Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Bitexco offers to run major bays
14:17 | 24/07/2014 Bitexco offers to run major bays

Hanoi - Bitexco Group has proposed a plan to the Quang Ninh People's Committee to manage tourism activities in the Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay for 50 years.

Investing

Japanese SMEs keen to invest in Vietnam
08:42 | 23/07/2014 Japanese SMEs keen to invest in Vietnam

With the Government’s open door policy, stable political environment and vast economic potential, many Japanese small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) find Vietnam an attractive destination for business in Southeast Asia.

Tech

Russian President ratifies outer space cooperation deal with Vietnam
08:22 | 24/07/2014 Russian President ratifies outer space cooperation deal with Vietnam

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in exploring and using aerospace for peaceful purposes between Russia and Vietnam, according to the Russian news agency Itar-Tass.

Property

Ha Noi calls for social housing reform
09:15 | 24/07/2014 Ha Noi calls for social housing reform

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked relevant departments to review the progress of social housing projects and report on when the projects will be completed, before July 25.

Money

Gov't announces new regulations on forex transactions
14:15 | 24/07/2014 Gov't announces new regulations on forex transactions

Hanoi - All transactions and cash payments for exports and imports of goods and services must be conducted by bank transfers through authorised credit institutions.

Province

Hai Phong urged to boost maritime economic development
14:09 | 24/07/2014 Hai Phong urged to boost maritime economic development

State President Truong Tan Sang has stressed that Hai Phong city holds an important position in the north key economic region - the main gateway to northern provinces - in the process of international integration, so it should focus on promoting maritime economic development.

Travel

Mekong River among top five river cruises in Asia
10:09 | 23/07/2014 Mekong River among top five river cruises in Asia

The UK daily Telegraph has cited the Mekong river cruise from Siem Reap in Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City as one of the top five river cruises in Asia.

Leisure

Class nurtures love for cheo opera
14:26 | 24/07/2014 Class nurtures love for cheo opera

Twice a week, a group of more than 20 young people gathers together to learn and practise Ly Truong Me Dop (Village Head and Mrs.Dop) – an excerpt from the famous cheo (Vietnamese traditional opera) repertoire Quan Am Thi Kinh.

Sports

Man United crush Galaxy 7-0 in van Gaal debut
14:46 | 24/07/2014 Man United crush Galaxy 7-0 in van Gaal debut

Louis van Gaal's reign as manager of Manchester United got off to a rousing start on Wednesday (July 23) with a 7-0 friendly victory over Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy.

World News

Taiwan plane crash toll hits 48, officials defend flight clearance
14:22 | 24/07/2014 Taiwan plane crash toll hits 48, officials defend flight clearance

Taiwanese officials Thursday (July 24) defended flight clearance given to a plane which crashed while trying to land during stormy weather, killing 48 people, as sobbing relatives gathered to identify their loved ones.

Your Consultant

Things that make you unproductive at work
13:00 | 21/07/2014 Things that make you unproductive at work

Time is a finite resource. There are only 24 hours in a day and only a small part of that is actually available to you for work. Here we consider the top things that make you unproductive at work and solutions to ensure that they don’t waste your valuable time.

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