Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Bosch to acquire Siemens’ stake in BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
17:55 | 23/09/2014 Bosch to acquire Siemens’ stake in BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH

German engineering and electronics company Robert Bosch GmbH or Bosch and German conglomerate Siemens AG agreed yesterday that Bosch will acquire Siemens’ 50 per cent stake in the household appliances joint venture BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH).

Investing

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong visited VSIP Bac Ninh
16:30 | 23/09/2014 Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong visited VSIP Bac Ninh

Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Vietnam’s Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh today visited Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park Bac Ninh, outlining the close economic relationship between the two countries.

Property

Projects lay idle on golden HCMC properties
10:38 | 24/09/2014 Projects lay idle on golden HCMC properties

A number of projects on high-value properties in Ho Chi Minh City have lain idle for many years.

Money

Bad debt threat continues to loom
10:05 | 24/09/2014 Bad debt threat continues to loom

Banks are continuing to struggle with fast rising potentially unrecoverable bad debts.

Province

Quang Binh approves 28 FDI projects
09:42 | 17/09/2014 Quang Binh approves 28 FDI projects

This central province has approved the business licenses of 28 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with a total capital of US$39.7 million.

Travel

Top 8 most impressive tourism destinations in VN
14:23 | 23/09/2014 Top 8 most impressive tourism destinations in VN

Viet Nam is proud of a large number of attractive tourism destinations that lie along its S-shape. These beautiful venues are also famous for owning outstanding records.

Leisure

Super Junior is first K-pop act to stage 100 concerts
09:51 | 24/09/2014 Super Junior is first K-pop act to stage 100 concerts

K-pop boy band Super Junior held their 100th concert on Sunday (Sept 21) at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. Group member Kyuhyun says he hopes the group will be able to hit the 1000-concerts mark one day.

Society

Ha Noi cuts down on plastic bags
10:08 | 23/09/2014 Ha Noi cuts down on plastic bags

Retailers and residents in Ha Noi are ditching plastic in favour of eco-friendly bags, according to the city's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.

Sports

Liverpool survive Middlesbrough's shoot-out marathon
09:32 | 24/09/2014 Liverpool survive Middlesbrough's shoot-out marathon

Liverpool reached the English League Cup last 16 after an extraordinary third round tie saw them beat second-tier Middlesbrough 14-13 in a penalty shoot-out on Tuesday (Sep 23), while Southampton knocked Arsenal out of the competition.

World News

WTO cuts 2014 trade growth forecast to 3.1%
09:39 | 24/09/2014 WTO cuts 2014 trade growth forecast to 3.1%

Global commerce is set to expand by 3.1 per cent this year, the World Trade Organisation said on Tuesday (Sep 23), cutting its previous forecast of 4.6 per cent due to weak growth and demand.

Your Consultant

Are your employees experiencing burnout?
09:13 | 22/09/2014 Are your employees experiencing burnout?

Pushing your employees past the breaking point can have many negative effects on both the workers and the company’s overall performance. Overworked staff tend to make more mistakes, be filled with rage at work for being burdened with too many expectations or coworkers who are not as dedicated as they are.

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