade talks as the March 1 deadline approaches.
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An Australian comedian who impersonates North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on Monday authorities were deporting him from Vietnam, some 24 hours before the real Kim was due to arrive for a summit wit...
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North Korea on Sunday confirmed for the first time that its leader Kim Jong Un will hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump, days ahead of the high-stakes nuclear meeting set to take place...
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With the second meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump five days away, the Korean War foes look busy preparing for what would be a watershed event in denucleariz...
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US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear programme, but has no pressing time schedule for this, as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for...
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PUTRAJAYA (Feb 12): Ahead of the second US-North Korea leaders summit, Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia is ready to settle its problem with North Korea which followed th...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is ready to resolve its issues with North Korea following the high-profile murder of Kim Jong Nam two years ago, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday (Feb 12).
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Ahead of the second US-North Korea leaders summit, Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia is ready to settle its problem with North Korea, following the high-profile assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the bro...
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 —  Ahead of the second US-North Korea leaders’ summit, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia is ready to settle its problem with North Korea which fo...
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Logivan, a Hanoi-based logistics startup, announced that it has raised US$5.5 million from angel investors and venture capital firms.
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HANOI, Jan 16 — Vietnam's newest commercial carrier Bamboo Airways took flight today, officially entering South-east Asia's crowded aviation sector where it will face stiff competition from establis...
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GEORGE TOWN (Jan 15): Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is hopeful that the expansion project on the Penang International Airport (PIA) in Bayan Lepas will be able to kick start by the end of this...
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Mama Wosh team with Co-founders Anh Tu Sam  (fourth from left, on the back row) and Holm Schimanski (second from left on the front row) Just a few weeks after Anh Tu Sam’s birth to a Vietnamese...
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HANOI, Jan 10 — Police in Vietnam have arrested a former senior executive of BIDV, a bank that has come under scrutiny from an anti-graft campaign in the communist-ruled country, state media reporte...
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Facebook is defending itself against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam’s cybersecurity law.
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Facebook has violated Vietnam's new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Jan 9, days after the controversial legislation took effect in the communist-ruled country.
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WeFit has successfully raised US$1 million in a pre-series A round from CyberAgent Capital and some other regional VCs. WeFit is a mobile platform providing users subscription packages for fitness and...
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LETTER | Hoi An, located in central Vietnam, roughly halfway between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, is a very unique and special city.
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Kamereo , a Ho Chi Minh City-headquartered business-to-business procurement platform for restaurants, has raised US$500,000 in seed funding from Japan’s Genesia Ventures and Velocity Ventures Vie...
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HANOI: Vietnam's largest telecommunication company, Viettel, is seeking to double its five million subscribers in Myanmar by the end of the year and is also holding talks with Malaysian telecommunication companies to buy stakes, its president and chief executive officer Le Dang Dung told Reuters an in interview on Friday.
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A law requiring internet companies in Vietnam to remove content communist authorities deem to be against the state came into effect today.
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Tough negotiations lie ahead over a new pact between China and Southeast Asian nations aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea, as Vietnam pushes for provisions likely to prove unpalatable to ...
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HANOI, Dec 28 — A Vietnam court today ordered ride-hailing app Grab to pay a cab company more than US$200,000 (RM833,600) for losses incurred due to competition — a judgement blasted by the firm a...