Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Trade deficit increases day by day
13:46 28/04/2017 Trade deficit increases day by day

Vietnam’s trade deficit is becoming a burning problem as the country’s new free trade agreements are coming into effect.

Investing

Taiwan paper plant red-flagged
13:05 28/04/2017 Taiwan paper plant red-flagged

The $220 million Dai Duong paper plant project, invested by the Taiwanese company Chang Yang Holding Ltd. in the southern province of Tien Giang, may be scrapped due to environmental concerns.

Tech

Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market
10:15 28/04/2017 Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market

WASHINGTON: Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei's strong growth cemented its number three position, a market tracker said on Thursday (Apr 27).

Property

PropertyGuru announces award finalists
20:16 27/04/2017 PropertyGuru announces award finalists

CapitaLand Vietnam, MIVI Joint Stock company, Nam Long Investment Corporation, and a number of others were shortlisted for the 2017 PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Award.

Money

Moody’s revises Vietnam outlook as “positive”
18:14 28/04/2017 Moody’s revises Vietnam outlook as “positive”

Today, Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed the Vietnamese government’s B1 issuer and senior unsecured ratings and revised the outlook to “positive” from “stable,” lauding its strong performance in foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction, macroeconomic and external stability, as well as recognising the likelihood that government debt will be stabilised at around current levels.

Province

Long An takes lead in attracting FDI in Mekong Delta
10:25 27/04/2017 Long An takes lead in attracting FDI in Mekong Delta

The southern province of Long An has launched a number of measures to improve the investment environment and raise the provincial competitiveness index (PCI). By 2020, the province strives to become a modern and sustainable industrial province.

Travel

HCM City focuses on developing cuisine tourism
10:30 28/04/2017 HCM City focuses on developing cuisine tourism

Ho Chi Minh City considers cuisine a product that needs to be developed to turn tourism into a key industry, said La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the municipal Department of Tourism.

Leisure

Kong: Skull Island director to make film featuring Vietnam's landscapes
10:36 28/04/2017 Kong: Skull Island director to make film featuring Vietnam's landscapes

Vietnam’s new tourism ambassador Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts has revealed that he's going to make a film to promote Vietnam's landscapes.

Society

HN to name and shame cowboy builders
15:38 28/04/2017 HN to name and shame cowboy builders

The People’s Committee of Hà Nội has recently ordered agencies to name and shame residential building projects that violate land regulations in the city.

Sports

Guam chief pleads guilty in FIFA scandal
17:00 28/04/2017 Guam chief pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

NEW YORK: The US prosecution of the massive corruption scandal rocking world soccer scalped a new head on Thursday (Apr 27) - the football chief on the tiny Pacific island of Guam.

World News

All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey
15:18 28/04/2017 All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

ISTANBUL: A Russian naval spy ship on Thursday (Apr 27) sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

Your Consultant

Ministry drafts Decree on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers in VN
14:24 24/04/2017 Ministry drafts Decree on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers in VN

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is drafting a Decree to guide the implementation of the Law on Social Insurance on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers in Viet Nam.