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

Obi's leveller saves Mancini blushes in Milan derby
11:18 24/11/2014 Obi's leveller saves Mancini blushes in Milan derby

Mancini, who led the Serie A giants to seven trophies including three consecutive league titles from 2004 to 2008, was handed a San Siro baptism of fire on his first game back at Inter after replacing Walter Mazzarri a fortnight ago.

Property

Hanoi authorities admit defeat on relocating historic markets
11:32 24/11/2014 Hanoi authorities admit defeat on relocating historic markets

In the face of widespread opposition from both local residents and traders, the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee has admitted defeat in its attempts to drive traditional wet markets into purpose built modern facilities.

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

Geolocative audio tour links past with present in Vietnam’s capital city
10:39 24/11/2014 Geolocative audio tour links past with present in Vietnam’s capital city

A free interactive, geolocative audio tour is being organized in Hanoi, offering participants opportunities to explore the capital city’s rich culture by listening to its hallmark sounds echoing from a century ago as they stroll in its old quarter.

Society

Vietnam launches advanced coast guard vessel, starts building another
10:41 24/11/2014 Vietnam launches advanced coast guard vessel, starts building another

The Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) Command launched a 3,500 horsepower vessel in the central city of Da Nang on Saturday morning, after holding a keel laying ceremony for another the same day.

Sports

Obi's leveller saves Mancini blushes in Milan derby
11:18 24/11/2014 Obi's leveller saves Mancini blushes in Milan derby

Mancini, who led the Serie A giants to seven trophies including three consecutive league titles from 2004 to 2008, was handed a San Siro baptism of fire on his first game back at Inter after replacing Walter Mazzarri a fortnight ago.

World News

Australian mother charged after baby survives five days in drain
11:21 24/11/2014 Australian mother charged after baby survives five days in drain

Passing cyclists heard wailing coming from the 2.5-metre deep drain on a bike path along a western Sydney highway early Sunday morning.

Your Consultant

Tips to improve online candidate sourcing
11:07 24/11/2014 Tips to improve online candidate sourcing

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”. This timeless saying by Abraham Lincoln could not be more relevant to candidate searches. To plunge headlong into a candidate hunt without adequate front-end research and a thorough analysis of search strategy will only result in sub-par profiles and irrelevant information.