Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Singapore celebrates 50th anniversary in SC Vivo City
16:37 04/08/2015 Singapore celebrates 50th anniversary in SC Vivo City

Singapore Consul-General Leow Siu Lin officially opened SC VivoCity’s Celebration of Singapore’s 50th Anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 1.

Investing

Viet Nam to top in GDP gain from TPP, AEC
15:38 04/08/2015 Viet Nam to top in GDP gain from TPP, AEC

Viet Nam is the country likely to achieve the biggest GDP increase in percentage terms by joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership and ASEAN Economic Community in almost all simulation scenarios, according to a study by the Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).

Tech

Telephone exports soar in first seven months
09:19 04/08/2015 Telephone exports soar in first seven months

Viet Nam's exports of electronics, computers and components saw a sharp year-on-year increase of 57.8 per cent, hitting US$8.7 billion in the first seven months of this year.

Property

First brick of Vietnamese-Singaporean resort in Hoa Binh laid
09:07 05/08/2015 First brick of Vietnamese-Singaporean resort in Hoa Binh laid

HTV International Ltd. and Gia Phu International Singapore Ltd. started construction of the Bao Tho International Hoa Binh eco-resort on July 31 in Ky Son district of the northern province of Hoa Binh.

Money

Local markets end mixed in early trading
15:43 04/08/2015 Local markets end mixed in early trading

Local shares ended mixed this morning, with a positive performance on the northern bourse and an extended fall on the southern market.

Province

Dong Nai attracts 57 FDI projects
15:33 04/08/2015 Dong Nai attracts 57 FDI projects

The southern province of Dong Nai attracted 57 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth US$1.1 billion, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.

Travel

Explore more of the Americas with Emirates’ Pass
16:42 04/08/2015 Explore more of the Americas with Emirates’ Pass

Emirates passengers looking to explore beyond the airline's network of American destinations now have dozens of options with the Americas Pass. 

Leisure

VTV and TBS to produce second TV drama
09:51 04/08/2015 VTV and TBS to produce second TV drama

After the first jointly produced TV drama Nguoi cong su (fellow worker), Vietnam Television (VTV) and Japan’s Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) Television will turn out the second drama “Khuc hat mat troi” (the sun’s song).

Society

Popular charity act in Saigon dealt a blow in Hanoi
10:03 04/08/2015 Popular charity act in Saigon dealt a blow in Hanoi

While iced tea tanks put along the streets to help people quench their thirst for free can easily be spotted across Ho Chi Minh City, the imitation of the good deed in Hanoi has been treated differently.

Sports

Lyon reach deal to sign Manchester Utd's Rafael
10:35 04/08/2015 Lyon reach deal to sign Manchester Utd's Rafael

Manchester United's Rafael is joining Lyon after the two clubs reached a deal over the Brazilian right-back, the French side announced on Monday.

Your Consultant

New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes
09:50 29/07/2015 New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes

On June 22, 2015, the finance ministry issued Circular 96/2015/TT-BTC, guiding the corporate income tax regime in Decree 12/2015/ND-CP ("Decree 12") of the government, dated February 12, 2015.