Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Japan invests in high-tech steel making
10:19 | 19/04/2014 Japan invests in high-tech steel making

Japan’s Kawada Group will invest in Vietnam’s Thanh Long Steel Company based in Hung Yen province to produce high-tech steel in Vietnam.

Investing

Ocean Dune golf members up in arms over proposed tear down
17:32 | 16/04/2014 Ocean Dune golf members up in arms over proposed tear down

The rezoning of Ocean Dunes golf course in south-central province Binh Thuan’s Phan Thiet city as an urban area has stirred controversy, as stakeholders cannot reach a consensus.

Tech

Polycom strengthens partnership with Microsoft
15:32 | 18/04/2014 Polycom strengthens partnership with Microsoft

Today, Microsoft and Polycom jointly organised “Defy Distance with Polycom and Microsoft” event in Hanoi to explore unified communications solutions that help organisations unleash the power of human collaboration with secure video, voice and content solution as well as reduce cost and increase productivity.

Property

Hanoi real estate: The big freeze
15:51 | 19/04/2014 Hanoi real estate: The big freeze

According to figures released by the Ministry of Construction, Hanoi is now home to 95 inactive FDI projects. Others are still licensed, despite no progress and many projects have occupied land that is now unused.

Money

Market bounces back as blue chips make a return
10:20 | 18/04/2014 Market bounces back as blue chips make a return

Shares rebounded yesterday on the two national bourses, ending a five-day losing streak, as blue chips gained ground.

Province

Thai Nguyen sees strong foreign investment growth
10:20 | 18/04/2014 Thai Nguyen sees strong foreign investment growth

The foreign-invested sector has highlighted the northern Thai Nguyen province's upbeat economic picture in the first quarter of 2014, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.

Travel

Idyllic Thung Nham mangroves offer bird watching paradise
10:57 | 18/04/2014 Idyllic Thung Nham mangroves offer bird watching paradise

At dusk, we take a boat to the mangrove forests of Thung Nham Bird Park and wait for the flocks to return to their nests after a hard working day. Silently, we hide the boats under the trees as the noisy birds fly to their homes. Their sounds fill the mangroves.

Leisure

Artists reveal reality behind showbiz glitter
09:46 | 19/04/2014 Artists reveal reality behind showbiz glitter

Two Vietnamese artists talked about the real lives of Vietnamese celebrities, giving an image that is completely different from what many of the artists themselves are trying to promote.

Society

Occupying 50% of measles mortality, Vietnam’s capital yet to declare epidemic
19:39 | 18/04/2014 Occupying 50% of measles mortality, Vietnam’s capital yet to declare epidemic

The Hanoi People’s Committee has not declared measles an epidemic even when roughly half of over 100 deaths from the disease came from Vietnam’s capital.

Sports

Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic
10:33 | 19/04/2014 Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to David Ferrer while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic struggled into a semi-final showdown.

World News

S Korea ferry captain arrested, divers enter ship
10:24 | 19/04/2014 S Korea ferry captain arrested, divers enter ship

Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted what they believed to be bodies.

Your Consultant

Four steps to a life-changing culture of thanks
13:11 | 14/04/2014 Four steps to a life-changing culture of thanks

Employees want to know you care, so build a culture of thanks and your people will return the favor many times over.

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