Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Foreign firms hold beverage aces
10:33 28/01/2015 Foreign firms hold beverage aces

The domestic beverage market has seen fierce competition as nearly half the market share last year belonged to foreign firms.

Investing

Omanis ready to shake on Haiphong Port deal
14:44 28/01/2015 Omanis ready to shake on Haiphong Port deal

The investment by the State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman into Haiphong Port, if successful, is expected to inspire other foreign investors to engage in the restructuring of the Vietnamese seaport industry.

Tech

Singtel, Ericsson partner to test 5G technologies
10:07 28/01/2015 Singtel, Ericsson partner to test 5G technologies

Both companies are to form teams to study potential 5G technologies that can be applicable in a local setting, such as those supporting Massive Machine Type Communications (MTC) and a cloud-based network.

Property

Becamex IDC flat owners get ownership certificates
09:10 27/01/2015 Becamex IDC flat owners get ownership certificates

The Investment and Industrial Development Corporation (Becamex IDC) issued 200 social housing ownership certificates to owners of flats in the corporation's social housing project in the Binh Duong Province,

Money

Dollar falls on poor US industrial data
09:58 28/01/2015 Dollar falls on poor US industrial data

A poor report on US industrial orders put a pause in the dollar's climb against the euro, pushing it back as far as the US$1.14 per-euro line before rebounding slightly.

Province

$12m coffee plant opens in Dong Nai
15:46 28/01/2015 $12m coffee plant opens in Dong Nai

A US$12 million coffee processing plant was opened by the German group Neumann Gruppe on Monday in the An Phuoc Industrial Zone, Long Thanh District, southern province of Dong Nai.

Travel

Enjoyable wine dinner at JW Marriott Hanoi
16:14 27/01/2015 Enjoyable wine dinner at JW Marriott Hanoi

The JW Marriott’s French Grill restaurant, in association with The Warehouse, will host Chateau Mouton Rothschild at JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi for a memorable wine dinner.

Leisure

Ao Dai on show in Germany
11:53 28/01/2015 Ao Dai on show in Germany

The latest collection of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional tunics) and hand-made embroidery silk scarves by Hanoi fashion designer Lan Huong are turning heads in Berlin, Germany.

Society

Military helicopter crash kills four personnel
16:04 28/01/2015 Military helicopter crash kills four personnel

Four crew members were killed when a UH-1 helicopter of the Viet Nam Air Force crashed during a flight training exercise this morning.

Sports

Ivanovic sinks Liverpool as Chelsea reach final
09:47 28/01/2015 Ivanovic sinks Liverpool as Chelsea reach final

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time header sent Chelsea into the League Cup final at Liverpool's expense as the London club edged a breathless semi-final second leg 1-0 on Tuesday (Jan 27).

Your Consultant

Energy-saving buildings offer banks new financial products
11:45 12/01/2015 Energy-saving buildings offer banks new financial products

Nearly half of the world’s energy consumption is a result of cooling, heating and ventilating buildings, while construction work is responsible for more than half of the globe’s resources consumption. Addressing these significant levels of consumption is becoming increasingly urgent with greenhouse gas emissions expected to double by 2030, with emerging markets among key contributors to this increase.