Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

HBC wins airport terminal expansion contract
15:50 30/05/2015 HBC wins airport terminal expansion contract

Hoa Binh Construction and Real Estate Corporation on May 28 announced it had won the bid for the first phase of Tan Son Nhat international airport's T2 terminal expansion project.

Investing

Japanese raise hopes for new investment flow
15:00 27/05/2015 Japanese raise hopes for new investment flow

More Japanese enterprises are eager to pour money into agricultural, foodstuffs, construction, sea transport, tourism, and restaurant projects in Vietnam.

Tech

Mobile web use to increase rapidly
15:43 30/05/2015 Mobile web use to increase rapidly

Mobile broadband subscribers in Viet Nam are expected to reach 90 million by 2020, given the increasing affordability of smartphones.

Property

Up-market real estate enjoys buoyant growth
14:19 27/05/2015 Up-market real estate enjoys buoyant growth

As liquidity increases in the real estate market, opportunities are arising in Ho Chi Minh City’s up-market housing sector.

Money

Banks reduce cross-ownership
15:53 30/05/2015 Banks reduce cross-ownership

Only three pairs of commercial joint stock banks had cross-ownerships, down three pairs from 2012, said Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) Nguyen Van Binh.

Province

Ha Noi decides location of new national exhibition centre
14:57 29/05/2015 Ha Noi decides location of new national exhibition centre

The National Exhibition Centre will be located on the intersection of Nhat Tan-Noi Bai highway and National Highway No 5 in Dong Anh District, the Ha Noi People's Committee said.

Travel

Exploring Chu B’Luk volcano in Central Highlands
10:06 29/05/2015 Exploring Chu B’Luk volcano in Central Highlands

The Chu B’Luk volcano system in Buon Choah Commune, Krong No District, Dak Nong Province is a must-visit destination for those loving to explore caves and especially, volcanoes.

Leisure

Japanese magician duo to thrill Vietnam audience
10:09 29/05/2015 Japanese magician duo to thrill Vietnam audience

Renowned Japanese magician duo Ai & Yuki will entertain Vietnamese audience at their “Zen Magic” performance program co-held by Youth Theatre of Vietnam and Hanoi-based Dong Do Show Company, the news site VnExpress reports.

Society

This province is the hottest to live in Vietnam
16:01 30/05/2015 This province is the hottest to live in Vietnam

Temperatures reached a record 41.5 degrees Celsius in the north-central province of Nghe An on Friday as scorching weathercontinued raging central Vietnam.

Sports

Federer, Wawrinka advance into French Open
16:12 30/05/2015 Federer, Wawrinka advance into French Open

Swiss pair Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both eased into the last 16 of the French Open as hopes of a first home winner in 32 years were boosted.

World News

Myanmar navy finds 727 migrants packed in boat: Ministry
16:40 30/05/2015 Myanmar navy finds 727 migrants packed in boat: Ministry

Myanmar's navy found 727 people crammed on a fishing boat in its waters, the Ministry of Information said in a Facebook post on Friday (May 29), adding the would-be "Bengali" migrants had been towed to an island.

Your Consultant

Rules made for waste imports
08:56 29/05/2015 Rules made for waste imports

Enterprises are required to conform to certain conditions regarding waste import and the materials allowed to be imported, in order to obtain permission to import plastic waste as production material.