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For the state, letting cash cows go a difficult ask

Unless Vietnamese officialdom changes its eighties way of thinking, an effective market economy will stay beyond our reach.

Vietnam startups lack government support when it matters most

Vietnamese startups do not get the financial support they need from the government at the discovery and validation ...

Vietnam report on Japanese ODA projects inaccurate: JICA

A Ministry of Finance assessment of Japanese ODA projects contains inaccuracies, the Japan International Cooperation Agency claims.
September 08, 2018 | 08:45 pm GMT+7

Half of Vietnamese think country still in recession: survey

Almost half of Vietnamese think the country is still in recession, a recent Nielsen survey has found.
September 04, 2018 | 11:47 am GMT+7

ASEAN Gen Y finance professionals prioritize career advancement: study

ASEAN Gen Y professionals rank career advancement and challenging work as their top workplace priorities, a new study found.
September 01, 2018 | 09:15 am GMT+7

Malaysian PM to scrap China-backed $22 bn projects

PM Mahathir Mohamad confirmed $22 billion from three China-backed projects will be cancelled since the country needs to pay its debts.
August 21, 2018 | 05:18 pm GMT+7

PVN wants deposits unfrozen to fund delayed, cash-strapped power plant

PVN is seeking to withdraw $5.5 million worth of frozen deposits its subsidiaries have in OceanBank to finance its much-delayed Thai Binh 2 plant.
August 20, 2018 | 02:06 pm GMT+7

Consumer goods, property most attractive sectors for acquisition in Vietnam

The most promising sectors for mergers and acquisitions in Vietnam are consumer goods and real estate, says a global advisory firm.
August 13, 2018 | 10:09 am GMT+7

A job you can’t really bank on

Vietnamese banks are finding it tough to recruit new staff despite offering good salaries and perks.
June 20, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese banks to raise charter capital from retained earnings

Several factors including ownership limits and negotiating hassles have made local banks less attractive to foreign investors.
June 10, 2018 | 06:58 am GMT+7

Philippines, Indonesia stocks rise 2 pct

The increase came as sentiment was buoyed after a softer US inflation print hinted at fewer rate hikes by the Federal Reserve this year.
May 11, 2018 | 03:01 pm GMT+7

Vietnam should rethink locations of proposed special economic zones

It’s hard to see any logic behind Vietnam’s choice for special economic zones, all of which are far from the biggest cities. 
May 06, 2018 | 12:18 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese startups pour $129 million into financial tech

Widespread smartphone usage, increased consumer spending and a low unemployment rate have spurred investment.
April 16, 2018 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese banks told to deploy tighter security after worker steals $10 mln from customer

The central bank has required lenders to strictly comply with legal regulations on protecting and combating violations in the monetary and banking fields.
February 24, 2018 | 12:58 pm GMT+7

Outlook bright for Vietnam’s soaring stock market in 2018

After hitting a decade-long high in 2017, the banking and energy sectors could drive the market to record levels.
February 21, 2018 | 06:07 pm GMT+7
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