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Channel NewsAsia opens 14th bureau in region

Singapore’s Channel NewsAsia is to open a new bureau in Vietnam – its 14th in the region. 

This follows the opening if a Yangon bureau in Myanmar in January and the channel’s Managing Director, Ms Debra Soon, says the new Ho Chi Minh City office will increase their ability to cover the region’s developments more comprehensively, “reporting from the ground with credibility and authenticity”.

“Vietnam, particularly Ho Chi Minh City, is a fast growing and vibrant business hub,” she says. “Having a ground presence there will allow us to uncover business opportunities, look at companies and developments and, beyond business, report on how a new generation of Vietnamese see themselves and the rest of Asia.

“We have been covering South East Asia well for the past 15 years, it’s time to go even further and beef up our ability to cover the IndoChina region even better, a mass of over 220 million people in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.”

Ms Soon made the announcement at Channel NewsAsia’s Vietnam Business Insights in Ho Chi Minh City where expert speakers and international corporate leaders met to discuss the new growth model for sustainable development in Vietnam. Delegates shared views on “Redefining Sustainable Business Growth for Vietnam”, with a look at how the transformation of state-owned enterprises and the private sector need to drive growth in the country.