Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Airbus manufactures spare parts in Vietnam
08:55 | 24/04/2014 Airbus manufactures spare parts in Vietnam

Airbus on April 23 announced it has selected Hanoi-based Nikkiso Vietnam Company to manufacture its aircraft spare parts in Vietnam.

Investing

Phenikaa builds  $87 million compound quarzt slab factory in Hoa Lac
14:07 | 24/04/2014 Phenikaa builds $87 million compound quarzt slab factory in Hoa Lac

Vietnam's A & A Green Phenix Company (PHENIKAA) will build an $87 million plant for manufacturing quartz slabz made by bonding together quartz grits and powder with unsaturated polyester resin, using vacuum-vibro press technology that is exclusive technology transferred from Italy’s Breton.

Tech

Google online maps go back in time
08:40 | 24/04/2014 Google online maps go back in time

The new Google Maps Street View snapshots feature now allows users to see what specific neighbourhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods during the past seven years.

Property

Nha Trang Bay luxury resort project still faces delay
09:47 | 24/04/2014 Nha Trang Bay luxury resort project still faces delay

Nearly a year after getting its new investment certificate, the multi-million dollar Nha Trang Bay luxury resort project has yet to restart construction, though the new developer committed to starting operations within two years.

Money

The State Bank of Vietnam and Deloitte Vietnam jointly held FATCA conference
17:00 | 22/04/2014 The State Bank of Vietnam and Deloitte Vietnam jointly held FATCA conference

A conference for updates on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), jointly held by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and Deloitte Vietnam and attracting representatives from more than 130 credit institutions and foreign banks’ branches, took place in Hanoi last Friday.

Province

Thai Nguyen sees strong foreign investment growth
10:20 | 18/04/2014 Thai Nguyen sees strong foreign investment growth

The foreign-invested sector has highlighted the northern Thai Nguyen province's upbeat economic picture in the first quarter of 2014, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.

Travel

Central region ready for marine tourism season
09:17 | 24/04/2014 Central region ready for marine tourism season

Central coastal provinces and cities will launch interesting programs during the marine tourism season.

Leisure

Iceman 3D: Not well thawed out
08:38 | 24/04/2014 Iceman 3D: Not well thawed out

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen's new movie "Iceman 3D", a remake of the 1989 classic "The Iceman Cometh", has juvenile jokes and unsatisfying action sequences.

Society

Measles needs to be contained soon: PM
09:20 | 24/04/2014 Measles needs to be contained soon: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 23 asked relevant ministries, agencies and Hanoi city to take urgent action to bring measles under control and reduce the number of fatalities.

Sports

OCA accepts Vietnam’s ASIAD 18 withdrawal
10:49 | 24/04/2014 OCA accepts Vietnam’s ASIAD 18 withdrawal

The Olympic Council of Asia has acquiesced to Vietnam’s bid to withdraw from staging the 18th Asian Games (ASIAD 18) in 2019.

World News

Imperial pomp to start Obama's Japan visit
08:33 | 24/04/2014 Imperial pomp to start Obama's Japan visit

The first state visit to Japan by a US President in nearly two decades gets under way in earnest on Thursday when Barack Obama is treated to the pomp and ceremony of an imperial reception.

Your Consultant

Four habits of remarkably likeable bosses
09:38 | 23/04/2014 Four habits of remarkably likeable bosses

If they like you, really like you, you will actually be a better boss. Here’s how to make that happen.

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