Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Uber and Grab drivers suddenly up to neck in tax arrears
18:03 23/09/2017 Uber and Grab drivers suddenly up to neck in tax arrears

After the frenzied wave of buying cars to drive for Grab and Uber, many people were shocked to find themselves tens of millions of dongs in tax arrears after selling their cars. The tax authorities are seeking to collect tax arrears from these drivers and even impose fines in case of delays.

Investing

Business leaders speak out against irrational charges
17:43 23/09/2017 Business leaders speak out against irrational charges

Leaders of the business community claim that reductions in taxes and fees and the removal of irrational business conditions should be among the key measures for the government to keep enterprises afloat.

Tech

Three telecom giants test mobile number portability
11:47 24/09/2017 Three telecom giants test mobile number portability

Thee major telecom network providers - Viettel, VinaPhone and MobiFone - started testing mobile number portability (MNP) on Thursday, which allows subscribers to keep existing mobile number when switching networks.

Property

CapitaLand strikes biggest deal in Asia-Pacific
23:11 21/09/2017 CapitaLand strikes biggest deal in Asia-Pacific

In the largest office transaction in the Asia-Pacific this year, Singaporean real estate company CapitaLand purchased a landmark office tower for SGD2.09 billion ($1.55 billion).

Money

Stock price manipulation could send investors to court
11:55 24/09/2017 Stock price manipulation could send investors to court

Investors could face criminal charges if they try to manipulate stock prices to earn illegal profits and cause damage to the market and listed companies.

Province

City focus on hi-tech agriculture
11:44 24/09/2017 City focus on hi-tech agriculture

HCM City has identified hi-tech agriculture as a key sector and is striving to become a hub for the development and supply of crop and animal strains in the southern region.

Travel

Uoc Le village, the cradle of the famous traditional pork paste
12:02 24/09/2017 Uoc Le village, the cradle of the famous traditional pork paste

Located in Thanh Oai district, 30 kilometers to the southwest of Hanoi, Uoc Le is famous for its pork paste making profession.

Society

Halt urged to health fraud
11:51 24/09/2017 Halt urged to health fraud

Việt Nam’s Social Security has urged social insurance agencies to avoid misuse of health insurance funds intended for medical check-ups and treatment.

Sports

Emery expects swift Neymar return after stalemate
11:33 24/09/2017 Emery expects swift Neymar return after stalemate

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said he expects Neymar to return from injury for Tuesday's Champions League match against Bayern Munich, after his side struggled to a 0-0 draw at Montpellier on Saturday in the Brazilian's absence.

World News

Six people believed injured in suspected London acid attack
11:30 24/09/2017 Six people believed injured in suspected London acid attack

LONDON: Six people were believed to have been injured on Saturday (Sep 23) after a group of males reportedly sprayed a noxious substance in a number of attacks in an area around a shopping centre in east London, police said.

Your Consultant

SBV issues new regulations
13:41 17/09/2017 SBV issues new regulations

The latest instructions from Le Minh Hung, Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV), require credit institutions and commercial banks in Viet Nam to strictly comply with the SBV’s regulations on mobilising capital in foreign currencies and not offer interest rates exceeding the ceiling levels.