Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Tax authority finds Keangnam $4.5m in arrears
10:10 | 25/04/2014 Tax authority finds Keangnam $4.5m in arrears

Keangnam Vina, the Korean-backed developer of Vietnam’s tallest skyscraper - Landmark Tower – in Hanoi, was listed last week among a group of companies which have violated tax regulations.

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

Uncertainty mounts of Eurowindow’s suspected sale of unlicensed apartments
09:58 | 25/04/2014 Uncertainty mounts of Eurowindow’s suspected sale of unlicensed apartments

Though only armed with in-principle approval, developer of the multi-million dollar apartment project Eurowindow Multi Complex has deliberately changed its building function to commercial housing, which has been on sale for over a year now, reported Tamnhin.net.

Money

Banks put forward M&A plans
10:03 | 25/04/2014 Banks put forward M&A plans

Several banks have recently presented plans or expressed intentions to complete mergers even as the nation continues to speed up the restructuring of credit institutions.

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

Boy's stem cell transplant marks 100th for institute
10:05 | 25/04/2014 Boy's stem cell transplant marks 100th for institute

The National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion yesterday announced a significant clinical milestone with its 100th successful stem cell transplant, since its first victorious attempt on June 2006.

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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