Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Shinhan Card spends $150 million on Prudential Finance acquisition
16:51 23/01/2018 Shinhan Card spends $150 million on Prudential Finance acquisition

Shinhan Financial Group has just announced that subsidiary Shinhan Card has completed the acquisition of Prudential Vietnam Finance Company Ltd.

Investing

BIM Group kicks off $35-million solar power project in Ninh Thuan
16:42 23/01/2018 BIM Group kicks off $35-million solar power project in Ninh Thuan

One of Vietnamese leading private groups BIM and the Philippines-based AC Energy have started developing BIM 1 solar power plant in Phuoc Minh commune in the central province of Ninh Thuan.

Tech

VCA supervises slowing down of iPhones
11:17 23/01/2018 VCA supervises slowing down of iPhones

The Viet Nam Competition Authority (VCA), under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said it would supervise the slowing down of older iPhones taking into account the interest of Vietnamese customers.

Property

Diamond Island hands out Mercedes Benz worth VND2.8 billion to thank customers
08:00 24/01/2018 Diamond Island hands out Mercedes Benz worth VND2.8 billion to thank customers

On January 16, Kusto Home Vietnam, the developer of Diamond Island, hosted the “Appreciation party–Diamond Shine” in the presence of more than 800 customers and partners to welcome 2018 and show its high appreciation to customers.

Money

Shinhan Card spends $150 million on Prudential Finance acquisition
16:51 23/01/2018 Shinhan Card spends $150 million on Prudential Finance acquisition

Shinhan Financial Group has just announced that subsidiary Shinhan Card has completed the acquisition of Prudential Vietnam Finance Company Ltd.

Province

Tiền Giang to invest $4.84m in rural traffic development
11:23 23/01/2018 Tiền Giang to invest $4.84m in rural traffic development

Tiền Giang Province plans to invest VNĐ110 billion (US$4.84 million) in 270 traffic projects to further the National Target Programme for New Rural Areas and improve traffic conditions in the Đồng Tháp Mười area.

Leisure

‘Jumanji’ continues to stomp N. American box office competition
14:57 22/01/2018 ‘Jumanji’ continues to stomp N. American box office competition

Sony’s family film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued to stomp the competition at the North American box office, taking the top spot for the third straight week, according to industry estimates Sunday.

Society

US Ambassador presents 20 new AmCham Scholars
16:43 23/01/2018 US Ambassador presents 20 new AmCham Scholars

AmCham announced the new scholars to not only receive financial rewards, but additional support in job skills training, internships, and job placement assistance.

Sports

Vietnam makes it to AFC U23 Championship final after Qatar win
18:26 23/01/2018 Vietnam makes it to AFC U23 Championship final after Qatar win

Vietnam defeated Qatar in a penalty shootout in the semifinals of the 2018 AFC U23 Championship in China on Tuesday, advancing into the historic final game

World News

Kabul hotel attack toll at least 22: Officials
14:03 23/01/2018 Kabul hotel attack toll at least 22: Officials

KABUL: At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said Monday (Jan 22), as fears grew that the attackers may have had inside help.

Your Consultant

Law on credit institutions takes effect
16:20 18/01/2018 Law on credit institutions takes effect

Many business people, who hold leadership positions at both banks and other firms, have decided to give up their positions in enterprises and keep the banking management positions to meet a new Government regulation.

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