Co-financing deals shore up belief in deep-rooted growth

Co-financing deals shore up belief in deep-rooted growth

Recent loan and credit agreements among Vietnamese banks and international financial organisations are reinforcing faith in promoting long-term growth prospects in Vietnam through renowned banks.
Banks readjusting focus with subsidiary divestments

Banks readjusting focus with subsidiary divestments

Vietnamese banks are withdrawing capital from their subsidiaries to refocus on major banking services, with the move opening the door for foreign investors to make inroads in the financial market.
Local lenders increase fund reserves

Local lenders increase fund reserves

Vietnamese banks are making a beeline to increase capital, accelerate financial capacity, and tap into overseas funds.
Financial institutions begin public trading

Financial institutions begin public trading

Vietnamese banks are enthusiastically filing for initial public offering or re-listing, in which they dream about tapping into broader scope of funds.
Lenders utilise varied approach in FOL adjustments

Lenders utilise varied approach in FOL adjustments

Vietnamese banks are demonstrating their eagerness to tie the knot with international investors, with the expectation that cash injections will help grow the finance and banking segment on a longer timescale.
Foreign fix to banks’ capitalisation ails

Foreign fix to banks’ capitalisation ails

A string of Vietnamese banks, particularly state-owned lenders, are facing capital shortfalls but upcoming tie-up deals with foreign investors could give the financial sector some much-needed momentum.
Vietnamese banks see improved solvency

Vietnamese banks see improved solvency

Banks in Vietnam posted solid profit growth and asset quality improvements in 2019, benefitting from the country's robust macro-economic environment, Moody's Investors Service said.
Banking M&A activity could surpass 2019 outcomes

Banking M&A activity could surpass 2019 outcomes

The recent rising appetite for M&A in Vietnamese banks from South Korean investors may be a positive sign reflecting a brighter economic outlook and a hunger for growth.
Vietnamese lenders set sail for lucrative lands

Vietnamese lenders set sail for lucrative lands

Vietnamese banks are following their corporate clients by expanding abroad. However, lenders could also confront a combination of hurdles when going abroad, including understanding cultural differences, local regulations, and meeting strict requirements.
Banks’ profit growth forecast to slow in 2019

Banks’ profit growth forecast to slow in 2019

Profit growth of Vietnamese banks in 2019 is forecast to be lower than last year, but experts say this should not be cause for concern.
Building trust critical for digital banking development

Building trust critical for digital banking development

Digital banking is inevitable for Vietnamese banks and building trust is critical in the development of the new business model, experts said at a conference on Friday.
Vietnamese banks target more overseas markets

Vietnamese banks target more overseas markets

Vietnamese banks are stepping up plans to expand their markets globally instead of focusing only on the Indochina region.
Gov’t urged to help local banks lure foreign capital

Gov’t urged to help local banks lure foreign capital

The Government should help Vietnamese banks lure capital and experience from prestigious foreign banks so as to help local firms develop sustainably, experts said.
Foreign investment in banking to surge

Foreign investment in banking to surge

The improved business performance of Vietnamese banks and a Government regulation to require local banks to meet stricter capital regulations as part of Basel II standards is spelling the start of a wave of foreign investment into the country’s finance and banking sector in 2019, experts said.
Moody's: Widening gap in asset quality and profitability performance

Moody's: Widening gap in asset quality and profitability performance

Moody’s rates show that asset quality of 14 local banks improved moderately year-over-year, while profitability also improved.
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