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Small businesses should reconfigure relationship with banks to get credit: experts

The relationship between businesses and financial institutions needs to be completely reset to enable the former to access credit.

For small enterprises, transparency holds key to access to funds

Information transparency is one of the key factors that enable small businesses to borrow from credit institutions, according to economists.

State Bank of Vietnam seeks to take on loan sharks

Mai Thanh Hung used to be the director of a home decor production company in Hanoi, but in 2013 its revenues collapsed.
December 10, 2018 | 08:00 am GMT+7

SMEs need to get their act together to access capital

Small and medium-sized enterprises have to perforce improve their management and strategies if they want bank loans.
November 30, 2018 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Lot of Industry 4.0 room for Vietnamese SMEs

Contrary to popular perception that Industry 4.0 sidelines SMEs, smaller firms can better leverage the revolution, experts say.
November 07, 2018 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

Hungry SMEs need banks to change their ‘risk appetite’

Vietnam’s SMEs are hungry for credit, but banks have to change their ‘risk appetite’ to respond positively, an expert says.
October 29, 2018 | 10:43 am GMT+7

American entrepreneur finds Vietnam the right place at the right time

Erik Frankel has perfectly timed a business that works with small Vietnamese businesses to reap the benefits of e-commerce.
September 05, 2018 | 08:51 am GMT+7

Vietnamese PM speaks out for small firms at Asia-Pacific business forum

Prime Minister Phuc has stepped up to the plate to back the SMEs that could drive the region's economy.
September 15, 2017 | 05:32 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City aims to propel local companies into world's Top 500

The country's economic hub is paving the way for a tech startup boom.
March 08, 2017 | 04:03 pm GMT+7

New businesses in Vietnam hit record high in 2016 but few turn a profit

Regulatory requirements remain so expensive and time-consuming that they are hurting local businesses.
February 09, 2017 | 01:57 pm GMT+7

Small firms in Vietnam lack access to bank credit, business group says

Only 30 percent of small and medium-sized companies manage to take out loans from banks.
November 24, 2016 | 09:26 am GMT+7

80 percent of Vietnam's small businesses ‘invisible’ on the internet: report

Consumers are spending more time shopping online, so are local firms missing a trick?
November 04, 2016 | 09:50 am GMT+7

Vietnam looks at giving SMEs a tax break

The only problem is that conflicting ideas of what constitutes an SME may lead to confusion.
August 05, 2016 | 02:28 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City’s private businesses to receive $100-million boost

The southern hub has stepped up efforts to unleash the power of the local business community.
August 03, 2016 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City pledges to clean up business environment

The city's top official is determined to eliminate under-the-table payments and allay investor concerns.
August 02, 2016 | 03:07 pm GMT+7
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