Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Honda to double Vietnam bike exports to 100,000 units: report
11:04 02/03/2015 Honda to double Vietnam bike exports to 100,000 units: report

Japan's automaker giant Honda Motor Co. has targeted to double its made-in-Vietnam bike exports this year in an ambitious plan to become the biggest market share holder for motorbikes in more Asian countries, a Japanese business magazine reported Friday.

Investing

Ministry plans to sell operation rights to int'l airports
15:49 27/02/2015 Ministry plans to sell operation rights to int'l airports

Thang said revenue from the selling of operation rights of the international airport on Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang will help modernise other airports in Viet Nam.

Tech

FPT Online signs deal with Japanese digital advertiser
09:31 27/02/2015 FPT Online signs deal with Japanese digital advertiser

Japan's DA Consortium (DAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Viet Nam's FPT Online Service Joint Stock Company on transfer of technology and investment opportunities.

Property

Vinpearl proposes 54-hole golf course in Ha Noi
10:41 02/03/2015 Vinpearl proposes 54-hole golf course in Ha Noi

Vinpearl has proposed to construct a 54-hole golf course near the Duong river in the Gia Lam and Long Bien districts of Ha Noi.

Money

God of Wealth drives demand for gold
11:19 02/03/2015 God of Wealth drives demand for gold

Domestic gold demand is expected to surge sharply today as Vietnamese prefer buying the metal to mark the God of Wealth Day–the tenth day of the Lunar New Year.

Leisure

Exciting rice cooking contest in Hanoi
11:17 27/02/2015 Exciting rice cooking contest in Hanoi

Thi Cam villagers in Xuan Phuong commune of Hanoi’s Tu Liem district gathered at the communal house on the 8th day of the first lunar month to take part in the traditional rice cooking contest.

Sports

Pochettino gamble backfires as Tottenham tumble in Europe
11:07 27/02/2015 Pochettino gamble backfires as Tottenham tumble in Europe

Goals from Mario Gomez and Mohamed Salah sent Fiorentina into the last-16 of the Europa League on Thursday (Feb 26) as they beat Tottenham 2-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate.

World News

Oil prices tumble on revived oversupply worries
10:56 27/02/2015 Oil prices tumble on revived oversupply worries

World oil prices fell sharply on Thursday (Feb 26) as the market appeared to do a double-take on the US oil inventories report showing US crude stockpiles hit a fresh record.

Your Consultant

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels
15:46 25/02/2015 HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.