Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam Airlines asks to buy entire terminal of Hanoi airport
09:50 03/03/2015 Vietnam Airlines asks to buy entire terminal of Hanoi airport

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has proposed purchasing an entire passenger terminal at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, whose right to operate a private carrier also asked to buy a month earlier.

Investing

New decree cleans up PPP mode confusion
15:39 02/03/2015 New decree cleans up PPP mode confusion

The government has just issued a long-awaited decree on public private partnership investment modes, replacing previous decrees intending to promote private investment in infrastructure to boost economic growth.

Tech

Online shopping on the rise in Viet Nam
10:10 03/03/2015 Online shopping on the rise in Viet Nam

Online shopping in Viet Nam was continuing to increase and was well-positioned to hold the key to success for e-commerce in Viet Nam, according to the MasterCard Survey on Online Shopping 2014.

Property

Hong Kong firm invests in high-end HCM City apartment
10:22 03/03/2015 Hong Kong firm invests in high-end HCM City apartment

Hong Kong-based private-equity, real estate and financial investment player Hamon Group and Vietnamese property company SonKim Land have last week signed an agreement to develop a high-end property project in HCM City's in District 2 called Gateway Thao Dien.

Money

Gold prices slump in domestic market, rise globally
10:12 03/03/2015 Gold prices slump in domestic market, rise globally

Domestic consumers, who bought gold on the God of Wealth Day, have incurred losses as local gold prices fell VND130 (US$6.1) per tael on March 2.

Travel

Japan steps up efforts to attract visitors from VN
10:02 03/03/2015 Japan steps up efforts to attract visitors from VN

A seminar to promote attractive destinations in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo was held in HCM City yesterday, with the participation of nearly 30 Vietnamese travel agencies.

Leisure

30-ton precious rock 'detained' in central Vietnam
09:57 03/03/2015 30-ton precious rock 'detained' in central Vietnam

Police in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong are holding a huge precious piece of rock weighing up to 30 tons recently excavated by a farmer in Dak Mil District while gardening, local authorities reported.

Society

Northern Vietnamese province suggests building $122mn road linking expressway to Sa Pa
09:46 03/03/2015 Northern Vietnamese province suggests building $122mn road linking expressway to Sa Pa

Over $120 million may be earmarked for the construction of a road which would link the longest expressway in Vietnam to Sa Pa, a famous resort town in the northern region.

Sports

Vietnam to invest $4.8mn in training 20 elite athletes abroad
09:52 03/03/2015 Vietnam to invest $4.8mn in training 20 elite athletes abroad

Vietnam plans to send 20 elite athletes from seven sports on overseas training trips in the hope of winning medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

World News

Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
15:48 02/03/2015 Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday (Mar 1) to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Your Consultant

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels
15:46 25/02/2015 HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.