January 21st, 2010


The United Nations is predicting a mild global economic recovery in 2010 with Asia leading growth. But the U.N. warns if governments withdraw stimulus measures too early, the global economy could slump again.


January 16th, 2010


One of the most beautiful natural caves in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Islands area has been discovered in December 2009 in Cat Hai District, Viet Nam. The cave is temporarily named the Golden Fruit (Động Quả Vàng), since the right ceiling of the cave entrance has a large golden block...


January 14th, 2010


Plans to build a series of hydropower dams on the Mekong River could threaten already endangered species in the waterway.

The Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, with the largest inland fisheries in the world.



January 8th, 2010


On Tuesday, December 22, the World Bank approved its largest-ever loan to Vietnam. Owing to the forthcoming elevation to middle income status, the former war-ravaged Southeast Asian country is financially rewarded with 500 million dollars.

Being the first credit that has ever...


January 5th, 2010


For all offered compensations, Hanoi’s “tube inhabitants” will not let themselves be dislodged from their housings in the thousand-year-old neighborhood. The Old Quarter of Hanoi holds a dark tunnel with several tiny rooms inside...


January 4th, 2010


Economists see the start of a free-trade agreement between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as a crucial spur to Asia's economic growth, at a time when Western economies remain sluggish.