Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

80% of world’s computer chips will be made by Intel Vietnam by 2015: CEO
14:56 | 30/07/2014 80% of world’s computer chips will be made by Intel Vietnam by 2015: CEO

Eighty percent of the semiconductor chips used in computers around the world at this time next year will be made by the Intel plant in Vietnam, the CEO of Intel Products Vietnam asserted Tuesday.

Investing

Vietnam Report survey shows enterprise optimism
13:19 | 29/07/2014 Vietnam Report survey shows enterprise optimism

A new report has shown that many enterprises are optimistic about Vietnam and see big prospects in the country.

Tech

Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising
15:15 | 30/07/2014 Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music and films before they are released by monitoring the brain signals of a select group as they watch a trial.

Property

Gamuda hesitates on $150m land compensation price tag
08:46 | 29/07/2014 Gamuda hesitates on $150m land compensation price tag

Malaysian-backed Gamuda Berhad, developer of the giant Hanoi-based Gamuda City urban development has requested the Hanoi People’s Committee allow the firm to withdraw from Parcel B of the Yen So Park subproject. VIR’s Bich Ngoc talked with Gamuda Land Vietnam general director Cheong Ho Kuan on the reasons and what the future holds for the rest of the project.

Money

Blue chips fuel indices' gains
15:07 | 30/07/2014 Blue chips fuel indices' gains

Hanoi - Gains from market pillars helped the VN-Index on the HCM City Stock Exchange rebound from Monday's loss.

Province

More investors to Phu Quoc island
14:47 | 30/07/2014 More investors to Phu Quoc island

The Southern province of Kien Giang is now considering granting of investment certificates to 22 projects worth VND33,409 billion into Phu Quoc island.

Travel

Exploring Thien Ha cave
09:15 | 29/07/2014 Exploring Thien Ha cave

Many have likened the experience of exploring Thien Ha cave in Ninh Binh Province to stepping into another world.

Leisure

14:37 | 30/07/2014 "Star Wars: Rebels" TV series to debut on Disney channel

The animated "Star Wars: Rebels," which will debut in October on the Disney XD channel, is Lucasfilm's latest foray into the world of Jedi knights and light sabres, with an eye towards winning over a new generation.

Society

Lack of inspectors lets clinics off hook
15:10 | 30/07/2014 Lack of inspectors lets clinics off hook

Hanoi - Many private health clinics escape scrutiny because there are not enough inspectors - and their abilities are so varied, said Dang Van Chinh, chief inspector of the Ministry of Health.

Sports

Venus advances, Serena set for WTA return at Stanford
14:51 | 30/07/2014 Venus advances, Serena set for WTA return at Stanford

Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the WTA Stanford hardcourt tournament Tuesday by defeating Poland's Paula Kania 6-3, 6-2.

World News

Israeli strikes kill 32 across Gaza
14:27 | 30/07/2014 Israeli strikes kill 32 across Gaza

Israeli bombardments in the early hours of Wednesday (July 30) killed 32 Palestinians in Gaza, including 20 at a UN school, medics said, as the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its 23rd day.

Your Consultant

VN delegation discusses green growth with RoK
15:04 | 30/07/2014 VN delegation discusses green growth with RoK

Seoul - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said that infrastructure connectivity and human resources were crucial for the Mekong sub-region's development.

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