Truong Thi Gach, 82, of the Cham ethnic group, is from a very long line of ceramic artisans. Her great-great grandmother made pottery, and now, her own great-granddaughter works in one of the oldest pottery villages in Southeast Asia, located 10km from the central coastal city of Phan Rang in Ninh Thuan province.
Southeast Asia has become Vietnam’s biggest iron and steel importer, making up 57.6% of the country’s total export volume in the sector, statistics show.
Vietnam scored the fastest growth in tourist arrivals in Southeast Asia last year, receiving some 2.9 million international visitors, up 29.1% from the previous year, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Thrillist, the New York-based travel site, has named Lan Ha Bay near the northern coastal city of Hai Phong as one of the best places to visit in Southeast Asia.
SEAF, a global impact investment manager headquartered in Washington DC (US) recently announced the launch of the SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund (“SWOF”) for Southeast Asia.
Exports of glutinous rice to China, Vietnam’s biggest rice importer, are stagnating, despite overseas shipments of the commodity soaring 34% in the first half of 2017.
The global cold chain market is projected to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 7% from 2016, to reach a value of US$234.49 billion by 2020, according to a report from Research and Markets.
Ha Long Bay has been ranked third in a list of the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia by Touropia, an international travel website featuring the most amazing sights around the world divided into various “Best of” lists.
Results of a survey conducted by Google and Boston Consulting Group showed that Vietnamese customers’ optimism was ideal for business owners seeking markets for their ventures.
The e-commerce market in Southeast Asia is expected to double in the next five years, with Vietnam becoming the largest market by 2020.
Vietnam will continue to be an economic highlight in Southeast Asia in 2017, according to international economists.
The death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday adds a new layer of uncertainty to U.S. President Barack Obama's faltering "pivot" to Asia less than a month before the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential elections.