Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Russian, Vietnamese firms enhance connectivity
09:15 23/10/2014 Russian, Vietnamese firms enhance connectivity

Representatives from many Russian businesses in the fields of electricity, construction, underground, chemistry and petrochemistry met Vietnamese partners in Hanoi on October 22 to seek cooperative opportunities.

Investing

MHIVA opens new factory to supply passenger doors for Boeing777
16:07 22/10/2014 MHIVA opens new factory to supply passenger doors for Boeing777

MHI Aerospace Vietnam Co., Ltd. (MHIVA), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, today opened its new manufacturing factory in Hanoi to supply passenger doors for the Boeing777.

Tech

Int’l chip and semiconductor conference opens in HCMC
10:25 23/10/2014 Int’l chip and semiconductor conference opens in HCMC

More than 250 delegates and 50 professors from Japan, the US, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam are attending the 3rd Solid State Systems Symposium – VLSIs and Semiconductor Related Technologies (4S-2014/AVIC2014) in HCM City.

Property

Three major Hanoi infrastructure projects to start operations next year
16:23 22/10/2014 Three major Hanoi infrastructure projects to start operations next year

The Nhat Tan Bridge, Terminal T2 of the Noi Bai International Airport and the road connecting the bridge and Noi Bai International Airport, all partly funded by Japanese ODA, are expected to go into operation on January 6 next year.

Money

Dollar advances as US inflation creeps up
09:36 23/10/2014 Dollar advances as US inflation creeps up

The dollar gained against other major currencies on Wednesday (Oct 22) after a slight but unexpected rise in US inflation, while the market continued to speculate about eurozone monetary policy.

Province

Dong Nai attracts almost 1.3 billion USD in FDI
10:19 23/10/2014 Dong Nai attracts almost 1.3 billion USD in FDI

The southern province of Dong Nai’s Department of Planning and Investment recorded total foreign direct investments (FDI) of approximately 1.3 billion USD over the last 10 months.

Travel

‘Uncultured families’ to be suspended from running homestays in Hoi An
14:48 22/10/2014 ‘Uncultured families’ to be suspended from running homestays in Hoi An

The tourism city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam will suspend local hosts from running their homestays if they are not recognized as a “cultured family” in an effort to improve the quality of homestay services in the city.

Leisure

Canon helps promote Vietnam heritage values
17:00 22/10/2014 Canon helps promote Vietnam heritage values

Canon, in collaboration with Heritage Magazine, yesterday launched the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards exhibition series a cross-country run of events displaying some of the best images of Vietnam’s culture, history and natural environment.

Society

CAAV disputes poor Asia rating for airports
08:55 23/10/2014 CAAV disputes poor Asia rating for airports

Hanoi -Tan Son Nhat in HCM City and Noi Bai in Ha Noi are not among the worst airports in Asia, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV), which disputed their recent poor rankings on an international survey site.

Sports

Federer, Nadal race through in Basel
09:51 23/10/2014 Federer, Nadal race through in Basel

Roger Federer, chasing a sixth title on his home court, defeated Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-2, 6-1 in the first round.

World News

Woman charged for baby corpses found in Canada storage unit
09:30 23/10/2014 Woman charged for baby corpses found in Canada storage unit

Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, was arrested and charged with concealing the bodies of children and breaching probation after police discovered six decomposing baby corpses in her storage locker.

Your Consultant

MPI encourages eco-IPs
08:38 20/10/2014 MPI encourages eco-IPs

With industrial parks across the nation facing the challenge of meeting emission restrictions, the Vietnamese government is encouraging investors to develop eco-industrial parks for sustainable  growth.