Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam auto sales set to miss target
10:56 19/11/2017 Vietnam auto sales set to miss target

With a continuous year-on-year decline in sales this year, the domestic auto industry is unlikely to achieve the 10 per cent growth predicted by the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA).

Investing

PPP law to be drafted in 2018
15:04 18/11/2017 PPP law to be drafted in 2018

Vietnam is expected to start building a law on public-private partnership (PPP) investment in 2018 to pave the way for future foreign investment inflows.

Property

$69.4m housing fraud discovered
10:04 18/11/2017 $69.4m housing fraud discovered

The Government Inspectorate has detected financial violations totalling VND91.56 trillion (US$69.4 million) in 38 housing projects developed in Ha Noi between 2002 and 2014.

Money

Petrolimex stocks fall with sinking performance
14:48 18/11/2017 Petrolimex stocks fall with sinking performance

Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex, coded PLX), has witnessed a sharp drop in share prices after a vast wave of investors started selling its stocks and setting up stock discounts, following the drop in profitability since April 2017.

Province

Chung Ang University Hospital donates medical equipment to Quang Ngai
14:55 18/11/2017 Chung Ang University Hospital donates medical equipment to Quang Ngai

Chung Ang University Hospital in Seoul, led by general director Dr Kim Song Deok has donated $18,000-worth of medical equipment to the central province of Quang Ngai's healthcare sector.

Travel

Old war base now tourist destination
10:30 18/11/2017 Old war base now tourist destination

The early morning sun shines all around. Clouds hang on mountains near and far mountains. Villages dot the immense green rice fields stretching into the distance.

Leisure

Broadway play “Lend me a tenor” to hit city stage
16:50 17/11/2017 Broadway play “Lend me a tenor” to hit city stage

Tony award-winning Broadway play “Lend me a tenor” will be staged for the first time by Saigon’s English-language Dragonfly Theater at the Soul Live Project in District 3, HCMC at 7:30 p.m. on November 24, 25 and 26, and December 1, 2 and 3.

Society

US billionaire Bob Parsons gives stellar sponsorship to Swing for the Kids
16:52 18/11/2017 US billionaire Bob Parsons gives stellar sponsorship to Swing for the Kids

US billionaire Bob Parsons announced to give $100,000 to sponsor the Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament co-organised by the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency, Vietnam Investment Review, and BRG Group.

Sports

Cavani kills Ranieri's Canaries
10:17 19/11/2017 Cavani kills Ranieri's Canaries

PARIS: Edinson Cavani fired two goals past Claudio Ranieri's Nantes as Paris Saint-Germain went six points clear in Ligue 1 on Saturday (Nov 18) with an eye-catching 4-1 win.

World News

Four dead in UK mid-air collision
14:00 18/11/2017 Four dead in UK mid-air collision

LONDON: Four people were killed on Friday (Nov 17) when an aircraft and a helicopter collided in Buckinghamshire, south England, local police said.

Your Consultant

Experts: Tax, customs reform needed
11:25 18/11/2017 Experts: Tax, customs reform needed

Taxation and customs general departments must simplify their administrative procedures and eliminate unnecessary licences to attract more overseas Vietnamese investors, experts said.