Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Microsoft Dynamics AX offers best solutions for e-commerce
11:39 18/12/2014 Microsoft Dynamics AX offers best solutions for e-commerce

Votiva-SAGlobal, Microsoft, HP and Solver BI today organised “E-commerce and Business Intelligence Solution for Retailer and Distributor” seminar in Ho Chi Minh City.

Investing

Major expressway project to soon be back on track
09:42 17/12/2014 Major expressway project to soon be back on track

Work is expected to start on another landmark expressway in the southwest in the near future following a recent policy move.

Tech

VnExpress Tech Awards 2014 launched
15:10 17/12/2014 VnExpress Tech Awards 2014 launched

Newswire VnExpress, one of the top online newspapers in Vietnam in terms of readership, yesterday launched its 2014 Tech Awards programme to honour the year’s most outstanding products.

Property

HCM City seeks revision of land prices
09:55 18/12/2014 HCM City seeks revision of land prices

The People's Committee of this southern city sought the revision of the framework governing local land prices to be applied next year during a working session on December 15.

Money

VN Index sinks to six-month low
09:58 18/12/2014 VN Index sinks to six-month low

Vietnamese shares suffered terrible losses on December 17, the worst since May 2014, while the other Asian markets ended mixed.

Province

Binh Duong FDI beats forecast, tops $1.65b
09:47 18/12/2014 Binh Duong FDI beats forecast, tops $1.65b

The southern province of Binh Duong on December 17 said it has attracted foreign direct investment of over US$1.65 billion this year, 65 per cent higher than targeted in the beginning.

Leisure

Sony cancels parody film as N Korea suspected over hack
10:25 18/12/2014 Sony cancels parody film as N Korea suspected over hack

Sony Pictures announced the decision after the majority of US theatre chains said they would not screen the film, about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Society

Pilot presses wrong button, prompting hijacking scare at Vietnam airport
10:01 18/12/2014 Pilot presses wrong button, prompting hijacking scare at Vietnam airport

Anti-terrorism measures were deployed at Noi Bai Airport International Airport in Hanoi on Tuesday evening after the pilot of a plane mistakenly pressed the hijacking code button when asking for permission to make an urgent landing due to a pressure incident on the flight.

Sports

Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator
09:31 18/12/2014 Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia said he had found "serious and wide-ranging issues" in the bidding for the 2018 World Cup won by Russia and the 2022 tournament to be held in Qatar.

World News

EU budget for 2015 clears last hurdle
10:23 18/12/2014 EU budget for 2015 clears last hurdle

The European parliament has adopted a budget for next year that sets aside €141.2 billion (US$175.8 billion) in payments and €8 billion in seed money to launch the new commission's investment plan to revive the bloc's economy.