Nissan: Leading Sales Growth in China Among Japanese Automakers

(VEN) - Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (NCIC) on January 10, 2011 announced its sales performance including Infiniti for the whole year of 2010: altogether 1,023,638 units sold in the China market, a 35.5 percent sales growth compared to a year before. Infiniti division sales doubled with 11,513 units sold. In the year of 2010 Nissan's sales in China became the largest … [Read more...]

Car importers look to beat road block

Local car importers are trying to continue business in the face of Circular 20/2011/TT-BCT restricting car imports. Most recently, Kars Haiphong International Company Limited, a wholly foreign owned subsidiary of Kars Motor Group in Vietnam, sent to Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) a record relevant to import of less-than-nine seat Nissan automobiles made in Taiwan into … [Read more...]

Hoang Huy cuts deal with Dongfeng to assemble trucks

HCMC - Haiphong-based Hoang Huy Financial Services Investment JS Co. on Thursday signed a comprehensive investment and cooperation agreement with China's Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd in HCMC to assemble Chinese-branded trucks in Vietnam. The local company will become the sole partner in Vietnam of the Chinese vehicle manufacturer, and is authorized to import, assemble and … [Read more...]

AEON Mall inaugurated in Binh Duong

(VOV) - An AEON Mall, constructed at a cost of US$95 million on 6ha near the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) in Binh Duong, was officially inaugurated on November 1. With hundreds of specialty stores, boutiques, entertainment sites, restaurants and retail outlets anchoring the complex, the marvel is expected to attract 30,000 visitors daily increasing to 70,000 at … [Read more...]

Vingroup opens high-end resort complex in Phu Quoc island

The inauguration of Vinpearl Phu Quoc NDO - Property developer Vingroup officially opened Vinpearl Phu Quoc, a five-star resort complex in Phu Quoc island on November 1 after more than ten months of construction. Following its inauguration, the resort welcomed visitors on four charter flights from Russia, China and the Republic of Korea. Situated on one of the most … [Read more...]

Fireworks from tallest tower to mark New Year in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City has announced a major fireworks display on the New Year's Eve with four tons of fireworks to be imported from France and China. A firework display in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Diep Duc Minh. The performance will last for 15 minutes from midnight with fireworks being launched from the Bitexco Financial Tower, the city's highest 68-story building located in … [Read more...]

World renowned orchestra to perform at Vietnam concert

The Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra. The Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra from London's world renowned Royal Opera House will perform in Ho Chi Minh City for the 25th edition of Toyota Classics concert series. The concert will be held in the Municipal Theater of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon Opera House) at 8 p.m. on November 18. The event will also feature … [Read more...]

Int’l guitar fest hits Ho Chi Minh City

An international guitar festival will be held for the first time at the Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City from November 12 - 16, organizers said. US guitarist Paul Cesarczyk will join the Saigon International Guitar Festival from November 12-16. Photo provided. The Saigon International Guitar Festival 2014 will feature dozens of talented guitarists from the US, Italy, … [Read more...]

Investors eye $3 billion children’s amusement park market

VietNamNet Bridge - More and more large parks worth hundreds of billions of dong have been established in HCM City, attracting droves of childrens and their parents. Lam, a six-year old boy, counts down every day to the weekend because his mother usually promises to bring him and his 4-year-old sister to an amusement park in the District 1 on Sundays. The admission ticket … [Read more...]

An exhibition on Vietnam heritage launched in Nha Trang

The Hanoitimes - ​ A wide range of photos selected from over 4,400 entries to the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2014 were on display at an exhibition held in Nha Trang city by Vietnam Heritage Magazine on October 30. This is a part of exhibitions in 16 provinces and cities throughout the country marking the 10th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day. The exhibition … [Read more...]

Photographs and keepsakes of World Heritage sites on display

The Hanoitimes - On October 31, an exhibition on Ha Long Bay and other World Cultural Heritage sites in Vietnam were introduced to the public at Quang Ninh museum, Ha Long city. The exhibits include the 90 best photos of Ha Long Bay and 8 prize-winning souvenir designs featuring the gorgeous beauty of the bay. Thank to the bay's exceptional rock cave and limestone mountain … [Read more...]

Toyota Classics Concert to take place in Ho Chi Minh City

A performance at the concert's press conference NDO - The Toyota Classics Concert 2014 will be organised at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on November 18, announced Toyota Vietnam. The concert will feature the Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra from London's world-renowned Royal Opera House under the direction of Spanish conductor Miguel Angel Navarro, with the performance … [Read more...]

Halloween fest scares, entertains Hanoians

(VOV) -Local residents and international visitors in Hanoi had no shortage of ways to celebrate the haunted season in the capital city on October 30-31. Halloween, originated from Western countries, has been strongly embraced by people in Vietnam, especially young people, in recent years. In Halloween costumes, with devils and ghosts the most common, people created a scary … [Read more...]

Hand embroidered pictures introduced

The Hanoitimes - On the occassion of 20 years of Ha Long Bay listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, a showroom of traditional Vietnamese hand embroidered pictures took place in Ha Long city on October 29. After the opening ceremony, the show will be available from 8 am to 8 pm every day. The event created a specific cultural space to glorify traditional embroidery art … [Read more...]

Vietnam TV channel to regularly feature 18+ adult films

Vietnam television channel VTV2, belonging to the State-run Vietnam Television (VTV), will start regularly featuring films for adults at night from next month to meet the demand of viewers from 18 years old. 18+Adult films are planned to be on show at 23:00pm three days a week -- on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 'Sex and the City' will be the first film to be showed on … [Read more...]

A new place to discover HCMC

Tien Dat The lobby of the Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint - PHOTO: COURTESY OF SAIGON TOURIST Inaugurated in late August this year, the four-star hotel at the corner of Le Loi Boulevard and Pasteur Street is a good place for guests to stroll to must-see destinations in the city such as Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. Near the hotel are … [Read more...]

Investor group led by Vietnamese American capitalist unveils new MLS soccer club

A 22-person group led by Vietnamese-American venture capitalist Henry Nguyen unveiled Thursday their franchise ownership of a new football (soccer) team to compete in the Major League Soccer (MLS) starting in 2017. The awarding of a new team to the ownership group marked the beginning of "a new era for Major League Soccer," MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the same … [Read more...]

Thai companies join hands in English football club purchasing

A group of Thai entertainment companies was reported in discussions to take over Bolton Wanderers, a second division football club in England, after being approached by the cash strapped strugglers, according to Thai media. The group includes BEC-Tero, an entertainment conglomerate which runs television Channel 3 and radio stations in Southeast Asia as well as concerts and … [Read more...]