Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Two Vietnamese projects awarded the EDGE certifications
10:36 23/12/2014 Two Vietnamese projects awarded the EDGE certifications

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of World Bank Group last week awarded its first EDGE resource efficiency certifications in Vietnam to Nam Long Investment Corporation and FPT City Danang JSC.

Investing

Slow BOT projects face huge fines
12:00 23/12/2014 Slow BOT projects face huge fines

Build-own-operate and independent power plant developers which miss their construction deadlines will face fines of $200,000 per 60 days behind schedule.

Property

Vingroup opens Almaz centre in Ha Noi
09:29 23/12/2014 Vingroup opens Almaz centre in Ha Noi

Vingroup officially opened a luxury cuisine and conference centre at Vinhomes Riverside in Long Bien District, Ha Noi, on December 20.

Province

Dong Nai exports exceed target
09:33 23/12/2014 Dong Nai exports exceed target

The southern province of Dong Nai reported a record export value of more than US$13 billion in 2014, surpassing its target by $500 million and posting a 19 per cent year-on-year increase.

Leisure

Half-Korean girl, US teacher named winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids
09:45 22/12/2014 Half-Korean girl, US teacher named winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids

A Korean-Vietnamese 8-year-old girl and her mentor, an American singer/ teacher, won the first controversial local season of the “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” reality show past midnight on Saturday.

Society

Ho Chi Minh City to bring beggars, homeless to social centers
09:39 23/12/2014 Ho Chi Minh City to bring beggars, homeless to social centers

Ho Chi Minh City is going to kick off a campaign to bring homeless people and beggars to social sponsoring centers for their own interest and for improving order, security and civilization in public places.

Sports

Chelsea sink Stoke to secure top spot at Christmas
11:46 23/12/2014 Chelsea sink Stoke to secure top spot at Christmas

City's win over Crystal Palace on Saturday had drawn them level on points with Chelsea, but this was an emphatic response from the west Londoners as they bid to wrestle the title from the Eastlands outfit.

World News

Ten injured in van attack on French Christmas market
11:36 23/12/2014 Ten injured in van attack on French Christmas market

At least four people were badly hurt in the latest incident in the city of Nantes, the third attack in three days by individuals against civilians or security forces in France, sparking fears of possible copycat action.

Your Consultant

Innovative incentives to boost employee morale
11:17 23/12/2014 Innovative incentives to boost employee morale

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