Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Companies advised to exercise caution in choosing new partners
09:17 01/11/2014 Companies advised to exercise caution in choosing new partners

Selecting strategic partners has become a serious concern for listed companies, as large shareholders have recently withdrawn from such partnerships, pocketing much profit but leaving behind operational shortfalls.

Investing

Gov't pledges to invest wisely
09:23 01/11/2014 Gov't pledges to invest wisely

The Government will implement several measures in tandem to ensure that both socio-economic investments and debt repayments are made in such a way that public debt is kept within allowable limits.

Tech

Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from Google
10:23 31/10/2014 Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from Google

By adding Motorola, Lenovo positions itself among the top global smartphone makers behind Samsung and Apple.

Property

Savills property price index up in major cities
11:33 31/10/2014 Savills property price index up in major cities

The Savills property price index (SPPI) for residential and office markets here and in HCM City increased in the third quarter of 2014.

Money

Trading gains on local bourses
09:15 01/11/2014 Trading gains on local bourses

Share prices closed higher and liquidity improved at the HCM City and Ha Noi stock exchanges on the last trading day of October.

Province

Int’l Retail and Franchise Exhibition opens in HCM City
09:16 31/10/2014 Int’l Retail and Franchise Exhibition opens in HCM City

The Vietnam International Retail and Franchise Exhibition (VIETRF) running from October 30–November 2 in HCM City kicked off with 170 companies from 12 countries featuring many household name products and services.

Travel

Vietnam tourism firms, officials cautious about Song Doong Cave cable car construction
13:51 31/10/2014 Vietnam tourism firms, officials cautious about Song Doong Cave cable car construction

After raising the question of whether it is necessary to install a cable car system in Son Doong Cave – the world’s current largest – in UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has received thoughts from conservation and tourism experts as well as local state officials with both positive and negative opinions.

Leisure

US singer Jojo to perform at Halloween festival
17:43 31/10/2014 US singer Jojo to perform at Halloween festival

HCM CITY - American singer Jojo will perform at Vietnam Escape Halloween-The Next Vibes held today in Lot 13, on Tan Trao Street in HCM City's District 7.

Society

Motorbike owners rebel over new road-use fees
09:20 01/11/2014 Motorbike owners rebel over new road-use fees

Motorbike owners are worried about how to budget for an increase in road-use fees that starts today. Many say they will refuse to pay.

Sports

Murray books London place, Federer eases through
10:12 31/10/2014 Murray books London place, Federer eases through

Andy Murray played almost flawless tennis as he breezed to a 6-3, 6-3 third-round victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.

World News

EU, Russia, Ukraine seal breakthrough gas accord
09:58 31/10/2014 EU, Russia, Ukraine seal breakthrough gas accord

In a hard-fought accord the EU hopes will ease the broader crisis over Ukraine, Russia agreed to ensure supplies until the end of March.

Your Consultant

Green building - a better approach
16:04 28/10/2014 Green building - a better approach

Green building provide an opportunity for companies to differentiate themselves. Looking to other markets in the Southeast Asia region, green building is no longer a nice-to-have option but an advanced tool for competition. Big companies are now rushing to invest in green buildings to secure a competitive advantage.