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Hundreds of Strangers Gather to Honor a Vietnam War Veteran Who Died Alone: 'He Had No One'

Hundreds of strangers gathered on Friday to honor a veteran who died alone. Nearly 1,000 people showed up at the Brigadier Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover, New Jersey, to pay their respects to Peter Turnpu, according to USA Today.


Women raped by Korean soldiers during Vietnam war still awaiting apology

Tran Thi Ngai was 24 and alone at home in her village in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province when a South Korean soldier forced his way into the house and raped her. “He pulled me inside the room, closed the door and raped me repeatedly. He had a gun on his body and I was terrified,” said Tran, now almost 80


Momo, Vietnam’s top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus

Momo already has some big-name investors; Standard Chartered led a $28 million round in 2016 while Goldman Sachs invested $5.8 million back in 2013. The size of this new round isn’t being disclosed, but Pham Thanh Duc, CEO of M-Service — the parent company of Momo — said it is a record deal for an e


Vietnam morning news for January 18

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has been listed in the top 50 of the 500 largest enterprises in Vietnam (VNR500) in 2018. Vietnam Airlines was named in the top 10 best performing companies for the third consecutive year. The firm was included in the ‘Top 50 Vietnam The Best’ by the VNR5


These countries could be the surprise winners of the US-China trade war

Trade war was not the trigger to the change in attitude from foreign investors but has hastened the change of attitudes. The Philippines, India, and Vietnam could all benefit from a shift in investment out of China as the trade war takes its toll on the global economy.


India prices slip as demand lags; Vietnam awaits major harvest

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice export prices slipped in India as the rupee weakened and demand waned, with a recent jump in prices for the top exporter’s variety prompting buyers to turn to other markets such as Vietnam, where rates fell ahead of a major harvest.


Vietnam seafood export remains red

Agifish, a major seafood company, reported a second straight year of losses in 2018 as both exports and domestic sales fell. The recently released 2018 audited financial report of one of Vietnam’s 10 largest seafood export companies puts its loss at VND178 billion ($7.66 million). The An Giang Fishe


Vietnam To Get ANOTHER Startup Airline

Vietnam’s newest airline Bamboo Airways just completed its first flight on Wednesday. Now we have learned that Vietnam is getting ANOTHER startup airline. According to Bloomberg, Vietravel, a Vietnamese tour operator, plans to start an airline as well. As reported by the Saigon Times, Vietravel’s CE


PM asks ministry to enhance Vietnam’s rankings in ICT I #AsiaNewsNetwork

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc views a display of ditigal technologies. He has asked the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) to increase Việt Nam’s rankings in information and communication technology (ICT). — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất.


Mariana BO and Maurice West join DJ Mag at Envy Vietnam

Mariana BO and Maurice West will play DJ Mag's party at Envy Vietnam this Saturday 19th January. Mexico's Mariana Bo, whose DJ sets incorporate reworked classical music into dance anthems (including playing the electric violin live), landed the No. 68 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll, while Dutch p


Thailand and Vietnam will partner to bolster science-technology cooperation

According to a recent report, the Vietnamese government recently approved a cooperation agreement in science, technology and innovation with Thailand under Resolution No.155/NQ-CP.


The US-China trade war hasn't benefited Vietnam in a 'big way' yet, investor says

Vietnam has started to profit from a diversion of trade from China, but not in a big way yet, according to Bill Stoops, chief investment officer of Dragon Capital. Firms have likely been limited by the logistical constraints of relocating and building new facilities in Vietnam, but Vietnamese indust


Displaced Residents in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City Brushed Aside by Government

About 100 people who were suddenly evicted as a result of the demolitions that took place in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City in a two-day operation on Jan. 4 and Jan. 8 have gone to the offices of the city government, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the national assembly to submit a petition ple


Vietnam's healthcare sector strives to control epidemic | #AsiaNewsNetwork

HÀ NỘI – This year, the healthcare sector aims to reduce death rates caused by diseases and epidemics to increase life expectancy. That was the key objective discussed by the healthcare sector during an online conference held on Tuesday.


Fusion Resort Cam Ranh Unveils the Hideaway

Fusion Resort Cam Ranh in Vietnam has introduced the Hideaway, a new resort-within-a-resort concept. A secluded extension of the all-inclusive spa complex, the Hideaway is home to 50 one-bedroom villas, the property’s largest onsite pool, and a poolside eatery. A fitness center and yoga studio and p


Vietnam high-speed train back on track

The government of Vietnam is reported to have resurrected a high-speed rail project to link the north and south of the country. The project was first proposed almost 20 years ago, but the estimated cost of US$56 billion was viewed as being too high and the proposal was rejected in 2010.


Asiatic black bear cubs rescued from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

Two Asiatic black bear cubs have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam. Vietnamese authorities confiscated the two female bear cubs from wildlife smugglers in Hai Phong province on January 9, according to Vienna, Austria-based animal welfare NGO Four Paws. The rescue operation was


Vietnam Reduces Tariff Rates For Six Countries on Beef and Pork

The main beneficiaries of the CPTPP tariff rate reductions for beef will be Canada and Mexico, which will see Vietnam's import duties on boneless beef decline from 15% to 5% initially, then drop to zero in 2020. ( MGN )


Vietnam’s maritime industry suffers shortage of personnel | #AsiaNewsNetwork

Speaking at a conference on human resources late last year he had said that they also should train additional 6,000 captains and first officers. Marine engineers would also be needed to ensure development of the country’s maritime economy, he added.


Pfizer partners with Medochemie to make drugs in Vietnam

Vietnam has transformed its economy from one of the world’s poorest to one that is comfortably middle income. Pfizer has taken note and formed a partnership to manufacture some of its drugs in the rapidly growing Asian market.