Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

PetroVietnam achieves H1 goals
14:05 | 22/07/2014 PetroVietnam achieves H1 goals

Hanoi - The Viet Nam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) reached all targets in production and business for the first half of this year, according to the group's press release yesterday.

Investing

Linh Dam Lake development gets approval
14:07 | 22/07/2014 Linh Dam Lake development gets approval

Hanoi - Ha Noi People's Committee has approved a plan to build a 147 hectare urban development area south of Linh Dam Lake to house 7,800 people.

Tech

ABB, Volvo reveal tie-up on fast-recharge electric buses
08:01 | 22/07/2014 ABB, Volvo reveal tie-up on fast-recharge electric buses

Electric buses which can recharge their batteries fast when at bus stops are to be developed by Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB and Volvo Buses of Sweden, ABB said on Monday.

Property

Property sector FDI rises in 2014
10:21 | 21/07/2014 Property sector FDI rises in 2014

Viet Nam will welcome a wave of foreign direct investment (FDI) capital in the real estate tourism sector.

Money

Heavyweight stocks lift VN-Index
14:11 | 22/07/2014 Heavyweight stocks lift VN-Index

Hanoi - Rallies of three major stocks, Vinamilk (VNM), PV Gas (GAS) and VinGroup (VIC), yesterday helped the benchmark VN-Index surpass a strong resistance landmark of 600 points on the HCM Stock Exchange.

Province

More overseas investors flock to Binh Duong
13:48 | 21/07/2014 More overseas investors flock to Binh Duong

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in support industries of the southern province of Binh Duong showed a significant increase this year, according to the local People's Committee chairman, Le Thanh Cung.

Travel

NZ chef appointed Vietnam’s tourism ambassador
08:56 | 22/07/2014 NZ chef appointed Vietnam’s tourism ambassador

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has selected New Zealand’s chef Bobby Chinn as Vietnam’s tourism ambassador in Europe for three years.

Leisure

Event for Vietnam’s LGBT community to take place in August
08:51 | 22/07/2014 Event for Vietnam’s LGBT community to take place in August

A series of events dedicated to the local LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community will be held in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi over three days next month, expecting to lure hundreds of participants.

Sports

Footballers detained for match-fixing claims
08:18 | 22/07/2014 Footballers detained for match-fixing claims

Six players of the V-League’s Dong Nai FC will soon be prosecuted for match-fixing, major general Ho Sy Tien, head of the Police Department for Investigation of Social Order-related Crimes, said on July 21.

World News

'Industrial scale' tampering of evidence at MH17 site: Australia
14:51 | 22/07/2014 'Industrial scale' tampering of evidence at MH17 site: Australia

Evidence had been tampered with on an "industrial scale" at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Tuesday, calling it a cover-up.

Your Consultant

Things that make you unproductive at work
13:00 | 21/07/2014 Things that make you unproductive at work

Time is a finite resource. There are only 24 hours in a day and only a small part of that is actually available to you for work. Here we consider the top things that make you unproductive at work and solutions to ensure that they don’t waste your valuable time.

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