Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam’s richest man falls in ranking on Forbes billionaire list
10:29 04/03/2015 Vietnam’s richest man falls in ranking on Forbes billionaire list

Pham Nhat Vuong, the wealthiest individual in Vietnam, was ranked at a lower place than last year in the 2015 Forbes Billionaire List released Monday, despite his expanded assets.

Investing

Miners set to dig in over green fees
16:02 03/03/2015 Miners set to dig in over green fees

Mine and quarry operators may be faced by a big rise in environmental protection fees following the government’s decision to revise the charges.

Tech

Japan's Dentsu acquires full-service digital marketing agency Emerald
10:04 04/03/2015 Japan's Dentsu acquires full-service digital marketing agency Emerald

Japan's Dentsu Aegis Network on March 3 announced that it is set to acquire a stake in Emerald, a full-service digital marketing agency in Viet Nam, to strengthen its size and scale in Viet Nam market.

Property

Real estate players pump cash in as confidence rises
16:08 03/03/2015 Real estate players pump cash in as confidence rises

Established real estate players and relative new-comers alike have expressed growing confidence over residential sales in the early part of this year, using the opportunity to increase investment.

Money

VN-Index goes flat as blue chips remain unchanged
15:51 04/03/2015 VN-Index goes flat as blue chips remain unchanged

The VN-Index failed to surpass the psychological level of 600 points this morning, despite a positive opening.

Province

Hai Phong industrial zones receive FDI injection
15:44 04/03/2015 Hai Phong industrial zones receive FDI injection

Industrial zones in this northern city earned some US$35 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) in February, proving the city's economic strategy and infrastructure system are attractive to investors.

Travel

Phu Quoc airport to provide VAT refunds
09:53 04/03/2015 Phu Quoc airport to provide VAT refunds

International tourists will receive value-added tax (VAT) refunds on goods they purchase in Viet Nam at one more airport, the Phu Quoc International Airport in the southern Kien Giang province.

Leisure

French artist puts on photo exhibition
16:01 04/03/2015 French artist puts on photo exhibition

French artist Rehahn, who ranks 4th among the top travel photographers in the world, will launch his first exhibition “Precious Heritage” featuring Vietnam’s landscapes and people at VinGallery in HCMC’s District 2 from now until March 21.

Society

US to provide $8mn for UXO removal in central Vietnam
15:49 03/03/2015 US to provide $8mn for UXO removal in central Vietnam

This year the U.S. government will grant US$8 million for clearing unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri during the war before 1975, a senior American official has said.

Sports

Binh Duong optimistic on Japan trip
11:21 04/03/2015 Binh Duong optimistic on Japan trip

Becamex Binh Duong arrived in Japan yesterday to face hosts Kashiwa Reysol in the second match of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League's Group E.

World News

Oil prices rise on Libya unrest
10:51 04/03/2015 Oil prices rise on Libya unrest

Oil prices turned higher on Tuesday (Mar 3) on unrest in exporter Libya and as the market expected another rise in US inventories.

Your Consultant

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels
15:46 25/02/2015 HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.