Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

AES Mong Duong managing director elected in VCBSD’s Executive Board
12:35 27/01/2015 AES Mong Duong managing director elected in VCBSD’s Executive Board

Managing director of AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Company Limited, David Stone has been elected a member of the Executive Board of Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VCBSD) for the 2015-2016 term.

Investing

Leading telcos striving for global reach
11:22 27/01/2015 Leading telcos striving for global reach

Local telecom giants are stepping up efforts to seek for outbound investments to bolster business efficiency.

Tech

Facebook unveils 'lite' app for emerging markets
10:03 27/01/2015 Facebook unveils 'lite' app for emerging markets

A spokesman said that the "Facebook Lite" Android app is designed "for people on 2G (second-generation) connections or in areas of limited Internet accessibility."

Property

Becamex IDC flat owners get ownership certificates
09:10 27/01/2015 Becamex IDC flat owners get ownership certificates

The Investment and Industrial Development Corporation (Becamex IDC) issued 200 social housing ownership certificates to owners of flats in the corporation's social housing project in the Binh Duong Province,

Province

Construction of South Korean garment factory starts in Bac Lieu
12:38 27/01/2015 Construction of South Korean garment factory starts in Bac Lieu

Construction on a Republic of Korea-invested garment factory commenced on Sunday in Chau Hung A commune in Vinh Loi District, the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

Leisure

Colombia's Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title
09:56 27/01/2015 Colombia's Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from Colombia to take home the prize.

Sports

Djokovic romps as Williams sisters fight on
10:57 27/01/2015 Djokovic romps as Williams sisters fight on

Dominant Novak Djokovic has swept into the Australian Open last eight as the Williams sisters display fighting qualities to stay alive, but the tournament has ended for two-time champion Victoria Azarenka.

World News

S&P cuts Russia credit rating to 'junk'
09:49 27/01/2015 S&P cuts Russia credit rating to 'junk'

Standard and Poor's stripped Russia of its investment-grade rating on Monday (Jan 26), cutting it to "junk" status with a warning of weak growth.

Your Consultant

Energy-saving buildings offer banks new financial products
11:45 12/01/2015 Energy-saving buildings offer banks new financial products

Nearly half of the world’s energy consumption is a result of cooling, heating and ventilating buildings, while construction work is responsible for more than half of the globe’s resources consumption. Addressing these significant levels of consumption is becoming increasingly urgent with greenhouse gas emissions expected to double by 2030, with emerging markets among key contributors to this increase.