Vietnam

Vietnam’s one and only trade union turns 85

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:43AM UTC

July 28, 1929 is an important date in Vietnamese history – although you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014 3:17PM UTC Pic: AP.

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications for local and international clients.

Should Asia-Pacific countries ban the plastic bag?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 6:00AM UTC A boy brushes his teeth standing next to a polluted canal littered with plastic bags and other garbage, on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India last month. Pic: AP.

The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow the law risk a single fine of $150, climbing to $2,500 for serial offenders.

US Senate panel OKs Vietnam nuclear agreement

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014 1:27PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe. The agreement would allow U.S. companies into Vietnam’s expanding market for nuclear power. The U.S. and

Bitcoin goes live in Vietnam despite government concerns

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:38AM UTC Pic: AP.

Vietnam’s first online Bitcoin trading floor has gone live, allowing customers to buy and sell Bitcoins in Vietnamese dong.

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