Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Swiss-funded project offers help to SMEs
10:44 01/10/2014 Swiss-funded project offers help to SMEs

Hanoi - The development of regional export and production plans can help Viet Nam's small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) become more competitive, a workshop held in Ha Noi heard yesterday.

Investing

Canada’s Besra Gold restarts mining in Vietnam despite $14mn tax arrears
09:18 01/10/2014 Canada’s Besra Gold restarts mining in Vietnam despite $14mn tax arrears

Canadian gold mining firm Besra Gold Inc. is resuming production today, September 30, at one of the two gold mines itshut down two months ago in central Vietnam because of tax issues, the company said Monday.

Tech

Microsoft unveils the future of Windows
10:38 01/10/2014 Microsoft unveils the future of Windows

Microsoft Corporation yesterday unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available October 1.

Property

Lotte group develop hotel chain in Vietnam
16:24 30/09/2014 Lotte group develop hotel chain in Vietnam

Lotte Group has expanded its interests in the hotel sector with the development of the Lotte Hanoi Hotel and acquisition of the Lotte Saigon.

Money

Blue chips weigh on VN-Index
09:11 01/10/2014 Blue chips weigh on VN-Index

Hanoi - Slumping blue chips dragged down the HCM City Stock Exchange again, with the benchmark VN-Index losing 0.16 per cent to end yesterday's session at 598.80 points.

Province

Rising opportunities for sustainable cocoa development in southern Vietnam
18:54 30/09/2014 Rising opportunities for sustainable cocoa development in southern Vietnam

With consent of the Department of Crop Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the seminar "Opportunities for sustainable cocoa development in Binh Phuoc and the south-eastern region", co-organised by the Cooperation for enhancing sustainable cocoa development project (also known as PPP Cocoa) and Binh Phuoc Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, took place today in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.

Leisure

Sofitel Plaza celebrates Hanoi Liberation Day
10:28 01/10/2014 Sofitel Plaza celebrates Hanoi Liberation Day

On October 10, 1954, Hanoi was brightened with national flags, flowers and banners to welcome Vietnamese People’s Army taking over the capital. This was a glorious milestone marking a new period in the country’s history, opening a new era of freedom and happiness.

Society

Hanoi to have 6 more pedestrian streets on weekends
08:46 01/10/2014 Hanoi to have 6 more pedestrian streets on weekends

Hanoi will make six more pedestrians only streets during weekends beginning October 3, said Nguyen Cong Khoi, party secretary of Hoan Kiem District.

Sports

ASIAD 17: Female boxers win two bronze medals
09:34 01/10/2014 ASIAD 17: Female boxers win two bronze medals

Vietnamese female boxers Bang and Duyen won two bronze medals at the 2014 Asian Games (ASIAD 17) in the Republic of Korea on September 30.

World News

Ebola or not, Liberia's body disposers 'burn them all'
09:52 01/10/2014 Ebola or not, Liberia's body disposers 'burn them all'

A short drive into the countryside from Liberia's capital city, a truck filled with corpses trundles up to a compound enclosed by high, blackened walls.

Your Consultant

BlueScope factory makes the grade
09:02 29/09/2014 BlueScope factory makes the grade

The Bluescope factory located in Phu My IZ in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province is one of only a few green factories in Vietnam that manufactures green products.