Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

SaigonCo.op-FairPrice joint venture opens new hypermarket
15:08 20/04/2015 SaigonCo.op-FairPrice joint venture opens new hypermarket

The joint-venture company between Vietnamese leading retailer Saigon Co.op and Singaporean retailer NTUC FairPrice on April 19 opened its second hypermarket in the country in District 7's Tan Phong Ward.

Investing

Investor for Phu Quoc passenger port project approved
09:57 17/04/2015 Investor for Phu Quoc passenger port project approved

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang has chosen the investor for the development of the build-operate-transfer (BOT) section of the Phu Quoc international passenger port.

Tech

Action plan on IT application, development issued
10:16 20/04/2015 Action plan on IT application, development issued

The Government has issued an Action Plan to launch Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW dated July 1, 2014 on enhancing the application and development of information technology (IT) to meet the demands for sustainable development and international integration.

Property

Foreign buyers eye Masteri Thao Dien project
09:55 20/04/2015 Foreign buyers eye Masteri Thao Dien project

Foreign buyers from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and the UK are falling for apartments in the Masteri Thao Dien project in Ho Chi Minh City.

Province

Da Nang tops Provincial Competitiveness Index again
14:31 16/04/2015 Da Nang tops Provincial Competitiveness Index again

The central city of Da Nang continued to be the top performer in the 2014 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI), which was launched on April 16.

Travel

It’ll take Vietnam a long time to ease visa rules, insiders say
16:21 20/04/2015 It’ll take Vietnam a long time to ease visa rules, insiders say

While most of those working in Vietnam’s tourist industry agree that granting visa exemption to more countries will lure more visitors to Vietnam, the country’s tourism administration has said that is going to take a really long time.

Leisure

Royal rickshaw comes home, to be displayed in central Vietnam
10:07 20/04/2015 Royal rickshaw comes home, to be displayed in central Vietnam

A rickshaw which belonged to a king of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), Vietnam’s last monarchy, has finally arrived home after some 100 years being away and will be put on display in the central region next week as a happy ending for insiders’ unprecedentedly concerted efforts.

Society

American cultivates the – K’Ho coffee brand
10:22 20/04/2015 American cultivates the – K’Ho coffee brand

Josh and his wife Rolan, a member of the K'Ho Cil tribe, have been regularly transporting coffee grown by her community near Lang Biang Mountain to Saigon since 2013.

Sports

Veteran Furyk snaps long winless drought
10:44 20/04/2015 Veteran Furyk snaps long winless drought

American Jim Furyk birdied the par-three 17th hole to beat Kevin Kisner in a playoff and win the PGA Tour's Heritage tournament on Sunday (Apr 19).

World News

Tsunami warning in Okinawa after 6.6-magnitude quake
10:47 20/04/2015 Tsunami warning in Okinawa after 6.6-magnitude quake

A tsunami as high as one metre was reportedly forecast to hit islands in Japan's far south on Monday (Apr 20) after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan.

Your Consultant

Green lending offers a new local growth model
10:57 20/04/2015 Green lending offers a new local growth model

Vietnam is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries in terms of climate variability and change. Current global emission trends, leading to the world becoming 4°C warmer by 2100, will dramatically increase the country’s vulnerabilities to climate-related threats, such as increased incidences of natural disasters and rising sea levels.