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Taekwang cracking open Vietnamese logistics market

Taekwang cracking open Vietnamese logistics market

Korean Taekwang company showed interest in taking over Gemadept, the largest logistics firm in Vietnam, as part of an effort to establish a secure logistics base in Southeast Asia, according to Korea Economic Daily.

Former Vinaconex boss faces prosecution

Former Vinaconex boss faces prosecution

The Ministry of Public Security’s Police Investigation Agency has prosecuted Phi Thai Binh, former chairman of the Vinaconex board of directors, for violating construction regulations and causing serious consequences.

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23-year-old man arrested over Manchester attack: UK police

23-year-old man arrested over Manchester attack: UK police

MANCHESTER: British police said on Tuesday (May 23) they had arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a terror attack at a pop concert in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

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MoLISA proposes raising retirement age

MoLISA proposes raising retirement age

MoLISA proposed raising the retirement age by the maximum of five years.

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Sumitomo invests in baby and mom retail chain Bibomart

Sumitomo invests in baby and mom retail chain Bibomart

Bibo Mart Joint Stock Company today officially announced the investment from ACA Investments—Japan’s leading fund management company and an affiliate of Sumitomo Corporation.

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Iris Homes: semi-detached perfection

Iris Homes: semi-detached perfection

The superiority of Iris Homes at Gamuda Gardens Township in Hanoi's Hoang Mai district lies in providing the owners with exactly what they want in a private residence in Hanoi.

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Economic transformation: private sector and SMEs take the baton

Economic transformation: private sector and SMEs take the baton

With the government’s efforts to develop the private sector in a bid to foster economic growth, Dominic Mellor, senior country economist for the Asian Development Bank in Vietnam and leader of the Mekong Business Initiative, provides an in-depth analysis.

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KOICA helps shape the future

KOICA helps shape the future

Vietnam is the first partner country for the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Asia. VIR talks with Kim Jinoh, the newly-appointed country director of KOICA, on his mission and the agency’s efforts toward supporting Vietnam’s education, healthcare, and green growth sectors.

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Titanic shipping company taking on water

Titanic shipping company taking on water

The released annual report of Vinalines subsidiary Vietnam Ocean Shipping Joint Stock Company (Vosco) showed a big loss in 2016 and the company is trying to save itself by restructuring for the second time in ten years. 

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TPP countries forge ahead without US

TPP countries forge ahead without US

The government officials in charge of trade from the remaining 11 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement have agreed to continue with the agreement, despite US’ withdrawal.

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Local firms learn the importance of cyber security

Local firms learn the importance of cyber security

Vietnamese firms, especially those in the financial sector, should step up their security immediately to combat Wanna Decryptor and other, more sophisticated cyber attacks in the future. Will Nguyen, head of Cybersecurity, KPMG Vietnam & Cambodia shared his views with VIR’s Nam Phuong.

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Directive orders fewer inspections

Directive orders fewer inspections

Reacting to companies’ widespread complaints of being subjected to inspections too frequently, immediately after the private sector dialogue on May 17, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed Directive 20 adjusting inspection and examination practices and requesting government agencies to tackle the issue. Nguyen Thi Cuc, chairman of Vietnam Tax Consultants’ Association, told VIR’s Manh Bon that companies hope that government agencies will soon issue specific regulations.

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Da Nang development master scheme passed

Da Nang development master scheme passed

The PM has agreed to adjustments to the general planning of Da Nang city.

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List of Hanoi real estate projects coming under scrutiny

List of Hanoi real estate projects coming under scrutiny

Hanoi is home to 25 of the 60 real estate projects in 10 cities and provinces that the Ministry of Finance (MoF) proposed the Government Inspectorate to investigate for signs of violations.

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Measures to reach 6.7 per cent GDP growth target in 2017

Measures to reach 6.7 per cent GDP growth target in 2017

The government will not propose the National Assembly (NA) to adjust the economic growth target in its third session, which is scheduled to take place on May 22, 2017. Dr Nguyen Duc Kien, deputy chairman of the National Assembly Economic Commission, told VIR’s Manh Bon that if Vietnam focuses on available solutions, and especially, the disbursement of investment capital, the 2017 GDP growth may be closer to the target of 6.7 per cent.

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Phu My Hung Midtown: Buyers intrigued to own condo by Sakura Park

Phu My Hung Midtown: Buyers intrigued to own condo by Sakura Park

The new complex in progress Phu My Hung Midtown is inspired by world-famous cosmopolitan vistas like Tokyo Midtown and Midtown Manhattan. Under the development plan, Phu My Hung Midtown will be a self-contained complex proffering residents a myriad of service facilities for convenience.

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