Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Nestlé Vietnam has new general director
16:18 30/01/2015 Nestlé Vietnam has new general director

It was announced on January 30 that Ganesan Ampalavanar has officially been appointed as country manager at Nestlé Vietnam starting February 1.

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

Seagate Technology reports fiscal second quarter 2015 results
11:56 30/01/2015 Seagate Technology reports fiscal second quarter 2015 results

Seagate Technology Plc, a world leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 ended January 2, 2015.

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 mostly up ahead of US GDP; Swiss franc falls
14:32 30/01/2015 Dollar mostly up ahead of US GDP; Swiss franc falls

The dollar on Thursday (Jan 29) rose against the yen ahead of a key US economic report, while the Swiss franc fell sharply against the euro and the dollar.

Province

Power grid development in HN, HCM City approved
09:06 30/01/2015 Power grid development in HN, HCM City approved

The PM has approved the financial mechanism of the Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City Power Grid Development Sector Project, which is sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF).

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

New plan sharpens ethnic minority focus
09:32 30/01/2015 New plan sharpens ethnic minority focus

A three to four per cent reduction in the number of ethnic minority poor households each year is one of the main targets of a new five-year (2016-2020) plan targeting the minorities.

Sports

Murray beats Berdych to reach fourth Aussie final
11:47 30/01/2015 Murray beats Berdych to reach fourth Aussie final

The dual Grand Slam champion, seeded six, beats the seventh seed 6-7 (6/8), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 and will play either Novak Djokovic or defending champion Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's decider.

World News

Mexico hospital blast kills two, injures dozens
09:49 30/01/2015 Mexico hospital blast kills two, injures dozens

A gas truck blew up outside a maternity hospital in Mexico City on Thursday (Jan 29), killing at least two people, injuring dozens and trapping others after the building crumbled.

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.