Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Thai products popular in domestic market
09:49 14/02/2016 Thai products popular in domestic market

Vietnamese products are facing fierce competition from Thailand imports in the local market as Thai companies increasingly expand their presence in the country.

Investing

Binh Dinh gets $94m investment via hotel projects
09:42 14/02/2016 Binh Dinh gets $94m investment via hotel projects

The central coastal province of Binh Dinh's people's committee granted investment licences to four hotel projects in January, involving capital amounting to VND2.1 trillion (US$94 million).

Tech

Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet
13:46 06/02/2016 Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet

Local mobile phone service providers like Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone have drawn up plans to cope with network glitches, especially for the 3G service during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).

Property

Property remains hot topic in Vietnam
10:10 14/02/2016 Property remains hot topic in Vietnam

Though there is no sign yet of the price "fever" that periodically marks the Vietnamese property market or a bubble, the market remains a hot topic for analysts and the media.

Money

HNX sells 109.9m shares from State-owned enterprises' divestment
09:46 14/02/2016 HNX sells 109.9m shares from State-owned enterprises' divestment

The Ha Noi stock exchange (HNX) successfully sold shares from the State-owned enterprises' divestment, worth more than VND1.5 trillion (US$67.9 million), in January.

Province

HCM City reviews socio-economic plan
22:28 10/02/2016 HCM City reviews socio-economic plan

The HCM City People's Committee reviewed its socio-economic development and State budget for January, and mapped out its priorities for next month.

Travel

Doi pagoda of the Khmer
10:15 14/02/2016 Doi pagoda of the Khmer

There are about 600 Khmer Theravada pagodas in the Mekong Delta. Doi, which means Bat in English, is one of the most beautiful pagodas with typical Khmer architecture.

Leisure

Tet of the San Diu
10:20 14/02/2016 Tet of the San Diu

The San Diu ethnic minority group, who live in northern mountainous areas with a population of nearly 147,000, celebrate quite a lot of festivals the most important of which is Tet, the lunar New Year festival.

Society

Nearly 90,000 hospitalized during three days of Lunar New Year holiday in Vietnam
09:55 14/02/2016 Nearly 90,000 hospitalized during three days of Lunar New Year holiday in Vietnam

Nearly 90,000 people were admitted to the emergency rooms of hospitals across Vietnam within three days of the Lunar New Year holiday, the Ministry of Health said this week.

Sports

Ronaldo hits double in Madrid win, Neville records first win
10:40 14/02/2016 Ronaldo hits double in Madrid win, Neville records first win

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid overcame a stiff test from Athletic Bilbao to move within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win on Saturday (Feb 13).

World News

In war on Zika mosquito, Brazil vows worry-free Olympics
10:35 14/02/2016 In war on Zika mosquito, Brazil vows worry-free Olympics

The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil won't compromise the Olympics the country will be hosting in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed Saturday.

Your Consultant

New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect
14:17 03/02/2016 New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect

Circular No. 59/2015/TT-BLDTBXH, dated December 29, 2015, details and provides guidance on the implementation of provisions of the Social Insurance Law on Compulsory Social Insurance, which contains numerous new regulations regarding sickness and the maternity regime.