Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Japan wants to build underground trade center in Saigon subway station
09:50 07/03/2015 Japan wants to build underground trade center in Saigon subway station

Japanese businesses are interested in developing a trade center in the underground part of the under-construction subway system in Ho Chi Minh City, an envoy from the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam told the city’s leader on Thursday.

Investing

PM discusses major expressway investments with Ha Noi leaders
09:29 06/03/2015 PM discusses major expressway investments with Ha Noi leaders

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and four deputy PMs held a meeting yesterday with Ha Noi's leaders to discuss the capital city's socio-economic development for 2015.

Tech

IT park to be built in Thai Nguyen
09:46 07/03/2015 IT park to be built in Thai Nguyen

An information technology (IT) park will be constructed in the northern province of Thai Nguyen with a focus on IT research, development and training.

Property

Lotte, Japanese partners to develop $2bn Eco Smart City in Vietnam
15:14 05/03/2015 Lotte, Japanese partners to develop $2bn Eco Smart City in Vietnam

South Korean conglomerate Lotte will join hands with two Japanese groups to develop a multibillion-dollar real estate complex in Ho Chi Minh City.

Money

Soaring credit triggers warning
10:21 07/03/2015 Soaring credit triggers warning

Bank credits rose sharply in the second month of this year which would pose a threat for a hot credit growth in the months ahead. 

Province

Binh Duong enjoys trade surplus of more than US$400 million
10:17 07/03/2015 Binh Duong enjoys trade surplus of more than US$400 million

The southern province of Binh Duong enjoyed a trade surplus of US$420 million in the first two months of 2015.

Travel

The tranquil beauty of Co Chat Village
16:48 05/03/2015 The tranquil beauty of Co Chat Village

Nestled on the banks of the gentle Ninh River in Nam Dinh City, the village of Co Chat in Phuong Dinh commune, Truc Ninh district, is famous for its sericulture.

Leisure

Paul McCartney returns to Liverpool on new Europe tour
11:08 07/03/2015 Paul McCartney returns to Liverpool on new Europe tour

Paul McCartney is extending a world tour with nine dates in Europe, including an emotional return to the Beatles' native Liverpool and a headline appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival.

Society

Japan to provide over $1mn for children nutrition, women healthcare in Vietnam
09:55 07/03/2015 Japan to provide over $1mn for children nutrition, women healthcare in Vietnam

A non-refundable aid agreement worth over US$1.06 million has been inked between the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam and two Japanese organizations in charge of two projects that are benefiting children and women in the Southeast Asian country.

Sports

Kokkinakis stuns Rosol to give Australia Davis Cup edge
10:54 07/03/2015 Kokkinakis stuns Rosol to give Australia Davis Cup edge

Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis stunned the Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup World Group first round tie in Ostrava.

World News

Oil dives on soaring dollar after US jobs report
10:49 07/03/2015 Oil dives on soaring dollar after US jobs report

A robust US jobs report on Friday (Mar 6) sent the dollar soaring, driving a sell-off in the oil market that left the US futures benchmark back below US$50 a barrel.

Your Consultant

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels
15:46 25/02/2015 HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.