Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnamese fashion brands lose ground amid foreign arrivals
11:21 28/07/2017 Vietnamese fashion brands lose ground amid foreign arrivals

With the landing of more foreign fashion brands in Vietnam, only a small space in the market is being left for domestic brands.

Investing

Gov’t pledges to create favorable conditions for Malaysian investors
11:16 28/07/2017 Gov’t pledges to create favorable conditions for Malaysian investors

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the Vietnamese Government will create favorable conditions for Malaysian investors to do business in Viet Nam, including solar power development.

Tech

World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road
15:25 27/07/2017 World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road

Technological advances mean fossil fuel in cars could be phased out within decades but switching to electric carries its own environmental and economic concerns as more and more countries announce radical plans.

Property

Mid-end apartment supply plentiful
11:30 28/07/2017 Mid-end apartment supply plentiful

The real estate market will see an abundant supply of mid-end apartments toward the end of the year, according to the Vietnam National Real Estate Association.

Money

Banks cut short-term deposit interest rates
14:55 28/07/2017 Banks cut short-term deposit interest rates

After two weeks of lowering lending interest rates for short-term dong loans following the central bank’s cue, several commercial banks have reduced their deposit interest rates.

Province

International agricultural fertilisers, machinery expo opens in HCM City
17:27 27/07/2017 International agricultural fertilisers, machinery expo opens in HCM City

The International Exhibition and Conference on Agricultural Fertilisers, Chemicals and Machinery in Viet Nam opened in HCM City on July 27.

Travel

Rare birds, tourists flock to Tràm Chim Park
10:35 28/07/2017 Rare birds, tourists flock to Tràm Chim Park

Located in the wetlands of the Plain of Reeds in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp, Tràm Chim National Park is known for its spectacular diversity of bird species, attracting bird-watchers year-round.

Leisure

Historic town to host Hội An-Japan Culture Festival
10:38 28/07/2017 Historic town to host Hội An-Japan Culture Festival

The historic city of Hội An will re-enact a 17th century wedding parade held for Princess Ngọc Hoa and Japanese businessman Araki Sotaro in the old quarter as part of the 14th annual Hội An-Japan Culture Festival on August 18-20.

Society

100 workers hospitalised in Tiền Giang for food poisoning
10:22 28/07/2017 100 workers hospitalised in Tiền Giang for food poisoning

More than 100 workers of Wondo Vina Limited Company in the Mekong Delta Province of Tiền Giang were hospitalised on Wednesday afternoon with suspected symptoms of food poisoning.

Sports

Eder's double bags Inter victory over Bayern in ICC encounter
15:11 28/07/2017 Eder's double bags Inter victory over Bayern in ICC encounter

SINGAPORE: Two headers from Italian striker Eder helped Inter Milan to a 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in their International Champions Cup match at the Singapore Sports Hub on Thursday evening (Jul 27).

World News

Missing three-year-old found dead on Spain train tracks
09:43 28/07/2017 Missing three-year-old found dead on Spain train tracks

MADRID: A three-year-old girl was found dead on train tracks in southern Spain on Thursday (Jul 27) after her parents lost sight of her for just a few minutes at dinner the night before, police said.

Your Consultant

Vietnam needs policies to boost digital economy: experts
14:50 28/07/2017 Vietnam needs policies to boost digital economy: experts

Viet Nam needs to form policies that will boost the digital economy, a move that will generate added value and help sustainable development, experts said at a conference on Wednesday in Ha Noi.