Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Investing

New M&A growth blocked by lack of legal clarification
10:31 03/08/2015 New M&A growth blocked by lack of legal clarification

To replace the former laws that had previously created issues for foreign investment, especially foreign inward investment into Vietnam

Tech

Smart gadgets from guns to cars ripe for hacking
11:26 03/08/2015 Smart gadgets from guns to cars ripe for hacking

The rapid growth in the "Internet of Things" has opened up new opportunities for cyber attacks and new markets for cyber defenders.

Property

Change to Real Estate Law begets challenges
10:31 03/08/2015 Change to Real Estate Law begets challenges

It has been more than a month since Vietnam’s Law on Real Estate Business came into effect. Investors and their legal advisers had been eagerly anticipating this law, as it sees Vietnam move towards a more transparent legal framework for the real estate sector.

Money

Corporate bond issuance sees upswing in activity
10:33 03/08/2015 Corporate bond issuance sees upswing in activity

Vietnam’s corporate bond market had active issuance during the first six months of this year, in contrast to the downtrend of government bond issuance.

Province

Opportunity blossoming in Ha Nam
10:31 03/08/2015 Opportunity blossoming in Ha Nam

On the eve of the conference to promote investment to Ha Nam  province held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 6 by the provincial People’s Committee, the Central  Party Committee’s Economic Committee, and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Mai Tien Dung, Ha Nam Party Secretary and Chairman of the People’s Council, spoke to VIR’s Khoi Nguyen about the province’s huge potential for investors.

Travel

Vietnam to build Paracel monument on Ly Son Island
10:59 03/08/2015 Vietnam to build Paracel monument on Ly Son Island

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor is working with Quang Ngai Province over a project to build a monument on Ly Son Island off the central province’s coast to pay tribute to Vietnamese people who had sacrificed their lives to protect Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.

Leisure

Legendary retreat at Le Spa du Metropole
10:31 03/08/2015 Legendary retreat at Le Spa du Metropole

Le Spa du Metropole, one of the essential parts of the 5-star Metropole Hanoi, will offer a special therapy package this August: a 60-minute deep relaxation massage, followed by a 45-minute lunar beauty facial using Ytsara products.

Society

Vietnam hit by flooding, toxic sludge from coal plants
11:03 03/08/2015 Vietnam hit by flooding, toxic sludge from coal plants

Vietnam is struggling to help communities hit by toxic mudslides after torrential rain in a major coal-mining area in northern Quang Ninh province, home to the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay tourist site.

Sports

Kiradech wins Paul Lawrie Matchplay on final hole
11:17 03/08/2015 Kiradech wins Paul Lawrie Matchplay on final hole

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat won his second European Tour title of the year on Sunday when he defeated Robert Karlsson on the final hole to clinch the Paul Lawrie Matchplay.

World News

Obama to unveil 'biggest step ever' in climate fight
11:23 03/08/2015 Obama to unveil 'biggest step ever' in climate fight

US President Barack Obama will on Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.

Your Consultant

New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes
09:50 29/07/2015 New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes

On June 22, 2015, the finance ministry issued Circular 96/2015/TT-BTC, guiding the corporate income tax regime in Decree 12/2015/ND-CP ("Decree 12") of the government, dated February 12, 2015.