Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Investing

Bright prospects for agriculture
11:31 19/11/2014 Bright prospects for agriculture

Despite many natural advantages, Vietnam’s agriculture sector is suffering from a lack of advanced agricultural solutions and technologies. This leaves huge room for foreign agricultural companies with strong expertise and advanced technologies.

Tech

Cyber attacks in Vietnam megacity up 300% from 2013: conference
14:24 20/11/2014 Cyber attacks in Vietnam megacity up 300% from 2013: conference

Nearly 280,000 cyber attacks have been recorded in Ho Chi Minh City this year, a record 300 percent increase from the previous year, it was revealed at an Internet security conference Wednesday.

Property

Thanh Hoa golf resort to open in May 2015
16:21 19/11/2014 Thanh Hoa golf resort to open in May 2015

A VND5.5 trillion ($261 million) resort and golf course complex invested by FLC Group in the central province of Thanh Hoa plans to start operations in May next year.

Money

Local shares fail to consolidate gains
09:40 20/11/2014 Local shares fail to consolidate gains

There was a ray of hope when the VN-Index rallied at yesterday's morning session, but it didn't last long.

Province

There’s more than one Vietnam for investors
10:50 18/11/2014 There’s more than one Vietnam for investors

Some of Vietnam’s lesser known provinces offer real advantages, said Thomas Jandl, an Asia consultant and expert on the investment advantages of Vietnam’s diverse provinces, in his article recently posted on Borderlessnewsonline.

Travel

Bustling Binh Ba
11:41 19/11/2014 Bustling Binh Ba

Located some 15 kilometers off Ba Ngoi Wharf to the east and 60 kilometers off the coastal city of Nha Trang to the south, Binh Ba Island is quite small, covering an area of three square kilometers only. The venue, which used to be crowded with tourists on weekends only, is now turning a favorite destination as more and more people are visiting this place anytime, especially during summer.

Sports

Federer misses training ahead of Davis Cup final
11:30 20/11/2014 Federer misses training ahead of Davis Cup final

Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France dimmed further on Wednesday (Nov 19) as he again missed training due to back problems.

World News

Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO
13:00 20/11/2014 Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

The WHO believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around 70 per cent.