Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Textile, garment exports seen hitting $25b in 2014
14:56 30/10/2014 Textile, garment exports seen hitting $25b in 2014

HCM CITY - Garment and textile exports are expected to rise by 15-16 per cent this year to between US$24.5 billion and 25 billion, according to the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association.

Investing

VN to build 11 hi-tech agricultural parks by 2020
08:39 30/10/2014 VN to build 11 hi-tech agricultural parks by 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has unveiled a draft plan to set up 11 parks across the country by 2020 to research and innovate agricultural technologies.

Tech

VN, Japan’s IT second largest partner
17:05 30/10/2014 VN, Japan’s IT second largest partner

Viet Nam has maintained its status as  Japan’s second largest partner in terms of information technology since 2012 and the most favorite partner of Japanese businesses, according to the latest Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA)’s report

Property

Dusit Thani’s officially steps into Vietnam
15:39 27/10/2014 Dusit Thani’s officially steps into Vietnam

Famous Thailand resort management Dusit International on October 24 reached official signing of hotel management agreement to operate their first property in Vietnam – Cam Ranh Flowers Resort with the Russia State Development Corporation.

Money

Stocks extend rallies after interest rate cut
14:44 30/10/2014 Stocks extend rallies after interest rate cut

News of an interest rate cut continued to help lift the market yesterday as both stock exchanges advanced for the second day.

Province

Binh Duong runs trade surplus
14:46 30/10/2014 Binh Duong runs trade surplus

BINH DUONG - The southern province of Binh Duong recorded a trade surplus of more than US$2.3 billion during the first 10 months of 2014.

Travel

Italian media praises Phu Quoc Island as “paradise”
09:06 30/10/2014 Italian media praises Phu Quoc Island as “paradise”

La Repubblica, a top Italian daily newspaper, recently ran an article on Vietnam’s best beaches, describing Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang as a small paradise. 

Leisure

Belarusian artists to perform in Ha Noi
20:41 30/10/2014 Belarusian artists to perform in Ha Noi

Hanoi - Belarusian troupes will perform in the northern cities of Ha Noi and Hai Phong as part of Belarus Cultural Days, which will be held from November 2 to 7.

Society

Dormant park plan stifles residents
14:58 30/10/2014 Dormant park plan stifles residents

HCM CITY (VNS) - Residents living in Tan Chanh Hiep ward in HCM City's district 12 have had to let the grass take over their vacant land for more than a decade.

Sports

Roma level top as Juventus beaten
09:34 30/10/2014 Roma level top as Juventus beaten

It was Juventus' first league defeat in injury time since a reverse to Roma in 2010, and gave Rudi Garcia's men a huge boost as they dominated Cesena at the Stadio Olimpico.

World News

Getting TPP right more important than getting it fast, says US envoy
09:21 30/10/2014 Getting TPP right more important than getting it fast, says US envoy

TODAY reports: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected to be a game changer for regional economies, says United States Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar.

Your Consultant

Green building - a better approach
16:04 28/10/2014 Green building - a better approach

Green building provide an opportunity for companies to differentiate themselves. Looking to other markets in the Southeast Asia region, green building is no longer a nice-to-have option but an advanced tool for competition. Big companies are now rushing to invest in green buildings to secure a competitive advantage.