Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Technology key to modern business
09:19 27/03/2015 Technology key to modern business

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged the country's public administration to apply technological advances to modernise the sector through e-government systems.

Investing

Muong Thanh’s boss with the “fast money velocity” plan
15:03 25/03/2015 Muong Thanh’s boss with the “fast money velocity” plan

His modest apperance, humble clothes and particularly the inseparable traditional bamboo pipe popularly used by farmers and ordinary   people make Le Thanh Than much far from a successful businessman. The only one clearly visible sign of his wealth is possibly his Rolls-Royce Phantom car.

Tech

Viet Nam to deploy 4G services in 2015
09:05 27/03/2015 Viet Nam to deploy 4G services in 2015

The Ministry of Information and Communications plans to launch 4G - the fourth generation of mobile telecom technology - in Viet Nam in 2015, Deputy Minister Le Nam Thang said.

Property

Doors open for foreign homebuyers
16:03 25/03/2015 Doors open for foreign homebuyers

Hoa Binh Group has become the first local developer to capitalise on the amended Residential Housing Law to sell apartments to foreigners.

Money

FIS to help LaoVietBank develop IT strategy
09:10 27/03/2015 FIS to help LaoVietBank develop IT strategy

FPT Information System (FIS) will become the main partner of LaoVietBank and help it implement its information technology (IT) strategies during the 2015 to 2020 period.

Province

Dong Nai to build homes despite pollution warnings
09:16 26/03/2015 Dong Nai to build homes despite pollution warnings

The Dong Nai People's Committee said it plans to go ahead with housing construction on land reclaimed from the Dong Nai River despite a warning from the Viet Nam River Network that it would harm the river.

Travel

Vietnam carrier cuts fares over development deal with tourism association
09:16 27/03/2015 Vietnam carrier cuts fares over development deal with tourism association

A Vietnamese budget carrier has pledged to slash ticket prices by up to 50 percent to help spur the growth of the country’s tourism industry after it entered into partnership with the Ho Chi Minh Tourism Association.

Society

Three injured as military chopper goes down on Vietnam island
09:14 27/03/2015 Three injured as military chopper goes down on Vietnam island

Three of the eight people aboard a military helicopter were injured after the chopper crashed while it was trying to land on Phu Quy Island, off the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan, on Thursday morning.

Sports

Viet Nam ready to face Malaysia
09:21 27/03/2015 Viet Nam ready to face Malaysia

Coach Toshiya Miura says Viet Nam's national U23 team is primed to face Malaysia in the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification match in Kuala Lumpur today.

World News

EasyJet to change cockpit policy after French Alps crash
09:54 27/03/2015 EasyJet to change cockpit policy after French Alps crash

British airline easyJet said on Thursday it would enforce a new policy for two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times from Friday, after a German airliner crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people.

Your Consultant

New rules ease PPP implementation
14:40 10/03/2015 New rules ease PPP implementation

The government recently released Decree 15 to provide a comprehensive legal framework for public-private partnership projects, replacing the old regulations. Net Le and Loi Huynh of LNT & Partners took a closer look.