The business environment of the banking and finance sectors improved in the first three months of this year compared with last year, according to the State Bank of Viet Nam.
South Korea and Australia signed a free trade deal Tuesday which will scrap almost all tariffs within a decade while immediately lifting levies on some key exports, including South Korean cars and Australian wine.
The new Chinese Ambassador to the Manila urged the Philippines to set aside its United Nations arbitration case over the South China Sea dispute in order to bring back the good relations of both countries.
The death toll from flash floods in the Solomon Islands climbed to 23 on Tuesday, officials said, as aid agencies scrambled to distribute supplies to thousands left homeless by the disaster.
Search crews have failed to relocate faint sounds heard deep in the Indian Ocean, possibly from the missing Malaysian jetliner's black boxes whose batteries are at the end of their life.
An Australian navy ship has detected new underwater signals consistent with aircraft black boxes, the chief of the MH370 search said Monday, calling it the “most promising lead” yet in the month-old hunt for the missing plane.
Britain's baby Prince George embarked Monday on his first official tour, visiting New Zealand with parents William and Kate, but the eight-month-old missed the famed Maori welcome after being whisked indoors amid wild weather.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye called Monday for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong Un warned of a “very grave situation” on the peninsula.
He has never held public office, has likened power to “poison,” and seen his father and grandmother assassinated by extremists. Now Rahul Gandhi wants to become India's prime minister.
Indians began voting in the world's biggest election Monday which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest.