Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Ford announces US$1.2b investment in US auto plants
11:30 29/03/2017 Ford announces US$1.2b investment in US auto plants

CHICAGO: Ford announced on Tuesday (Mar 28) that it will invest US$1.2 billion in three Michigan plants, most of which is part of a 2015 deal with its workers.

Tech

Vietnam, India seek to boost ICT co-operation
16:44 28/03/2017 Vietnam, India seek to boost ICT co-operation

Việt Nam will welcome and create favourable conditions for Indian firms to join programmes and projects on information technology in Việt Nam, Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn said.

Property

CapitaLand opens The Oxygen mall in Ho Chi Minh City
15:15 28/03/2017 CapitaLand opens The Oxygen mall in Ho Chi Minh City

CapitaLand Vietnam on March 25 celebrated the grand opening ceremony of its mall, The Oxygen, at The Vista in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City under the witness of hundreds of guests including the representatives from strategic business partners, tenants and the media.

Money

VN-Index retreats from 10-year high
10:26 29/03/2017 VN-Index retreats from 10-year high

Shares retreated on the two national stock exchanges as investors booked short-term profits on fears of a possible downward correction on Tuesday.

Province

Highlands need macadamia study
10:06 29/03/2017 Highlands need macadamia study

The Central Highlands provinces have good potential for growing macadamia, but more studies are needed to grow the nut, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee.

Travel

Vietnam tour operators irked by increased airfares
11:14 29/03/2017 Vietnam tour operators irked by increased airfares

Vietnamese tour agencies are scratching their heads over unexpected airfare increases by local carriers, as they have charged tourists the old air ticket prices when selling packages for the upcoming summer holidays.

Leisure

Second National “Don Ca Tai Tu” Festival slated for April
09:57 28/03/2017 Second National “Don Ca Tai Tu” Festival slated for April

The second National “Don Ca Tai Tu” Festival will be held in the southern province of Binh Duong from April 8-12, aiming to honour and promote the unique folk musical art that was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of the humanity in 2013.

Society

900g baby with congenital heart disease survived
11:57 29/03/2017 900g baby with congenital heart disease survived

HCM City Paediatrics Hospital No 1 doctors have successfully performed a congenital heart surgery for a premature baby weighing 900grams, the lightest patient ever to receive the surgery.

Sports

Foul-mouthed Messi banned for four Argentina games
11:37 29/03/2017 Foul-mouthed Messi banned for four Argentina games

ZURICH: Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday (Mar 28) for swearing at an assistant referee, a ban that will see the striker miss out on decisive qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.

World News

Trump signs order to roll back Obama's climate measures
11:33 29/03/2017 Trump signs order to roll back Obama's climate measures

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump declared the end of a "war on coal" on Tuesday (Mar 28), as he moved to curb rules that underpin American emissions targets and a major global climate accord.

Your Consultant

Understanding the VN law on cross-border web sharing
11:34 22/03/2017 Understanding the VN law on cross-border web sharing

One of the government policies on the management, provision and use of internet services and online information, under Decree No 72/2013/ND-CP dated July 15, 2013, states that only information in accordance with Vietnamese laws may be transmitted to internet users within Viet Nam, even if it is cross-border transmission.