Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Viettel drops TelkomKenya bid
10:49 29/11/2014 Viettel drops TelkomKenya bid

The Viettel Group's withdrawal from its planned purchase of Orange's 70-per cent stake in Telkom Kenya has left the East African country's telecommunications market in a state of disarray.

Investing

Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line
16:52 26/11/2014 Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line

Intel is gearing up for the completion of its CPU production line at its Ho Chi Minh City-based assembly and testing plant by the end of November, according to CEO of Intel Products Vietnam Sherry Boger.

Tech

Japan's Toyota, Daihatsu announce new Takata airbag recall
09:51 28/11/2014 Japan's Toyota, Daihatsu announce new Takata airbag recall

Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, said it would recall some 57,000 vehicles globally - about 40,000 units in Japan and some 17,000 overseas - while subsidiary Daihatsu would recall about 27,500 vehicles in Japan.

Property

Property prices stable but buyers struggle
16:22 28/11/2014 Property prices stable but buyers struggle

Vietnamese people still find it hard to buy a house due to their very low salaries, even though the property prices are not high, said Nguyen Tran Nam, deputy minister of construction.

Money

Falling oil prices hit VN-Index
10:03 29/11/2014 Falling oil prices hit VN-Index

Stocks fell away yesterday on both exchanges despite improved trading, dragged down by oil and gas shares.

Province

Dong Thap aims to boost rice, fish farming
10:01 29/11/2014 Dong Thap aims to boost rice, fish farming

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap plans to boost rice and tra catfish production in a move to double the income of local farmers by 2020.

Travel

Vietnam touts tourism in New Delhi
16:35 28/11/2014 Vietnam touts tourism in New Delhi

The Vietnam Embassy in India on November 26 sponsored an international marketing seminar in New Delhi, India with a plethora of attendees, providing an opportunity to discuss ways it could assist them in promoting inbound tourism to Vietnam.

Leisure

Vietnamese folk songs get intangible cultural heritage status
16:19 28/11/2014 Vietnamese folk songs get intangible cultural heritage status

UNESCO has recognised the Vietnamese Vi and Dam folk songs as being symbols of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Society

Red-tailed vipers appear in residential areas, bite many
09:01 29/11/2014 Red-tailed vipers appear in residential areas, bite many

Red-tailed vipers have appeared in large quantities with unknown causes and bitten over 1,000 people in various localities in Vietnam so far this year, local authorities reported.

Sports

Vietnam beat the Philippines 3-1 to top group A
09:34 29/11/2014 Vietnam beat the Philippines 3-1 to top group A

The hosts Vietnam beat the Philippines 3-1 at the last group-stage match in group A of the 2014 Southeast Asian Football Championship, or Suzuki Cup, in Hanoi, and won group A with seven points.

World News

More than 500 dead in Syria regime raids since Oct
09:25 29/11/2014 More than 500 dead in Syria regime raids since Oct

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has accused President Bashar al-Assad of "war crimes" after his regime carried out 2,000 air strikes since October.

Your Consultant

Tips to improve online candidate sourcing
11:07 24/11/2014 Tips to improve online candidate sourcing

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”. This timeless saying by Abraham Lincoln could not be more relevant to candidate searches. To plunge headlong into a candidate hunt without adequate front-end research and a thorough analysis of search strategy will only result in sub-par profiles and irrelevant information.