Philippines' Duterte approves $5.6-billion military upgrade

Jun 20 2018

Duterte has approved a five-year plan to spend 300 billion pesos (£4.3 billion) to modernise the outdated military, defence officials said.

BEL opens representative office in Vietnam

Jun 13 2018

BEL announced the inauguration of its first "representative office" in Vietnam, by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Cabinet okays MoU between India, Vietnam on postage stamp

Jun 13 2018

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an MoU between India and Vietnam on issue of postage stamps with the theme of ancient architecture, an official statement said.

Trump mulls posthumously pardoning Muhammad Ali

Jun 09 2018

US President Donald Trump said that he was considering posthumously pardoning the late boxer Muhammad Ali, who was convicted in 1967 after refusing military service in Vietnam.

US, Canada urge delay in vote on Vietnam's cybersecurity bill

Jun 08 2018

The United States and Canada urged Vietnam on Friday to delay a vote on a proposed cybersecurity law, the U.S. Embassy said.

Southeast Asia's illegal wild otter trade moves online

Jun 08 2018

Southeast Asia’s illegal trade in wild otters has moved online to target buyers across the region and as far away as Japan, a group that monitors wildlife trafficking said.

India, Asean can ensure peace, prosperity in Indo-Pacific: Modi

May 30 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India and the Asean regional bloc can jointly ensure peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.

Indian rice prices ease to lowest in a year as rupee slides

May 24 2018

Rice prices in India fell for the third straight week to their lowest level in a year as the rupee slipped to a 16-month low, while markets in other top exporters remained relatively muted.

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek says to expand abroad

May 24 2018

Go-Jek said it would enter Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, investing $500 million in its international push.

Mobiistar debutes in India with budget smartphones

May 23 2018

Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar on Wednesday debuted in the Indian smartphone market with "XQ Dual" and "CQ" priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 4,999, respectively.

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