Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Samsung sells defence, petrochemical units for US$1.7b
15:18 26/11/2014 Samsung sells defence, petrochemical units for US$1.7b

Samsung Group announced on Wednesday (Nov 26) the sale of stakes in four petrochemical and defence affiliates for US$1.7 billion as the South Korean giant steps up restructuring efforts ahead of a generational ownership succession.

Investing

Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line
16:52 26/11/2014 Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line

Intel is gearing up for the completion of its CPU production line at its Ho Chi Minh City-based assembly and testing plant by the end of November, according to CEO of Intel Products Vietnam Sherry Boger.

Property

Vietnam adopts new rules allowing 50-year foreign ownership over houses
13:51 26/11/2014 Vietnam adopts new rules allowing 50-year foreign ownership over houses

Vietnamese lawmakers have approved the revised Law on Housing, allowing foreign ownership of houses or apartments for 50 years, as the government seeks to boost the ailing domestic real-estate market.

Province

Delta's floating-rice yields rich dividends
08:57 26/11/2014 Delta's floating-rice yields rich dividends

The rotating cultivation of floating-rice and cash crops on rice fields during the flood season in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has brought high profits to local farmers.

Travel

Chua Hang an exotic pagoda on Ly Son
09:25 26/11/2014 Chua Hang an exotic pagoda on Ly Son

On Ly Son Island, an hour-long high-speed boat ride from mainland Quang Ngai Province on the central coast, there are two pagodas which are recommended as must-see destinations for visitors. They are Chua Duc (Duc Pagoda) and Chua Hang (Hang Pagoda).

Leisure

Beauties show patriotism for Vietnam’s sea and islands
09:11 26/11/2014 Beauties show patriotism for Vietnam’s sea and islands

The 38 finalists of the 2014 Miss Vietnam pageant gathered at Phu Quoc island in Kien Giang province on November 24 to make a music video expressing their patriotism towards the nation’s sea and islands.

Society

CAAV employees under scrutiny after power outage
09:22 26/11/2014 CAAV employees under scrutiny after power outage

The Ministry of Transport announced that all incompetent employees would be dismissed following a power outage at the HCM City air control tower.

Sports

Messi breaks record, Suarez breaks duck
10:16 26/11/2014 Messi breaks record, Suarez breaks duck

Barca romped to a 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia but that fact was overshadowed by Messi and Suarez's personal achievements.

World News

Syria air strikes on Islamic State 'capital' kill 63 people
15:31 26/11/2014 Syria air strikes on Islamic State 'capital' kill 63 people

The air strikes were the deadliest by President Bashar al-Assad's air force against Raqa since the Sunni extremist Islamic State group seized control of the city last year.

Your Consultant

Tips to improve online candidate sourcing
11:07 24/11/2014 Tips to improve online candidate sourcing

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”. This timeless saying by Abraham Lincoln could not be more relevant to candidate searches. To plunge headlong into a candidate hunt without adequate front-end research and a thorough analysis of search strategy will only result in sub-par profiles and irrelevant information.