Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Samsung posts 19.6% fall in Q2 net profit
08:01 | 31/07/2014 Samsung posts 19.6% fall in Q2 net profit

Samsung Electronics on Thursday (July 31) said its second-quarter net profit plunged nearly 20 per cent from a year ago to 6.25 trillion won (US$6.1 billion).

Investing

Vietnam Report survey shows enterprise optimism
13:19 | 29/07/2014 Vietnam Report survey shows enterprise optimism

A new report has shown that many enterprises are optimistic about Vietnam and see big prospects in the country.

Tech

Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising
15:15 | 30/07/2014 Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music and films before they are released by monitoring the brain signals of a select group as they watch a trial.

Property

Gamuda hesitates on $150m land compensation price tag
08:46 | 29/07/2014 Gamuda hesitates on $150m land compensation price tag

Malaysian-backed Gamuda Berhad, developer of the giant Hanoi-based Gamuda City urban development has requested the Hanoi People’s Committee allow the firm to withdraw from Parcel B of the Yen So Park subproject. VIR’s Bich Ngoc talked with Gamuda Land Vietnam general director Cheong Ho Kuan on the reasons and what the future holds for the rest of the project.

Money

Blue chips fuel indices' gains
15:07 | 30/07/2014 Blue chips fuel indices' gains

Hanoi - Gains from market pillars helped the VN-Index on the HCM City Stock Exchange rebound from Monday's loss.

Province

More investors to Phu Quoc island
14:47 | 30/07/2014 More investors to Phu Quoc island

The Southern province of Kien Giang is now considering granting of investment certificates to 22 projects worth VND33,409 billion into Phu Quoc island.

Travel

Exploring Thien Ha cave
09:15 | 29/07/2014 Exploring Thien Ha cave

Many have likened the experience of exploring Thien Ha cave in Ninh Binh Province to stepping into another world.

Leisure

14:37 | 30/07/2014 "Star Wars: Rebels" TV series to debut on Disney channel

The animated "Star Wars: Rebels," which will debut in October on the Disney XD channel, is Lucasfilm's latest foray into the world of Jedi knights and light sabres, with an eye towards winning over a new generation.

Society

Lack of inspectors lets clinics off hook
15:10 | 30/07/2014 Lack of inspectors lets clinics off hook

Hanoi - Many private health clinics escape scrutiny because there are not enough inspectors - and their abilities are so varied, said Dang Van Chinh, chief inspector of the Ministry of Health.

Sports

Venus advances, Serena set for WTA return at Stanford
14:51 | 30/07/2014 Venus advances, Serena set for WTA return at Stanford

Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the WTA Stanford hardcourt tournament Tuesday by defeating Poland's Paula Kania 6-3, 6-2.

World News

G7 powers warn Russia of more sanctions over Ukraine
07:58 | 31/07/2014 G7 powers warn Russia of more sanctions over Ukraine

The leaders of the world's major developed economies condemned Russia for destabilising Ukraine on Wednesday (July 30) and warned it faces still tougher sanctions if it does not change course.

Your Consultant

VN delegation discusses green growth with RoK
15:04 | 30/07/2014 VN delegation discusses green growth with RoK

Seoul - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said that infrastructure connectivity and human resources were crucial for the Mekong sub-region's development.

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