Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

EVN struggles to cope with rising input costs
16:05 21/10/2014 EVN struggles to cope with rising input costs

The rising prices of coal and gas for power production look to push up the state-run Electricity of Vietnam (EVN)’s 2014 operating costs by around VND7 trillion ($328.6 million), which will seriously hurt the firm’s financial plan.

Investing

Vietnamese, German firms join hands to power Con Dao Islands
09:22 21/10/2014 Vietnamese, German firms join hands to power Con Dao Islands

Vietnam’s Duc Long Gia Lai Group (DLG) will co-operate with Germany’s Merica Group (MGC) to provide electricity for the Con Dao Islands.

Tech

New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple
10:33 21/10/2014 New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple

Profit rose 13 per cent to US$8.5 billion, as revenues jumped to US$42.1 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter ending Sep 27, the California-based company reported on Monday (Oct 20).

Property

Law could simplify buying homes
10:32 20/10/2014 Law could simplify buying homes

Hanoi - Viet Nam is considering changing the amended Housing Law, which is now under discussion, to make it easier for foreigners and Vietnamese expatriates to buy houses in the country.

Money

VN stock markets end mixed
14:31 21/10/2014 VN stock markets end mixed

Share prices rallied at the HCM City Stock Exchange but continued to decline at the Ha Noi Stock Exchange yesterday.

Province

Locals protest hydropower plants
10:18 20/10/2014 Locals protest hydropower plants

Quang Ngai - Upcoming construction of new hydroelectricity plants threatens residents of the central province of Quang Ngai's Son Ha district.

Travel

Fantastic terrace rice fields in October
15:10 21/10/2014 Fantastic terrace rice fields in October

Mu Cang Chai, a district of Yen Bai Province in the nation’s northern upland, has become one of the most popular destinations for travelers and photographers to capture beautiful images of terrace rice fields and daily activities of ethnic minority peoples.

Leisure

Making the world run: Women’s Day in Vietnam
10:00 20/10/2014 Making the world run: Women’s Day in Vietnam

Three of my young Vietnamese friends are starting a small business in Da Nang City in the central region. The young lady has taken the risk and the plunge to create a business space of their own creativity and imagination.

Society

Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs
09:38 21/10/2014 Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Sports

Williams beats Ivanovic; Halep overcomes Bouchard
15:19 21/10/2014 Williams beats Ivanovic; Halep overcomes Bouchard

Top seed Serena Williams beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 as she opened the WTA Finals in Singapore on Monday. Romania's Simona Halep enjoyed a straightforward 6-2, 6-3 victory over Eugenie Bouchard of Canada.

World News

Canadian car attacker was suspected radical: Officials
10:25 21/10/2014 Canadian car attacker was suspected radical: Officials

A 25-year-old man who was shot by police after wounding two soldiers in in a Quebec supermarket parking lot was known to authorities as a suspected radical, said federal officials.

Your Consultant

MPI encourages eco-IPs
08:38 20/10/2014 MPI encourages eco-IPs

With industrial parks across the nation facing the challenge of meeting emission restrictions, the Vietnamese government is encouraging investors to develop eco-industrial parks for sustainable  growth.