Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Tata Group considers Myanmar, Vietnam future markets
21:09 11/02/2016 Tata Group considers Myanmar, Vietnam future markets

Seven companies of the Tata Group would focus on Myanmar and Vietnam as viable markets to expand its business, a Tata Sons spokesperson has told India's Economic Times and International Business Times.

Investing

Mid-term public investment need estimated at almost $495m
22:22 10/02/2016 Mid-term public investment need estimated at almost $495m

The Ministry of Construction has completed its mid-term public investment for 2016-2020 under the Law on Public Investment to submit to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Tech

Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet
13:46 06/02/2016 Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet

Local mobile phone service providers like Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone have drawn up plans to cope with network glitches, especially for the 3G service during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).

Property

M&A continues to dominate real estate market
20:34 11/02/2016 M&A continues to dominate real estate market

The recovery of the property market along with many open policies and incentives have created favourable conditions for real estate corporations with strong financial resources.

Money

Singaporean bank branch to increase charter capital
21:36 10/02/2016 Singaporean bank branch to increase charter capital

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has allowed the HCM City branch of the Development Bank of Singapore Limited (DBS Bank Ltd.) to increase its charter capital.

Province

HCM City reviews socio-economic plan
22:28 10/02/2016 HCM City reviews socio-economic plan

The HCM City People's Committee reviewed its socio-economic development and State budget for January, and mapped out its priorities for next month.

Travel

Thousands flock to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
20:52 11/02/2016 Thousands flock to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Thousands of visitors were recorded flocking to many famous destinations in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Wednesday, the third day of the Lunar New Year.

Society

Hundreds attempt to put out fire in national park in northern Vietnam
20:47 11/02/2016 Hundreds attempt to put out fire in national park in northern Vietnam

Nearly 200 people have been trying to control and extinguish the fire that occurred at around 1:00 pm on Wednesday in a national park in the mountainous northern Vietnamese province of Lao Cai.

Sports

Liverpool owners scrap ticket hike, apologise to fans
20:28 11/02/2016 Liverpool owners scrap ticket hike, apologise to fans

Liverpool's owners on Wednesday apologised and scrapped controversial plans to hike Anfield ticket prices after 10,000 fans walked out of the ground in protest at the weekend.

World News

France's Hollande to announce government shake-up
20:39 11/02/2016 France's Hollande to announce government shake-up

France's deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande is expected to announce a government reshuffle Thursday as he seeks fresh political momentum ahead of a run for a second term in office in 2017.

Your Consultant

New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect
14:17 03/02/2016 New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect

Circular No. 59/2015/TT-BLDTBXH, dated December 29, 2015, details and provides guidance on the implementation of provisions of the Social Insurance Law on Compulsory Social Insurance, which contains numerous new regulations regarding sickness and the maternity regime.