The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).
China and Vietnam agreed to resume military ties and resolve their maritime disputes in high-level meetings, China's official Xinhua News Agency said, marking the first signs that tensions over rival territorial claims may be easing.
Local retailers do not require preferential treatment, only a level playing field, they told a seminar on retail market development organized by the Vietnam Retailers Association in Hanoi on Friday.
In a decision likely to anger China, the U.S. is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defenses in the tense South China Sea.
For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced “rehabilitation,” but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude toward the world's oldest profession.
Vietnam has accused Chinese authorities of beating several of its fishermen and demanded severe punishment for those involved. China denied the allegation on Wednesday and said the fishermen had been detained for illegal fishing.
Vietnam's Central coastal provinces are, to a certain extent, trapped by underdevelopment and poverty as well as poor infrastructure and economic connections, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told a Central Region Economic Forum on Friday.
The United States could help build Vietnam's naval capacity if a ban on selling lethal weapons to the authoritarian nation is lifted, the most senior U.S. military officer to visit Vietnam for decades said Saturday.
Around 300 activists led a colorful parade through Hanoi on Sunday in the nation's largest ever gay pride event, as communist Vietnam shows signs of increasing tolerance of sexual difference.
Vietnam was accused of “serious violations” of religious freedom by a U.N. expert on Thursday, despite the communist country making some progress on easing tight state control of matters of faith.