Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Petrol price increased by VND646 per litre
09:24 06/05/2016 Petrol price increased by VND646 per litre

The domestic retail price of petroleum increased by VND646 to touch VND15,586 ( 69 US cents) per litre on May 5, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) said.

Investing

Chinese investors forging ahead in Vietnam
17:10 05/05/2016 Chinese investors forging ahead in Vietnam

As of now, Chinese investors, including those from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, have invested $58.5 billion in 5,011 projects in Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency’s statistics published on May 4.

Tech

Windows 10 spreads to 300 million devices
15:04 06/05/2016 Windows 10 spreads to 300 million devices

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its latest Windows operating system designed to work on laptops, desktops, smartphones, Xbox One consoles and more is powering 300 million devices around the world.

Property

Cheaper constructions urged to go green
09:39 06/05/2016 Cheaper constructions urged to go green

Developers of low- and middle-income housing projects should pay attention to green designs, intelligent technologies and energy saving solutions, Do Duc Duy, deputy minister of construction has said.

Money

Banks continue to boost local markets
14:40 06/05/2016 Banks continue to boost local markets

Vietnamese shares rose on both local markets on Friday morning as banks continued to increase on foreign purchases.

Province

Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience Project ratified
14:48 06/05/2016 Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience Project ratified

The PM has approved the Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project, which is financed by the World Bank (WB).

Travel

Mong Tay Islet - a Maldives paradise in Vietnam
09:44 05/05/2016 Mong Tay Islet - a Maldives paradise in Vietnam

Lush green coconut trees, white sand and turquoise sea, a Maldives paradise in Vietnam. That’s the descriptions for Mong Tay island.

Society

UN Deputy Secretary-General visits drought-hit province in Vietnam
10:17 06/05/2016 UN Deputy Secretary-General visits drought-hit province in Vietnam

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson paid a visit to Ben Tre Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Thursday morning to witness the effects of drought and salinization on local residents.

Sports

Djokovic, Murray cruise into Madrid quarters
14:56 06/05/2016 Djokovic, Murray cruise into Madrid quarters

Defending champion Andy Murray sealed his place in the last eight in straight sets with 6-4, 6-2 win over 16th seed Gilles Simon, while world number one Novak Djokovic racked up his 30th win of a dominant season.

World News

US House speaker not ready to back Trump as Republican nominee
14:58 06/05/2016 US House speaker not ready to back Trump as Republican nominee

US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, said on Thursday he was not ready to support Donald Trump as the party's presumptive presidential nominee in November's general election.

Your Consultant

Education sector poses risks
15:30 05/05/2016 Education sector poses risks

Education is an attractive sector for foreign investors. However, investors should be aware of the opportunities and the challenges in investing in the sector.