Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Turkey begins antidumping probe into Vietnam, Malaysia steel over dishonest China exporters
09:42 22/12/2014 Turkey begins antidumping probe into Vietnam, Malaysia steel over dishonest China exporters

The import department under the Turkish Ministry of Economy has launched an antidumping probe into steel imports from Vietnam and Malaysia, the Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) announced Friday.

Investing

System offers painless investment procedures
10:53 22/12/2014 System offers painless investment procedures

Foreign investors who apply online for permission to invest in Vietnam will be able to receive investment certificates online as of 2015.

Tech

Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors
10:47 22/12/2014 Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

Scientists in Japan have developed micro-fine adhesive sensors that can be applied to the body like a compress.

Property

Good view for Waterfront Saigon
10:37 22/12/2014 Good view for Waterfront Saigon

CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited, has secured a contract to manage the 222-unit Ascott Waterfront Saigon from Canh Hung Hai Thanh Corporation, an affiliate company under the management of M.I.K Corporation.

Money

Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs
11:02 22/12/2014 Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs

Wall Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.

Province

HCM City launches its own taxi booking app
09:54 20/12/2014 HCM City launches its own taxi booking app

HCM City Department of Science and Technology introduced on December 18 its own taxi booking and management application, called LiveTaxi, which can be downloaded on mobile devices.

Leisure

Half-Korean girl, US teacher named winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids
09:45 22/12/2014 Half-Korean girl, US teacher named winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids

A Korean-Vietnamese 8-year-old girl and her mentor, an American singer/ teacher, won the first controversial local season of the “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” reality show past midnight on Saturday.

Society

Over 100 live snakes purportedly set free on Vietnam highway
09:37 22/12/2014 Over 100 live snakes purportedly set free on Vietnam highway

Over 100 snakes of different kinds crawled along a national highway in southern Dong Nai Province, throwing locals into panic on Saturday afternoon.

Sports

Bloodied Skrtel earns Liverpool point
09:58 22/12/2014 Bloodied Skrtel earns Liverpool point

A bloodied and bandaged Martin Skrtel headed home a last-gasp 97th-minute equaliser to earn Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.

World News

Driver ploughs vehicle into pedestrians in France's second attack
11:09 22/12/2014 Driver ploughs vehicle into pedestrians in France's second attack

The man had targeted groups of passersby at five different locations in the city on Sunday evening in a rampage that lasted around half an hour, a police source said.