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Ford announces US$1.2b investment in US auto plants

Ford announces US$1.2b investment in US auto plants

CHICAGO: Ford announced on Tuesday (Mar 28) that it will invest US$1.2 billion in three Michigan plants, most of which is part of a 2015 deal with its workers.

Sale of cars down despite price drop

Sale of cars down despite price drop

Members of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) sold more than 17,600 cars in February, down 13 per cent from the previous month.

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Hoa Phat puts to bed shareholders qualms about environment

Hoa Phat puts to bed shareholders qualms about environment

A series of questions were raised around the giant Hoa Phat Dung Quat steel complex at Hoa Phat’s annual general shareholders’ meeting today.

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New progammes support tourism startups in Mekong region

New progammes support tourism startups in Mekong region

The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) on Thursday announced two incubation programmes to support innovative tourism firms in Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

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Shell sells Canada oil sands assets

Shell sells Canada oil sands assets

LONDON: Royal Dutch Shell has sold almost all of its Canadian oil sands activities in a US$7.25-billion (€6.9-billion) deal, the Anglo-Dutch energy giant said on Thursday (Mar 9).

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IFC: HoSE joins 42 stock exchanges worldwide to Ring the Bell for gender equality

IFC: HoSE joins 42 stock exchanges worldwide to Ring the Bell for gender equality

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the Hochiminh Stock Exchange (HoSE) are joining stock exchanges around the world in a global initiative to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” - a partnership that highlights the economic imperative of empowering women in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

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Two foreign firms interested in steel sector consultation

Two foreign firms interested in steel sector consultation

Japan’s Deloitte and Germany’s Roland Berger consulting firms are interested in offering their services to draw up Viet Nam’s steel sector master plan, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said.

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Zero-Energy to become new trend of township construction

Zero-Energy to become new trend of township construction

The zero-energy township workshop held on March 7 at Nam Cuong building in Hanoi saw the participation of many experts from Denmark, the International Finance Corporation under the World Bank, and local experts as well as companies providing technology, solutions, and equipment for green building.

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Doosan takes responsibility for fire at Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant

Doosan takes responsibility for fire at Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant

Doosan, the construction contractor at Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant, announced that it would take all responsibility for the recent fire.

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General Electric sells water business to French utility

General Electric sells water business to French utility

PARIS: French utility Suez said on Wednesday (Mar 8) it had teamed up with a Canadian investment fund to buy General Electric unit GE Water, building an "unparalleled" new business at a time of worsening global water scarcity.

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Airports’ agency wants VND31 trillion investment

Airports’ agency wants VND31 trillion investment

The Airport Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV), the largest enterprise in the domestic transport sector, has proposed an investment plan of VND31 trillion (US$1.36 million) for the period between 2016 and 2020.

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Australia sues Audi, Volkswagen over emissions cheating

Australia sues Audi, Volkswagen over emissions cheating

SYDNEY: Australia's consumer watchdog on Wednesday (Mar 8) launched court action against Volkswagen and its subsidiary Audi over an emissions cheating scandal, claiming they engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct.

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Hanoi French Hospital: of success and hardship

Hanoi French Hospital: of success and hardship

The Vietnamese hospital sector has become more appealing to foreign investors, as more players are about to enter the high-end healthcare segment. Lucien Blanchard, general manager  of Hanoi French Hospital, discussed with VIR’s BichThuy large investment plans to strengthen its  position in the market.

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Vietnam’s 20 most influential businesswomen

Vietnam’s 20 most influential businesswomen

Forbes Vietnam has announced the list of the 50 most influential Vietnamese women in 2017, 20 of whom are businesswomen. 

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GE launches new Global Powering Efficiency Centre of Excellence

GE launches new Global Powering Efficiency Centre of Excellence

American industrial giant GE today announced its new global Powering Efficiency Centre of Excellence (COE), which brings together cross-business experts in its energy businesses to apply a total plant hardware and software solution approach to boost the efficiency of the world’s new and existing coal-fired power plants and significantly reduce their emissions.

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Boeing developing new mid-range plane to rival Airbus

Boeing developing new mid-range plane to rival Airbus

NEW YORK: Boeing is in talks with potential clients about developing a new plane to fit into a niche category now dominated by rival Airbus, a Boeing executive said on Tuesday (Mar 7).

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