By blocking the Facebook.com social networking service, Vietnam is revealing its discomfort with the fast expanding avenue for free expression even as it pushes to turn the once poor agrarian nation into a modern industrial society by 2020.
Has Vietnam’s moment finally arrived? Explosive wage growth and labor strife in China and India, favored destinations for foreign investment in Asia, have multinationals taking a serious look at Vietnam as a low-cost alternative for new factories and call centers. “We’re cheaper—much cheaper,” says Nguyen Than Nam, chief executive officer of FPT, a Hanoi-based IT …
How mobile is important to Businesses these days? Does your company need an iPhone app or a mobile website? According to Pizza Hut, mobile accounts for half of all its orders, ordering pizza with users by way of SMS, mobile websites and even an iPhone app.
Vietnam devalued its currency for the third time since November, moving to reverse a slump in exports that helped to drive stocks close to a bear market.