Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

DLG takes over Mass Noble Investments Ltd
08:52 28/05/2015 DLG takes over Mass Noble Investments Ltd

Furniture dealer Duc Long Gia Lai Group (DLG) announced on May 26 that it had officially taken over the electronic component producer Mass Noble Investments Limited through a share swap.

Investing

Japanese raise hopes for new investment flow
15:00 27/05/2015 Japanese raise hopes for new investment flow

More Japanese enterprises are eager to pour money into agricultural, foodstuffs, construction, sea transport, tourism, and restaurant projects in Vietnam.

Tech

Vietnam Mobile Day 2015: Development, marketing and business opportunities
19:57 27/05/2015 Vietnam Mobile Day 2015: Development, marketing and business opportunities

Mobile apps which companies can use to provide information on brands, promotions, product launches, to service existing customers and advertise to new ones are becoming more and more popular according to the Mobile Marketing Association Vietnam.

Property

Up-market real estate enjoys buoyant growth
14:19 27/05/2015 Up-market real estate enjoys buoyant growth

As liquidity increases in the real estate market, opportunities are arising in Ho Chi Minh City’s up-market housing sector.

Money

Dollar falls, following SBV's message
08:52 28/05/2015 Dollar falls, following SBV's message

Dollar rates fell in all local commercial banks on May 27, after the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) said it would not lift the rate this year.

Travel

Vietnam: 3 destinations among top 27 amazing natural wonders
10:35 28/05/2015 Vietnam: 3 destinations among top 27 amazing natural wonders

SmarterTravel, one of the largest online travel resources of the US, has revealed the world’s top 27 amazing natural wonders in Asia, including 3 destinations in Vietnam.  

Leisure

19th Hennessy concert series – the spirit of inspiration
20:12 27/05/2015 19th Hennessy concert series – the spirit of inspiration

Hennessy, in collaboration with the Vietnam Performing Arts Centre and the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, is jointly organising the 19th edition of the Hennessy Concert Series, which will take place at the Hanoi Opera House on May 29.

Society

Scorching weather raging in central Vietnam, with likely max temp of 41°C
10:24 28/05/2015 Scorching weather raging in central Vietnam, with likely max temp of 41°C

The ongoing scorching weather in central Vietnam will continue in days to come, with some areas suffering high temperatures of 41 degrees Celsius, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has warned.

Sports

Vietnam eliminated from Asia’s top four after loss at Asian women’s volleyball tourney
10:30 28/05/2015 Vietnam eliminated from Asia’s top four after loss at Asian women’s volleyball tourney

Vietnam failed to advance to the semis of the 2015 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship after suffering a 0-3 loss to Chinese Taipei in their quarterfinal match in Tianjin, China on Tuesday.

World News

Europe must do more to help migrants: UN chief
09:54 27/05/2015 Europe must do more to help migrants: UN chief

Europe must do more to help migrants crossing the Mediterranean, Ban said ahead of a visit to Brussels, as a planned EU naval operation awaits approval.

Your Consultant

Stock exchanges to manage SOE shares
09:36 27/05/2015 Stock exchanges to manage SOE shares

The Ministry of Finance, currently drafting a circular to regulate the sale of share lots offered by equitising State-owned enterprises (SOE), said it hopes to finalise the draft by the end of the month.