Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

CapitaLand and Ascott celebrate 20 years in Vietnam
10:33 20/12/2014 CapitaLand and Ascott celebrate 20 years in Vietnam

CapitaLand Limited and its wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), on December 19 celebrated 20 years of excellence in Vietnam.

Investing

LG Electronics leases more land in Trang Due IP
11:26 19/12/2014 LG Electronics leases more land in Trang Due IP

LG Electronics yesterday signed a land-lease agreement for the second stage of the firm’s investment expansion in the northern port city of Haiphong following the successful implementation of the first phase.

Tech

5 security threats to watch out for in 2015
11:34 19/12/2014 5 security threats to watch out for in 2015

Security and tech analyst firms highlight the threats related to the Internet of Things, new malware in hackers’ arsenal and personal health information being a target as key trends heading into the new year.

Property

Goldmark City launched in Hanoi
11:55 19/12/2014 Goldmark City launched in Hanoi

Viet Han Real Estate Construction and Trading Company on December 18 signed an exclusive management, operation and development agreement with TNR Holdings Vietnam to develop the Goldmark City project in Hanoi.

Money

Vietnam’s richest hit hard by stock plunge following world oil slump
09:41 20/12/2014 Vietnam’s richest hit hard by stock plunge following world oil slump

Many richest Vietnamese people on the stock market have suffered severely from the free fall of the local stock market, a knock-on effect from the recent slump of the world’s oil prices.

Province

HCM City launches its own taxi booking app
09:54 20/12/2014 HCM City launches its own taxi booking app

HCM City Department of Science and Technology introduced on December 18 its own taxi booking and management application, called LiveTaxi, which can be downloaded on mobile devices.

Travel

Vietnam among top 40 World's Best Beach Resorts
15:59 19/12/2014 Vietnam among top 40 World's Best Beach Resorts

Conde Nast Traveler, one of the world's premier luxury and lifestyle travel magazines, has cited three famous resorts in Vietnam’s central region as top 40 of World's Best Beach Resorts: Readers' Choice 2014.

Society

Pfizer Thailand Foundation grants scholarships to Vietnamese medical students
11:21 20/12/2014 Pfizer Thailand Foundation grants scholarships to Vietnamese medical students

Pfizer Thailand Foundation, in collaboration with Hanoi Medical University, recently granted scholarships to three outstanding Vietnamese students currently undertaking medical studies at the Hanoi Medical University.

Sports

Bayern claim new league records in Mainz win
11:58 20/12/2014 Bayern claim new league records in Mainz win

Bayern Munich claimed two Bundesliga records on Friday (Dec 19) as Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben scored in their 2-1 comeback win at Mainz which left them 14 points clear.

World News

Cuban parliament rubber-stamps normalization with US
13:00 20/12/2014 Cuban parliament rubber-stamps normalization with US

Cuba's parliament on Friday (Dec 19) unanimously ratified a deal reached between Havana and Washington normalizing relations after a half-century of hostility.