Vietnam determined to tap into thriving Halal market

Vietnam determined to tap into thriving Halal market

Vietnam is sharpening its strategic approach to the Halal market, actively pursuing stronger partnerships with Indonesia and ASEAN nations to capitalise on the expanding industry.
Lethargic opening to 2024 bond market poses questions for challenging outlook

Lethargic opening to 2024 bond market poses questions for challenging outlook

Vietnam’s corporate bond market in early 2024 has experienced a subdued start, marked by a notable absence of new issuances and a predominant focus on bond buybacks.
BCG Energy enters 'waste-to-energy' sector

BCG Energy enters 'waste-to-energy' sector

BCG Energy signed a share purchase agreement on January 31 with Tam Sinh Nghia Investment Development JSC.
Safeguards to be met with credit reform

Safeguards to be met with credit reform

Vietnam’s new banking reform regulations introduces stringent ownership limits for individual and organisational shareholders in credit institutions to mitigate risks associated with cross-ownership and enhance financial stability.
Ho Chi Minh City seeks investors for $6.7 billion green projects

Ho Chi Minh City seeks investors for $6.7 billion green projects

Ho Chi Minh City is calling for investments into 28 green-growth projects, valued at more than $6.7 billion.
Gaps closed thanks to credit law reforms

Gaps closed thanks to credit law reforms

Vietnam’s revised Law on Credit Institutions introduces broad reforms aimed at enhancing banking sector governance, transparency, and efficiency.
European financial group SEB eyes expansion in Vietnam

European financial group SEB eyes expansion in Vietnam

The European SEB Group has expressed an interest in expanding its operations in Vietnam.
Banks get go-ahead for capital increases

Banks get go-ahead for capital increases

Many banks in Vietnam have received approval for substantial capital hikes, signalling a strategic effort to fortify the financial sector and enhance several essential ratios.
Sustainable banks the way ahead for success

Sustainable banks the way ahead for success

Vietnam’s financial sector is increasingly embracing sustainability practices, although challenges like the need for a comprehensive legal framework, skilled personnel, and enhanced data management remain areas for improvement.
Tourists the winners in payment advances

Tourists the winners in payment advances

Vietnam’s new cross-border payment initiatives represent a significant advancement in streamlining payment processes for tourists, a move set to significantly enhance tourism across Southeast Asia.
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