Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Angel investors shared experiences with Vietnamese startups
16:21 24/06/2017 Angel investors shared experiences with Vietnamese startups

The pressing issue of raising capital across the local startup community has just been brought to discussion in a bid to help existing and would-be startups successfully call for investment.

Investing

IPO to look out for: VRG’s mega-land bank
16:16 24/06/2017 IPO to look out for: VRG’s mega-land bank

With a massive land fund, Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) is a name many investors pay close attention to. However, due to its huge capitalisation, VRG has yet to select a strategic investor, although there are only a few days until its initial public offering (IPO).

Tech

A lionhearted Vietnamese mobile network brand
11:44 24/06/2017 A lionhearted Vietnamese mobile network brand

For the first time, a Vietnamese company has successfully developed a real-time billing system (OCS) for telecommunication networks, a product similar to banks’ core banking system, but larger in scale and complexity.

Property

FLC Group starts construction of Vietnam’s largest hotel
11:38 24/06/2017 FLC Group starts construction of Vietnam’s largest hotel

FLC Group expects its new mega hotel in the central province of Binh Dinh's Quy Nhon town to continue the "no-vacancy" track record of other FLC hotels as the company remains optimistic of the potential for tourism in Vietnam.

Money

Ocean Bank finds new foreign owner
16:29 24/06/2017 Ocean Bank finds new foreign owner

A source of VIR revealed that the zero VND Ocean Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Ocean Bank) has been sold to a foreign bank in Asia.

Province

Prioritisation key to removing Mekong Delta traffic bottlenecks
10:15 24/06/2017 Prioritisation key to removing Mekong Delta traffic bottlenecks

Scarce funding and other resources should be directed to priority projects as the main measure to remove traffic bottlenecks in the Mekong Dela region, Deputy PM Trịnh Đình Dũng said yesterday.

Travel

Weekend entertainment activities in HCM City
16:00 23/06/2017 Weekend entertainment activities in HCM City

Known as a popular attraction for visitors, especially those from abroad, Ho Chi Minh City has a lot to discover, particularly on weekends.

Society

Floating village tries eco-tourism
10:09 24/06/2017 Floating village tries eco-tourism

The floating Vung Viêng fishing village in Hạ Long Bay, northeastern Quảng Ninh Province usually hosts about 15,000 visitors each month. During peak periods the number of visitors soars to 21,000.

Sports

Murray to play Hurlingham exhibitions after Queen's exit
10:00 24/06/2017 Murray to play Hurlingham exhibitions after Queen's exit

LONDON: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will play two exhibition matches at Hurlingham next week in a bid to get more grass-court action following his shock defeat at Queen's Club.

World News

15 dead, more than 100 missing in China landslide
20:42 25/06/2017 15 dead, more than 100 missing in China landslide

BEIJING: Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday (Jun 24) as an increasingly bleak search for some 100 people carried into the night.

Your Consultant

New decree to help rice exporters
09:17 21/06/2017 New decree to help rice exporters

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is drafting a decree to remove bottlenecks for domestic rice exporters, especially small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).