Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

GM profit tumbles after recall costs
09:23 | 25/04/2014 GM profit tumbles after recall costs

General Motors, the largest US automaker, on Thursday reported first-quarter profits plunged 85 percent after a series of vehicle recalls.

Investing

Gemadept Logistics claims no fears over foreign rivals
09:44 | 25/04/2014 Gemadept Logistics claims no fears over foreign rivals

As of January 11, Vietnam’s logistics market was fully opened as per the nation’s World Trade Organization commitments which allow foreign logistics firms to open wholly foreign owned firms in Vietnam.

Tech

Facebook woos journalists with
09:37 | 25/04/2014 Facebook woos journalists with "FB Newswire"

Facebook launched on Thursday "FB Newswire", billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories.

Property

Nha Trang Bay luxury resort project still faces delay
09:47 | 24/04/2014 Nha Trang Bay luxury resort project still faces delay

Nearly a year after getting its new investment certificate, the multi-million dollar Nha Trang Bay luxury resort project has yet to restart construction, though the new developer committed to starting operations within two years.

Money

Bitcoin exchange MtGox to start liquidation process
09:19 | 25/04/2014 Bitcoin exchange MtGox to start liquidation process

Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, whose spectacular collapse hammered the digital currency's reputation, is to be liquidated after a Japanese court ordered bankruptcy proceedings on Thursday, said a lawyer appointed to carry out the process.

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

Quang Binh launches helicopter tours
16:38 | 24/04/2014 Quang Binh launches helicopter tours

The central province of Quang Binh in coordination with Vietnam Helicopter Corporation on April 24 launched helicopter tours of heritage sites and other tourist destinations in the locality.

Leisure

Jet Li denies embezzlement allegations
09:34 | 25/04/2014 Jet Li denies embezzlement allegations

Martial arts action star Jet Li hit on Wednesday denied allegations that he had embezzled 300 million yuan (S$60.4 million) from his One Foundation charity.

Society

Death penalty for Vietnamese American who hid drugs in underwear
16:47 | 24/04/2014 Death penalty for Vietnamese American who hid drugs in underwear

A Ho Chi Minh City court handed down a death sentence on Tuesday to a Vietnamese-American man who was caught hiding heroin in his underwear at the city’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport last year.

Sports

Nadal safely into Barcelona Open quarters EmailPrint
09:27 | 25/04/2014 Nadal safely into Barcelona Open quarters EmailPrint

World number one Rafael Nadal maintained his quest for a ninth Barcelona Open title with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 over Ivan Dodig on Thursday, racking up his 42nd win in 43 matches at the tournament.

World News

Anger boils over with Korea ferry rescue officials
09:14 | 25/04/2014 Anger boils over with Korea ferry rescue officials

Furious relatives of missing victims from South Korea's ferry disaster attacked a top coastguard official on Thursday, accusing him of lying about efforts to retrieve bodies still trapped in the submerged vessel.

Your Consultant

Four habits of remarkably likeable bosses
09:38 | 23/04/2014 Four habits of remarkably likeable bosses

If they like you, really like you, you will actually be a better boss. Here’s how to make that happen.

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