Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Sabeco divestment may slide off to next year
08:17 07/12/2016 Sabeco divestment may slide off to next year

The first phase of divestment from Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) may be pushed back to next year.

Investing

Only 1% of firms invest in agriculture: minister
10:06 07/12/2016 Only 1% of firms invest in agriculture: minister

Only one per cent of total enterprises in Viet Nam have invested in agriculture, and 55 per cent of these are small scale, capitalised at under VND5 billion, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.

Tech

EU approves Microsoft buyout of LinkedIn with conditions
11:00 07/12/2016 EU approves Microsoft buyout of LinkedIn with conditions

BRUSSELS: The European Union on Tuesday (Dec 6) approved Microsoft's mega buyout of the professional networking site LinkedIn, provided the US tech giant meets commitments to allow fair competition.

Money

ACV seeks to earn $4.83 million from divestment
10:02 07/12/2016 ACV seeks to earn $4.83 million from divestment

Airports Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV) is seeking to earn more than VND108.6 billion (US$4.8 million) by selling nearly four million shares of Southern Airports Services Joint Stock Company (SASCO).

Province

HCM City, Belgian province bolster agricultural partnership
10:36 06/12/2016 HCM City, Belgian province bolster agricultural partnership

Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam and East Flanders province of Belgium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agricultural cooperation for the 2016-2020 period.

Travel

Hu Tieu Noodle in Sa Dec
14:52 07/12/2016 Hu Tieu Noodle in Sa Dec

A district in Dong Thap, Sa Dec is most famous for its unique cuisines which reflect the remarkable culture and traditions of the southern province. In Sa Dec, you can find a plethora of delicious traditional dishes such as Beef Hotpot, Spring Roll, and especially Hu Tieu Noodle.

Leisure

Danang night sky to lighten up with two months of fireworks
16:43 07/12/2016 Danang night sky to lighten up with two months of fireworks

Danang International Firework Festival (DIFF 2017), with the theme of “Shining Marble Mountain” is expected to take place during the two months between April 29 and June 24, 2017, according to the announcement of the Danang People’s Committee and the event oganiser Sun Group.

Society

Gov’t plans rice farming changes due to new climate
09:07 07/12/2016 Gov’t plans rice farming changes due to new climate

The Vietnamese  Government is taking drastic measures in restructuring agricultural production to adapt to climate change,  Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development  Nguyễn Xuân  Cường said yesterday.

Sports

Viet Nam seek to thwart Indonesia
15:17 07/12/2016 Viet Nam seek to thwart Indonesia

Việt Nam needs a minimum 1-0 result against Indonesia today to reach the finals of the ASEAN Football Federation Cup after waiting for nearly 10 years.

World News

At least 52 dead in Aceh as 6.5-magnitude quake hits Indonesia
15:09 07/12/2016 At least 52 dead in Aceh as 6.5-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

BANDA ACEH: Indonesian authorities said the death toll from a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the northern province of Aceh on Wednesday (Dec 7) has risen to 52.

Your Consultant

VN Gov’t wants energy-efficient buildings
10:24 06/12/2016 VN Gov’t wants energy-efficient buildings

Việt Nam is going through a construction boom, with apartment and office buildings mushrooming, and energy efficiency is imperative, Nguyễn Công Thịnh, head of the Ministry of Construction’s science, technology and environment department, told a seminar in HCM City yesterday.