Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Investing

Japanese raise hopes for new investment flow
15:00 27/05/2015 Japanese raise hopes for new investment flow

More Japanese enterprises are eager to pour money into agricultural, foodstuffs, construction, sea transport, tourism, and restaurant projects in Vietnam.

Tech

Silicon Valley tech firm Paymentwall enters Viet Nam
08:53 29/05/2015 Silicon Valley tech firm Paymentwall enters Viet Nam

San Francisco-based digital payment platform, Paymentwall, is among the few Silicon Valley companies to foray into Viet Nam, eyeing the country's burgeoning Internet and mobile consumer market.

Property

Up-market real estate enjoys buoyant growth
14:19 27/05/2015 Up-market real estate enjoys buoyant growth

As liquidity increases in the real estate market, opportunities are arising in Ho Chi Minh City’s up-market housing sector.

Money

Generali targets higher dividends
20:04 29/05/2015 Generali targets higher dividends

Italian insurer Generali aims for cumulative dividend by 2018 of over €5 billion, up from the current level related to FY2014 of €930 million

Province

Ha Noi decides location of new national exhibition centre
14:57 29/05/2015 Ha Noi decides location of new national exhibition centre

The National Exhibition Centre will be located on the intersection of Nhat Tan-Noi Bai highway and National Highway No 5 in Dong Anh District, the Ha Noi People's Committee said.

Travel

Exploring Chu B’Luk volcano in Central Highlands
10:06 29/05/2015 Exploring Chu B’Luk volcano in Central Highlands

The Chu B’Luk volcano system in Buon Choah Commune, Krong No District, Dak Nong Province is a must-visit destination for those loving to explore caves and especially, volcanoes.

Leisure

Japanese magician duo to thrill Vietnam audience
10:09 29/05/2015 Japanese magician duo to thrill Vietnam audience

Renowned Japanese magician duo Ai & Yuki will entertain Vietnamese audience at their “Zen Magic” performance program co-held by Youth Theatre of Vietnam and Hanoi-based Dong Do Show Company, the news site VnExpress reports.

Society

A bridge in Vietnam Mekong Delta collapses 14 days after inauguration
09:14 29/05/2015 A bridge in Vietnam Mekong Delta collapses 14 days after inauguration

A reinforced concrete bridge spanning over the 28th canal in Long An Province in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam collapsed yesterday after it was put in use for 14 days.

Sports

Blatter says FIFA faces 'more bad news'
09:28 29/05/2015 Blatter says FIFA faces 'more bad news'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday said that the organisation faces a tough few months ahead and that the individuals involved in the bribery scandal have brought shame and humiliation on football.

World News

Greece euro exit 'a possibility': IMF chief
09:40 29/05/2015 Greece euro exit 'a possibility': IMF chief

Greece's exit from the eurozone is a possibility but would not signify an end to the single currency, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said in a newspaper interview on Thursday.

Your Consultant

Rules made for waste imports
08:56 29/05/2015 Rules made for waste imports

Enterprises are required to conform to certain conditions regarding waste import and the materials allowed to be imported, in order to obtain permission to import plastic waste as production material.