Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietsovpetro discovers new oil well offshore Vietnam
09:17 | 31/08/2014 Vietsovpetro discovers new oil well offshore Vietnam

The Vietnam-Russia Oil and Gas Joint Venture Enterprise (Vietsovpetro) has announced it discovered oil from Oligocene sediments at Sturgeon well of Lot 09-3/12 off Vietnam’s continental shelf.

Investing

Fibre industry on the rise
14:07 | 27/08/2014 Fibre industry on the rise

The local fibre industry has been booming on the back of rocketing investment and the resultant reduced dependence on imports.

Tech

Tablet sales slow as PCs find footing: IDC
09:31 | 30/08/2014 Tablet sales slow as PCs find footing: IDC

Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).

Property

Experts optimistic of apartments market
10:14 | 30/08/2014 Experts optimistic of apartments market

The domestic apartments market is expected to continue recovery by year-end and beyond because of the increasing number of advantages for it in market and state policies, experts said.

Money

Share prices, liquidity increase
09:54 | 29/08/2014 Share prices, liquidity increase

Liquidity continued to increase in Viet Nam's stock markets yesterday, with the combined trading value on two exchanges hitting more than VND4 trillion (US$188.6 million).

Province

Danang boosts cooperation with Germany
09:43 | 31/08/2014 Danang boosts cooperation with Germany

Danang municipal People’s Committee Chairman Van Huu Chien paid a courtesy visit to Second Mayor Dr Dorothee Stapelfeldt of Hamburg on August 28 to discuss strengthening cultural exchange and cooperation between the two cities.

Travel

Kuala Lumpur-Danang flights resumed
09:25 | 31/08/2014 Kuala Lumpur-Danang flights resumed

Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia has resumed an air route between Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Danang city (Vietnam), operating four flights per week, starting on August 29.

Leisure

Vietnamese “Ao Dai” introduced to Malta fashion show
11:00 | 30/08/2014 Vietnamese “Ao Dai” introduced to Malta fashion show

An“Ao Dai” (traditional long dress) Fashion Show, featuring a collection by designer Hoang Hai, gathered top Vietnamese models at the Royal Opera House in Valletta, the capital of Malta on August 28 including Dang Ngoc Han and Miss Vietnam 2010.

Society

Mekong farmers cash in on fragrant rice
10:28 | 31/08/2014 Mekong farmers cash in on fragrant rice

The area under fragrant rice varieties in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang has increased in recent years, helping farmers improve their lives.

Sports

Stoke stun Man City, Burnley hold Man United
10:09 | 31/08/2014 Stoke stun Man City, Burnley hold Man United

Stoke City condemned defending champions Manchester City to their first defeat of the Premier League season with a shock 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (Aug 30).

World News

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum
10:01 | 31/08/2014 EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

EU leaders on Sunday (Aug 31) gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.

Your Consultant

Things you need to stop doing to your employees right now
10:34 | 26/08/2014 Things you need to stop doing to your employees right now

You’re the boss. It’s your business, so you can do what you want, right? Well, technically, yes, as long as it’s not violating any laws. But just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you should do something. Here are things you need to stop doing, even though they are legal.

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