Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

MWG 2017 growth prospects uncertain
16:03 22/02/2017 MWG 2017 growth prospects uncertain

In 2016, thanks to the growth of its revenue, profit, and the expansion of its operating network, Mobile World Investment Corporation (MWG) continuously reported record stock prices.

Investing

Da Nang tech park draws $180 million investment
09:02 22/02/2017 Da Nang tech park draws $180 million investment

The central coastal city’s high-tech park has attracted six projects valued at US$180 million from two Japanese and four domestic investors, said the head of the park management board, Phung Tan Viet.

Tech

Vietnam rates favourably on US intellectual property index
13:55 22/02/2017 Vietnam rates favourably on US intellectual property index

Vietnam has climbed 2.51 points in the 2017 international intellectual property index, reflecting the country's intensified attention and improvement in the area.

Property

Nha Trang gets $16 million social housing project
09:35 21/02/2017 Nha Trang gets $16 million social housing project

The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUD) has started construction of a new US$16.2 million social housing project in the central coastal Khanh Hoa Province’s Nha Trang City.

Money

Sumitomo Mitsui expands leasing business with BIDV
17:48 22/02/2017 Sumitomo Mitsui expands leasing business with BIDV

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and Vietnam’s BIDV will now join hand to expand a joint venture leasing business in the Southeast Asia country, according to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings’ latest press release.

Province

City to restart National Highway No 50 project
09:13 22/02/2017 City to restart National Highway No 50 project

The HCM City’s People Committee has assigned the Department of Transport to manage and conduct research on and manage the planned expansion of a section of National Highway No 50.

Travel

HCM City’s District 4 to set up night market
14:54 21/02/2017 HCM City’s District 4 to set up night market

Authorities in HCM City’s District 4 want to set up a night market in Ward 12 and have sought permission for it from the city People’s Committee.

Leisure

First ever Hanoi Mardi Gras Festival to cheer up LGBT communities
09:59 22/02/2017 First ever Hanoi Mardi Gras Festival to cheer up LGBT communities

The first-ever Hanoi Mardi Gras Festival, which aims to highlight and celebrate the city’s LGBT community, will hold its main celebration March 24 at the Australian Embassy.

Society

City airport granted expansion land
09:08 22/02/2017 City airport granted expansion land

The Ministry of National Defence yesterday handed over 21 hectares of land to the Ministry of Transport to expand the overloaded Tân Sơn Nhất airport, the largest airport in HCM City. 

Sports

Mourinho gives no guarantees on Rooney future
12:00 22/02/2017 Mourinho gives no guarantees on Rooney future

SAINT-ETIENNE: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was coy on questions over Wayne Rooney's future at the club as he confirmed the striker was still not fit enough to return for their Europa League clash with Saint-Etienne.

World News

French candidate Macron urges expats to return home
12:00 22/02/2017 French candidate Macron urges expats to return home

LONDON: French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday (Feb 21) urged expats in London to bring their talents home to France, following a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Your Consultant

New regulations on lending activities of foreign credit organizations
10:46 16/02/2017 New regulations on lending activities of foreign credit organizations

​The State Bank of Viet Nam has issued Circular No.39/2016/TT-NHNN stipulating lending activities of foreign credit organizations and bank branches for customers.