Tag: Vietnam

  • Southeast Asia looks to renewable power for energy security

    Southeast Asia looks to renewable power for energy security

    The floating solar photovoltaic power plant by EDPR Sunseap Group, a unit of Energias de Portugal SA, in Woodlands, in Singapore, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Bryan van der Beek | Bloomberg | Getty Images Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. As energy demand grows, the region is turning to…

  • Myanmar won’t be allowed to lead ASEAN in 2026, in blow to generals

    Myanmar won’t be allowed to lead ASEAN in 2026, in blow to generals

    Philippine’s President Ferdinand Marcos, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sarun Charoensuwan, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Laos’ Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Manet, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and East Timor’s Prime Minister…

  • A ban ends dog and cat meat trade in Sulawesi

    A ban ends dog and cat meat trade in Sulawesi

    The Tomohon Extreme Market was once a top tourist attraction in the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi — a live animal market filled with everything from fileted pythons to skewered bats and rats. But the market drew international condemnation in 2018 after animal activists shot videos of dogs and cats being brutally beaten and blowtorched…

  • El Nino weather impact to hurt Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil coffee supply

    El Nino weather impact to hurt Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil coffee supply

    A cup of Espresso coffee in Cascais, Portugal on October 11, 2021. Nikolas Kokovlis | Nurphoto | Getty Images Extreme weather conditions brought on by an approaching El Nino are fueling concerns that robusta beans in major coffee producers like Vietnam and Indonesia could be hit, resulting in soaring prices. “The now widely-expected transition to…