Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

India rolls out red carpet for Vietnamese investors
14:37 22/10/2014 India rolls out red carpet for Vietnamese investors

HCM CITY - Economic ties between Viet Nam and India have yet to match the vast potential and huge aspirations of their leaders, officials on both sides and entrepreneurs agreed at a meeting the Indian consulate held yesterday in HCM City to mark the launch of its "Made in India" campaign.

Investing

Vietnam 2nd fastest-growing smartphone market in SE Asia: GfK
09:54 22/10/2014 Vietnam 2nd fastest-growing smartphone market in SE Asia: GfK

Vietnam came second among the three fastest growing smartphone markets in terms of volume turnover in Southeast Asia in the past 12 months, a German market research firm said Tuesday in a press release.

Tech

More hackers targeting mobile phones to get bank info: Survey
10:32 22/10/2014 More hackers targeting mobile phones to get bank info: Survey

A report by Kaspersky Labs with Interpol found that 60 per cent of the malicious programs targeting Android devices between August 2013 and July 2014 were designed to steal money or banking credentials.

Property

Law could simplify buying homes
10:32 20/10/2014 Law could simplify buying homes

Hanoi - Viet Nam is considering changing the amended Housing Law, which is now under discussion, to make it easier for foreigners and Vietnamese expatriates to buy houses in the country.

Money

Large-cap stocks push up City bourse
14:33 22/10/2014 Large-cap stocks push up City bourse

Shares rose for the second session on the HCM City Stock Exchange but continued their retreat in Ha Noi yesterday.

Province

Thai Binh offers more incentives for investments
09:45 22/10/2014 Thai Binh offers more incentives for investments

This northern province has committed to luring both domestic and foreign investors by providing favourable conditions for them.

Travel

‘Uncultured families’ to be suspended from running homestays in Hoi An
14:48 22/10/2014 ‘Uncultured families’ to be suspended from running homestays in Hoi An

The tourism city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam will suspend local hosts from running their homestays if they are not recognized as a “cultured family” in an effort to improve the quality of homestay services in the city.

Leisure

San Chay people’s dance recognised as national intangible cultural heritage
09:21 22/10/2014 San Chay people’s dance recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

Tac Xinh dance of the San Chay ethnic minority people in Phu Luong district, the northern province of Thai Nguyen has been declared a national intangible cultural heritage.

Society

Kids need better food, mental care
09:50 22/10/2014 Kids need better food, mental care

Nutrition and psychological care are vital for the comprehensive development of children, experts told a seminar in HCM City on Sunday attended by kindergarten teachers.

Sports

U-19 HAGL beats Malaysian U-21s at invitational tourney
14:50 22/10/2014 U-19 HAGL beats Malaysian U-21s at invitational tourney

The under-19 team from the Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) – Arsenal JMG football academy yesterday defeated Malaysia 2-1 at the international U-21 Thanh Nien Newspaper Cup in Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta.

World News

Russia-Ukraine gas talks falter, new meeting next week
10:11 22/10/2014 Russia-Ukraine gas talks falter, new meeting next week

European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger however said "significant progress" was made after the talks broke up between the Ukrainian and Russian energy ministers, Yuri Prodan and Alexander Novak.

Your Consultant

MPI encourages eco-IPs
08:38 20/10/2014 MPI encourages eco-IPs

With industrial parks across the nation facing the challenge of meeting emission restrictions, the Vietnamese government is encouraging investors to develop eco-industrial parks for sustainable  growth.