Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam's largest gold mine boarded up for back taxes
14:42 | 25/07/2014 Vietnam's largest gold mine boarded up for back taxes

The Bersa Vietnam Group has been forced to stop their mining activities at the Phuoc Son gold mine, the largest of its kind in Vietnam, due to mounting tax debt.

Investing

Raft of mega projects lay idle
14:32 | 25/07/2014 Raft of mega projects lay idle

Many billion-dollar foreign-invested projects in Vietnam that have leased large swaths of land are progressing at a snail’s pace, which has roused public concern.

Tech

Microsoft’s cloud services push the development of the third platform
09:30 | 25/07/2014 Microsoft’s cloud services push the development of the third platform

The Ho Chi Minh City Young Businesspeople and the Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association today jointly hosted the Vietnam ICT Outlook 2014 seminar, aiming to bring up a comprehensive picture of the deployment of technology trends on the third platform in Vietnam and across the globe.

Property

Leman Luxury Apartments: The Ambiance of Switzerland
07:00 | 25/07/2014 Leman Luxury Apartments: The Ambiance of Switzerland

C.T. Phuong Nam JSC, the owner of Leman Luxury Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City, recently hosted a trip for Léman residences to visit Leman Lake in Switzerland. Ngo Thi Thu Huong, one of the group members shared her sentiments on the journey.

Money

New regulations allow cheaper strategic investor entry
14:30 | 25/07/2014 New regulations allow cheaper strategic investor entry

New regulations allowing state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to sell shares to strategic investors before or at the same time as their IPOs are expected to streamline their equitisation.

Province

Da Nang launches e-government system
14:46 | 25/07/2014 Da Nang launches e-government system

The Da Nang City Department of Information and Communitions has recently inaugurated an e-government information system.

Travel

VietJet launches new route connecting Hanoi with Seoul
10:32 | 25/07/2014 VietJet launches new route connecting Hanoi with Seoul

VietJet yesterday launched a direct route linking Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi with South Korea’s capital city of Seoul.

Leisure

‘Prince of Romance' woos Ha Noi
08:57 | 25/07/2014 ‘Prince of Romance' woos Ha Noi

Richard Clayderman, one of today's most prolific easy-listening pianists, will perform for the first time in Viet Nam next month.

Sports

Mexican Aguirre named Japan coach after World Cup flop
15:02 | 25/07/2014 Mexican Aguirre named Japan coach after World Cup flop

Mexican Javier Aguirre was appointed Japan's new football coach on Thursday (July 24) after the team's World Cup flop prompted the resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni.

World News

MH17 black box data downloaded, no evidence of tampering
08:28 | 25/07/2014 MH17 black box data downloaded, no evidence of tampering

Dutch investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 said on Thursday (July 24) they had downloaded data from the black box flight recorder and that it had not been tampered with.

Your Consultant

Things that make you unproductive at work
13:00 | 21/07/2014 Things that make you unproductive at work

Time is a finite resource. There are only 24 hours in a day and only a small part of that is actually available to you for work. Here we consider the top things that make you unproductive at work and solutions to ensure that they don’t waste your valuable time.