Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vinatex and Itochu sign strategic co-operation agreement
16:50 17/01/2017 Vinatex and Itochu sign strategic co-operation agreement

Viet Nam Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) on Monday signed a strategic co-operation agreement with Japanese firm Itochu, witnessed by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Ha Noi.

Investing

Aeroports de Paris to hold 20 per cent of Vietnam’s sole airport company
11:46 17/01/2017 Aeroports de Paris to hold 20 per cent of Vietnam’s sole airport company

Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which manages the 22 airports across the country is basically done negotiating the sale of a 20 per cent stake to Aeroports de Paris (ADP).

Property

Property weathers the storm
10:00 16/01/2017 Property weathers the storm

Regardless of global uncertainties, domestic policy changes and market fluctuations, Vietnam’s real estate market will continue growing in 2017 thanks to a plethora of driving factors, according to Associate Professor Tran Kim Chung, deputy director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM).

Money

VinaCapital seeking opportunities in equitised SOEs in 2017
20:36 17/01/2017 VinaCapital seeking opportunities in equitised SOEs in 2017

VinaCapital currently has $120 million in cash and is looking to invest in private or equitised companies in 2017. Andy Ho, CEO of VinaCapital, talked to VIR’s Thu Huong about the company’s plans to use the cash and assessed the prospects of the Vietnamese stock market.

Province

Da Nang to set up four new IPs
09:28 17/01/2017 Da Nang to set up four new IPs

Da Nang City will establish four new industrial parks (IPs) by 2020, Ho Ky Minh, deputy chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said.

Travel

Suspicions abound Alma Resort
11:23 17/01/2017 Suspicions abound Alma Resort

Paradise Bay Resort Co., Ltd., the developer of Alma Resort in the central province of Khanh Hoa and also the first to introduce the “vacation ownership” format in Vietnam, may be cheating customers by incorporating unclear information into contracts.

Leisure

4 ways to celebrate TET holidays in Hanoi
11:26 16/01/2017 4 ways to celebrate TET holidays in Hanoi

The Ibaraki Day, Lantern, West Town and Hapu Village Festivals are just a few of the plethora of new year celebrations Hanoians can partake in over the TET holidays to ring in the New Lunar Year.

Sports

Top seed Kerber overcomes nerves to beat Tsurenko
16:46 17/01/2017 Top seed Kerber overcomes nerves to beat Tsurenko

MELBOURNE: World number one Angelique Kerber battled past Lesia Tsurenko in a stuttering start to her first Grand Slam title defence at the Australian Open on Monday (Jan 16).

Your Consultant

New regulations on electronic games for foreigners
12:09 06/01/2017 New regulations on electronic games for foreigners

The Government has issued Decree 175/2016/ND-CP (Decree 175) to amend and supplement some articles of Decree 86/2013/ND-CP, dated July 29, 2013 on business in prize-winning electronic games for foreigners.