Vietnam eyes US avocado market after Trump spat with Mexico

HANOI – Vietnam is seeking to export avocados to the United States, the Southeast Asian country said, after US President Donald Trump’s threat to shut the US-Mexico border raised fears American consumers

Vietnam may be added to expanded US list on currency manipulation: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will expand the number of countries it monitors for currency manipulation in an upcoming report expected this month, and Vietnam may be named a currency manipulator,

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of killing N.Korean leader’s half-brother

KUALA LUMPUR – A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been

Malaysia to free Vietnamese woman accused of Kim Jong Nam murder on May 3: lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR – A Vietnamese woman who had been accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader will be freed from a Malaysian prison on May 3, her lawyer

US criticises Vietnam ban of glyphosate herbicide imports

CHICAGO/HANOI – US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has criticised Vietnam’s move to ban imports of glyphosate-based herbicides, saying the decision would have “devastating impacts on global agricultural production.” Vietnam’s

‘Harsh’ tactics used to keep wages low for Vietnamese garment workers

KUALA LUMPUR – European and US fashion brands sourcing from Vietnam must stop their “harsh” tactics that push down workers’ wages and trap millions in poverty, labour rights campaigners said.

Charges laid against alleged forex price fixing cartel: ACCC

Criminal cartel charges have been laid against a money transfer business and five individuals for allegedly fixing the Australian dollar / Vietnamese dong exchange rate and fees they charged their

Singapore seizes record haul of pangolin scales enroute to Vietnam

SINGAPORE – Singapore has seized 12.9 tonnes of pangolin scales found in a shipping container destined for Vietnam, the biggest seizure of its kind globally in five years, authorities said.

US delivers six patrol boats to Vietnam amid deepening security ties

HANOI – The United States has delivered six patrol boats worth $US12 million to Vietnam‘s Coast Guard, the US embassy in Hanoi said, amid warming ties between the former foes. The