Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

VietJetAir joins forces with Indian carrier
09:26 31/10/2014 VietJetAir joins forces with Indian carrier

HCMC - VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co. (VietJetAir) has struck a deal with India’s carrier Air Costa to cooperate in aircraft operation and other fields in the lead up to the establishment of an aviation joint venture in India.

Investing

Vietnam, DPRK host conference to seek investment opportunities
13:42 31/10/2014 Vietnam, DPRK host conference to seek investment opportunities

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is a new market with potential that Vietnamese businesses can consider entering, a conference heard Thursday.

Tech

Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from Google
10:23 31/10/2014 Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from Google

By adding Motorola, Lenovo positions itself among the top global smartphone makers behind Samsung and Apple.

Property

Savills property price index up in major cities
11:33 31/10/2014 Savills property price index up in major cities

The Savills property price index (SPPI) for residential and office markets here and in HCM City increased in the third quarter of 2014.

Money

Blue chips drag VN-Index down
09:21 31/10/2014 Blue chips drag VN-Index down

Stocks quickly lost value in the last minutes of yesterday afternoon. Blue chips' morning momentum turned heads to close at a loss.

Province

Int’l Retail and Franchise Exhibition opens in HCM City
09:16 31/10/2014 Int’l Retail and Franchise Exhibition opens in HCM City

The Vietnam International Retail and Franchise Exhibition (VIETRF) running from October 30–November 2 in HCM City kicked off with 170 companies from 12 countries featuring many household name products and services.

Travel

Vietnam tourism firms, officials cautious about Song Doong Cave cable car construction
13:51 31/10/2014 Vietnam tourism firms, officials cautious about Song Doong Cave cable car construction

After raising the question of whether it is necessary to install a cable car system in Son Doong Cave – the world’s current largest – in UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has received thoughts from conservation and tourism experts as well as local state officials with both positive and negative opinions.

Leisure

Belarusian artists to perform in Ha Noi
20:41 30/10/2014 Belarusian artists to perform in Ha Noi

Hanoi - Belarusian troupes will perform in the northern cities of Ha Noi and Hai Phong as part of Belarus Cultural Days, which will be held from November 2 to 7.

Society

City to train people abroad for metro line work
14:06 31/10/2014 City to train people abroad for metro line work

HA NOI - HCM City will send 1,000 engineers and workers abroad for training in urban railway operation in preparation for the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line, set to open in 2016. Those selected will be sent to Japan, South Korea and Singapore starting early next year.

Sports

Murray books London place, Federer eases through
10:12 31/10/2014 Murray books London place, Federer eases through

Andy Murray played almost flawless tennis as he breezed to a 6-3, 6-3 third-round victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.

World News

EU, Russia, Ukraine seal breakthrough gas accord
09:58 31/10/2014 EU, Russia, Ukraine seal breakthrough gas accord

In a hard-fought accord the EU hopes will ease the broader crisis over Ukraine, Russia agreed to ensure supplies until the end of March.

Your Consultant

Green building - a better approach
16:04 28/10/2014 Green building - a better approach

Green building provide an opportunity for companies to differentiate themselves. Looking to other markets in the Southeast Asia region, green building is no longer a nice-to-have option but an advanced tool for competition. Big companies are now rushing to invest in green buildings to secure a competitive advantage.