Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Business air travel taxiing to take off again
08:31 23/05/2017 Business air travel taxiing to take off again

The business aviation sector, in the doldrums for nearly a decade, could be readying to take off again, as plane makers seek to lure company executives with onboard connectivity and super-comfy seats, experts say.

Investing

China promises profit for One Belt, One Road support
08:00 22/05/2017 China promises profit for One Belt, One Road support

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative is going to be of great importance to this nation’s presence in the region, and China is promising that ASEAN companies, including Vietnamese ones, will enjoy plenty of benefits by deepening their participation in the link between Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Property

Residential apartment complex of the year opens sales
11:03 22/05/2017 Residential apartment complex of the year opens sales

Locally-owned Song Da-Viet Duc Investment JSC held the official ceremony to open sales at its Viet Duc  complex, which has attracted a lot of attention recently.

Money

Bad debts at $7b until March 31
10:00 23/05/2017 Bad debts at $7b until March 31

Total non-performing loans (NPLs) of the entire credit institutions (CI) system until March 31, 2017 were VND160 trillion (US$7 billion).

Travel

Taking a salty, spicy bite of Hải Phòng cuisine
09:20 23/05/2017 Taking a salty, spicy bite of Hải Phòng cuisine

Vietnamese people have long taken pride in their bánh mì, a dish named as one of the best street foods in the world by CNN (American Cable News Network), and listed in the Oxford English dictionary as ‘a Vietnamese snack consisting of a baguette (traditionally baked with both rice and wheat flour) filled with a variety of ingredients, typically including meat, pickled vegetables and chili sauce’.

Leisure

Belarusian artists to take HN stage
09:41 23/05/2017 Belarusian artists to take HN stage

Twenty three artists from the State Dance Ensemble of Belarus will perform in Hà Nội and Lào Cai Province on May 25 & 27.

Society

Pioneers prospering in Hà Tĩnh border land
10:00 23/05/2017 Pioneers prospering in Hà Tĩnh border land

Witnessing it now, one cannot imagine how sterile and deserted the Tây Sơn economic zone in central Hà Tĩnh Province was 14 years ago.

Sports

Juventus sign Cuadrado on permanent deal
10:00 23/05/2017 Juventus sign Cuadrado on permanent deal

ROME: Champions League finalists Juventus have signed Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado on a permanent deal from Chelsea, the Italian champions announced on Monday (May 22).

World News

Iraq agrees to nine-month extension of OPEC production cut
10:00 23/05/2017 Iraq agrees to nine-month extension of OPEC production cut

BAGHDAD: Iraq has agreed to a nine-month extension of a production cut pact among OPEC members that is aimed at boosting crude prices, the country's oil minister said on Monday (May 22).

Your Consultant

About 50 decrees on investment and business amended
09:03 23/05/2017 About 50 decrees on investment and business amended

So far, the Government has revised 50 decrees on investment and business in an effort to accelerate administrative reform, improve the business environment, and raise the economy's competitiveness.