Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Investing

A $257 million loan package secured for Genco1’s port
17:19 01/08/2015 A $257 million loan package secured for Genco1’s port

Power Generation Company 1 under Electricity of Vietnam (EVN Genco 1) on July 31 signed an agreement with Vietcombank, Vietinbank, BIDV and Agribank to borrow VND5.5 trillion ($257 million) to build a port in the Duyen Hai Power Centre.

Tech

Windows 10-Best Windows ever
12:09 01/08/2015 Windows 10-Best Windows ever

Microsoft Corporation’s Windows 10 has just become available as a free upgrade with new PCs and tablets.

Property

Housing market has great appeal for foreigners after law changes
10:18 30/07/2015 Housing market has great appeal for foreigners after law changes

The real estate market, especially the high-end segment, has seen a revival and is likely to develop strongly from here thanks to the amendments to the Housing Law that permits foreigners and overseas Vietnamese to buy housing since July 1st, experts have said.

Money

Bond issuance raises concerns
16:03 31/07/2015 Bond issuance raises concerns

Securities firms have been issuing bonds to increase their capital in an attempt to prepare for new opportunities in the local stock market, online newspaper stockbiz.vn reported on Tuesday.

Province

Ho Chi Minh City welcomes British investment in infrastructure, finance
10:04 01/08/2015 Ho Chi Minh City welcomes British investment in infrastructure, finance

The Party leader of Ho Chi Minh City, Le Thanh Hai, has said the city welcomes British firms to invest in areas where both Vietnam and the UK have advantages, especially in infrastructure and finance.

Travel

Mu Cang Chai: astonishing destination for tourism
10:14 01/08/2015 Mu Cang Chai: astonishing destination for tourism

The magnificent scenery and breathtaking beauty of Khau Pha mountain pass or Mo fall and the delightful flavour of Can wine in the mountainous district of Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai northern province may make it one of the most exquisite sites in the nation.

Leisure

Vietnamese Ao Dai featured in Japan
15:47 31/07/2015 Vietnamese Ao Dai featured in Japan

A Vietnamese Ao Dai (traditional long tunic) collection by designers Huynh Hai Long and Dang The Huy is a highlight of Vietnam Culture Week 2015 in Japan on July 2.

Society

PM calls for drastic efforts amid complicated weather conditions
19:20 02/08/2015 PM calls for drastic efforts amid complicated weather conditions

PM Nguyen Tan Dung has extended his sympathies and condolences to people who have had their relatives and property lost due to torrential rains and floods sweeping through several Northern provinces over the past days.  

Sports

Nadal sets up Seppi semi-final clash in Hamburg
11:05 01/08/2015 Nadal sets up Seppi semi-final clash in Hamburg

Top seed Rafael Nadal defeated fifth seed Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2 to set up a Hamburg semi-final clash against Italian veteran Andreas Seppi.

World News

Eurozone inflation, jobless rates unchanged
10:54 01/08/2015 Eurozone inflation, jobless rates unchanged

Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was unchanged in July while the jobless rate for June was also flat, suggesting the economy maintained only modest growth, official data showed on Friday (Jul 31).

Your Consultant

New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes
09:50 29/07/2015 New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes

On June 22, 2015, the finance ministry issued Circular 96/2015/TT-BTC, guiding the corporate income tax regime in Decree 12/2015/ND-CP ("Decree 12") of the government, dated February 12, 2015.