Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

FECON, Nakheel turning joint ideas into reality
15:06 30/03/2015 FECON, Nakheel turning joint ideas into reality

As a leading contractor in foundation works in Vietnam,  Foundation Engineering and Underground Construction JSC, has committed to breaking into foreign markets to boost its business efficiency.

Investing

Fostering Thai-Vietnamese textile clothing cooperation
18:00 28/03/2015 Fostering Thai-Vietnamese textile clothing cooperation

Thailand aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Thailand and Vietnam in the textile and garment industry through the organisation of GFT 2015,

Tech

Growing cyber threats
15:06 30/03/2015 Growing cyber threats

Foreign security firms have warned Vietnam’s enterprises and organisations about the ever-growing threat of cyber security attacks.

Property

Sacomreal unveils social housing project
15:46 30/03/2015 Sacomreal unveils social housing project

Sacomreal launched on Sunday its Jamona Apartment social housing project in HCM City's District 7, which is eligible for support from the Government's VND30 trillion (US$1.42 billion) credit programme for low-income and certain other categories of people.

Money

Gold export duty increased to 2%
09:27 30/03/2015 Gold export duty increased to 2%

The finance ministry (MoF) has increased the export duty on gold jewellery of more than 95% purity from zero to 2%.

Province

Kien Giang to build $78-million passenger port
15:49 30/03/2015 Kien Giang to build $78-million passenger port

The Mekong (Cuu Long) Delta province of Kien Giang plans to build an international passenger port worth more than VND1.64 trillion (US$78.10 million) by 2017.

Travel

All Nippon Airways offers special promotion on flight launching anniversary
16:57 30/03/2015 All Nippon Airways offers special promotion on flight launching anniversary

All Nippon Airways, the eighth largest airline in revenue and Japan’s largest airline in passenger number, today celebrated one year launching of the Hanoi-Haneda (Tokyo) route.

Leisure

Classical Vietnamese opera in Vietnam’s southern region
09:21 30/03/2015 Classical Vietnamese opera in Vietnam’s southern region

Hat boi (classical Vietnamese opera) is now an old-fashioned art which only marks its presence in some parts of southern Vietnam. The artists, with a strong, profound passion, still keep their faith with this kind of art despite many difficulties.

Society

Saigon’s ‘coolest noodle stall’ amuses all but authorities
09:17 30/03/2015 Saigon’s ‘coolest noodle stall’ amuses all but authorities

Nguyen Hoang Anh Dung immediately won the hearts of local customers and the ‘the coolest in Ho Chi Minh City” title for hisbun bo stall with a set of hilariously written rules, but local authorities do not seem amused.

Sports

Serena thrashes US teen to advance at Miami Open
09:46 30/03/2015 Serena thrashes US teen to advance at Miami Open

Serena Williams crushed a teenaged talent less than half her age on Sunday to reach the fourth round of the ATP and WTA Miami Open, defeating American Catherine Bellis 6-1, 6-1.

World News

Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days
15:42 30/03/2015 Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days

Sierra Leoneans were once again allowed to leave their homes on Sunday evening after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus.

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.