Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Seaprodex to sell stake in Proconco
10:24 28/08/2015 Seaprodex to sell stake in Proconco

Viet Nam National Seaproducts Corporation (Seaprodex) has approved a plan to sell all its stake in the Vietnamese-French Cattle Feed Joint Stock Company, better known as Proconco.

Investing

PM assigns ACV to be investor of Long Thanh Airport
15:02 27/08/2015 PM assigns ACV to be investor of Long Thanh Airport

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Airport Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV) to be investor of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern Dong Nai Province.

Tech

Transport Ministry pilots IT application in passenger transport
10:47 28/08/2015 Transport Ministry pilots IT application in passenger transport

The Ministry of Transport has asked the Government to permit pilot implementation of a project to apply information technology in the management of contract-based passenger transportation (Grabcar) developed by GrabTaxi Vietnam.

Property

The Reverie Saigon's grand opening set for early next month
15:04 27/08/2015 The Reverie Saigon's grand opening set for early next month

The Reverie Saigon, one of the world's most eagerly anticipated new hotels, will celebrate its grand opening on September 1.

Money

GTN to buy stakes in State enterprises Vinatea, Vilico
10:44 28/08/2015 GTN to buy stakes in State enterprises Vinatea, Vilico

Thong Nhat Production and Investment Joint Stock Company (GTN) plans to acquire a 75 per cent of stake in the State-owned Vietnam National Tea Corporation, or Vinatea.

Province

Tien Giang set for more investment
10:32 27/08/2015 Tien Giang set for more investment

The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is currently home to 73 investment projects, 47 of which are foreign direct investment, that cumulat-ively pull US$1.37 billion into the province.

Travel

Four tourist sites in Vietnam that need permits
14:20 28/08/2015 Four tourist sites in Vietnam that need permits

To conquer Fansipan, Pu Si Lung, Bach Moc Luong Tu and A Pa Chai, tourists must get a permit from the local border posts or management boards.

Leisure

Mamma Mia! ABBA's piano up for auction
14:41 28/08/2015 Mamma Mia! ABBA's piano up for auction

The piano is estimated to fetch between £600,000 and £800,000 (US$925,000-US$1.24 million) when it goes on sale on Sep 29.

Society

Ha Noi to block streets for National Independence Day parade
14:15 28/08/2015 Ha Noi to block streets for National Independence Day parade

The Ha Noi Police Department has announced a ban on plying all kinds of vehicles along 40 streets in preparation for the upcoming parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Viet Nam's Independence Day (September 2).

Sports

Champions League draw smiles on Barcelona, Manchester Utd
15:24 28/08/2015 Champions League draw smiles on Barcelona, Manchester Utd

Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favourable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday.

World News

Japanese toilet giant flipping open lid on new museum
15:24 28/08/2015 Japanese toilet giant flipping open lid on new museum

High-tech toilets are common in Japan, regularly winning praise from foreign tourists and celebrities as the epitome of Japanese know-how.

Your Consultant

Internal operational regulations vital in joint stock companies
14:56 26/08/2015 Internal operational regulations vital in joint stock companies

Internal regulations, along with the Company Charter, serve as a practical tool to administer the internal activities of joint stock companies, some of whose characteristics are deemed quite distinct.