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Doosan Vina sends first shipment to Saudi Arabian desalination plant

Business 19/7/2018

Doosan Vina sends first shipment to Saudi Arabian desalination plant

Shipment departs Doosan Vina's port on July 19 and is expected to reach Red Sea destination in some three weeks.

X2 Hoi An Resort and Residence introduced

Savills Vietnam the exclusive agent for riverside hotel and villa complex.

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FWD Vietnam wins "Marketing Initiative of the Year" award

FWD the first insurer in Vietnam to win the award at 2018 Asia Insurance Awards.

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Gender equality crucial for sustainable growth and development

VET co-hosts forum on gender equality strategies.

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New Quang Binh cave tours trialled

More tours now being piloted in the "Kingdom of Caves".

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27% of FDI goes to real estate

Sector second-largest recipient of FDI in first half.

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Hanoi apartment segment vibrant

Savills releases latest quarterly report on capital's real estate market.

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July 13: VN-Index gains 1.25%

Strong afternoon session sees Index close up.

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Siemens to provide equipment for largest solar farm

Siemens to supply systems to Trung Nam Group and put Vietnam's largest solar farm into operation.

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TravelBird: Vietnam has cheapest holiday beaches

Three beaches in country among world's cheapest for holidays.

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Government allows Bamboo Airways to take to the skies

Formal approval comes from Deputy PM.

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Issue 293

Vietnam’s real estate market has caught the eye of many foreign investors following the introduction of new and amended laws and policies from the government. Regional players such as Alpha King have taken note of the opportunities and are keen to change the skyline in the country’s major cities. Ten years on from the last downturn it’s in everyone’s interest to monitor the possibility of a “bubble” reappearing and take action as necessary.

Commodities

Crude Oil: $59.48 ? -0.27%
Copper: $2.64 ? 0.38%
Sugar: $134.30 ? 1.21%
Coffee: $12.05 ? -2.19%
Gas: $2.75 ? 0.00%
Corn: $375.25 ? -1.83%

Source: vietstock

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Editor’s letter

Real estate in Vietnam is very attractive to foreign investors not only in terms of profitability but also because of the incentives on offer, the country’s economic growth, and policies for foreigners owning houses... VET’s Cover Story this month reports on how leading foreign investors in real estate see their opportunities in Vietnam and the challenges posed by existing regulations and the complex legal framework. Investors and local authorities don’t believe a bubble is of any danger but agree it is forming... (read more)

The Guide this month revisits old buildings around HCMC, finds out what’s good for families travelling around the country, and tries some extreme and adventure sports...