Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

GM confirms at least 19 dead in faulty ignition crashes
14:42 | 16/09/2014 GM confirms at least 19 dead in faulty ignition crashes

General Motors acknowledged on Monday (Sep 15) that more people died in crashes linked to its faulty ignitions than the 13 it originally reported, saying 19 death claims were approved for compensation.

Investing

Business registration unification remains a question in draft LOI
08:55 | 15/09/2014 Business registration unification remains a question in draft LOI

Veera Mäenpää, senior associate, PwC Legal, Ho Chi Minh City looks at the current draft Law on Investment and notes the easing and tightening of registration procedures for foreign-invested companies evident in the various drafts so far released for discussion.

Tech

Vietnam’s Internet disrupted again by 2nd cable cut in 2 months
19:50 | 16/09/2014 Vietnam’s Internet disrupted again by 2nd cable cut in 2 months

An undersea cable system cutoff has sparked widespread outrage among Internet users in Vietnam who has suffered slow or disrupted connection when accessing websites hosted outside the country since late Monday.

Property

Better ownership rights for foreigners
10:14 | 15/09/2014 Better ownership rights for foreigners

Foreign-invested developers and buyers will have more rights to do business and buy houses in Vietnam when the recent proposed revised laws on Housing and Real Estate Business are approved by the National Assembly later this year.

Money

VN-Index slides on blue chips
16:33 | 16/09/2014 VN-Index slides on blue chips

HA NOI - Stocks fell further in yesterday's afternoon session. The benchmark VN-Index lost 2.16 points, or 0.34 per cent, to close yesterday's session at 630.34 points as investors increased selling to lock-in profits.

Province

Quang Ninh highway work starts
15:04 | 15/09/2014 Quang Ninh highway work starts

QUANG NINH - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Saturday gave the order to start construction of a highway linking Ha Long city in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh to a new bridge over the Bach Dang river in the port city of Hai Phong.

Travel

Bien Ho offers tranquility and many more
15:38 | 16/09/2014 Bien Ho offers tranquility and many more

Bien Ho (sea lake) is a must-see destination for visitors to the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai thanks to its picturesque beauty and serenity.

Leisure

Five Vietnam films to join Busan film festival next month
15:47 | 16/09/2014 Five Vietnam films to join Busan film festival next month

Five films by local and expat Vietnamese directors have been invited to the 19th Busan International Film Festival, Asia’s largest, for the first time.

Society

Vietnamese couple detained for brutally beating little daughter
16:04 | 16/09/2014 Vietnamese couple detained for brutally beating little daughter

Police in the southern province of Binh Duong have detained a man and his wife who assaulted their little daughter so savagely that she had to be hospitalized for treatment of brain injuries last week.

Sports

Iran boss impressed by Vietnam spirit in Asian Games defeat
14:19 | 16/09/2014 Iran boss impressed by Vietnam spirit in Asian Games defeat

Iran coach Nelo Vingada was disappointed by his team’s 1-4 defeat against Vietnam during their men’s football (soccer) opener at the 17th Asian Games on Monday, but was impressed by their rivals’ spirit in the game.

World News

Obama to send 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola in Africa
14:27 | 16/09/2014 Obama to send 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola in Africa

US President Barack Obama will on Tuesday (Sep 16) seek to "turn the tide" in the Ebola epidemic by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa and launching a major healthcare training and hygiene programme.

Your Consultant

A renovation roadmap for Vietnam’s buildings
14:54 | 15/09/2014 A renovation roadmap for Vietnam’s buildings

Do Huu Nhat Quang, business development director of GreenViet, a green building consultant, has just completed his first green renovation of an existing building in Vietnam. He said that there were two highly popular green building tools in Vietnam at this time, namely LEED EBOM or Existing Buildings: Operations and Management of USGBC, and LOTUS BIO, or Buildings in Operation of VGBC.

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