Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Dragon Capital marks 20th anniversary
10:23 30/09/2014 Dragon Capital marks 20th anniversary

Dragon Capital, an integrated investment group centred around the emerging financial market of Vietnam, held a function last week in Ho Chi Minh City to mark its 20th founding anniversary and receive the Labour Order (third class) from the state president for its contributions to Vietnam’s capital market.

Tech

New cut found on submarine cable system providing Internet connection to Vietnam
10:15 30/09/2014 New cut found on submarine cable system providing Internet connection to Vietnam

The operator of an undersea cable system that provides Internet connectivity to Vietnam has found yet another break on the same cable section where a fracture is being repaired.

Property

Lotte Center Hanoi’s lift sliding terrifies seven
08:48 30/09/2014 Lotte Center Hanoi’s lift sliding terrifies seven

A lift slided down last week from the 63rd floor in the newly-opened Lotte Center Hanoi before coming to a stop at the 29th floor, terrifying seven passengers inside.

Money

VOF sells An Giang Plant Protection stake to Standard Chartered
11:02 30/09/2014 VOF sells An Giang Plant Protection stake to Standard Chartered

VinaCapital-managed Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) has reached a deal to sell its stake in An Giang Plant Protection Joint-Stock Co. (AGPP) to Standard Chartered Private Equity.

Province

Ho Chi Minh City hosts mega-expo
08:44 30/09/2014 Ho Chi Minh City hosts mega-expo

A mega-support industry and business opportunity event will soon take place in Vietnam’s southern economic hub Ho Chi Minh City.

Travel

Kien Giang province, VNA, Vinpearl combine to promote Phu Quoc
17:00 29/09/2014 Kien Giang province, VNA, Vinpearl combine to promote Phu Quoc

Kien Giang province, home of Phu Quoc Island, is working with national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and property firm Vinpearl JSC on a programme to promote tourism, trade and investment on the island toward it becoming one of Vietnam’s special economic zones.

Leisure

YouTube sensation wins Vietnamese version of ‘The Winner Is’
10:08 30/09/2014 YouTube sensation wins Vietnamese version of ‘The Winner Is’

A Vietnamese student who caused quite a stir two years ago with her cover of a foreign hit on YouTube has won the second season of the local version of American singing show “The Winner Is.”

Society

Stronger reforms needed: PM
09:52 30/09/2014 Stronger reforms needed: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday asked his cabinet to identify "stronger measures" to improve the nation's business and investment environment, enhance productivity and speed up economic restructuring.

Sports

VN face powerhouse Japan in football semis
10:03 30/09/2014 VN face powerhouse Japan in football semis

Viet Nam will have to scale a huge mountain in its semi-final match in the women's football competition at the Asian Games (ASIAD) in Incheon, South Korea today.

World News

Turkey prepared for military role in anti-IS coalition: Erdogan
14:25 29/09/2014 Turkey prepared for military role in anti-IS coalition: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could take a military role in the coalition fighting IS militants as Ankara moves to take a frontline position in the campaign, the Hurriyet daily reported on Saturday (Sep 27).

Your Consultant

BlueScope factory makes the grade
09:02 29/09/2014 BlueScope factory makes the grade

The Bluescope factory located in Phu My IZ in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province is one of only a few green factories in Vietnam that manufactures green products.