Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam Airlines and Techcombank to start new airline
14:05 06/02/2016 Vietnam Airlines and Techcombank to start new airline

Vietnam Airlines Corp. plans to set up a new airline from the restructuring of its subsidiary Vietnam Air Services Co. (VASCO), said Pham Ngoc Minh, chief executive officer of the national carrier in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday.

Investing

Dak Lak aims to attract investors
15:38 04/02/2016 Dak Lak aims to attract investors

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak seeks to improve its investment environment and become an ideal destination for investors, according to its Department of Planning and Investment.

Tech

Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet
13:46 06/02/2016 Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet

Local mobile phone service providers like Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone have drawn up plans to cope with network glitches, especially for the 3G service during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).

Property

Singaporeans investors show strong interest in vacation homes in Vietnam
15:45 02/02/2016 Singaporeans investors show strong interest in vacation homes in Vietnam

Singaporeans real estate companies and investors have increasingly been showing interest in investing in vacation real estate projects in Vietnam.

Money

Retail sector sees foreign-VN M&A
14:11 06/02/2016 Retail sector sees foreign-VN M&A

The Vietnamese retail market has seen some mergers and acquisitions (M&A) between foreign and Vietnamese enterprises, thanks to the huge development potential of the retail sector.

Province

Oolong tea growers falling on hard times
17:10 03/02/2016 Oolong tea growers falling on hard times

Unlike in previous years, farmers in Lam Dong, a province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region that is being dubbed as the country’s tea growing kingdom, find themselves in a critical stage as their products can not find buyers, forcing them to log down large plantation areas right at the season of harvest. 

Leisure

Largest Saigon spring flower festival in pictures
13:42 06/02/2016 Largest Saigon spring flower festival in pictures

About 3,000 exhibits of the most special flowers, bonsai and art rocks, among other items, are being displayed at the Spring Flower Festival, which opened on February 3 evening in Tao Dan Park in District 1, HCM City.

Society

Tet Fair fascinates foreign students: Photo
13:53 06/02/2016 Tet Fair fascinates foreign students: Photo

On February 4, foreign students from Germany, France, Russia and the Republic of Korea attended the 2016 Tet Fair in Hanoi saying they felt fascinated by the artistry and novelty of the event.

Sports

Fowler, Lowry, Matsuyama share Phoenix Open lead
13:22 06/02/2016 Fowler, Lowry, Matsuyama share Phoenix Open lead

World number four Rickie Fowler, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and Ireland's Shane Lowry shared the lead after Friday's completion of the darkness-halted first round of the US PGA Phoenix Open.

World News

Oil ends lower on supply glut concerns
13:11 06/02/2016 Oil ends lower on supply glut concerns

Oil prices dropped on Friday (Feb 5), leaving the market lower for the week, as a prolonged supply glut weighed on sentiment.

Your Consultant

New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect
14:17 03/02/2016 New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect

Circular No. 59/2015/TT-BLDTBXH, dated December 29, 2015, details and provides guidance on the implementation of provisions of the Social Insurance Law on Compulsory Social Insurance, which contains numerous new regulations regarding sickness and the maternity regime.