Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Gender-smart infrastructure is crucial for Women’s contributions to the economic growth of the Asia Pacific
16:02 06/03/2015 Gender-smart infrastructure is crucial for Women’s contributions to the economic growth of the Asia Pacific

For men and women, roads are not the same. Infrastructure, such as streets, transit systems, and cell phone networks, makes a significantly bigger difference to a woman’s life and work than to men.

Investing

PM discusses major expressway investments with Ha Noi leaders
09:29 06/03/2015 PM discusses major expressway investments with Ha Noi leaders

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and four deputy PMs held a meeting yesterday with Ha Noi's leaders to discuss the capital city's socio-economic development for 2015.

Tech

Microsoft rolls out Office “universal” apps on Windows 10
15:28 06/03/2015 Microsoft rolls out Office “universal” apps on Windows 10

Microsoft has recently released touch-optimised versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook- the ‘universal apps’ on Office for Windows 10 that work great on small screen devices like phones and tablets.

Property

Lotte, Japanese partners to develop $2bn Eco Smart City in Vietnam
15:14 05/03/2015 Lotte, Japanese partners to develop $2bn Eco Smart City in Vietnam

South Korean conglomerate Lotte will join hands with two Japanese groups to develop a multibillion-dollar real estate complex in Ho Chi Minh City.

Money

Vietnam cbank mulls acquiring GP.Bank, Ocean Bank following construction bank buyout
14:19 06/03/2015 Vietnam cbank mulls acquiring GP.Bank, Ocean Bank following construction bank buyout

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is considering taking over other loss-making local financial institutions including the unlisted GP.Bank and Ocean Bank, according to Deputy Governor Nguyen Phuoc Thanh.

Province

HCM City ups the ante on FDI
11:27 05/03/2015 HCM City ups the ante on FDI

HCM City has cumulatively attracted 5,300 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects and US$36 billion in pledged investment, city leaders announced at a March 4 meeting with foreign investors.

Travel

The tranquil beauty of Co Chat Village
16:48 05/03/2015 The tranquil beauty of Co Chat Village

Nestled on the banks of the gentle Ninh River in Nam Dinh City, the village of Co Chat in Phuong Dinh commune, Truc Ninh district, is famous for its sericulture.

Leisure

Austrian drag queen Conchita to release debut album
16:17 06/03/2015 Austrian drag queen Conchita to release debut album

Conchita Wurst  says her debut album will feature 14 tracks but will not contain Rise Like a Phoenix, the song which won her the Eurovision title last year.

Society

Ha Noi job promotion centre sees employer-applicant gap
09:38 06/03/2015 Ha Noi job promotion centre sees employer-applicant gap

Just after Tet vacation ended, Nguyen Viet Linh, 21, rushed to the Job Promotion Centre in Ha Noi just as it opened in search of career opportunities.

Sports

Kvitova withdraws from Indian Wells
09:57 06/03/2015 Kvitova withdraws from Indian Wells

Reigning Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova has pulled out of next week's Indian Wells hardcourt tournament, saying she is fatigued and needs more time to rest.

World News

Airliner skids off La Guardia runway as winter storm hits US
10:29 06/03/2015 Airliner skids off La Guardia runway as winter storm hits US

An airliner skidded off a runway at New York's La Guardia airport on Thursday (Mar 5) and slid to halt just yards from frigid waters, as a snow storm battered the US coast from Texas to Boston.

Your Consultant

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels
15:46 25/02/2015 HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.