Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam Airlines and Techcombank to start new airline
14:05 06/02/2016 Vietnam Airlines and Techcombank to start new airline

Vietnam Airlines Corp. plans to set up a new airline from the restructuring of its subsidiary Vietnam Air Services Co. (VASCO), said Pham Ngoc Minh, chief executive officer of the national carrier in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday.

Investing

Mid-term public investment need estimated at almost $495m
22:22 10/02/2016 Mid-term public investment need estimated at almost $495m

The Ministry of Construction has completed its mid-term public investment for 2016-2020 under the Law on Public Investment to submit to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Tech

Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet
13:46 06/02/2016 Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet

Local mobile phone service providers like Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone have drawn up plans to cope with network glitches, especially for the 3G service during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).

Property

Singaporeans investors show strong interest in vacation homes in Vietnam
15:45 02/02/2016 Singaporeans investors show strong interest in vacation homes in Vietnam

Singaporeans real estate companies and investors have increasingly been showing interest in investing in vacation real estate projects in Vietnam.

Money

Singaporean bank branch to increase charter capital
21:36 10/02/2016 Singaporean bank branch to increase charter capital

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has allowed the HCM City branch of the Development Bank of Singapore Limited (DBS Bank Ltd.) to increase its charter capital.

Province

HCM City reviews socio-economic plan
22:28 10/02/2016 HCM City reviews socio-economic plan

The HCM City People's Committee reviewed its socio-economic development and State budget for January, and mapped out its priorities for next month.

Travel

5 best island getaways for Tet
08:41 08/02/2016 5 best island getaways for Tet

If you’re looking for a coveted island holiday getaway to enjoy the beach, scuba diving, fishing, hiking—along with spectacular seafood and traditional Vietnamese cuisine all at an affordable price here are five hot choices.

Leisure

Ha Noi to open book street for Tet
22:30 10/02/2016 Ha Noi to open book street for Tet

Bookworms can spend the Tet holiday walking along Le Thach Street in downtown Ha Noi, browsing thousands of books that are offered free of charge.

Society

Meaning of New Year’s Eve in Vietnamese belief
08:24 08/02/2016 Meaning of New Year’s Eve in Vietnamese belief

Tet, the Lunar New Year festival, is the most important holiday in Vietnam. As people believe Tet refreshes everything in their lives, they treasure the tradition of seeing off the old year and welcoming the new year.

Sports

Venus finally off the mark in 2016
22:11 10/02/2016 Venus finally off the mark in 2016

Venus Williams finally registered her first tour win of 2016 as she powered past Lee Pei-chi 6-3, 6-2 at the Taiwan Open on Wednesday to set up a clash with Urszula Radwanska.

World News

Ten dead as commuter trains collide in Germany
21:58 10/02/2016 Ten dead as commuter trains collide in Germany

German authorities were on Tuesday investigating how two commuter trains collided head-on, leaving at least 10 dead and dozens injured, despite having been fitted with automatic braking systems to prevent accidents.

Your Consultant

New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect
14:17 03/02/2016 New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect

Circular No. 59/2015/TT-BLDTBXH, dated December 29, 2015, details and provides guidance on the implementation of provisions of the Social Insurance Law on Compulsory Social Insurance, which contains numerous new regulations regarding sickness and the maternity regime.