Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Siemens wins a record-breaking rail transport order
10:22 28/03/2015 Siemens wins a record-breaking rail transport order

German engineering conglomerate Siemens was recently awarded a record-breaking order from the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region.

Investing

Muong Thanh’s boss with the “fast money velocity” plan
15:03 25/03/2015 Muong Thanh’s boss with the “fast money velocity” plan

His modest apperance, humble clothes and particularly the inseparable traditional bamboo pipe popularly used by farmers and ordinary   people make Le Thanh Than much far from a successful businessman. The only one clearly visible sign of his wealth is possibly his Rolls-Royce Phantom car.

Tech

Twitter takes on Meerkat with Periscope streaming app
14:33 27/03/2015 Twitter takes on Meerkat with Periscope streaming app

The battle for live streaming smartphone video heated up on Thursday as Twitter launched its Periscope application, taking on fast-rising online rival Meerkat, which unveiled a fresh round of capital investment.

Property

The first Sol resort to debut on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island
10:53 28/03/2015 The first Sol resort to debut on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island

Spain’s Meliã Hotels International, one the largest hotel companies worldwide, and M.I.K Corporation- a leading real-estate investor and developer in Vietnam- recently entered a partnership to present the first Sol resort in Vietnam – Sol House Phu Quoc.

Money

MoF increases gold export duty
09:36 28/03/2015 MoF increases gold export duty

The finance ministry (MoF) has increased the export duty on gold jewellery of more than 95 per cent purity from zero to two per cent.

Province

Quang Binh seeks more investors
09:38 28/03/2015 Quang Binh seeks more investors

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Binh, the provincial Tourism Association and travel firms held a conference in HCM City on Tuesday to promote tourism in the central province and seek investment in the sector.

Travel

Vietnam carrier cuts fares over development deal with tourism association
09:16 27/03/2015 Vietnam carrier cuts fares over development deal with tourism association

A Vietnamese budget carrier has pledged to slash ticket prices by up to 50 percent to help spur the growth of the country’s tourism industry after it entered into partnership with the Ho Chi Minh Tourism Association.

Sports

Ramsay joins leaders in Agadir
09:54 28/03/2015 Ramsay joins leaders in Agadir

Richie Ramsay hit a best-of-the-day 66 to join a four-way tie at the halfway stage of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.

World News

Massive Dutch power cut causes chaos, halts Amsterdam flights
09:50 28/03/2015 Massive Dutch power cut causes chaos, halts Amsterdam flights

"We are currently running on emergency power, all flights to and from Schiphol have been halted or are being diverted to other airports," Schiphol's Inge van Rijn said.

Your Consultant

New rules ease PPP implementation
14:40 10/03/2015 New rules ease PPP implementation

The government recently released Decree 15 to provide a comprehensive legal framework for public-private partnership projects, replacing the old regulations. Net Le and Loi Huynh of LNT & Partners took a closer look.