Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Thai producers expand their market share in Viet Nam
16:21 | 21/08/2014 Thai producers expand their market share in Viet Nam

HA NOI - The volume of products made in Thailand that are entering the Vietnamese market is expected to increase as Thai retailers expand their presence in the country.

Investing

VNR kicks off restructuring process
14:42 | 21/08/2014 VNR kicks off restructuring process

After a tremendous effort, the restructuring plan of state-owned Vietnam Railways Corporation – one of Vietnam’s most in-difficulty state corporations – has officially kicked-off.

Tech

Images, videos of beheaded journalist removed from Twitter
09:11 | 21/08/2014 Images, videos of beheaded journalist removed from Twitter

Twitter on Wednesday (Aug 20) removed from its service photos and video of the beheading of a US journalist that had been posted online by jihadists.

Property

VN property market worth $21b
16:15 | 21/08/2014 VN property market worth $21b

HA NOI - A study by Nomura Research Institute (NRI) of Japan estimated the value of Viet Nam's property market at US$21 billion, a far cry from that of some of its neighbours.

Money

Indices up on penny stocks, midcaps
16:18 | 21/08/2014 Indices up on penny stocks, midcaps

HA NOI - Cash inflows focused on mid-cap and penny stocks yesterday afternoon, helping lift the VN-Index by 0.34 per cent to close at 606.70 points by the end of the session.

Province

Bac Giang told to attract FDI to agriculture sector
14:13 | 20/08/2014 Bac Giang told to attract FDI to agriculture sector

The northern province of Bac Giang should try and attract foreign direct investment into developing agriculture, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday.

Travel

National Day and Full Moon promotions at The Grand Ho Tram Strip
14:48 | 21/08/2014 National Day and Full Moon promotions at The Grand Ho Tram Strip

The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam's first large scale integrated resort based in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, yesterday announced of its special promotion programme for the week of National Day Holiday and Mid-Autumn Festival from August 30 to September 8.

Leisure

Jackie Chan apologises after son's cannabis bust
09:07 | 21/08/2014 Jackie Chan apologises after son's cannabis bust

Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan said Wednesday (Aug 20) he felt "ashamed" of his son's detention on drug-related charges, adding he had "failed to educate" his child.

Society

Unique wedding: foreigner marrying Dao ethnic girl
09:32 | 21/08/2014 Unique wedding: foreigner marrying Dao ethnic girl

French national Tiberghien Frédo, 48, has decided to live the rest of his life in Vietnam after marrying a Dao ethnic girl, 24 years younger than him, in the northern province of Yen Bai.

Sports

Manchester Utd complete signing of Rojo EmailPrint
11:00 | 21/08/2014 Manchester Utd complete signing of Rojo EmailPrint

Manchester United completed the €20 million (S$33 million) signing of Argentina World Cup defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday (Aug 20) with Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal hailing the 24-year-old as a "gifted" player.

World News

UN Security Council urges Israel, Palestinians to resume talks
11:30 | 21/08/2014 UN Security Council urges Israel, Palestinians to resume talks

The UN Security Council on Wednesday (Aug 20) urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table to quickly agree on a lasting truce in Gaza.

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