Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Toyota seeking more incentives to maintain Vietnam operations beyond 2018
16:47 05/05/2015 Toyota seeking more incentives to maintain Vietnam operations beyond 2018

Toyota has proposed a series of tax breaks for locally assembled cars so that the Japanese automaker can increase the localization rate and open new factories in Vietnam.

Investing

Officials to gamble on ban decision
10:14 05/05/2015 Officials to gamble on ban decision

As the government mulls over plans to lift the ban on Vietnamese citizens gambling in local casinos, Andrew W Scott, chief executive officer of World Gaming Group Ltd. and founder of the World Gaming Magazine, writes on this contentious issue within a wider international context.

Tech

Microsoft announces new solutions to empower IT professionals
16:00 04/05/2015 Microsoft announces new solutions to empower IT professionals

Microsoft Corporation today announced a range of new products and services that help IT professionals lead their companies in the new era of enterprise computing, including the next generation of Windows management, Microsoft Office, hybrid cloud infrastructure and SQL Server.

Property

FLC Group invests US$162 million in Binh Dinh complex
06:38 04/05/2015 FLC Group invests US$162 million in Binh Dinh complex

The southern Binh Dinh Province has awarded an investment licence to the FLC Group to build the Nhon Ly resort, villas and high-end entertainment complex in the province's Quy Nhon City.

Money

VN-Index advances as bank stocks recover
14:43 05/05/2015 VN-Index advances as bank stocks recover

Shares managed to close higher this morning, propped up by the recovery of bank stocks and blue chips, despite a negative opening on the HCM Stock Exchange.

Province

HCM City develops new economic zone for marine sector
14:40 05/05/2015 HCM City develops new economic zone for marine sector

HCM City is developing its first special economic zone in the south of the city, encompassing districts 7, Nha Be and part of Binh Chanh and Can Gio with a focus on marine economy.

Travel

Vietnamese islanders host tourists at home for free
09:13 05/05/2015 Vietnamese islanders host tourists at home for free

Hundreds of tourists who vacationed on Ly Son Island off central Vietnam last week might never forget the trip, as they were able to spend the night in local houses without having to pay a fee.

Society

Traffic accidents kill 27 per day during 6-day holiday in Vietnam
09:08 05/05/2015 Traffic accidents kill 27 per day during 6-day holiday in Vietnam

Over the recent six-day holiday, 263 traffic accidents occurred nationwide, killing 162 people, injuring 184 others, and leaving three more missing, the National Traffic Safety Committee reported on Sunday.

Sports

Serena ousts Stephens to extend winning run in Madrid
10:45 05/05/2015 Serena ousts Stephens to extend winning run in Madrid

World number one Serena Williams extended her unbeaten record this season to 22 matches with a routine 6-4, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens to move into the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday.

World News

Nepal relief effort intensifies as death toll passes 7,500
15:22 05/05/2015 Nepal relief effort intensifies as death toll passes 7,500

The Nepal government said that more than 131,500 Nepalese military and police personnel were now taking part in the massive aid operation, aided by more than 100 teams of foreign relief workers.

Your Consultant

Green lending offers a new local growth model
10:57 20/04/2015 Green lending offers a new local growth model

Vietnam is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries in terms of climate variability and change. Current global emission trends, leading to the world becoming 4°C warmer by 2100, will dramatically increase the country’s vulnerabilities to climate-related threats, such as increased incidences of natural disasters and rising sea levels.