Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Companies study international trade laws to prepare for TPP
17:23 28/08/2015 Companies study international trade laws to prepare for TPP

Most Vietnamese businesses are still unclear about international trade and business laws, which could result in a loss of opportunities presented by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), experts have said.

Tech

Transport Ministry pilots IT application in passenger transport
10:47 28/08/2015 Transport Ministry pilots IT application in passenger transport

The Ministry of Transport has asked the Government to permit pilot implementation of a project to apply information technology in the management of contract-based passenger transportation (Grabcar) developed by GrabTaxi Vietnam.

Property

The Reverie Saigon's grand opening set for early next month
15:04 27/08/2015 The Reverie Saigon's grand opening set for early next month

The Reverie Saigon, one of the world's most eagerly anticipated new hotels, will celebrate its grand opening on September 1.

Province

Tien Giang set for more investment
10:32 27/08/2015 Tien Giang set for more investment

The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is currently home to 73 investment projects, 47 of which are foreign direct investment, that cumulat-ively pull US$1.37 billion into the province.

Travel

Dak Nong volcanic cavern geological park to open in 2016
17:31 28/08/2015 Dak Nong volcanic cavern geological park to open in 2016

A geological park featuring the largest volcanic cavern system in Southeast Asia is expected to open in 2016 in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.

Leisure

Mamma Mia! ABBA's piano up for auction
14:41 28/08/2015 Mamma Mia! ABBA's piano up for auction

The piano is estimated to fetch between £600,000 and £800,000 (US$925,000-US$1.24 million) when it goes on sale on Sep 29.

Society

Ha Noi to block streets for National Independence Day parade
14:15 28/08/2015 Ha Noi to block streets for National Independence Day parade

The Ha Noi Police Department has announced a ban on plying all kinds of vehicles along 40 streets in preparation for the upcoming parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Viet Nam's Independence Day (September 2).

Sports

Champions League draw smiles on Barcelona, Manchester Utd
15:24 28/08/2015 Champions League draw smiles on Barcelona, Manchester Utd

Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favourable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday.

World News

Japanese toilet giant flipping open lid on new museum
15:24 28/08/2015 Japanese toilet giant flipping open lid on new museum

High-tech toilets are common in Japan, regularly winning praise from foreign tourists and celebrities as the epitome of Japanese know-how.