Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Oman interested in buying State's Hai Phong stake
09:04 31/03/2015 Oman interested in buying State's Hai Phong stake

The State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF) has offered to buy all the State-owned stake in the Hai Phong Port Joint Stock Company.

Investing

MARD keen to push new projects
10:12 31/03/2015 MARD keen to push new projects

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has given a series of upcoming large-scale agricultural projects a major boost.

Tech

Google unveils unified email for Android users
11:13 31/03/2015 Google unveils unified email for Android users

Google said on Monday it was updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single programme.

Property

Japanese firms partner with Nam Long
10:25 31/03/2015 Japanese firms partner with Nam Long

Japanese companies Hankyu Realty and Nishi-Nippon Railroad have decided to invest into an affordable apartment project developed by the Ho Chi Minh City-listed Nam Long Investment Company (HOSE: NLG).

Money

Dollar resumes climb in wait on Greece deal
11:10 31/03/2015 Dollar resumes climb in wait on Greece deal

The dollar headed higher against the euro on Monday, with markets on the watch for movement in talks on a new Greek bailout deal.

Province

Cedar Point loses licence for Mui Dinh tourism Project
09:09 31/03/2015 Cedar Point loses licence for Mui Dinh tourism Project

US-based Cedar Point International LLC’s project for a $450 million resort in the central province of Ninh Thuan has been cancelled due to its long delay.

Travel

Jetstar Pacific adds new service from Vietnam to Thailand
09:45 31/03/2015 Jetstar Pacific adds new service from Vietnam to Thailand

Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific inaugurated a new nonstop service connecting Hanoi to Bangkok on Sunday, more than three months after the launch of its first service between Vietnam and Thailand.

Leisure

Is young Vietnamese’s idolization of celebs good or bad?
09:39 31/03/2015 Is young Vietnamese’s idolization of celebs good or bad?

Many young locals have expressed excessive adoration for their showbiz idols in recent years, with the latest incident being the overenthusiastic embrace of seven K-pop bands arriving in Vietnam for a concert on the weekend. 

Society

Samsung C&T employees banned from exiting Vietnam in wake of scaffold collapse
09:42 31/03/2015 Samsung C&T employees banned from exiting Vietnam in wake of scaffold collapse

Employees of the South Korean contractor of the construction site where a scaffold collapsed and killed 13 workers in central Vietnam last week are now prohibited from leaving the country, police said Monday.

Sports

Viet Nam to play Macau in qualifier
10:17 31/03/2015 Viet Nam to play Macau in qualifier

Manager Toshiya Miura has urged Vietnamese players to practice on their straight shots to prepare for their match against Macau today during the AFC U23 Championship qualifier in Malaysia.

World News

Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father's homeland
11:18 31/03/2015 Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father's homeland

Barack Obama will make a long-awaited return to Kenya this July, visiting his father's homeland for the first time since becoming US president, the White House announced on Monday.

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.