Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

PENM Partners bullish on Vietnam and Masan
11:33 20/10/2014 PENM Partners bullish on Vietnam and Masan

PENM Partners, formerly the global fund management company BankInvest, is seeking new opportunities in Vietnam’s robust consumer business following its successful venture with Masan Group.

Investing

Ba Thien 2 Industrial Park aims for full occupancy
08:39 20/10/2014 Ba Thien 2 Industrial Park aims for full occupancy

The Ba Thien 2 Industrial Park in the northern province of Vinh Phuc last week celebrated the opening of Japanese Nippon Paint’s $14 million third Vietnam-based plant, bringing the number of tenants in the park up to six. Hoang Thieu Son, general director of the park developer Vina CKP, a member of  the asset management group VinaCapital, talked to VIR’s Hoang Anh about investment opportunities in Ba Thien 2.

Tech

Twitter spices timelines with unasked-for tweets
09:37 20/10/2014 Twitter spices timelines with unasked-for tweets

Twitter said on Friday (Oct 17)  it would start reconfiguring users' timelines with "relevant" messages from people they haven't bothered to follow at the service.

Property

Law could simplify buying homes
10:32 20/10/2014 Law could simplify buying homes

Hanoi - Viet Nam is considering changing the amended Housing Law, which is now under discussion, to make it easier for foreigners and Vietnamese expatriates to buy houses in the country.

Money

Selling by foreign investors prompts caution
10:22 20/10/2014 Selling by foreign investors prompts caution

Hanoi - Six consecutive weeks of net share sales by foreign investors, worth more than VND1.1 trillion (US$52.1 million), have spooked the Vietnamese stock markets.

Province

Locals protest hydropower plants
10:18 20/10/2014 Locals protest hydropower plants

Quang Ngai - Upcoming construction of new hydroelectricity plants threatens residents of the central province of Quang Ngai's Son Ha district.

Travel

Three Mekong Delta localities boost tourism linkages
09:48 20/10/2014 Three Mekong Delta localities boost tourism linkages

Leaders of three Mekong Delta localities of An Giang, Kien Giang and Can Tho have recently gathered in Rach Gia city to discuss ways to beef up their tourism linkages.

Leisure

Making the world run: Women’s Day in Vietnam
10:00 20/10/2014 Making the world run: Women’s Day in Vietnam

Three of my young Vietnamese friends are starting a small business in Da Nang City in the central region. The young lady has taken the risk and the plunge to create a business space of their own creativity and imagination.

Society

Vietnam police nick local accessory of Taiwanese director in $22.5mn con
10:10 20/10/2014 Vietnam police nick local accessory of Taiwanese director in $22.5mn con

Vietnamese police on Friday arrested the director of a Hanoi-based investment consulting company for his involvement in a swindling case, in which over US$22 million were misappropriated, at another company whose Taiwanese general director was nabbed earlier this month.

Sports

Murray boosts London bid with Vienna triumph
09:27 20/10/2014 Murray boosts London bid with Vienna triumph

The hard-fought victory in two hours, 41 minutes sends the Scot to just shy of eighth spot in the points race for the London season-ending finale which begins in three weeks.

World News

France calls on Germany for 50b euros in investments
09:15 20/10/2014 France calls on Germany for 50b euros in investments

The call from France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron came on the eve of their visit to Berlin, where they are due to hold talks with their German counterparts on boosting investments and growth.

Your Consultant

MPI encourages eco-IPs
08:38 20/10/2014 MPI encourages eco-IPs

With industrial parks across the nation facing the challenge of meeting emission restrictions, the Vietnamese government is encouraging investors to develop eco-industrial parks for sustainable  growth.