Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam demands commitment fulfillment report from Nokia
15:16 05/03/2015 Vietnam demands commitment fulfillment report from Nokia

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has asked Nokia Vietnam to submit a report on how it has fulfilled its investment commitments so that local authorities can consider whether the firm is eligible to receive tax policy incentives.

Investing

Investors flock to Ba Ria-Vung Tau
16:30 05/03/2015 Investors flock to Ba Ria-Vung Tau

The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau issued licences for nine projects with a total investment of VND2.6 trillion (US$133 million) on Investment Day 2015 last week.

Tech

Japan's Dentsu acquires full-service digital marketing agency Emerald
10:04 04/03/2015 Japan's Dentsu acquires full-service digital marketing agency Emerald

Japan's Dentsu Aegis Network on March 3 announced that it is set to acquire a stake in Emerald, a full-service digital marketing agency in Viet Nam, to strengthen its size and scale in Viet Nam market.

Property

Lotte, Japanese partners to develop $2bn Eco Smart City in Vietnam
15:14 05/03/2015 Lotte, Japanese partners to develop $2bn Eco Smart City in Vietnam

South Korean conglomerate Lotte will join hands with two Japanese groups to develop a multibillion-dollar real estate complex in Ho Chi Minh City.

Money

VN-Index slides as blue chips fall
15:24 05/03/2015 VN-Index slides as blue chips fall

Shares closed in the red this morning, after experiencing strong fluctuations on the HCM Stock Exchange.

Province

HCM City ups the ante on FDI
11:27 05/03/2015 HCM City ups the ante on FDI

HCM City has cumulatively attracted 5,300 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects and US$36 billion in pledged investment, city leaders announced at a March 4 meeting with foreign investors.

Travel

The tranquil beauty of Co Chat Village
16:48 05/03/2015 The tranquil beauty of Co Chat Village

Nestled on the banks of the gentle Ninh River in Nam Dinh City, the village of Co Chat in Phuong Dinh commune, Truc Ninh district, is famous for its sericulture.

Leisure

People scramble for lucky tokens at northern Vietnam fest (photos)
16:39 05/03/2015 People scramble for lucky tokens at northern Vietnam fest (photos)

Some 10,000 visitors and pilgrims thronged at a major springtime festival in northern Vietnam on Wednesday, with many scrambling for lucky tokens and causing great mayhem.

Society

Vietnam Best Places To Work 2014 survey results released
14:53 05/03/2015 Vietnam Best Places To Work 2014 survey results released

Anphabe, the biggest career network of management professionals in Vietnam and Nielsen- global market research firm today co-hosted an awards ceremony to honour top companies which have made it to the list of 100 Vietnam Best Places To Work 2014.

Sports

Young rescues United, Chelsea preserve lead
11:31 05/03/2015 Young rescues United, Chelsea preserve lead

Ashley Young bolstered Manchester United's bid for a Premier League top-four place with an 89th-minute winner at Newcastle United on Wednesday, while leaders Chelsea preserved their five-point lead.

World News

IMF rules out fresh bailout for Sri Lanka
11:00 05/03/2015 IMF rules out fresh bailout for Sri Lanka

The IMF on Wednesday (Mar 4) ruled out a fresh bail-out for Sri Lanka, which had hoped to secure loans of more than US$4.0 billion to restructure expensive debt taken on by the previous regime.

Your Consultant

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels
15:46 25/02/2015 HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.