flc postpones dividend payment due to hsx shutdown

FLC postpones dividend payment due to HSX shutdown

On January 25, FLC Group JSC (HSX: FLC) announced postponing the final dividend payment for the year 2016 which would have been issued as cash payments or as stocks due to the recent technical halt on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange.
vietnams first koi streamer field enchanting snappers

Vietnam’s first “koi streamer field” enchanting snappers

From January 14 to February 10, the first field of carp-shaped wind streamers is open in Mizuki Park in Ho Chi Minh City, drawing in photographers and Japanese culture lovers.
vib busts out new year promotion programme

VIB busts out new year promotion programme

From January 24 to April 3, Vietnam International Commercial Joint Stock Bank (UPCoM: VIB) will hold the discount programme called “New Year of Fortune with VIB” for the bank’s depositors. 
sun life vietnam launches new guaranteed payout policy

Sun Life Vietnam launches new guaranteed payout policy

On January 22, Sun Life Vietnam launched a new comprehensive savings and protection plan called SUN–fulfilling your dreams, providing clients various benefits, such as long-term financial protection against unexpected events and guaranteeing an annual payout.
asean firms face 750 billion loss from cyber attacks

ASEAN firms face $750 billion loss from cyber attacks

According to a recent research commissioned by Cisco, the little investment in cyber security at the ASEAN’s top listed firms is the main reason behind these firms standing to lose $750 billion of their current market capitalisation to cyber attacks.
vietnams leading architecture awards receives akzonobel endorsement

Vietnam’s leading architecture awards receives AkzoNobel endorsement

On January 19, AkzoNobel, a Dutch multinational company (MNC) specialised in producing paints and coatings as well as specialty chemicals, together with Vietnamese architecture and construction website Ashui.com, hosted the Ashui Awards in Ho Chi Minh City.
largest sunflower valley in vietnam magnetised tourists

Largest sunflower valley in Vietnam magnetised tourists

With the Lunar New Year coming in less than a month, Vietnam's largest valley of sunflowers in the central province of Nghe An has been drawing in nature-lovers, especially young with a flare for botanical photography.
mount phia oac dons white snow coating

Mount Phia Oac dons white snow coating

In early January, Mount Phia Oac, located in the northwest province of Cao Bang, was covered in thick layers of white snow due to the low temperature.
five ideal spots in central vietnam for a get away trip in tet holiday

Five ideal spots in Central Vietnam for a get-away trip in Tet Holiday

Holding an unexplainable attraction, the untamed beauty of Central Vietnam offers a long list of ideal tourism destinations for locals who grew out of the habit of celebrating the Lunar New Year (Tet) in the metropolitan areas of the north and the south.
shinhan bank ceo forecasts rise of retail banking

Shinhan Bank CEO forecasts rise of retail banking

Shinhan Bank Vietnam (Shinhan Bank) - one of the leading banks of South Korea, has officially took over the retail banking segment of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in Vietnam (ANZ Vietnam) to expand its payment services by utilising ANZ’s resources. Shin Dong Min, CEO of Shinhan Bank, addressed the acquisition of ANZ, the possible impacts of the transfer on ANZ’s existing customers, and personal opinion on the Vietnamese banking industry in 2017 and the time to come.
manulife vietnam designated as the countrys largest life insurance firm

Manulife Vietnam designated as the country’s largest life insurance firm

On January 10, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) approved the adjusted licence No.13/GPDC22/KDBH dated December 25, 2017 to adjust the charter capital of Manulife Vietnam to VND5.72 trillion ($251.9 million), turning the insurer into the country’s top life insurance enterprise having the largest charter capital.
new chief of ge asia pacific appointed

New chief of GE Asia-Pacific appointed

On January 10, General Electric (GE), a US-based multinational conglomerate, officially announced Wouter Van Wersch as the firm’s new president & CEO of the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), which was recently created to integrate the firm’s operations in Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea with 10 countries of the ASEAN region.
bosch and ricons team up for real estate and construction

Bosch and Ricons team up for real estate and construction

On January 9, Germany-based multinational group Bosch and Ricons, under the management of Coteccons Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for comprehensive co-operation in the fields of construction and real estate development, which could enable the two firms to enhance the safety, security, and efficiency of their construction projects and buildings across Vietnam.
seaside course rises fast on prestigious golf list

Seaside course rises fast on prestigious golf list

On January 8, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, designed by Australian golf legend Greg Norman, earned the 35th ranking in the latest world’s 100 greatest golf courses announced by the planet’s most widely-read golf publication Prestigious Gold Digest, 39 places higher than in 2016.
getting lost in dao hoa cherry blossom festival

Getting lost in Dao Hoa cherry blossom festival

During January 6-8, Dao Hoa (or Flora Peninsula) in the northwestern province of Dien Bien welcomes thousands of cherry blossom lovers to admire the beds of sakura during the cherry blossom festival.