Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Gov't greenlights auto industry plan
14:02 | 22/07/2014 Gov't greenlights auto industry plan

Hanoi - The Government has approved a new development strategy for the auto industry to enable it to meet domestic demand and join world production.

Investing

Japanese investors keen on coal power projects
21:07 | 21/07/2014 Japanese investors keen on coal power projects

Many big Japanese companies are interested in BOT coal-fired power projects in Vietnam, reported Hiroshi Watanabe, governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

Tech

ABB, Volvo reveal tie-up on fast-recharge electric buses
08:01 | 22/07/2014 ABB, Volvo reveal tie-up on fast-recharge electric buses

Electric buses which can recharge their batteries fast when at bus stops are to be developed by Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB and Volvo Buses of Sweden, ABB said on Monday.

Property

Property sector FDI rises in 2014
10:21 | 21/07/2014 Property sector FDI rises in 2014

Viet Nam will welcome a wave of foreign direct investment (FDI) capital in the real estate tourism sector.

Money

World Bank finance project benefits rural regions of Viet Nam
13:58 | 22/07/2014 World Bank finance project benefits rural regions of Viet Nam

Hanoi - Viet Nam is the most successful country to deploy the rural finance project and is seen as a development model by financial institutions and donors.

Province

More overseas investors flock to Binh Duong
13:48 | 21/07/2014 More overseas investors flock to Binh Duong

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in support industries of the southern province of Binh Duong showed a significant increase this year, according to the local People's Committee chairman, Le Thanh Cung.

Travel

NZ chef appointed Vietnam’s tourism ambassador
08:56 | 22/07/2014 NZ chef appointed Vietnam’s tourism ambassador

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has selected New Zealand’s chef Bobby Chinn as Vietnam’s tourism ambassador in Europe for three years.

Leisure

Event for Vietnam’s LGBT community to take place in August
08:51 | 22/07/2014 Event for Vietnam’s LGBT community to take place in August

A series of events dedicated to the local LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community will be held in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi over three days next month, expecting to lure hundreds of participants.

Sports

Footballers detained for match-fixing claims
08:18 | 22/07/2014 Footballers detained for match-fixing claims

Six players of the V-League’s Dong Nai FC will soon be prosecuted for match-fixing, major general Ho Sy Tien, head of the Police Department for Investigation of Social Order-related Crimes, said on July 21.

World News

Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire
07:45 | 22/07/2014 Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday (July 22) handed over two black boxes recovered from the crash site of the MH17 jet to Malaysian officials at a press conference.

Your Consultant

Things that make you unproductive at work
13:00 | 21/07/2014 Things that make you unproductive at work

Time is a finite resource. There are only 24 hours in a day and only a small part of that is actually available to you for work. Here we consider the top things that make you unproductive at work and solutions to ensure that they don’t waste your valuable time.

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