Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vespa 946 Recalled for Leaking Fuel Line, Rodia Helmets Recalled as Well
09:24 | 01/08/2014 Vespa 946 Recalled for Leaking Fuel Line, Rodia Helmets Recalled as Well

The NHTSA informs about Piaggio recalling certain Vespa 946 scooters manufactured August 6, 2013 through October 15, 2013. The number of recalled vehicles is 305 and it appears like all of them have been sold in the US.

Investing

An airport to take shape in Quang Ninh
08:18 | 01/08/2014 An airport to take shape in Quang Ninh

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has authorized the Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee to carry out the Quang Ninh air terminal project – one of the country’s four air terminal projects calling for investment.

Tech

NI System-on-Module helps reshape the market for embedded technology
14:24 | 31/07/2014 NI System-on-Module helps reshape the market for embedded technology

National Instruments, the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, recently introduced sbRIO-9651 System on Module (SOM).

Property

Gamuda hesitates on $150m land compensation price tag
08:46 | 29/07/2014 Gamuda hesitates on $150m land compensation price tag

Malaysian-backed Gamuda Berhad, developer of the giant Hanoi-based Gamuda City urban development has requested the Hanoi People’s Committee allow the firm to withdraw from Parcel B of the Yen So Park subproject. VIR’s Bich Ngoc talked with Gamuda Land Vietnam general director Cheong Ho Kuan on the reasons and what the future holds for the rest of the project.

Money

Gold loans fall as prices dip
08:40 | 01/08/2014 Gold loans fall as prices dip

Hanoi - Gold loans at 10 commercial banks in HCM City stood at 157,317 taels by the end of June, representing an 11 per cent decrease over last June.

Province

Can Tho asked to take lead in building new rural areas
14:13 | 31/07/2014 Can Tho asked to take lead in building new rural areas

Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh asked Can Tho City to redouble its efforts in building new-style rural areas to become one of the first localities achieving the goals of the national target program.

Travel

A day in Trai Mat
09:43 | 01/08/2014 A day in Trai Mat

It might be an interesting experience for tourists to be a gardener at Trai Mat, an outskirt area which is 8km away from Dalat City.

Leisure

Paramount apologises after Ninja Turtles poster recalls 9/11
09:34 | 01/08/2014 Paramount apologises after Ninja Turtles poster recalls 9/11

Paramount Pictures apologised Thursday after publishing a poster of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film that showed the characters jumping from a burning building, with its Australian release date -- September 11 -- printed at the bottom.

Sports

Thai Nguyen draw 1-1 with Ha Nam
09:47 | 01/08/2014 Thai Nguyen draw 1-1 with Ha Nam

Hanoi - A 1-1 draw yesterday narrowed Phong Phu Ha Nam's chances of winning the National Women's Football Championship title.

World News

Ebola death toll rises to 729: WHO
12:00 | 01/08/2014 Ebola death toll rises to 729: WHO

Fifty-seven more deaths from the Ebola epidemic in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the outbreak to 729, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday (July 31).

Your Consultant

Japan gives aid to Hue climate change project
09:18 | 31/07/2014 Japan gives aid to Hue climate change project

THUA THIEN - HUE - Japan has donated an official development assistance package of JPY60 million (US$637,000) for a climate change adaptation project in central Thua Thien–Hue Province.

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