Tag: Vietnam

US importers find ways to adapt to, skirt Trump’s tariffs

by Luc OLINGA Big US companies are accelerating efforts to move more of their supply chains from China to neighboring countries in light of Trump administration tariffs. Companies in sectors such as technology, clothing and footwear are exporting more goods from emerging giants including Vietnam and...

Lee getting a lesson in history and seen as insensitive to genocide by Khmer Rouge

The Asean region has specific rules of engagement and a policy of non-interference in the affairs of member states but this is eroding in the face of the disruptive era with the power of social media. This is a useless spat over the overly...

20 SMU students on a community service project injured in bus accident in Vietnam

Singapore— Students from Singapore Management University (SMU) who were part of an overseas community service project in the city of Hue, Vietnam, were involved in an accident on Saturday, May 11, when the bus they were riding happened to hit a curb. The impact of...

Feeling the heat? Go on holiday to these nearby Southeast Asian cities that are cooler than the rest

Dare to do something different this holiday season - how about Christmas in a cooler climate, without spending a fortune on flights? It may not be the traditional and oft-sung-about "white" Christmas, but it's close. And it might even prove to be better than...

Tourism to Vietnam attracting multi-billion hospitality investment

New world-class integrated resort HOIANA at forefront of major projects that will further transform Vietnam’s tourism sector Vietnam saw a record number of international arrivals in 2016 – more than 10 million tourists and a 25% increase over the previous year – and 2017 is...

Koda sees 27.7% rise in gross profit

In a business update on its activities and plans for the immediate future, KODA Limited said its gross profit margin has risen to 27.7 per cent in FY2016 from 23.6 per cent in FY2014. The company said that it has streamlined its operations since the...

Vietnam fires high-ranking official over PetroVietnam scandal

Southeast Asia is not immune to corruption or abuse of power scandals, and this time is it Vietnam that acted against a high-ranking Party official. The official, Đinh La Thăng, a Politburo member and Secretary of HCM City Party Committee, has received an official warning...

Kim Jong-nam killing: Siti Aisyah Not North Korean Agent!

With the Indonesian police now saying the arrested Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah is not a North Korean agent and that she was made to believe her actions were part of a Television prank. With Indonesia sticking its gun on these elements, will Malaysia play hard ball...

How the hit-squad met before brazen KLIA2 assault

The US based Wall Street Journal or WSJ today told the story of what it says how the hit squad that attacked and probably caused the death of the half-brother of North Korea's leader met in Kuala Lumpur. The article by WSJ reveals a few new...

Next Trump targets: Malaysia, Philippines, two other Asean nations beware

US President Donald Trump will surely have a relook at the trade figures and deals with four Asean countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the new Beijing 'supporter' the Philippines. So far, they have escaped Trump’s glare on trade, but he may yet come looking....