Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring
09:07 | 23/08/2014 Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

Hanoi - The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Investing

List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment
10:18 | 22/08/2014 List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a list of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment from now to 2020.

Tech

People stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps
08:55 | 23/08/2014 People stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps

There may be a growing number of applications for smartphones, but people in the US tend to cling to the few they like and shun the rest, an industry tracker says.

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

VN-Index heads for five-year peak
09:23 | 23/08/2014 VN-Index heads for five-year peak

Hanoi - Money continued to pour into the HCM Stock Exchange yesterday afternoon, lifting the benchmark VN-Index by 1.03 per cent to close the session at 612.94 points.

Province

Dong Nai supports riot-hit businesses
09:27 | 23/08/2014 Dong Nai supports riot-hit businesses

DongNai - Authorities in the southern province of Dong Nai have provided support to factories damaged in the riots on May 13-14 and are set to provide more, they said at a meeting with affected companies in Bien Hoa city on Wednesday.

Travel

Halong Bay to open seaplane service
09:00 | 22/08/2014 Halong Bay to open seaplane service

The first two seaplanes arrived in Vietnam on August 21 in preparation for aerial tours of Halong Bay.

Leisure

‘Hair to sing’ in Hanoi concert
16:33 | 22/08/2014 ‘Hair to sing’ in Hanoi concert

Hair Sonata, the first concert in Vietnam to use human hair in its violin bows, will take place in Hanoi on September 4, 2014.

Society

Gov't acts quickly to keep out Ebola threat
09:05 | 23/08/2014 Gov't acts quickly to keep out Ebola threat

HCM CITY - Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long yesterday ordered hospitals to be fully prepared with medicines and protective gear for doctors, nurses, and health officials in case of an Ebola breakout.

Sports

Mandzukic hands Atletico Super Cup win over Real
08:51 | 23/08/2014 Mandzukic hands Atletico Super Cup win over Real

Atletico Madrid gained some measure of revenge for their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid by beating their city rivals 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Friday (Aug 22) to win the Spanish Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate.

World News

Kiev, West slam Russia's convoy 'invasion' in east Ukraine
08:29 | 23/08/2014 Kiev, West slam Russia's convoy 'invasion' in east Ukraine

The West rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks on Friday (Aug 22) from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion."

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