Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

VeriSign releases latest domain name industry brief
16:43 26/02/2015 VeriSign releases latest domain name industry brief

VeriSign, Inc., a global leader in domain names and Internet security, recently announced four million domain names were added to the Internet in the third quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 284 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of September 30, 2014, according to its latest Domain Name Industry Brief.

Investing

Highway construction to delta region restarted
10:51 12/02/2015 Highway construction to delta region restarted

The building, operation and transfer project of a 51 kilometre modern highway in the Mekong Delta, the first of its kind in the region, was re-started last week after more than five years facing an impasse.

Tech

Viet Nam's e-commerce revenue in 2014 touched $3b
09:29 26/02/2015 Viet Nam's e-commerce revenue in 2014 touched $3b

Business-to-customer (B2C) e-commerce in Viet Nam garnered a total revenue of US$2.97 billion in 2014, accounting for 2.12 per cent of the country's gross retail sales of goods.

Property

Property market to function more positively in 2015
14:59 26/02/2015 Property market to function more positively in 2015

Nguyen Manh Ha, Head of Housing and Property Market Department spoke to the Vietnam Economic Times about prospects of the real-estate market in Viet Nam in 2015.

Money

Stocks make slight gains this morning
15:17 26/02/2015 Stocks make slight gains this morning

National listed stocks recorded slight increases on both exchanges during this morning's trading session.

Province

Dong Nai province takes steps to attract Japanese investors
11:02 26/02/2015 Dong Nai province takes steps to attract Japanese investors

The southern province of Dong Nai has carried out a number of promotion programmes to attract foreign investment, receiving special interest from Japan in the local business environment.

Travel

Tens of thousands flock to Hoi An during Tet
11:35 24/02/2015 Tens of thousands flock to Hoi An during Tet

The ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam has played host to scores of holidaymakers from all around the globe and some of the largest and wildest New Year celebrations.

Sports

Arsenal stunned as Monaco seize initiative
10:56 26/02/2015 Arsenal stunned as Monaco seize initiative

Arsenal are in danger of an embarrassing exit from the Champions League after Monaco romped to a stunning 3-1 win in the last 16 first leg at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday (Feb 25).

World News

More than 100 killed in Afghan avalanches
10:44 26/02/2015 More than 100 killed in Afghan avalanches

More than 100 people have been killed by avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan and the death toll is expected to rise, say officials.

Your Consultant

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels
15:46 25/02/2015 HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.