Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Airport expansion suspended to avoid delays
15:12 01/04/2015 Airport expansion suspended to avoid delays

The expansion of plane parking areas at Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM City has been delayed so as not to disrupt passengers during the approaching end-of-April holiday period.

Investing

LG complex inaugurated
08:17 01/04/2015 LG complex inaugurated

LG Electronics last week inaugurated its mega electronic manufacturing complex in the northern port city of Haiphong, helping to make Vietnam one of the largest electronics export hubs in the world.

Tech

VNG launches mobile coupon app
08:49 02/04/2015 VNG launches mobile coupon app

VNG Corporation on April 1 launched YAP, a free mobile app that allows users to receive promotions and offers from places such as restaurants and shops.

Property

Japanese firms partner with Nam Long
10:25 31/03/2015 Japanese firms partner with Nam Long

Japanese companies Hankyu Realty and Nishi-Nippon Railroad have decided to invest into an affordable apartment project developed by the Ho Chi Minh City-listed Nam Long Investment Company (HOSE: NLG).

Money

Dollar firms as US consumers grow more confident
14:30 01/04/2015 Dollar firms as US consumers grow more confident

The dollar gained further ground against the euro on Tuesday as traders weighed an upbeat report on American consumer confidence and tense Greek bailout talks.

Province

Ministry says bauxite projects likely to incur initial losses
11:35 01/04/2015 Ministry says bauxite projects likely to incur initial losses

The two bauxite mining and processing projects in the Central Highlands Province of Lam Dong, which became operational in October 2013, would incur losses for four to five years.

Travel

Sightseeing tour in Co Co River
11:26 02/04/2015 Sightseeing tour in Co Co River

In a beautiful spring afternoon, 72-year-old Le Van Hiep rows a boat to take me around in a sightseeing tour along the snaking Lo Canh Giang River, known by local people as Co Co (stork’s neck) River.

Leisure

Vietnamese film wins awards at Fribourg festival
15:18 01/04/2015 Vietnamese film wins awards at Fribourg festival

Director Nguyen Hoang Diep's first feature film, entitled "Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung" (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere), has won three prizes at the 29th Fribourg International Film Festival.

Society

Police find criminal signs in scaffold collapse that killed 13 in Vietnam
09:18 02/04/2015 Police find criminal signs in scaffold collapse that killed 13 in Vietnam

Vietnamese police have initiated criminal proceedings for an accident in which a scaffold collapsed at a construction site of a Taiwanese-owned company in Vietnam a week ago, leaving 13 workers dead and 29 injured.

Sports

'I'm no money-grabber,' says Liverpool's Sterling
11:13 02/04/2015 'I'm no money-grabber,' says Liverpool's Sterling

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling rejected suggestions he was "money-grabbing" in an interview aired on Wednesday (Apr 1), after his talks over a new contract reportedly hit an impasse.

World News

Four dead, 16 injured in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig
10:31 02/04/2015 Four dead, 16 injured in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated.

Your Consultant

New rules ease PPP implementation
14:40 10/03/2015 New rules ease PPP implementation

The government recently released Decree 15 to provide a comprehensive legal framework for public-private partnership projects, replacing the old regulations. Net Le and Loi Huynh of LNT & Partners took a closer look.