Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Aeon to team up with Vietnamese retailers
09:47 29/01/2015 Aeon to team up with Vietnamese retailers

Japanese retail giant Aeon has officially announced that it will team up with Vietnamese retailers Fivimart and Citimart, reportedVietnamplus.

Investing

Omanis ready to shake on Haiphong Port deal
14:44 28/01/2015 Omanis ready to shake on Haiphong Port deal

The investment by the State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman into Haiphong Port, if successful, is expected to inspire other foreign investors to engage in the restructuring of the Vietnamese seaport industry.

Tech

Singtel, Ericsson partner to test 5G technologies
10:07 28/01/2015 Singtel, Ericsson partner to test 5G technologies

Both companies are to form teams to study potential 5G technologies that can be applicable in a local setting, such as those supporting Massive Machine Type Communications (MTC) and a cloud-based network.

Property

Becamex IDC flat owners get ownership certificates
09:10 27/01/2015 Becamex IDC flat owners get ownership certificates

The Investment and Industrial Development Corporation (Becamex IDC) issued 200 social housing ownership certificates to owners of flats in the corporation's social housing project in the Binh Duong Province,

Money

MoneyGram, DongA Bank to deliver remittances to customers' door
10:03 29/01/2015 MoneyGram, DongA Bank to deliver remittances to customers' door

MoneyGram and its strategic partner Viet Nam DongA Bank yesterday (Jan 27) launched a new service that will deliver remittances to the homes of the recipients.

Province

Mekong region looks at tourism links
10:00 29/01/2015 Mekong region looks at tourism links

Phu Quoc Island hosted a workshop yesterday to discuss tourism co-operation between An Giang and Kien Giang Provinces and Can Tho City.

Leisure

Ao Dai on show in Germany
11:53 28/01/2015 Ao Dai on show in Germany

The latest collection of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional tunics) and hand-made embroidery silk scarves by Hanoi fashion designer Lan Huong are turning heads in Berlin, Germany.

Society

Fake lawyer swindles aspiring guest workers of $150,000
10:06 29/01/2015 Fake lawyer swindles aspiring guest workers of $150,000

Posing as a lawyer, a man who just finished grade 4 in the southern Vietnamese province of Soc Trang has appropriated US$150,000 from 21 people who wanted to be sent abroad as guest workers.

Sports

Ivanovic sinks Liverpool as Chelsea reach final
09:47 28/01/2015 Ivanovic sinks Liverpool as Chelsea reach final

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time header sent Chelsea into the League Cup final at Liverpool's expense as the London club edged a breathless semi-final second leg 1-0 on Tuesday (Jan 27).

World News

Britain's National Gallery set for 5-day strike
10:34 29/01/2015 Britain's National Gallery set for 5-day strike

About 250 workers at Britain's National Gallery plan to stage a five-day strike, from Feb 3 to Feb 7, over the privatisation of visitor services.

Your Consultant

Energy-saving buildings offer banks new financial products
11:45 12/01/2015 Energy-saving buildings offer banks new financial products

Nearly half of the world’s energy consumption is a result of cooling, heating and ventilating buildings, while construction work is responsible for more than half of the globe’s resources consumption. Addressing these significant levels of consumption is becoming increasingly urgent with greenhouse gas emissions expected to double by 2030, with emerging markets among key contributors to this increase.