Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Expos to give shot in the arm to manufacturing sector
08:52 25/05/2015 Expos to give shot in the arm to manufacturing sector

ASEAN’s leading exhibition organiser Reed Tradex Co., Ltd. hopes to drive the growth of the manufacturing industry in Vietnam via its two high-profile exhibitions, Vietnam Manufacturing Expo 2015, and NEPCON Vietnam 2015. Duangdej Yuaikwarmdee, deputy managing director and general manager of Reed Tradex in Vietnam spoke with VIR’s Thanh Tung about the upcoming events.

Investing

Promoting Vietnamese agro-produce through PPPs
08:00 25/05/2015 Promoting Vietnamese agro-produce through PPPs

Vietnam’s farming sector has been transformed over the last five years through the public-private partnership model between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and various multinationals. This strategy has proved incredibly useful in promoting “made-in-Vietnam” agricultural products in many demanding markets across Europe.

Tech

Tackling the crimewave of unlicensed software
09:25 23/05/2015 Tackling the crimewave of unlicensed software

Efforts are being ramped up to tackle widespread software piracy in locations across the country.  

Property

Foreign residents start to eye property
09:01 25/05/2015 Foreign residents start to eye property

Mark Cameron of the UK, who lives and works in Viet Nam, believes that he will be able own residential property thanks to the revised Law on Housing, which has removed prior restrictions on foreigners from buying property in the country. It will take effect next month.

Money

Vietinbank officially merges with PGBank
09:04 25/05/2015 Vietinbank officially merges with PGBank

Viet Nam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) and the Petrolimex Group Commercial Joint Stock Bank (PGBank) signed an official merger document yesterday, thereby opening opportunities for the new bank.

Travel

A journey on Son Tra Peninsula
09:33 22/05/2015 A journey on Son Tra Peninsula

For a long time, Son Tra Peninsula has been seen as a green lung and wind barrier for Danang City on the central coast.

Leisure

‘Ao dai’ featuring modern Ho Chi Minh City to be displayed in S. Korea
09:29 25/05/2015 ‘Ao dai’ featuring modern Ho Chi Minh City to be displayed in S. Korea

A noted Vietnamese fashion designer will take his latest “ao dai” (traditional long gown) collection which features images of a bustling, dynamic Ho Chi Minh City to a  South Korean cultural fest early next week.

Society

Korean companies launch affordable supermarkets to cater to Vietnamese workers
14:44 22/05/2015 Korean companies launch affordable supermarkets to cater to Vietnamese workers

Two Korean-owned companies in Vietnam are running their own supermarkets which offer goods at low prices to their workers in a bid to improve their living conditions.

Sports

Nishikori inspires Japanese French Open record
09:54 25/05/2015 Nishikori inspires Japanese French Open record

Japan smashed a record which had stood for almost half a century at the French Open by seeing five men make the first round draw.

World News

UN peace talks on Yemen postponed: Official
09:42 25/05/2015 UN peace talks on Yemen postponed: Official

UN-brokered talks designed to return peace to war-torn Yemen have been postponed just four days before they were due to begin in Geneva.

Your Consultant

Ministry cuts interest on State investment
09:08 25/05/2015 Ministry cuts interest on State investment

In a move to ease businesses' access to loans, the Ministry of Finance this week cut interest rates on State investment and export credit.