Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

VinGroup to convert international bonds into shares
15:05 23/10/2014 VinGroup to convert international bonds into shares

Property developer VinGroup will issue an additional 153.3 million shares worth VND153.3 billion (US$7.3 million) to convert international bonds into shares in the last phase.

Investing

14:51 23/10/2014 "Made in India" program calls for investment from Vietnam

India is calling for capital inflows from abroad, including Vietnam, to boost economic growth and job creation after a decade of slow growth and high inflation to set the stage for "Made in India" – a national program promoting industrial production launched by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of September

Tech

Int’l chip and semiconductor conference opens in HCMC
10:25 23/10/2014 Int’l chip and semiconductor conference opens in HCMC

More than 250 delegates and 50 professors from Japan, the US, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam are attending the 3rd Solid State Systems Symposium – VLSIs and Semiconductor Related Technologies (4S-2014/AVIC2014) in HCM City.

Property

Three major Hanoi infrastructure projects to start operations next year
16:23 22/10/2014 Three major Hanoi infrastructure projects to start operations next year

The Nhat Tan Bridge, Terminal T2 of the Noi Bai International Airport and the road connecting the bridge and Noi Bai International Airport, all partly funded by Japanese ODA, are expected to go into operation on January 6 next year.

Money

Lower CPI boosts shares as exchanges reverse declines
15:03 23/10/2014 Lower CPI boosts shares as exchanges reverse declines

After sliding in the morning, the VN-Index on the HCM City Stock Exchange reversed course to add 0.17 per cent, closing at 601.59 points.

Province

Dong Nai attracts almost 1.3 billion USD in FDI
10:19 23/10/2014 Dong Nai attracts almost 1.3 billion USD in FDI

The southern province of Dong Nai’s Department of Planning and Investment recorded total foreign direct investments (FDI) of approximately 1.3 billion USD over the last 10 months.

Travel

To He artisans strive to promote rare surviving Vietnamese traditional toy
15:14 23/10/2014 To He artisans strive to promote rare surviving Vietnamese traditional toy

Sometimes while wandering Hanoi streets, one can see vendors of 'To He', a traditional toy manually made with glutinous rice powder. Without any noisy advertisement, 'To He' vendors walk across Hanoi streets and silently attract the attention of passers-by.

Leisure

Canon helps promote Vietnam heritage values
17:00 22/10/2014 Canon helps promote Vietnam heritage values

Canon, in collaboration with Heritage Magazine, yesterday launched the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards exhibition series a cross-country run of events displaying some of the best images of Vietnam’s culture, history and natural environment.

Society

Hanoi sets up five fast response teams to combat Ebola
14:37 23/10/2014 Hanoi sets up five fast response teams to combat Ebola

Health authorities in Hanoi have set up five fast responses teams and two emergency telephone lines to cope with the deadly Ebola virus that has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.

Sports

Federer, Nadal race through in Basel
09:51 23/10/2014 Federer, Nadal race through in Basel

Roger Federer, chasing a sixth title on his home court, defeated Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-2, 6-1 in the first round.

World News

Woman charged for baby corpses found in Canada storage unit
09:30 23/10/2014 Woman charged for baby corpses found in Canada storage unit

Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, was arrested and charged with concealing the bodies of children and breaching probation after police discovered six decomposing baby corpses in her storage locker.

Your Consultant

MPI encourages eco-IPs
08:38 20/10/2014 MPI encourages eco-IPs

With industrial parks across the nation facing the challenge of meeting emission restrictions, the Vietnamese government is encouraging investors to develop eco-industrial parks for sustainable  growth.