Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Lotte Mart claims headstart will stand it in good stead
14:20 | 02/09/2014 Lotte Mart claims headstart will stand it in good stead

Hong Won Sik, general director of Lotte Mart Vietnam, which currently operates seven shopping centres in the country’s key cities, talked with VIR’s Nguyen Chung about its business strategy and the competitive pressure exerted by foreign peers in the Vietnamese market.

Investing

Microsoft to pass on old tech ban
14:15 | 02/09/2014 Microsoft to pass on old tech ban

The Vietnamese government may delay the implementation of newly-issued regulations on the importation of used machinery and production lines, in order to facilitate the relocation of global firms including Microsoft.

Tech

Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo 'hack'
14:52 | 02/09/2014 Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo 'hack'

The FBI and Apple were urgently investigating on Monday (Sep 1) after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet.

Property

CapitaLand pushes its fourth project forward
14:24 | 02/09/2014 CapitaLand pushes its fourth project forward

Leading Singaporean developer CapitaLand has pushed forward with its Vista Verde project by appointing Construction Joint Stock Company No.1 as contractor.

Money

Asia shares mixed, dollar approaches 105 yen
18:02 | 02/09/2014 Asia shares mixed, dollar approaches 105 yen

Asian markets mostly rose on Tuesday (Sep 2), with Tokyo gaining more than one percent as the yen sank against the dollar, while Shanghai was boosted by hopes China will introduce economy-boosting measures.

Province

Reforms key to Can Tho IZ success
14:27 | 02/09/2014 Reforms key to Can Tho IZ success

In addition to its advantages in geography, raw material resources and skilled workforce, leaders of the Can Tho Municipal Export Processing and Industrial Zone Management Authority have gone to great lengths to make the city as attractive as possible to investors.

Travel

Kuala Lumpur-Danang flights resumed
09:25 | 31/08/2014 Kuala Lumpur-Danang flights resumed

Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia has resumed an air route between Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Danang city (Vietnam), operating four flights per week, starting on August 29.

Leisure

Vietnamese “Ao Dai” introduced to Malta fashion show
11:00 | 30/08/2014 Vietnamese “Ao Dai” introduced to Malta fashion show

An“Ao Dai” (traditional long dress) Fashion Show, featuring a collection by designer Hoang Hai, gathered top Vietnamese models at the Royal Opera House in Valletta, the capital of Malta on August 28 including Dang Ngoc Han and Miss Vietnam 2010.

Society

Mekong farmers cash in on fragrant rice
10:28 | 31/08/2014 Mekong farmers cash in on fragrant rice

The area under fragrant rice varieties in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang has increased in recent years, helping farmers improve their lives.

Sports

Arsenal capture Welbeck from Man United
15:03 | 02/09/2014 Arsenal capture Welbeck from Man United

Arsenal have announced the signing of England international striker Danny Welbeck from Premier League rivals Manchester United on a long-term deal.

World News

Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO
17:57 | 02/09/2014 Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained within the country's northwest, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday (Sep 2).

Your Consultant

Coping with the urban heat island
14:34 | 02/09/2014 Coping with the urban heat island

It is common knowledge that urban areas emit more heat in a phenomenon known as the ‘urban heat island’ effect. This obviously affects the overall environmental and local quality of life. The use of cool roofs can help reduce this issue.

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