Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Metal container production plant inaugurated
09:23 27/04/2015 Metal container production plant inaugurated

The TAMADA Viet Nam Company Ltd. officially inaugurated a metal container production plant on April 24 in the Dinh Vu Industrial Zone in the northern Hai Phong Port City.

Investing

Railways to open doors to external investment
09:54 23/04/2015 Railways to open doors to external investment

Property developer VinGroup will collaborate with Vietnam Railways to study a number of projects, which could be launched with capital contribution from society and the sale of operational rights, said Chairman of Vietnam Railways Tran Ngoc Thanh.

Tech

Mixed feelings among Japan watchmakers as Apple Watch goes on sale
09:08 27/04/2015 Mixed feelings among Japan watchmakers as Apple Watch goes on sale

As the Apple Watch goes on sale worldwide, Japanese watchmakers try to stay ahead of the predicted demand for such wearables by revamping their timepieces.

Property

FDI in real estate reaches $48 billion
13:12 24/04/2015 FDI in real estate reaches $48 billion

Real estate will attract lucrative foreign direct investments in 2015 with the market recovering and Viet Nam set to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and other free trade pacts.

Money

More interest shown at Ha Noi auctions
10:10 27/04/2015 More interest shown at Ha Noi auctions

A greater number of investors participated in the equity auctions held on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange in April, the northern bourse reported.

Province

Dong Nai licenses $600 million fibre project
08:15 24/04/2015 Dong Nai licenses $600 million fibre project

The Dong Nai Industrial Zones Authority has granted an investment licence to Turkey's Hyosung Istanbul Tekstil Ltd. to develop a US$600 million fibre production project in the southern province.

Leisure

A worldwide hot TV game show to hit Vietnam
08:42 27/04/2015 A worldwide hot TV game show to hit Vietnam

Vietnam Television (VTV) has made what it has called a significant investment in licensing, producing and promoting a new sport game show in Vietnam entitled – Unlimited-Sasuke Vietnam – based upon the successful US version called American Ninja Warrior.

Society

Two 600-year-old trees in northern Vietnam recognized as national heritage
10:06 27/04/2015 Two 600-year-old trees in northern Vietnam recognized as national heritage

The Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment on Friday recognized two ancient gold apple trees planted near the Ho Dynasty Citadel, a world cultural heritage site, in Vinh Loc District in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa as national heritage.

Sports

Westwood overcomes late wobble for Indonesia hat-trick
08:55 27/04/2015 Westwood overcomes late wobble for Indonesia hat-trick

Lee Westwood battled back from a late putting collapse in the final round to win his third Indonesian Masters title on Sunday in a dramatic sudden-death playoff with Thailand's Chapchai Nirat.

World News

Chile begins volcano clean-up under eruption threat
09:18 27/04/2015 Chile begins volcano clean-up under eruption threat

Residents whose homes were buried under mounds of stinking volcanic ash in southern Chile began the painstaking clean-up on Sunday, under the threat of more eruptions from the volatile Calbuco volcano.

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.