Vietnam arrests tycoon for lending fraud

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:47PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent businessman on suspicion of lending fraud.

Official aims to outlaw warm beer in Vietnam

By Wed, Oct 08, 2014 4:10PM UTC Pic: AP.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A ministry official is proposing that the temperature in restaurants selling beer in Vietnam should not exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), a rule that will be hard to enforce considering outdoor beer parlors are hugely popular in the country’s big cities.

Vietnam tanker missing, likely hijacked by pirates

By Wed, Oct 08, 2014 2:10PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A maritime watchdog agency says a Vietnamese tanker carrying gas oil has lost contact and may have been hijacked by pirates after leaving Singapore port almost a week ago.

Asia, biodiversity and urbanization: Perspectives on the Living Planet report

By Tue, Oct 07, 2014 12:00PM UTC Projects like China's Three Gorges Dam threaten river biodiversity. Pic: Michael Gwyther-Jones (Flickr CC)

According to a recent report by the WWF, the Earth has lost more than half of its vertebrate wildlife over 40 years. One week ago, the organization’s Living Planet Report 2014 released the findings that between 1970 and 2010, 52% of the world’s population of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and

World Bank trims Asia growth outlook, urges reform

By Mon, Oct 06, 2014 11:51AM UTC Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — The World Bank has trimmed its growth forecast for developing East Asian economies this year to 6.9 percent and urged governments to improve conditions for investment and exports.

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