Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Mai Linh Group requests lifeline from authorities
11:23 18/01/2018 Mai Linh Group requests lifeline from authorities

The traditional taxi operator requests exemption from interest and late payment fees in order to maintain and develop, as well as create jobs for 24,000 employees.

Investing

With Chinese competition, new glass licences on hold
08:00 18/01/2018 With Chinese competition, new glass licences on hold

With the Vietnamese glass market experiencing severe oversupply, new glass projects will not receive licences in the country.

Tech

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news
10:54 18/01/2018 Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON: British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday (Jan 17) that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism.

Property

Real estate still facing unresolved legal issues in 2018
08:00 18/01/2018 Real estate still facing unresolved legal issues in 2018

The real estate market expects 2018 to be another great year for foreign investment. Lawyer Le Net of LNT and Partners spoke to VIR's Le Son about the difficulties real estate developers are facing and the legal issues they hope will be resolved this year. 

Money

Vietnam to remain an investor magnet in 2018
10:56 18/01/2018 Vietnam to remain an investor magnet in 2018

Vietnam will continue luring in foreign capital this year, as the country puts more state firms on sale and continues its quest to become an emerging market.

Province

Hà Nam pledges favourable conditions for foreign investors
11:43 18/01/2018 Hà Nam pledges favourable conditions for foreign investors

Hà Nam pledged to create favourable conditions for production and business at a meeting on Wednesday with more than 200 foreign investors investing in the northern province.

Travel

Two train trips in VN among Asia Top 10 journeys
11:18 18/01/2018 Two train trips in VN among Asia Top 10 journeys

Travelling by train to relax and enjoy the view out the window is a pleasure for many travelers, and two train routes in Vietnam with stunning views were recently selected among the ten best train journeys in Asia by the UK-based newspaper The Telegraph.

Leisure

Music night to highlight folk melodies of ancient cities
11:25 18/01/2018 Music night to highlight folk melodies of ancient cities

A music night will be held at the French Culture Centre in Hanoi (L’Espace) on January 20, with a highlight on the music repertoires of Hanoi and Hue cities.

Society

Downtown HCM City parking lots overloaded with motorbikes
11:32 18/01/2018 Downtown HCM City parking lots overloaded with motorbikes

Many family households in HCM City’s District 1 are storing motorbikes at their homes after the decision by the District 1 People’s Committee last Thursday to suspend operation of 48 parking sites on street pavements.

Sports

Missed Messi penalty costs Barca in cup derby defeat
10:49 18/01/2018 Missed Messi penalty costs Barca in cup derby defeat

MADRID: Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat of the season, 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday (Jan 17).

World News

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands
10:46 18/01/2018 Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

ABIDJAN: There's nothing covert about Roxy - a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world's poorest continent.

Your Consultant

Government to promote private investment
11:38 18/01/2018 Government to promote private investment

The public investment restructuring scheme in 2017-20 will focus on core sectors of the economy and major projects that give impetus to socio-economic development and promote public and foreign investments under public-private partnership (PPP) practice.

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