Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Beer, spirit SCT hike triggers concern
10:54 02/10/2014 Beer, spirit SCT hike triggers concern

Beer production and consumption in the domestic market may fall sharply following a proposed tax policy slated to take effect in the second half of next year.

Investing

Thai firms’ visit anticipates giant refinery start
09:55 02/10/2014 Thai firms’ visit anticipates giant refinery start

Two Thai firms are searching for opportunities to support a $22 billion oil refinery project in south-central coastal province of Binh Dinh’s Nhon Hoi Economic Zone.

Tech

Samsung rejects claims of Galaxy Note defect
11:05 02/10/2014 Samsung rejects claims of Galaxy Note defect

Samsung insisted the "Gapgate" complaints were groundless after Galaxy Note 4 users posted pictures showing how a business card could be inserted between the display panel and the frame.

Property

Lotte group develop hotel chain in Vietnam
16:24 30/09/2014 Lotte group develop hotel chain in Vietnam

Lotte Group has expanded its interests in the hotel sector with the development of the Lotte Hanoi Hotel and acquisition of the Lotte Saigon.

Money

Blue chip rally boosts markets
09:27 02/10/2014 Blue chip rally boosts markets

Hanoi - Stocks recovered yesterday on both exchanges as blue chips rallied after declining for four sessions.

Province

Danang to host East Seas Congress
09:23 02/10/2014 Danang to host East Seas Congress

The fifth East Seas Congress (ESC) will take place in the central city of Danang from Nov.17-21, announced the city People’s Committee on Oct. 1.

Leisure

Pop star to perform free concerts
09:41 02/10/2014 Pop star to perform free concerts

HCM CITY - Early next month more than 20,000 screaming fans will be able to catch sight of pop idol My Tam, known as Queen of Pop.

Society

Mud dam bursts in Yen Bai
09:38 02/10/2014 Mud dam bursts in Yen Bai

Yen Bai - A dam which had been holding back mud from the Tay Bac Minerals Corporation's iron ore selection plant in the northern province of Yen Bai burst yesterday evening.

Sports

Ronaldo leads Real Madrid comeback in Bulgaria
11:15 02/10/2014 Ronaldo leads Real Madrid comeback in Bulgaria

The Portuguese star missed one penalty and had a goal disallowed before scoring from a second spot-kick to spare Real's blushes - all in the first 25 minutes.

Your Consultant

BlueScope factory makes the grade
09:02 29/09/2014 BlueScope factory makes the grade

The Bluescope factory located in Phu My IZ in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province is one of only a few green factories in Vietnam that manufactures green products.