Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Workshop to improve teachers’ presentation skills held in Hanoi
13:02 29/08/2015 Workshop to improve teachers’ presentation skills held in Hanoi

The British University Vietnam (BUV), in cooperation with the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, recently held a workshop to help improve the presentation skills for high school teachers at BUV headquarters in Hanoi.

Investing

Foreign investors welcome State-owned companies’ IPOs
10:25 29/08/2015 Foreign investors welcome State-owned companies’ IPOs

Bank shares and state-owned enterprises’ (SOEs) IPOs (initial public offering) have become highly attractive to foreign investors.

Tech

Google introduces cloud platform to Vietnamese start-ups
09:50 29/08/2015 Google introduces cloud platform to Vietnamese start-ups

Google and Gimasys introduced the Google Cloud Platform to Vietnamese start-ups on August 26, especially those operating in e-commerce.

Property

Novaland to showcase its projects at HCM City, Ha Noi exhibitions
09:47 29/08/2015 Novaland to showcase its projects at HCM City, Ha Noi exhibitions

Housing developer Novaland Group on August 28 announced plans to hold exhibitions in Ha Noi and HCM City in September to introduce its projects.

Money

Five more banks to guarantee property investors
09:44 29/08/2015 Five more banks to guarantee property investors

The State Bank of Viet Nam named five more banks on August 27 that qualify for guaranteeing property investors, following issuance of regulations on the realty trading law.

Province

Tien Giang set for more investment
10:32 27/08/2015 Tien Giang set for more investment

The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is currently home to 73 investment projects, 47 of which are foreign direct investment, that cumulat-ively pull US$1.37 billion into the province.

Travel

U Minh fish sauce hotpot
10:14 29/08/2015 U Minh fish sauce hotpot

Whenever travelling to U Minh, Ca Mau, aside from enjoying the vast array of delicious and distinct dishes, one must remember to try the U Minh Fish Sauce Hotpot. This is one of the key dishes of southern Vietnam.

Leisure

Mamma Mia! ABBA's piano up for auction
14:41 28/08/2015 Mamma Mia! ABBA's piano up for auction

The piano is estimated to fetch between £600,000 and £800,000 (US$925,000-US$1.24 million) when it goes on sale on Sep 29.

Society

Vietnam debates design of helmets for ethnic women with high buns
10:02 29/08/2015 Vietnam debates design of helmets for ethnic women with high buns

Wearing helmet is compulsory for all motorcycle drivers in Vietnam, but following such a rule is not quite an easy task for women of some ethnic minority groups, who wear high buns as a centuries-old custom.

Sports

Fitzpatrick, Edberg share Czech Masters lead
10:41 29/08/2015 Fitzpatrick, Edberg share Czech Masters lead

England's former US Amateur champion Matt Fitzpatrick and Pelle Edberg of Sweden shared the lead at the halfway stage of the Czech Masters.

World News

After Uber and Airbnb, meal-sharing sites under fire in France
10:50 29/08/2015 After Uber and Airbnb, meal-sharing sites under fire in France

The websites, where hosts offer to cook a meal at their homes for a price of their choosing, are increasingly popular among travelling food-lovers who want to meet locals on top of the usual tourist visits, particularly in gourmet havens like France.

Your Consultant

New criteria for SOE classification needed to speed up equitisation
09:54 29/08/2015 New criteria for SOE classification needed to speed up equitisation

It is necessary to tweak the criteria for classification of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to speed up their equitisation and improve their efficiency, a workshop in Ha Noi on August 28 heard.