Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Foreign firms hold beverage aces
10:33 28/01/2015 Foreign firms hold beverage aces

The domestic beverage market has seen fierce competition as nearly half the market share last year belonged to foreign firms.

Investing

EU investments stymied
15:12 27/01/2015 EU investments stymied

The Eurozone crisis may hamper investments from Eurozone nations to Vietnam, as the euro’s depreciation makes investments in Vietnam more expensive.

Tech

Singtel, Ericsson partner to test 5G technologies
10:07 28/01/2015 Singtel, Ericsson partner to test 5G technologies

Both companies are to form teams to study potential 5G technologies that can be applicable in a local setting, such as those supporting Massive Machine Type Communications (MTC) and a cloud-based network.

Property

Becamex IDC flat owners get ownership certificates
09:10 27/01/2015 Becamex IDC flat owners get ownership certificates

The Investment and Industrial Development Corporation (Becamex IDC) issued 200 social housing ownership certificates to owners of flats in the corporation's social housing project in the Binh Duong Province,

Money

Dollar falls on poor US industrial data
09:58 28/01/2015 Dollar falls on poor US industrial data

A poor report on US industrial orders put a pause in the dollar's climb against the euro, pushing it back as far as the US$1.14 per-euro line before rebounding slightly.

Province

Hai Duong IZs attract $122m in foreign direct investment
10:33 28/01/2015 Hai Duong IZs attract $122m in foreign direct investment

The northern province of Hai Duong reported positive investment results at its industrial zones (IZs), which attracted more than US$122 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) during January alone.

Travel

Enjoyable wine dinner at JW Marriott Hanoi
16:14 27/01/2015 Enjoyable wine dinner at JW Marriott Hanoi

The JW Marriott’s French Grill restaurant, in association with The Warehouse, will host Chateau Mouton Rothschild at JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi for a memorable wine dinner.

Leisure

Ao Dai on show in Germany
11:53 28/01/2015 Ao Dai on show in Germany

The latest collection of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional tunics) and hand-made embroidery silk scarves by Hanoi fashion designer Lan Huong are turning heads in Berlin, Germany.

Society

Police move gingerly on new law
10:33 28/01/2015 Police move gingerly on new law

Traffic police in several northern localities say they are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to enforce a new law that imposes administrative penalties on people failing to register their ownership of used vehicles.

Sports

Ivanovic sinks Liverpool as Chelsea reach final
09:47 28/01/2015 Ivanovic sinks Liverpool as Chelsea reach final

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time header sent Chelsea into the League Cup final at Liverpool's expense as the London club edged a breathless semi-final second leg 1-0 on Tuesday (Jan 27).

World News

Obama ends India visit with pleas on religion, climate
09:40 28/01/2015 Obama ends India visit with pleas on religion, climate

US President Barack Obama urged India to promote religious tolerance and do more to combat global warming on Tuesday (Jan 27) as he wrapped up a visit aimed at forging a new friendship between the world's largest democracies.

Your Consultant

Energy-saving buildings offer banks new financial products
11:45 12/01/2015 Energy-saving buildings offer banks new financial products

Nearly half of the world’s energy consumption is a result of cooling, heating and ventilating buildings, while construction work is responsible for more than half of the globe’s resources consumption. Addressing these significant levels of consumption is becoming increasingly urgent with greenhouse gas emissions expected to double by 2030, with emerging markets among key contributors to this increase.