Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam aviation chief says won’t let airport upgrade hurt carriers in peak time
11:56 01/04/2015 Vietnam aviation chief says won’t let airport upgrade hurt carriers in peak time

A planned project to expand the taxiway and apron at Tan Son Nhat International Airport will not affect the travel of passengers and the operations of airlines, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said Monday.

Investing

LG complex inaugurated
08:17 01/04/2015 LG complex inaugurated

LG Electronics last week inaugurated its mega electronic manufacturing complex in the northern port city of Haiphong, helping to make Vietnam one of the largest electronics export hubs in the world.

Tech

Microsoft unveils low-cost Surface 3 tablet
14:30 01/04/2015 Microsoft unveils low-cost Surface 3 tablet

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a low-cost version of its Surface tablet computer, cutting the screen size of the device which starts at US$499.

Property

Japanese firms partner with Nam Long
10:25 31/03/2015 Japanese firms partner with Nam Long

Japanese companies Hankyu Realty and Nishi-Nippon Railroad have decided to invest into an affordable apartment project developed by the Ho Chi Minh City-listed Nam Long Investment Company (HOSE: NLG).

Money

Dollar firms as US consumers grow more confident
14:30 01/04/2015 Dollar firms as US consumers grow more confident

The dollar gained further ground against the euro on Tuesday as traders weighed an upbeat report on American consumer confidence and tense Greek bailout talks.

Province

Ministry says bauxite projects likely to incur initial losses
11:35 01/04/2015 Ministry says bauxite projects likely to incur initial losses

The two bauxite mining and processing projects in the Central Highlands Province of Lam Dong, which became operational in October 2013, would incur losses for four to five years.

Travel

Jetstar Pacific adds new service from Vietnam to Thailand
09:45 31/03/2015 Jetstar Pacific adds new service from Vietnam to Thailand

Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific inaugurated a new nonstop service connecting Hanoi to Bangkok on Sunday, more than three months after the launch of its first service between Vietnam and Thailand.

Leisure

Is young Vietnamese’s idolization of celebs good or bad?
09:39 31/03/2015 Is young Vietnamese’s idolization of celebs good or bad?

Many young locals have expressed excessive adoration for their showbiz idols in recent years, with the latest incident being the overenthusiastic embrace of seven K-pop bands arriving in Vietnam for a concert on the weekend. 

Sports

Real Madrid sign Porto's full-back Danilo
10:03 01/04/2015 Real Madrid sign Porto's full-back Danilo

European champions Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian international right-back Danilo from Porto on a six-year deal.

World News

At least 62 children killed in Yemen in past week: UNICEF
14:30 01/04/2015 At least 62 children killed in Yemen in past week: UNICEF

At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured in Yemen over the past week as fighting has escalated with a Saudi-led air campaign, the UN children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.

Your Consultant

New rules ease PPP implementation
14:40 10/03/2015 New rules ease PPP implementation

The government recently released Decree 15 to provide a comprehensive legal framework for public-private partnership projects, replacing the old regulations. Net Le and Loi Huynh of LNT & Partners took a closer look.