Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Siemens wins €650m wind turbine contract
09:25 | 22/08/2014 Siemens wins €650m wind turbine contract

German engineering giant Siemens said on Thursday (Aug 21) it has won a contract worth €650 million (S$1.07 billion, US$862 million) to supply wind turbines to Norwegian power groups Statoil and Statkraft.

Investing

List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment
10:18 | 22/08/2014 List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a list of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment from now to 2020.

Tech

Vietnam adjusts satellite orbit to dodge probable collision in space
09:09 | 22/08/2014 Vietnam adjusts satellite orbit to dodge probable collision in space

Vietnam’s first earth-observing satellite, VNREDSat-1, changed its orbit to duck a possible collision with another object cruising at high speed last week, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology said on Wednesday.

Property

VN property market worth $21b
16:15 | 21/08/2014 VN property market worth $21b

HA NOI - A study by Nomura Research Institute (NRI) of Japan estimated the value of Viet Nam's property market at US$21 billion, a far cry from that of some of its neighbours.

Money

MoF leader explains equitisation-boosting measures
16:51 | 22/08/2014 MoF leader explains equitisation-boosting measures

The Vietnamese government is taking various measures to boost sluggish equitisation and achieve the target of 432 equitised enterprises by the end of 2015.

Province

Bac Giang told to attract FDI to agriculture sector
14:13 | 20/08/2014 Bac Giang told to attract FDI to agriculture sector

The northern province of Bac Giang should try and attract foreign direct investment into developing agriculture, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday.

Travel

Halong Bay to open seaplane service
09:00 | 22/08/2014 Halong Bay to open seaplane service

The first two seaplanes arrived in Vietnam on August 21 in preparation for aerial tours of Halong Bay.

Leisure

‘Hair to sing’ in Hanoi concert
16:33 | 22/08/2014 ‘Hair to sing’ in Hanoi concert

Hair Sonata, the first concert in Vietnam to use human hair in its violin bows, will take place in Hanoi on September 4, 2014.

Society

Government requests probe into child sponsoring centres
10:12 | 22/08/2014 Government requests probe into child sponsoring centres

Hanoi - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the Ministry of Public Security to investigate centres taking care of children and strictly punish any violators.

Sports

Viet Nam through to football final
09:03 | 22/08/2014 Viet Nam through to football final

Hanoi - Le Van Son scored the only goal in Viet Nam's 1-0 win over Thailand in the second semi-final match of the ASEAN Youth Football Championship in Brunei yesterday.

World News

Ukraine president pledges to talk peace with Putin
09:19 | 22/08/2014 Ukraine president pledges to talk peace with Putin

Ukraine's president said he will "talk peace" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the withdrawal of pro-Kremlin militants from the war-torn east when they meet next week for the first time in months.

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