Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Investing

Viet Nam to top in GDP gain from TPP, AEC
15:38 04/08/2015 Viet Nam to top in GDP gain from TPP, AEC

Viet Nam is the country likely to achieve the biggest GDP increase in percentage terms by joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership and ASEAN Economic Community in almost all simulation scenarios, according to a study by the Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).

Tech

Applancer’s Topdev to enable faster, more effective IT human resource recruitment
10:38 05/08/2015 Applancer’s Topdev to enable faster, more effective IT human resource recruitment

Mobile application outsourcing platform Applancer on August 1 officially launched Topdev, a recruiting solution poised to make the process of hiring developers as well as many other IT positions, such as helpdesk, testers, and quality assurance, faster and more convenient.

Property

First brick of Vietnamese-Singaporean resort in Hoa Binh laid
09:07 05/08/2015 First brick of Vietnamese-Singaporean resort in Hoa Binh laid

HTV International Development & Investment JSC and International Gia Phu - Singapore LLC started construction of the Bao Tho - Hoa Binh International eco-resort on July 31 in Ky Son district of the northern province of Hoa Binh.

Money

Citi  scoops Best Bank in Asia 2015 award
15:18 05/08/2015 Citi scoops Best Bank in Asia 2015 award

Reputed magazine Euromoney just named US banking giant Citi the Best Bank in Asia for 2015 – the eighth time in the last 10 years that Citi has picked up the prestigious award.

Province

Dong Nai attracts 57 FDI projects
15:33 04/08/2015 Dong Nai attracts 57 FDI projects

The southern province of Dong Nai attracted 57 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth US$1.1 billion, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.

Travel

Conquering the legendary Ma Pi Leng Pass
11:07 05/08/2015 Conquering the legendary Ma Pi Leng Pass

Located on a road named Hanh Phuc (Happiness) connecting the towns of Dong Van and Meo Vac, Ma Pi Leng is the name of the most treacherous mountain pass in Vietnam, in the northern province of Ha Giang, with a length of 20 km.

Society

VietAbroader event helps young Vietnamese better prepare for the job market
10:42 05/08/2015 VietAbroader event helps young Vietnamese better prepare for the job market

Student-run non-profit organisation VietAbroader held a two-day event last weekend in Hanoi to help students and graduates better prepare as candidates for jobs and internships.

Sports

Ajax dumped out of Champions League, Monaco through
15:12 05/08/2015 Ajax dumped out of Champions League, Monaco through

Four-time European champions Ajax have been eliminated at the third qualifying round stage of the Champions League after a humiliating 3-2 second-leg defeat to Rapid Vienna on Tuesday.

World News

27 dead after two trains derail in India
15:11 05/08/2015 27 dead after two trains derail in India

One of the trains was on its way to Mumbai when the accident happened in Madhya Pradesh state, while the other was travelling in the opposite direction.

Your Consultant

New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes
09:50 29/07/2015 New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes

On June 22, 2015, the finance ministry issued Circular 96/2015/TT-BTC, guiding the corporate income tax regime in Decree 12/2015/ND-CP ("Decree 12") of the government, dated February 12, 2015.