Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Siemens Vietnam and Bitexco group deepen relationship
16:57 28/11/2014 Siemens Vietnam and Bitexco group deepen relationship

Siemens Vietnam, part of German engineering conglomerate Siemens AG, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local partner Bitexco group in Hanoi.

Investing

Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line
16:52 26/11/2014 Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line

Intel is gearing up for the completion of its CPU production line at its Ho Chi Minh City-based assembly and testing plant by the end of November, according to CEO of Intel Products Vietnam Sherry Boger.

Tech

Japan's Toyota, Daihatsu announce new Takata airbag recall
09:51 28/11/2014 Japan's Toyota, Daihatsu announce new Takata airbag recall

Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, said it would recall some 57,000 vehicles globally - about 40,000 units in Japan and some 17,000 overseas - while subsidiary Daihatsu would recall about 27,500 vehicles in Japan.

Property

Property prices stable but buyers struggle
16:22 28/11/2014 Property prices stable but buyers struggle

Vietnamese people still find it hard to buy a house due to their very low salaries, even though the property prices are not high, said Nguyen Tran Nam, deputy minister of construction.

Money

SBV dollar sale pledge helps exchange rate
09:15 28/11/2014 SBV dollar sale pledge helps exchange rate

The US dollar and Vietnamese dong exchange rate eased further yesterday after the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) pledged to sell dollars.

Province

Spain funds HCM City’s Metro line No.5 construction study
09:32 27/11/2014 Spain funds HCM City’s Metro line No.5 construction study

The Spanish government has pledged to provide €3.4 million for Ho Chi Minh City to carry out a pre-feasibility study for Metro line No.5 which will link Saigon bridge to new Can Giuoc coach station.

Travel

Vietnam touts tourism in New Delhi
16:35 28/11/2014 Vietnam touts tourism in New Delhi

The Vietnam Embassy in India on November 26 sponsored an international marketing seminar in New Delhi, India with a plethora of attendees, providing an opportunity to discuss ways it could assist them in promoting inbound tourism to Vietnam.

Leisure

Vietnamese folk songs get intangible cultural heritage status
16:19 28/11/2014 Vietnamese folk songs get intangible cultural heritage status

UNESCO has recognised the Vietnamese Vi and Dam folk songs as being symbols of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Society

Storm Sinlaku likely to hit south-central Vietnam over weekend
13:38 28/11/2014 Storm Sinlaku likely to hit south-central Vietnam over weekend

After entering the East Sea on Friday morning, the depression that formed south of the Philippines has strengthened into a tropical storm and will likely hit south-central Vietnam late Saturday night, the Vietnamese national weather center has warned.

Sports

National Sports Games' table tennis competition begins
16:19 28/11/2014 National Sports Games' table tennis competition begins

The National Sports Games' table tennis event began yesterday in the northern province of Hai Duong.

World News

One dead in Indonesian protest against fuel price hike
09:29 28/11/2014 One dead in Indonesian protest against fuel price hike

The 27-year-old man was found in the street after police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse about 200 demonstrators trying to force their way into the local governor's office in Makassar, on Sulawesi island.

Your Consultant

Tips to improve online candidate sourcing
11:07 24/11/2014 Tips to improve online candidate sourcing

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”. This timeless saying by Abraham Lincoln could not be more relevant to candidate searches. To plunge headlong into a candidate hunt without adequate front-end research and a thorough analysis of search strategy will only result in sub-par profiles and irrelevant information.