Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Cement should be top export
13:06 24/04/2015 Cement should be top export

Viet Nam should have a long-term strategy to make cement a large-scale and high-value export product to give a boost to the country's export revenue, said Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam.

Investing

Railways to open doors to external investment
09:54 23/04/2015 Railways to open doors to external investment

Property developer VinGroup will collaborate with Vietnam Railways to study a number of projects, which could be launched with capital contribution from society and the sale of operational rights, said Chairman of Vietnam Railways Tran Ngoc Thanh.

Tech

Apple Watch goes on sale - quietly - in Asia
13:57 24/04/2015 Apple Watch goes on sale - quietly - in Asia

The Apple Watch made its debut in some Asian markets on Friday (Apr 24), but with sales limited to those who had pre-ordered online it was a low-key start with none of the fanfare and fuss usually seen for a launch by the tech titan.

Property

FDI in real estate reaches $48 billion
13:12 24/04/2015 FDI in real estate reaches $48 billion

Real estate will attract lucrative foreign direct investments in 2015 with the market recovering and Viet Nam set to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and other free trade pacts.

Money

Stocks rise despite low liquidity
15:13 24/04/2015 Stocks rise despite low liquidity

Shares advanced on the two exchanges this morning, but liquidity remained low due to poor investor sentiment ahead of the upcoming long holidays.

Province

Dong Nai licenses $600 million fibre project
08:15 24/04/2015 Dong Nai licenses $600 million fibre project

The Dong Nai Industrial Zones Authority has granted an investment licence to Turkey's Hyosung Istanbul Tekstil Ltd. to develop a US$600 million fibre production project in the southern province.

Travel

Quang Binh to focus on cave tourism
13:08 24/04/2015 Quang Binh to focus on cave tourism

The central province of Quang Binh has a lot of development potential in the tourism sector yet, some say, it should hold back and concentrate on one or two attractions to build up its own tourism trademark.

Leisure

Syrena to hold two-day bubble festival
17:03 24/04/2015 Syrena to hold two-day bubble festival

Syrena Vietnam, a member of the BIM Group, will hold a two-day festival at the Halong Marine Plaza in the northern Quang Ninh Province, starting from April 28.

Society

VN railways sector opens up
09:58 24/04/2015 VN railways sector opens up

A logistics centre and container depot at Ha Noi's Yen Vien station, planned to be built in the second quarter, is set to become the first private investment in the railways in Viet Nam.

Sports

Barcelona v Bayern, Juventus v Real Madrid in Champions League semis
11:51 25/04/2015 Barcelona v Bayern, Juventus v Real Madrid in Champions League semis

Former Barcelona player and coach Pep Guardiola returns to face his former club with his current charges Bayern, with the first leg to be played at the Camp Nou.

World News

Oil surges as Saudi resumes Yemen strikes
14:13 24/04/2015 Oil surges as Saudi resumes Yemen strikes

Global oil prices advanced on Thursday as the Saudi Arabia-led coalition renewed airstrikes in Yemen, stoking new supply concerns about the crude-rich Middle East.

Your Consultant

Green lending offers a new local growth model
10:57 20/04/2015 Green lending offers a new local growth model

Vietnam is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries in terms of climate variability and change. Current global emission trends, leading to the world becoming 4°C warmer by 2100, will dramatically increase the country’s vulnerabilities to climate-related threats, such as increased incidences of natural disasters and rising sea levels.