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Vietnam named most affordable country in the world for foreigners

Nearly one in five said they have far more money at their disposal than their lifestyles require.

VPBank gets all clear to offer 1.3bln shares on Saigon market debut

The bank’s market capitalization is expected to reach $2.5 billion following the offering.

Vietnam launches derivatives market to boost liquidity

Vietnam's derivatives market is officially launched today, with stock futures contracts the first to begin trading.
August 10, 2017 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Singaporean bank gets go-ahead to open up in Vietnam

United Overseas Bank is the first Singaporean institute to be given a license to start up shop in Vietnam.
July 21, 2017 | 03:21 pm GMT+7

Fitch affirms China's A+ rating with stable outlook

China's economic growth is expected to reach 6.6 percent this year.
July 14, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Financial sector not using its full power to fight human trafficking: report

'Human trafficking is both big business and a serious crime.'
July 12, 2017 | 03:34 pm GMT+7

Britain's finance industry faces 'tipping point' over Brexit

'Shifts out of the U.K. may gradually erode the 'cluster effect' of the financial ecosystem, with the threat of a tipping point in the ecosystem being reached.'
July 06, 2017 | 05:12 pm GMT+7

Poor management causes Vietnam's public debt to rise rapidly: official

While debt ratios are still within safe limits, both the government and foreign creditors have noticed a fast growth.
May 26, 2017 | 09:07 am GMT+7

Betting on loans: Vietnam's companies named the biggest risk takers in Southeast Asia

A report found that Vietnamese corporate borrowers are turning to leveraging for fast expansion, despite poor repayment capacity.
May 15, 2017 | 02:17 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to adopt int'l financial reporting standards by 2025

Financial statements prepared under the new standards will give investors better insight into how companies perform.
December 26, 2016 | 02:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to launch derivatives market in 2017

Futures contracts will be up for grabs for investors to hedge their bets.
September 16, 2016 | 06:56 pm GMT+7

Singapore jails four Bangladeshi men for terrorism financing

A Singapore court jailed four Bangladeshi men in a terrorism financing case that has put the city-state's most marginalized migrant-worker community in the spotlight.
July 12, 2016 | 08:51 pm GMT+7

Pound remains under siege, jittery start to week after Brexit

The pound remained under siege on Monday, sliding back toward a 31-year low as sentiment towards the currency remained in tatters after Britain opted to exit the European Union, ...
June 27, 2016 | 08:40 am GMT+7

Asian stocks turn lower on wary outlook; bonds firm

Asian shares gave up early gains and turned lower on Wednesday as investors shrugged off an overnight rally in global stocks and looked to bonds in the absence of signs of a ...
May 11, 2016 | 03:05 pm GMT+7

IMF says financial stability risks rising, urges bank asset repair

World financial markets have calmed after turmoil earlier this year, but more needs to be done to ensure global financial stability amid slowing growth, weak commodity prices and ...
April 13, 2016 | 08:32 pm GMT+7