Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Airport expansion suspended to avoid delays
15:12 01/04/2015 Airport expansion suspended to avoid delays

The expansion of plane parking areas at Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM City has been delayed so as not to disrupt passengers during the approaching end-of-April holiday period.

Investing

LG complex inaugurated
08:17 01/04/2015 LG complex inaugurated

LG Electronics last week inaugurated its mega electronic manufacturing complex in the northern port city of Haiphong, helping to make Vietnam one of the largest electronics export hubs in the world.

Tech

Microsoft unveils low-cost Surface 3 tablet
14:30 01/04/2015 Microsoft unveils low-cost Surface 3 tablet

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a low-cost version of its Surface tablet computer, cutting the screen size of the device which starts at US$499.

Property

Japanese firms partner with Nam Long
10:25 31/03/2015 Japanese firms partner with Nam Long

Japanese companies Hankyu Realty and Nishi-Nippon Railroad have decided to invest into an affordable apartment project developed by the Ho Chi Minh City-listed Nam Long Investment Company (HOSE: NLG).

Money

Dollar firms as US consumers grow more confident
14:30 01/04/2015 Dollar firms as US consumers grow more confident

The dollar gained further ground against the euro on Tuesday as traders weighed an upbeat report on American consumer confidence and tense Greek bailout talks.

Province

Ministry says bauxite projects likely to incur initial losses
11:35 01/04/2015 Ministry says bauxite projects likely to incur initial losses

The two bauxite mining and processing projects in the Central Highlands Province of Lam Dong, which became operational in October 2013, would incur losses for four to five years.

Travel

Jetstar Pacific adds new service from Vietnam to Thailand
09:45 31/03/2015 Jetstar Pacific adds new service from Vietnam to Thailand

Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific inaugurated a new nonstop service connecting Hanoi to Bangkok on Sunday, more than three months after the launch of its first service between Vietnam and Thailand.

Leisure

Vietnamese film wins awards at Fribourg festival
15:18 01/04/2015 Vietnamese film wins awards at Fribourg festival

Director Nguyen Hoang Diep's first feature film, entitled "Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung" (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere), has won three prizes at the 29th Fribourg International Film Festival.

Sports

Vietnam in seventh heaven after booking place in Qatar
15:25 01/04/2015 Vietnam in seventh heaven after booking place in Qatar

Vietnam are heading to Qatar for the AFC U23 Championship finals after crushing Macau 7-0 on March 31 in their last Group I match at the Shah Alam Stadium in Sepang, Malaysia.

Your Consultant

New rules ease PPP implementation
14:40 10/03/2015 New rules ease PPP implementation

The government recently released Decree 15 to provide a comprehensive legal framework for public-private partnership projects, replacing the old regulations. Net Le and Loi Huynh of LNT & Partners took a closer look.