Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Investing

Samsung Display ponders US$2.5 billion investment in Bac Ninh
09:14 23/01/2017 Samsung Display ponders US$2.5 billion investment in Bac Ninh

Samsung Display Co has announced that it is contemplating a plan to invest an additional US$2.5 billion to expand its display module assembly line in the northern Vietnam province of Bac Ninh.

Tech

16 million pre-activated SIM cards locked
21:52 22/01/2017 16 million pre-activated SIM cards locked

As many as 16 million of the 17 million pre-activated SIM cards that were recalled nation-wide have been locked by service providers on January 15.

Property

Bright prospects seen for hospitality sector
14:27 21/01/2017 Bright prospects seen for hospitality sector

There is plenty of optimism in the hospitality market this year underpinned by very strong international arrivals growth, according to a recent survey by a real estate consulting firm specialising in the sector.

Money

HCM City set to divest from 40 SOEs by year 2020
14:24 21/01/2017 HCM City set to divest from 40 SOEs by year 2020

HCM City will have to divest from 40 State-owned enterprises (SOEs) between 2016 and 2020, reported cafef.vn.

Province

Central city invests in infrastructure of hi-tech park
14:40 21/01/2017 Central city invests in infrastructure of hi-tech park

Da Nang has invested VND363 billion (US$16 million) to complete the second-stage infrastructure for the 1,010-hectare Hi-Tech Park in Hoa Vang District, 20km west of the city.

Travel

Blooming canola terraces a new tourism draw
21:50 22/01/2017 Blooming canola terraces a new tourism draw

Already popular for its beautiful terraced rice fields, a district in mountainous Yên Bái province hopes to expand the tourist season with yellow canola blooms,  Đinh Hữu Dư reports.

Leisure

Lunar New Year festival organised at ancient communal house
15:22 21/01/2017 Lunar New Year festival organised at ancient communal house

Various traditional customs of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year will be featured on January 22 at So Village’s communal house on the western outskirts of Hanoi.

Society

Farmers struggle to access loans to develop production
08:57 23/01/2017 Farmers struggle to access loans to develop production

Difficulties in borrowing money from banks have made it difficult for farmers to develop agricultural production in Hà Nội.

Sports

Lewandowski's late strike seals Bayern's win
15:39 21/01/2017 Lewandowski's late strike seals Bayern's win

BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski's 91st-minute strike snatched victory for Bayern Munich in their 2-1 comeback win at Freiburg in sub-zero temperatures on Friday as the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break.

World News

Trump to receive British PM May on Friday: White House
21:59 22/01/2017 Trump to receive British PM May on Friday: White House

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will welcome British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday in his first meeting with a foreign leader, the White House said on Saturday (Jan 21).

Your Consultant

Decree on trading in duty-free goods
21:42 22/01/2017 Decree on trading in duty-free goods

The Government has issued a Decree on trading in duty-free goods, stipulating eligible persons and conditions for purchase of duty-free goods.