Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

MoF bends again on rubber tax, now zero
17:21 | 29/08/2014 MoF bends again on rubber tax, now zero

The abolition of the export tax on rubber, starting October 2, is expected to ease some of the difficulties currently plaguing rubber firms.

Investing

Fibre industry on the rise
14:07 | 27/08/2014 Fibre industry on the rise

The local fibre industry has been booming on the back of rocketing investment and the resultant reduced dependence on imports.

Property

COFICO appointed to build Vista Verde
16:42 | 29/08/2014 COFICO appointed to build Vista Verde

CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) and its joint developer Thien Duc Trading-Construction Company Limited (Thien Duc) just appointed Construction Joint Stock Company No.1 (COFICO) as the main contractor, to develop Vista Verde, a residential project on a prime site in the heart of District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Money

Share prices, liquidity increase
09:54 | 29/08/2014 Share prices, liquidity increase

Liquidity continued to increase in Viet Nam's stock markets yesterday, with the combined trading value on two exchanges hitting more than VND4 trillion (US$188.6 million).

Province

Tuyen Quang urged to reinforce political system, party-building
09:39 | 29/08/2014 Tuyen Quang urged to reinforce political system, party-building

Tuyen Quang Province should pay more attention to reinforcing its political system, particularly regarding Party-building efforts, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said yesterday.

Travel

Start your next adventure with Emirates
16:55 | 29/08/2014 Start your next adventure with Emirates

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, today announced the launch of its Global sale, which rewards passengers from Ho Chi Minh City with exceptional discounts on economy fares to 60 destinations across Emirates expanding network.

Leisure

Khanh Ly organisers to pay VND250 million in copyright fees
09:31 | 29/08/2014 Khanh Ly organisers to pay VND250 million in copyright fees

The organiser of the two liveshows of overseas singer Khanh Ly has agreed to pay music copyright fees of VND250 million after ministerial authorities got involved.

Society

Huge blaze
09:50 | 29/08/2014 Huge blaze

A fire broke out at a wood processing company in HCM City's Binh Chanh District yesterday morning, destroying its 1,000-square-metre workshop.

Sports

Van Persie expects van Gaal to revive spluttering United
14:40 | 29/08/2014 Van Persie expects van Gaal to revive spluttering United

Robin van Persie insists troubled Manchester United will quickly turn the corner under new manager Louis van Gaal as they prepare to face Burnley on Saturday (Aug 29).

World News

Obama accuses Russia, says no US military action in Ukraine
08:38 | 29/08/2014 Obama accuses Russia, says no US military action in Ukraine

US President Barack Obama said on Thursday (Aug 28) it was "plain for the world to see" that Russian forces were fighting in Ukraine, but ruled out any US military action to resolve the escalating conflict.

Your Consultant

Things you need to stop doing to your employees right now
10:34 | 26/08/2014 Things you need to stop doing to your employees right now

You’re the boss. It’s your business, so you can do what you want, right? Well, technically, yes, as long as it’s not violating any laws. But just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you should do something. Here are things you need to stop doing, even though they are legal.

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