Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Local wood firms to refuse contraband
10:36 29/05/2017 Local wood firms to refuse contraband

Vietnamese wood companies will not exploit, transport, process, produce or trade in illegal wood and wooden products, according to the Viet Nam Wood and Forest Association (VIFORES).

Investing

Jabil expands facility footprint in Saigon Hi-tech Park
23:22 26/05/2017 Jabil expands facility footprint in Saigon Hi-tech Park

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its new facility at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) in Ho Chi Minh City. The event marked the expansion of Jabil Vietnam’s operations to a total of 413,000 square feet of building space at the park.

Property

West Ha Noi property market booms
19:24 28/05/2017 West Ha Noi property market booms

The real estate market in the west and southwest of Ha Noi is expected to develop further with the development of infrastructure and high demand, according to experts.

Money

Central bank maintains flexible forex regime
10:12 29/05/2017 Central bank maintains flexible forex regime

In the first four months of the year, the trade deficit was at quite high at around US$2.8 billion.

Province

Ba Ria-Vung Tau to get fisheries centre
19:08 28/05/2017 Ba Ria-Vung Tau to get fisheries centre

The Party Committee of the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau has approved a plan to build a major fisheries centre in Vung Tau City’s Long Son Commune.

Travel

Visiting Pu Mat National Park
10:58 29/05/2017 Visiting Pu Mat National Park

Pu Mat National Park, 120 km from Vinh city in Nghe An province, is the largest forest in north-central Vietnam and a world nature reserve.

Leisure

German Hollywood star Kruger ditches glamour to win at Cannes
09:43 29/05/2017 German Hollywood star Kruger ditches glamour to win at Cannes

BERLIN: German-born Hollywood star Diane Kruger cast her glamorous image and returned to her roots to win best actress at the Cannes film festival on Sunday (May 28).

Society

No childhood for VN’s child labourers
11:00 29/05/2017 No childhood for VN’s child labourers

Social services need to improve to help curb child labour in Việt Nam and reduce its negative impacts on the country’s youth.

Sports

Benfica lift Portuguese Cup, secure double
11:00 29/05/2017 Benfica lift Portuguese Cup, secure double

LISBON: Benfica won the Portuguese Cup on Sunday (May 28), beating Vitoria Guimaraes 2-1 in the final to clinch a domestic double after they had earlier retained the league title.

World News

Police launch new raids as Manchester runners defy terror threat
11:00 29/05/2017 Police launch new raids as Manchester runners defy terror threat

MANCHESTER: Police launched fresh raids and arrested two more people on Sunday (May 28) in connection with the Manchester bombing, as thousands defied the terror threat to take part in the city's annual half marathon.

Your Consultant

Compulsory social insurance required of foreign workers in Việt Nam starting from 2018
10:55 26/05/2017 Compulsory social insurance required of foreign workers in Việt Nam starting from 2018

Social insurance authorities in Việt Nam are developing a compulsory social insurance scheme for foreign workers in the country, citing the need to follow international practices as the country deepens integration.