Japanese banks adjust to demographics

Japanese banks adjust to demographics

Japanese groups are advancing closer collaboration with Vietnam’s financial institutions to capture the increasingly enticing demographic variables in the Southeast Asian nation and expand their footprint even further, thanks to the rising aid from deep-pocketed parents.
Will AEON Group acquire MSB's consumer finance company FCCOM?

Will AEON Group acquire MSB's consumer finance company FCCOM?

The Board of Directors of MSB announced the planned sale of FCCOM, and AEON Group is allegedly the most viable acquirer for MSB’s consumer finance firm.
VinFast led a $80 million funding round in Israel-based fast charge EV battery startup StoreDot

VinFast led a $80 million funding round in Israel-based fast charge EV battery startup StoreDot

A coalition of international investors, including VinFast of Vingroup, has funded $80 million in StoreDot, an innovative firm that builds fast-charging electric car batteries.
Improvements set up insurers for new M&A deals

Improvements set up insurers for new M&A deals

Deep-pocketed actors planning to get into mergers and acquisitions are placing a greater emphasis on Vietnam’s insurance, bolstered by fresh digital capabilities and a supportive legal framework.
Resolution upgrade sought to craft transparent debt market

Resolution upgrade sought to craft transparent debt market

Five years of banking reform are at risk of being wiped away if the bad debt ratio rises again, requiring new legislation for debt settlement with judicious changes to the present framework. Nevertheless, the detrimental influence of the pandemic is not predicted to significantly lower banks’ profit adjustment, credit growth, or net interest margin.
Fintech seeing rapid growth across ASEAN

Fintech seeing rapid growth across ASEAN

As ASEAN and Vietnam in particular embrace the rise of digital payments, thanks to their young and digital-savvy populations, investors continue to pay more attention to the fintech environment.
Encouraging wider access to gold-based products

Encouraging wider access to gold-based products

As inflation picks up and global headwinds put pressure on risky investments, gold is being viewed as a safe approach to hedge risks. Andrew Naylor, regional CEO for APAC (excluding China) and Public Policy at the World Gold Council, discussed with VIR’s Celine Luu how Vietnam can develop more diversified gold products and predict consumer demand.
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.
Lenders energise foreign-owned power projects

Lenders energise foreign-owned power projects

A handful of local and foreign banks are leveraging their insights and optimising financial resources to promote energy and power transition in Vietnam, thus contributing to the country’s sustainable national energy policy.
Digital demand leads to German presence

Digital demand leads to German presence

German financial institutions and digitally-led banking platforms are doubling down on their efforts to stand in the good stead of Vietnam’s market, following various endeavours the two countries have upheld since its strategic partnership began.
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