Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

AirAsia X shuffles management, to raise capital
11:35 31/01/2015 AirAsia X shuffles management, to raise capital

CEO Azran Osman Rani will leave and be replaced by Kamarudin Meranun, previously an executive chairman, the airline said in a statement.

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

Shares slide rapidly on both exchanges
11:17 31/01/2015 Shares slide rapidly on both exchanges

Indexes on the nation's two stock exchanges lost the previous days' momentum, tumbling yesterday due to the impacts of Circular 36, which limits bank lending for securities investments.

Province

Vinh Long farmers expect bumper vegetables Tet crop
11:21 31/01/2015 Vinh Long farmers expect bumper vegetables Tet crop

Farmers in Vinh Long, one of the main vegetable growing provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, are busy planting crops ahead of Tet (Lunar New Year) next month and expecting a good harvest.

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

Chinese electric cars, not yet licensed for use, available in Hanoi
11:56 31/01/2015 Chinese electric cars, not yet licensed for use, available in Hanoi

Despite not yet being licensed for circulation, the first electric cars have been imported from China to Hanoi and sold to consumers.

Sports

Ferrari unveils 'sexy' new car for 2015
11:43 31/01/2015 Ferrari unveils 'sexy' new car for 2015

Ferrari unveiled the "sexy" SF15-T on Friday (Jan 30), the car the legendary Italian stable are counting on to bring back the feel good factor at Maranello after a miserable 2014.

World News

Next-of-kin bash Malaysian declaration on MH370
11:29 31/01/2015 Next-of-kin bash Malaysian declaration on MH370

Relatives of those aboard missing flight MH370 blasted the Malaysian government for declaring the passengers and crew dead without evidence of the plane's fate, and rejected compensation offers.

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.