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Clarks shoes made in Britain after 12-year hiatus


LONDON Clarks, the British shoemaker and retailer, will return to large-scale manufacturing in the UK for the first time in over a decade when a new factory in southwest England joins plants in Vietnam and India in making its iconic Desert Boot.

U.S. slaps heavy duties on Chinese steel shipped from Vietnam 21 May 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday slapped steep import duties on steel products from Vietnam that originated in China after a final finding they evaded U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy orders.

Vietnam says Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea increase tensions 21 May 2018

HANOI Recent activity by China's strategic bombers in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty over the disputed territory, Vietnam's foreign ministry said on Monday.


Exclusive - As Rosneft's Vietnam unit drills in disputed area of South China Sea, Beijing issues warning 17 May 2018

HANOI Rosneft Vietnam BV, a unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft , is concerned that its recent drilling in an area of the South China Sea that is claimed by China could upset Beijing, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.


Vietnam says eyeing formal antitrust probe into Uber-Grab deal 16 May 2018

HANOI Vietnam's trade ministry said on Wednesday it is considering launching a formal investigation into the takeover of Uber Technologies' Southeast Asia business by rival Grab after an initial probe showed the deal would violate antitrust law.


Russia's Rosneft looks to Vietnam experience to help global expansion 15 May 2018

VUNG TAU, Vietnam With sanctions barring Russia's largest oil producer from offshore extraction with Western companies, Rosneft is looking to its operations in Vietnam for the experience needed to expand its global reach.

Russia state oil firm starts drilling at new well offshore Vietnam 15 May 2018

HANOI A unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft, Rosneft Vietnam BV, has started drilling at a new production well in waters off the southern coast of Vietnam, the company said in a statement posted to its website on Tuesday.

U.S. trade panel - Tool chests from China, Vietnam harm U.S. makers 11 May 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday it had made a final finding in a dumping investigation that imports of tool chests and cabinets from China and Vietnam were harming U.S. producers.

Vietnam jails Facebook user for posts seen as anti-state propaganda 10 May 2018

HANOI Vietnam has jailed a Facebook user for 4-1/2 years over posts that "distorted" the political situation in the Southeast Asian country, a branch of the ruling Communist Party said.


Vietnam stock valuations seen as pricey after IPO binge 09 May 2018

SINGAPORE/HANOI Vietnam has just celebrated its two biggest IPOs and its first-ever ranking as Southeast Asia's hottest capital market. But its benchmark index has also just suffered its worst monthly fall in seven years, prompting fund managers and strategists to warn valuations may have peaked.