Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

26 companies delisted in first half of 2015
16:10 03/08/2015 26 companies delisted in first half of 2015

The HCM Stock Exchange (HSX) and the Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) delisted 26 companies, with 438 million shares, in the first six months of this year.

Investing

Rise in disbursed FDI mirrors investors’ growing confidence
15:56 03/08/2015 Rise in disbursed FDI mirrors investors’ growing confidence

Despite a seven-month decrease in newly-registered and expanded foreign direct investment, a significant rise in disbursement of this type of capital has reflected foreign investors’ climbing confidence and contribution to Vietnam’s economy.

Tech

Smart gadgets from guns to cars ripe for hacking
11:26 03/08/2015 Smart gadgets from guns to cars ripe for hacking

The rapid growth in the "Internet of Things" has opened up new opportunities for cyber attacks and new markets for cyber defenders.

Property

Change to Real Estate Law begets challenges
10:31 03/08/2015 Change to Real Estate Law begets challenges

It has been more than a month since Vietnam’s Law on Real Estate Business came into effect. Investors and their legal advisers had been eagerly anticipating this law, as it sees Vietnam move towards a more transparent legal framework for the real estate sector.

Money

Selling power drags down VN Index
14:18 03/08/2015 Selling power drags down VN Index

The rise in selling power and market caution made the VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange lose 11.43 points, or 1.84 per cent, to close at 609.63 points.

Province

Opportunity blossoming in Ha Nam
10:31 03/08/2015 Opportunity blossoming in Ha Nam

On the eve of the conference to promote investment to Ha Nam  province held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 6 by the provincial People’s Committee, the Central  Party Committee’s Economic Committee, and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Mai Tien Dung, Ha Nam Party Secretary and Chairman of the People’s Council, spoke to VIR’s Khoi Nguyen about the province’s huge potential for investors.

Travel

2016’s tour to world’s largest cave on sale
16:17 03/08/2015 2016’s tour to world’s largest cave on sale

An exclusive adventure tour into Vietnam's Son Doong Cave, the largest in the world, is opening for bookings for 2016 and will accept only 500 tourists.

Leisure

Legendary retreat at Le Spa du Metropole
10:31 03/08/2015 Legendary retreat at Le Spa du Metropole

Le Spa du Metropole, one of the essential parts of the 5-star Metropole Hanoi, will offer a special therapy package this August: a 60-minute deep relaxation massage, followed by a 45-minute lunar beauty facial using Ytsara products.

Society

28 deaths, missing by heavy rains, flood
16:04 03/08/2015 28 deaths, missing by heavy rains, flood

As of 7.00pm, August 2, ongoing torrential rains and flood left 22 deaths, six missing and 36 injured in the week from July 27-August 2, according to reports from northern provinces. 

Sports

Kiradech wins Paul Lawrie Matchplay on final hole
11:17 03/08/2015 Kiradech wins Paul Lawrie Matchplay on final hole

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat won his second European Tour title of the year on Sunday when he defeated Robert Karlsson on the final hole to clinch the Paul Lawrie Matchplay.

World News

Obama to unveil 'biggest step ever' in climate fight
11:23 03/08/2015 Obama to unveil 'biggest step ever' in climate fight

US President Barack Obama will on Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.

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.