Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
17:17 | 17/04/2014 Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

Investing

Ocean Dune golf members up in arms over proposed tear down
17:32 | 16/04/2014 Ocean Dune golf members up in arms over proposed tear down

The rezoning of Ocean Dunes golf course in south-central province Binh Thuan’s Phan Thiet city as an urban area has stirred controversy, as stakeholders cannot reach a consensus.

Tech

Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home
17:10 | 17/04/2014 Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call.

Property

Investors rush to lower luxury house prices
08:24 | 16/04/2014 Investors rush to lower luxury house prices

Many villa projects in Hanoi are being sold at surprisingly low prices amid the slump in the market when their investors want to clear out the stocks.

Province

Ha Nam attracts Japan’s leading economic group
21:56 | 16/04/2014 Ha Nam attracts Japan’s leading economic group

General Director of Suido Kiko Kaisha Co, Ltd under Toray Group, Shinri Sato, held a working session with the northern Ha Nam province’s People’s Committee on April 16 to seek investment opportunities.

Travel

Avani adds second property in Vietnam
17:49 | 16/04/2014 Avani adds second property in Vietnam

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand launched by Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group in 2011, has added a second property to its portfolio in Vietnam, AVANI Haiphong Harbour View.

Leisure

Paul Walker's brothers to finish
18:02 | 16/04/2014 Paul Walker's brothers to finish "Fast and Furious 7"

Late "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker's brothers will stand in for him to complete the seventh movie in the blockbuster franchise, after the actor's death, filmmakers said Tuesday.

Society

Vietnam indicts 3 Taiwanese for sending 229kg of heroin to Taiwan
17:15 | 17/04/2014 Vietnam indicts 3 Taiwanese for sending 229kg of heroin to Taiwan

Vietnamese police have taken legal proceedings against three Taiwanese for their involvement in a case in which 600 bricks of heroin weighing 229 kg, worth nearly US$400 million, were sent by air without detection from Ho Chi Minh City to Taiwan in November last year.

Sports

Lewandowski's 100th goal puts Dortmund in final
17:56 | 16/04/2014 Lewandowski's 100th goal puts Dortmund in final

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski hit his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to book their place in next month's German Cup final in Tuesday's 2-0 semi-final win over VfL Wolfsburg.

Your Consultant

Four steps to a life-changing culture of thanks
13:11 | 14/04/2014 Four steps to a life-changing culture of thanks

Employees want to know you care, so build a culture of thanks and your people will return the favor many times over.

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