Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Technology and resources needed to meet rising energy demand
09:36 24/11/2014 Technology and resources needed to meet rising energy demand

By providing expertise and access to advanced technologies in the oil and gas industry, US industrial conglomerate GE has backed up its strong commitment to its company-to-country partnership with Vietnam. Linh Mai reports.

Investing

Hanesbrands Vietnam opens third factory
09:47 24/11/2014 Hanesbrands Vietnam opens third factory

Hanesbrands Vietnam, a subsidiary of the global leading apparel marketer Hanesbrands, opened its third factory in the northern province of Hung Yen last week.

Tech

Google tests replacing web ads with contributions
10:14 21/11/2014 Google tests replacing web ads with contributions

A "Google Contributor" experiment was introduced with a handful of partners including tech news website Mashable and The Onion, which is known for clever satires.

Property

Thanh Hoa golf resort to open in May 2015
16:21 19/11/2014 Thanh Hoa golf resort to open in May 2015

A VND5.5 trillion ($261 million) resort and golf course complex invested by FLC Group in the central province of Thanh Hoa plans to start operations in May next year.

Money

Information deficit, new rule worries dampen shares
10:32 24/11/2014 Information deficit, new rule worries dampen shares

The last trading week was sluggish because of a lack of supportive information and concerns over new regulations regarding financial institutions' capital adequacy ratio.

Province

City targets high growth in 2015
10:09 24/11/2014 City targets high growth in 2015

The nation's commercial hub will keep its economic growth target for 2015 high at 9.5-10 per cent and initiate several business-friendly measures to achieve it, HCM City People's Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan said on Saturday.

Travel

Top 10 spiritual tourist attractions in Vietnam
11:48 22/11/2014 Top 10 spiritual tourist attractions in Vietnam

The Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings) has announced the top 10 spiritual destinations that attract a large number of domestic and foreign tourists.

Leisure

Ha Noi fest to fete Asia-Pacific filmmaking
10:20 24/11/2014 Ha Noi fest to fete Asia-Pacific filmmaking

A total of 130 films from 32 countries and territories will be screened at the third Ha Noi International Film Festival (HANIFF).

Society

German Vice Chancellor visits Bosch vocational facility
09:46 22/11/2014 German Vice Chancellor visits Bosch vocational facility

Sigmar Gabriel, German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, visited the Borsh vocational education facility in Dong Nai Province on Thursday.

World News

8 killed, 2 wounded in Romania military helicopter crash
10:06 22/11/2014 8 killed, 2 wounded in Romania military helicopter crash

The Romanian-built IAR-330 Puma helicopter came down near the central town of Malancrav, said a ministry official.