Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Nike, Adidas eye Vietnamese market
13:58 | 28/07/2014 Nike, Adidas eye Vietnamese market

In the first half of the year, a number of the world’s leading footwear makers like Nike, Adidas and Puma have shifted their orders from China and Bangladesh to Vietnam.

Investing

Banyan Tree seeks casino approval
14:00 | 28/07/2014 Banyan Tree seeks casino approval

Singaporean resort developer Banyan Tree Holdings is expecting to receive the Vietnamese government’s approval to open a casino at its existing Laguna Lang Co resort in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Tech

Broken internet cable to be fixed this month
15:50 | 28/07/2014 Broken internet cable to be fixed this month

Hanoi - The broken Asia-America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable will be completely repaired by July 30, restoring full Internet connectivity between Viet Nam and other countries.

Property

100-storey hotel plot remains ground zero
08:09 | 28/07/2014 100-storey hotel plot remains ground zero

Kinh Bac Corporation’s $1 billion Diamond Rice Flower complex remains a dream as the land plot still lies empty years after receiving a licence.

Money

Vietnam’s stock market capitalization tops $52bn: minister
09:54 | 28/07/2014 Vietnam’s stock market capitalization tops $52bn: minister

The capitalization of Vietnam’s stock market has amounted to some $52 billion, equal to about 32 percent of the national gross domestic product, a senior state official said at a recent ceremony organized in Ho Chi Minh City.

Province

Da Nang launches e-government system
14:46 | 25/07/2014 Da Nang launches e-government system

The Da Nang City Department of Information and Communitions has recently inaugurated an e-government information system.

Travel

Cham minority villages woo tourists
09:26 | 28/07/2014 Cham minority villages woo tourists

An Phu District alone is home to five Cham villages, of which Cham Da Phuoc Village in Da Phuoc Commune, where the mosque is located, is famous as a tourist site.

Leisure

The return of T-ara and 2NE1 to Saigon
11:25 | 26/07/2014 The return of T-ara and 2NE1 to Saigon

The two famous Korean girl band 2NE1 and T-ara have confirmed their return to Vietnam in August to attend two different events. Their Vietnamese fans are more than lighthearted.

Society

Hospital asked to increase security after violent attack
09:43 | 28/07/2014 Hospital asked to increase security after violent attack

The Ministry of Health has asked the centrally-run Bach Mai Hospital in Ha Noi to work closely with local police to ensure security and order inside the hospital for patients and their relatives as well as doctors and medical staff.

Sports

Liverpool sign Croatian defender Lovren EmailPrint
09:17 | 28/07/2014 Liverpool sign Croatian defender Lovren EmailPrint

Croatian international defender Dejan Lovren has signed a long-term deal with Premier League side Liverpool from Southampton, his new club confirmed on Sunday (July 27).

World News

Obama tells Israel Gaza truce needed as conflict rages
13:47 | 28/07/2014 Obama tells Israel Gaza truce needed as conflict rages

US President Barack Obama on Sunday (July 27) spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and stressed the need for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire in the raging Gaza conflict.

Your Consultant

Every customer wants these 5 gifts
08:12 | 28/07/2014 Every customer wants these 5 gifts

Selling is not about taking money from the customer. It’s about the giving of yourself.

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