Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

EU meat producers would like a bigger bite of Viet Nam's market
09:33 21/04/2015 EU meat producers would like a bigger bite of Viet Nam's market

Viet Nam is a promising market for EU beef, pork and meat products, the Poland-based Union of Producers and Employers of the Meat Industry has said.

Investing

Phu Quoc boasts investment boom
10:34 21/04/2015 Phu Quoc boasts investment boom

Phu Quoc island, located off the coast of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, is experiencing booming investment into tourism and hospitality, opening unparalleled opportunities for investors.

Property

Housing stimulus disbursement stagnates
09:46 21/04/2015 Housing stimulus disbursement stagnates

The disbursement of the VND30-trillion (US$1.38 billion) housing stimulus package has been stagnant, despite the increase in the number of successful transactions in the real estate market.

Province

Da Nang tops Provincial Competitiveness Index again
14:31 16/04/2015 Da Nang tops Provincial Competitiveness Index again

The central city of Da Nang continued to be the top performer in the 2014 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI), which was launched on April 16.

Travel

It’ll take Vietnam a long time to ease visa rules, insiders say
16:21 20/04/2015 It’ll take Vietnam a long time to ease visa rules, insiders say

While most of those working in Vietnam’s tourist industry agree that granting visa exemption to more countries will lure more visitors to Vietnam, the country’s tourism administration has said that is going to take a really long time.

Leisure

Royal rickshaw comes home, to be displayed in central Vietnam
10:07 20/04/2015 Royal rickshaw comes home, to be displayed in central Vietnam

A rickshaw which belonged to a king of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), Vietnam’s last monarchy, has finally arrived home after some 100 years being away and will be put on display in the central region next week as a happy ending for insiders’ unprecedentedly concerted efforts.

Society

Vietnam tightens control over erasable ballpoint pens for ‘political security’ reasons
11:01 21/04/2015 Vietnam tightens control over erasable ballpoint pens for ‘political security’ reasons

The Ministry of Finance has proposed many relevant state agencies – including the Ministries of Industry and Trade, Information and Communications, Defense, and Public Security – cooperate with each other in managing the importation and sale of erasable ballpoint pens, according to government website chinhphu.vn.

Sports

Minh drops to 31st in badminton rankings
10:57 21/04/2015 Minh drops to 31st in badminton rankings

Viet Nam's top player Nguyen Tien Minh slid one spot to 31st in the world badminton rankings, the Badminton World Federation announced.

World News

800 dead in Mediterranean migrant shipwreck: UN
10:13 21/04/2015 800 dead in Mediterranean migrant shipwreck: UN

The United Nations refugee agency in Italy has confirmed 800 migrants died in a shipwreck off Libya on Sunday (Apr 19) after speaking to survivors of the disaster.

Your Consultant

Green lending offers a new local growth model
10:57 20/04/2015 Green lending offers a new local growth model

Vietnam is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries in terms of climate variability and change. Current global emission trends, leading to the world becoming 4°C warmer by 2100, will dramatically increase the country’s vulnerabilities to climate-related threats, such as increased incidences of natural disasters and rising sea levels.