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Take acquisition route, Deputy PM tells South Korean banks

South Korean banks desiring to enter Vietnam should acquire local lenders since new licenses are not in the offing, Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue said.

Vietnam conglomerates race to invest in payment intermediaries

Vietnam’s trade groups are investing in payment intermediaries to support their commercial ecosystems, and the competition is set to become fierce.

IFC routes $100 million to Vietnamese SMEs through local bank

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will lend $100 million to Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB) towards extending credit to SMEs.
March 28, 2019 | 09:40 am GMT+7

Vietnamese banks lose foreign partners one by one

The last few years have seen a number of cases of foreign partners severing ties with Vietnamese banks. 
March 18, 2019 | 08:32 am GMT+7

VN-Index crosses 1,000 points threshold after 5 months

An afternoon surge in bank stocks lifted the VN-Index above 1,000 points for the first time since October 2018. 
March 13, 2019 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Blue chips send Vietnam stock market into the green

Blue chip stocks pushed the VN-Index to its highest since mid-December as trading resumed after a long Tet holiday.
February 11, 2019 | 05:43 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese ‘underground’ banker arrested in Japan

A Vietnamese man is alleged to have charged hefty commissions for transferring money from Japan to Vietnam via his bank account.
January 14, 2019 | 07:26 pm GMT+7

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.
November 05, 2018 | 08:50 am GMT+7

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 stages.
September 11, 2018 | 08:41 am GMT+7

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
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