Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam Airlines leases 20 aircraft
15:30 05/02/2016 Vietnam Airlines leases 20 aircraft

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is planning to lease 20 A321 NEO Aircraft in the period from 2018 to 2020.

Investing

Dak Lak aims to attract investors
15:38 04/02/2016 Dak Lak aims to attract investors

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak seeks to improve its investment environment and become an ideal destination for investors, according to its Department of Planning and Investment.

Tech

Educator training key to optimising technology in classrooms in Asia Pacific: Microsoft survey
09:24 05/02/2016 Educator training key to optimising technology in classrooms in Asia Pacific: Microsoft survey

Microsoft has released the findings from its inaugural Microsoft Asia EduTech Survey 2016 which polled close to 200 educators in the Asia Pacific region.

Property

Singaporeans investors show strong interest in vacation homes in Vietnam
15:45 02/02/2016 Singaporeans investors show strong interest in vacation homes in Vietnam

Singaporeans real estate companies and investors have increasingly been showing interest in investing in vacation real estate projects in Vietnam.

Money

ATMs must be stocked for Tet holiday: State bank
15:30 04/02/2016 ATMs must be stocked for Tet holiday: State bank

The State Bank of Viet Nam has told commercial banks to accord top priority to supplying cash at automatic telling machines (ATMs) during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

Province

Oolong tea growers falling on hard times
17:10 03/02/2016 Oolong tea growers falling on hard times

Unlike in previous years, farmers in Lam Dong, a province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region that is being dubbed as the country’s tea growing kingdom, find themselves in a critical stage as their products can not find buyers, forcing them to log down large plantation areas right at the season of harvest. 

Travel

Vietnamese can visit Hue Imperial Citadel free of charge during Tet
16:09 04/02/2016 Vietnamese can visit Hue Imperial Citadel free of charge during Tet

Vietnamese visitors, including overseas Vietnamese, will be able to visit the Hue Imperial Citadel in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from February 8-10 (the first to third day of the Lunar New Year) for free.

Leisure

16:11 04/02/2016 "Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

"Banh Chung" (square glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake of Vietnamese people in Tet holidays.

Sports

Lorenzo tops Sepang testing ahead of Rossi, Marquez
16:05 04/02/2016 Lorenzo tops Sepang testing ahead of Rossi, Marquez

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo Wednesday topped a rain-affected final day of the official MotoGP test at Sepang circuit in Malaysia ahead of his teammate Valentino Rossi and rival Marc Marquez.

World News

Oil prices surge on fresh talk of OPEC meeting on glut
16:00 04/02/2016 Oil prices surge on fresh talk of OPEC meeting on glut

Oil prices surged on Wednesday on renewed speculation about a potential cut in global production that overshadowed another rise in US crude inventories.

Your Consultant

New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect
14:17 03/02/2016 New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect

Circular No. 59/2015/TT-BLDTBXH, dated December 29, 2015, details and provides guidance on the implementation of provisions of the Social Insurance Law on Compulsory Social Insurance, which contains numerous new regulations regarding sickness and the maternity regime.