Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Sleeper bus modifications urged
19:47 | 21/09/2014 Sleeper bus modifications urged

The Ha Noi Transport Association (HTA) has asked the Ministry of Transport to temporarily ban production of sleeper buses until safety standards are set. It also wants the buses to be banned on dangerous, mountain routes.

Investing

Vietnam suffers support industry shortcomings
14:19 | 17/09/2014 Vietnam suffers support industry shortcomings

While many global corporations are trying to look for local suppliers in Vietnam to reduce manufacturing costs, Vietnamese companies are unlikely to be able to join international supply chain.

Tech

Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show
14:31 | 19/09/2014 Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show

Nestled among the industry giants at the Tokyo Game Show on Thursday (Sep 18) are a growing number of small and independent games developers from Asia and Europe, all hoping they are sitting on the next Minecraft.

Property

Money flows into southern realty
10:08 | 19/09/2014 Money flows into southern realty

HCM CITY - Large amounts of money are expected to be pumped into the southern housing market, especially in HCM City, which is recovering rapidly, according to analysts.

Money

Dow hits new record; Alibaba soars in debut
10:41 | 20/09/2014 Dow hits new record; Alibaba soars in debut

The Dow on Friday (Sep 19) notched its third straight record high in mixed Wall Street trade as shares of Chinese Internet company Alibaba soared following a record initial public offering.

Province

Quang Binh approves 28 FDI projects
09:42 | 17/09/2014 Quang Binh approves 28 FDI projects

This central province has approved the business licenses of 28 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with a total capital of US$39.7 million.

Leisure

Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist
20:18 | 21/09/2014 Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

Angelina Jolie is to direct a "sweeping epic" film about veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey's fight with ivory poachers, the studio behind the movie said Friday (Sep 19).

Society

Fire destroys printing-ink facility in Binh Duong Province
09:28 | 20/09/2014 Fire destroys printing-ink facility in Binh Duong Province

Binh Duong - A fire that broke out at about 4 pm on Thursday destroyed the facilities of a Japanese-invested printing-ink plant in the southern province of Binh Duong. The fire was finally contained at 1:30 am today.

Sports

Lille confirmed for Davis Cup final
10:44 | 20/09/2014 Lille confirmed for Davis Cup final

Lille will host the November 21-23 Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland with a near-record crowd of around 27,000 expected to see Roger Federer compete in his first championship match.

World News

Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan, killing one
20:11 | 21/09/2014 Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan, killing one

Tropical storm Fung-Wong on Sunday (Sep 21) pounded Taiwan with torrential downpours and powerful winds, killing one person and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services.

Your Consultant

A renovation roadmap for Vietnam’s buildings
14:54 | 15/09/2014 A renovation roadmap for Vietnam’s buildings

Do Huu Nhat Quang, business development director of GreenViet, a green building consultant, has just completed his first green renovation of an existing building in Vietnam. He said that there were two highly popular green building tools in Vietnam at this time, namely LEED EBOM or Existing Buildings: Operations and Management of USGBC, and LOTUS BIO, or Buildings in Operation of VGBC.

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