Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

TH Group backs the government’ student-oriented fresh milk programme
15:59 | 15/09/2014 TH Group backs the government’ student-oriented fresh milk programme

Locally-owned fresh milk maker TH Group is fueling the government’s efforts to build a student-oriented fresh milk programme.

Investing

Business registration unification remains a question in draft LOI
08:55 | 15/09/2014 Business registration unification remains a question in draft LOI

Veera Mäenpää, senior associate, PwC Legal, Ho Chi Minh City looks at the current draft Law on Investment and notes the easing and tightening of registration procedures for foreign-invested companies evident in the various drafts so far released for discussion.

Tech

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve
14:02 | 14/09/2014 Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade.

Property

Better ownership rights for foreigners
10:14 | 15/09/2014 Better ownership rights for foreigners

Foreign-invested developers and buyers will have more rights to do business and buy houses in Vietnam when the recent proposed revised laws on Housing and Real Estate Business are approved by the National Assembly later this year.

Money

Standard Chartered  offers online services
14:50 | 15/09/2014 Standard Chartered offers online services

Standard Chartered Bank is boosting its online banking services in Vietnam and around the world to better serve client needs.

Province

Quang Ninh highway work starts
15:04 | 15/09/2014 Quang Ninh highway work starts

QUANG NINH - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Saturday gave the order to start construction of a highway linking Ha Long city in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh to a new bridge over the Bach Dang river in the port city of Hai Phong.

Travel

Artisan preserves lotus tea making in Hanoi
16:42 | 15/09/2014 Artisan preserves lotus tea making in Hanoi

A man in Hanoi is trying to maintain the traditional craft of making tea from lotuses specifically grown in West Lake amid increasingly scarce supply.

Leisure

Lana Del Rey angers organisers after cancelling Paris gig again
13:56 | 14/09/2014 Lana Del Rey angers organisers after cancelling Paris gig again

US pop singer Lana Del Rey has for the second time pulled out of a private Paris concert for listeners of Virgin Radio, prompting the station to announce a boycott of the artist.

Sports

France, Switzerland in Davis Cup final as Spain crash
15:29 | 15/09/2014 France, Switzerland in Davis Cup final as Spain crash

France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup final in November but five-time champions Spain lost their World Group status on Sunday (Sep 14) after an 18-year-stay in the elite division.

World News

France begins spy flights to back US Iraq air campaign
15:35 | 15/09/2014 France begins spy flights to back US Iraq air campaign

France has joined Britain in carrying out reconnaissance flights in support of the US air campaign against militants launched in Iraq early last month, the defence minister said on Monday (Sep 15).

Your Consultant

A renovation roadmap for Vietnam’s buildings
14:54 | 15/09/2014 A renovation roadmap for Vietnam’s buildings

Do Huu Nhat Quang, business development director of GreenViet, a green building consultant, has just completed his first green renovation of an existing building in Vietnam. He said that there were two highly popular green building tools in Vietnam at this time, namely LEED EBOM or Existing Buildings: Operations and Management of USGBC, and LOTUS BIO, or Buildings in Operation of VGBC.

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