Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

First bio-safety certificate granted to genetically modified corn in Vietnam
10:47 | 03/09/2014 First bio-safety certificate granted to genetically modified corn in Vietnam

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has just signed Decision 1836/QD-BTNMT on the issuance of bio-safety certificate for the genetically modified corn MON89034 of Dekalb Vietnam Company Limited, a subsidiary in Vietnam of global seedling group Monsanto.

Investing

Microsoft to pass on old tech ban
14:15 | 02/09/2014 Microsoft to pass on old tech ban

The Vietnamese government may delay the implementation of newly-issued regulations on the importation of used machinery and production lines, in order to facilitate the relocation of global firms including Microsoft.

Tech

Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo 'hack'
14:52 | 02/09/2014 Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo 'hack'

The FBI and Apple were urgently investigating on Monday (Sep 1) after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet.

Property

Nam Long: a successful case-study of affordable housing developer
09:03 | 03/09/2014 Nam Long: a successful case-study of affordable housing developer

With a strategic focus on the affordable housing segment, Nam Long is taping on the real demand market and further strengthening its  foothold in the property market  while other developers are struggling. Linh Mai writes.

Money

New joint circular cleans up bancassurance sales rules
09:50 | 03/09/2014 New joint circular cleans up bancassurance sales rules

LNT & Partners’ Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen and Logan Leung take a look at the State Bank of Vietnam and Ministry of Finance’s new regulations outlined in Joint Circular 86/2014/TTLT-BTC-NHNNVN on managing the sale of insurance via the banking sector, which come into effect from September 1, 2014.

Province

Reforms key to Can Tho IZ success
14:27 | 02/09/2014 Reforms key to Can Tho IZ success

In addition to its advantages in geography, raw material resources and skilled workforce, leaders of the Can Tho Municipal Export Processing and Industrial Zone Management Authority have gone to great lengths to make the city as attractive as possible to investors.

Travel

An island of rich culture, picturesque sites
10:53 | 03/09/2014 An island of rich culture, picturesque sites

Phu Quy Island off mainland Binh Thuan Province is a must-visit destination to tourists thanks to its rich culture and beautiful scenes of mountains and beaches.

Leisure

Vietnamese “Ao Dai” introduced to Malta fashion show
11:00 | 30/08/2014 Vietnamese “Ao Dai” introduced to Malta fashion show

An“Ao Dai” (traditional long dress) Fashion Show, featuring a collection by designer Hoang Hai, gathered top Vietnamese models at the Royal Opera House in Valletta, the capital of Malta on August 28 including Dang Ngoc Han and Miss Vietnam 2010.

Society

PM takes action after fatal bus crash in north
09:02 | 03/09/2014 PM takes action after fatal bus crash in north

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called for details of a traffic accident that killed 12 people on a sleeper bus in the northern province of Lao Cai on Monday.

Sports

New captain Rooney yearns for England glory
09:11 | 03/09/2014 New captain Rooney yearns for England glory

As he prepares to lead England as captain against Norway on Wednesday (Sep 3), Wayne Rooney says he will not consider his tenure a success unless it sees him lift a trophy.

World News

Travel restrictions could worsen Ebola crisis: experts
09:09 | 03/09/2014 Travel restrictions could worsen Ebola crisis: experts

Travel restrictions could worsen West Africa's Ebola epidemic, limiting medical and food supplies and keeping out much-needed doctors, virologists said on Tuesday (Sep 2) as the disease continued its deadly spread.

Your Consultant

Coping with the urban heat island
14:34 | 02/09/2014 Coping with the urban heat island

It is common knowledge that urban areas emit more heat in a phenomenon known as the ‘urban heat island’ effect. This obviously affects the overall environmental and local quality of life. The use of cool roofs can help reduce this issue.

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