Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam to slap two taxes on Uber: official
17:06 22/12/2014 Vietnam to slap two taxes on Uber: official

The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance is considering asking Uber to pay two types of taxes on the revenue it generates in Vietnam, a ministry official said Sunday.

Investing

Phuc Long IP - a stellar investment attraction record
16:01 22/12/2014 Phuc Long IP - a stellar investment attraction record

With its favourable geographical position, existing infrastructure and attractive investment policies, Phuc Long industrial park in the southern province of Long An has proved to be a welcoming home to both domestic and foreign investors.

Tech

Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors
10:47 22/12/2014 Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

Scientists in Japan have developed micro-fine adhesive sensors that can be applied to the body like a compress.

Property

Good view for Waterfront Saigon
10:37 22/12/2014 Good view for Waterfront Saigon

CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited, has secured a contract to manage the 222-unit Ascott Waterfront Saigon from Canh Hung Hai Thanh Corporation, an affiliate company under the management of M.I.K Corporation.

Money

Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs
11:02 22/12/2014 Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs

Wall Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.

Province

Lam Dong to have VND132-billion trade centre
15:24 22/12/2014 Lam Dong to have VND132-billion trade centre

The Truong Hai Auto Company (THACO) on December 21 started building a trade centre and an auto showroom in this Central Highland city.

Leisure

Half-Korean girl, US teacher named winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids
09:45 22/12/2014 Half-Korean girl, US teacher named winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids

A Korean-Vietnamese 8-year-old girl and her mentor, an American singer/ teacher, won the first controversial local season of the “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” reality show past midnight on Saturday.

Society

Over 100 live snakes purportedly set free on Vietnam highway
09:37 22/12/2014 Over 100 live snakes purportedly set free on Vietnam highway

Over 100 snakes of different kinds crawled along a national highway in southern Dong Nai Province, throwing locals into panic on Saturday afternoon.

Sports

Bloodied Skrtel earns Liverpool point
09:58 22/12/2014 Bloodied Skrtel earns Liverpool point

A bloodied and bandaged Martin Skrtel headed home a last-gasp 97th-minute equaliser to earn Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.

World News

Driver ploughs vehicle into pedestrians in France's second attack
11:09 22/12/2014 Driver ploughs vehicle into pedestrians in France's second attack

The man had targeted groups of passersby at five different locations in the city on Sunday evening in a rampage that lasted around half an hour, a police source said.