Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Techcombank appointed to support Metro No.2 project
09:22 21/10/2014 Techcombank appointed to support Metro No.2 project

On October 13 the governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued Decision No. 2054/QD-SB on appointing Techcombank to support the Sustainable Urban Transport project, namely Metro No. 2, sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Investing

Vietnamese, German firms join hands to power Con Dao Islands
09:22 21/10/2014 Vietnamese, German firms join hands to power Con Dao Islands

Vietnam’s Duc Long Gia Lai Group (DLG) will co-operate with Germany’s Merica Group (MGC) to provide electricity for the Con Dao Islands.

Tech

New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple
10:33 21/10/2014 New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple

Profit rose 13 per cent to US$8.5 billion, as revenues jumped to US$42.1 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter ending Sep 27, the California-based company reported on Monday (Oct 20).

Property

Law could simplify buying homes
10:32 20/10/2014 Law could simplify buying homes

Hanoi - Viet Nam is considering changing the amended Housing Law, which is now under discussion, to make it easier for foreigners and Vietnamese expatriates to buy houses in the country.

Money

Public, foreign debts within limit, says PM
09:52 21/10/2014 Public, foreign debts within limit, says PM

“State budget overspending accounts for 5.3% of GDP, while the pubic, government and foreign debts are lower than the permitted level set by the National Assembly (NA) in its Resolution 10 released in 2011”, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Province

Locals protest hydropower plants
10:18 20/10/2014 Locals protest hydropower plants

Quang Ngai - Upcoming construction of new hydroelectricity plants threatens residents of the central province of Quang Ngai's Son Ha district.

Travel

Three Mekong Delta localities boost tourism linkages
09:48 20/10/2014 Three Mekong Delta localities boost tourism linkages

Leaders of three Mekong Delta localities of An Giang, Kien Giang and Can Tho have recently gathered in Rach Gia city to discuss ways to beef up their tourism linkages.

Leisure

Making the world run: Women’s Day in Vietnam
10:00 20/10/2014 Making the world run: Women’s Day in Vietnam

Three of my young Vietnamese friends are starting a small business in Da Nang City in the central region. The young lady has taken the risk and the plunge to create a business space of their own creativity and imagination.

Society

Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs
09:38 21/10/2014 Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Sports

Blind's late equaliser rescues draw for Manchester Utd
10:38 21/10/2014 Blind's late equaliser rescues draw for Manchester Utd

Manchester United are without an away league win this season, suggesting they are a long way from rivalling Manchester City and Chelsea for the title this term.

World News

Canadian car attacker was suspected radical: Officials
10:25 21/10/2014 Canadian car attacker was suspected radical: Officials

A 25-year-old man who was shot by police after wounding two soldiers in in a Quebec supermarket parking lot was known to authorities as a suspected radical, said federal officials.

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.