Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

The corporate value of outplacement support
10:09 28/04/2015 The corporate value of outplacement support

A recent study conducted on behalf of Lee Hecht Harrison found that outplacement programmes are necessary to strengthen a firm’s reputation.

Investing

Dong Nai ranks first in FDI attraction
09:43 28/04/2015 Dong Nai ranks first in FDI attraction

In the first four months of 2015, the southern province of Dong Nai dethroned Ho Chi Minh City in the amount of foreign direct investment attracted, with 48 projects and $916.75 million in the registered investment capital, according to the monthly report released by the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).

Tech

Unlicensed software, malware closely linked: security experts
09:06 28/04/2015 Unlicensed software, malware closely linked: security experts

There is a close and consistent correlation between the use of unlicensed software and malware as well as security threats, experts have warned.

Property

HCM City's German-owned building to be country's greenest
09:01 28/04/2015 HCM City's German-owned building to be country's greenest

Deutsches Haus on HCM City's Le Duan Street will become the most energy-efficient office building in Viet Nam when it is completed in 2017, German company Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt Ltd., the building owner, has said in a press release.

Money

Masan Group acquires Proconco and Anco
08:58 28/04/2015 Masan Group acquires Proconco and Anco

Masan Group (MSN) announced the acquisition of stakes in two companies on April 27.

Province

HCM City licenses
08:54 28/04/2015 HCM City licenses "Saigon Silicon City"

This southern city on April 27 granted investors a licence to develop "Saigon Silicon City" in the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP).

Travel

Vietnam locales offer tourist delights for Reunification Day holiday
09:12 28/04/2015 Vietnam locales offer tourist delights for Reunification Day holiday

Apart from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, more provinces and cities have geared up to welcome tourists for the Reunification Day holiday, while some others have launched new helicopter tours and airplane routes to facilitate sightseeing and travel.

Leisure

A worldwide hot TV game show to hit Vietnam
08:42 27/04/2015 A worldwide hot TV game show to hit Vietnam

Vietnam Television (VTV) has made what it has called a significant investment in licensing, producing and promoting a new sport game show in Vietnam entitled – Unlimited-Sasuke Vietnam – based upon the successful US version called American Ninja Warrior.

Society

Survey findings raise fear of 3G fee increase in Vietnam
09:08 28/04/2015 Survey findings raise fear of 3G fee increase in Vietnam

A survey on consumer satisfaction in 3G service quality in Vietnam is allegedly intended to pave the way for a subscription fee increase in the near future.

World News

Yemen crisis spills into new Iran-US nuclear talks
10:16 28/04/2015 Yemen crisis spills into new Iran-US nuclear talks

US top diplomat John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart on Monday hoping to push forward tough nuclear negotiations as they reach the final phase, but also aiming to ease unrest in Yemen.

Your Consultant

Green lending offers a new local growth model
10:57 20/04/2015 Green lending offers a new local growth model

Vietnam is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries in terms of climate variability and change. Current global emission trends, leading to the world becoming 4°C warmer by 2100, will dramatically increase the country’s vulnerabilities to climate-related threats, such as increased incidences of natural disasters and rising sea levels.