Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

KMW seeks investment opportunities in Ha Nam
15:35 18/12/2014 KMW seeks investment opportunities in Ha Nam

A delegation from the Korean telecommunication corporation KMW was impressed with the investment environment in the northern Ha Nam province during a working visit, Vietnamplus reported.

Investing

Son La seeks investment in key areas
15:27 18/12/2014 Son La seeks investment in key areas

Son La is calling for investment in its Moc Chau National Tourism Zone as well as in sectors having development advantages in the province.

Tech

VnExpress Tech Awards 2014 launched
15:10 17/12/2014 VnExpress Tech Awards 2014 launched

Newswire VnExpress, one of the top online newspapers in Vietnam in terms of readership, yesterday launched its 2014 Tech Awards programme to honour the year’s most outstanding products.

Property

HCM City seeks revision of land prices
09:55 18/12/2014 HCM City seeks revision of land prices

The People's Committee of this southern city sought the revision of the framework governing local land prices to be applied next year during a working session on December 15.

Money

VN stocks plunge at steeper rates
15:44 18/12/2014 VN stocks plunge at steeper rates

The national stocks continued to plummet yesterday with stiffer rates compared with Tuesday's fall.

Province

Binh Duong FDI beats forecast, tops $1.65b
09:47 18/12/2014 Binh Duong FDI beats forecast, tops $1.65b

The southern province of Binh Duong on December 17 said it has attracted foreign direct investment of over US$1.65 billion this year, 65 per cent higher than targeted in the beginning.

Travel

Impressive tour itinerary on offer at Danh Nam Travel
16:31 18/12/2014 Impressive tour itinerary on offer at Danh Nam Travel

The Lunar New Year (Tet) festival will come about two months later. The differences between the north, the central and south of Vietnam in climate, landscape and customs shape the colorful picture of Spring.

Leisure

Sony cancels parody film as N Korea suspected over hack
10:25 18/12/2014 Sony cancels parody film as N Korea suspected over hack

Sony Pictures announced the decision after the majority of US theatre chains said they would not screen the film, about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Society

Vietnam probes emergency Airbus landing, suspends flight crew
15:04 18/12/2014 Vietnam probes emergency Airbus landing, suspends flight crew

The Vietnamese aviation authority has set up a team to investigate the emergency landing of a Vietnam Airlines plane in Hanoi that prompted hijacking scare on Tuesday evening, and has also suspended the relevant flight crew.

Sports

Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator
09:31 18/12/2014 Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia said he had found "serious and wide-ranging issues" in the bidding for the 2018 World Cup won by Russia and the 2022 tournament to be held in Qatar.

World News

EU budget for 2015 clears last hurdle
10:23 18/12/2014 EU budget for 2015 clears last hurdle

The European parliament has adopted a budget for next year that sets aside €141.2 billion (US$175.8 billion) in payments and €8 billion in seed money to launch the new commission's investment plan to revive the bloc's economy.