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Khanh Vu

In Vietnam's booming energy sector coal reigns, but renewables play catch-up

24 May 2019

HANOI/SINGAPORE Vietnam has become a hot spot for energy investors eyeing a spend of up to $150 billion (118 billion pounds)over the coming decade to meet surging power demand, with coal set to dominate despite signs of a government effort to go green.

Asia Coffee-Some Vietnamese farmers keen on growing avocado amid low coffee prices

23 May 2019

HANOI/BANDAR LAMPUNG, May 23 Persistently low domestic coffee prices in Vietnam have prompted some local growers to switch to other crops, including avocado and durian, traders said on Thursday.

Birdies on a plane: Vietnam's Bamboo airways banks on golf resorts for success

16 May 2019

HANOI As Vietnam's aviation sector booms and passenger numbers rise at double-digit rates, local upstart Bamboo Airways is embracing what it hopes will be a novel way of standing out in a crowded market: Golf. | Video

Vietnam eyes U.S. avocado market after Trump spat with Mexico

16 May 2019

HANOI Vietnam is seeking to export avocados to the United States, the Southeast Asian country said on Thursday, after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut the U.S.-Mexico border raised fears American consumers could see a shortage.

Asia Coffee-Vietnam domestic prices rebound; May exports seen falling

16 May 2019

HANOI/BANDAR LAMPUNG, May 16 Vietnam's domestic coffee prices have partially rebounded after hitting the lowest level in six years last week, while shipments from the country are forecast to significantly fall this month.

Asia Coffee-Vietnam domestic prices hit six-year low, Indonesian premiums rise further

09 May 2019

HANOI/BANDAR LAMPUNG, May 9 Vietnam's domestic coffee prices fell to the lowest level in six years on Thursday following a decline on the ICE, while Indonesian premiums to July contract widened further to compensate for the global drop.

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader's half-brother

03 May 2019

HANOI/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 was released from jail and returned to Vietnam on Friday. | Video

Asia Coffee-Vietnam domestic prices edge lower, Indonesian premiums widen

02 May 2019

HANOI/BANDAR LAMPUNG, May 2 Domestic prices in Vietnam edged down slightly this week, prompting farmers to halt their sales, while Indonesian premiums to July contract widened to compensate for a drop in global prices.

Asia Coffee-Vietnam April exports seen falling to 2 million 60-kg bags

25 Apr 2019

HANOI/BANDAR LAMPUNG, April 25 Vietnam's coffee exports are forecast to fall to around two million 60-kg bags in April from 2.87 million bags last month, traders said on Thursday, as farmers are not keen to sell at low prices.

Asia Coffee: Low prices in Vietnam, elections in Indonesia slow trade

18 Apr 2019

HANOI/BANDAR LAMPUNG Coffee trading has been slow this week in Vietnam due to weak prices, while elections in Indonesia saw traders keep to the sidelines.

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