Banks anticipate real estate credit rally

Banks anticipate real estate credit rally

As the Vietnamese authorities continue to tighten controls on potentially hazardous industries, financial institutions are beginning to place more restrictions on real estate-backed loans.
Lenders reinforcing presence with bond issuance

Lenders reinforcing presence with bond issuance

Commercial banks, with participation from local and foreign-backed institutions, are engaging in bond issuance despite severe regulations placed on this and volatile market conditions.
Local retail investors encounter turbulence

Local retail investors encounter turbulence

Retail investors are losing their sleep over the stock market’s recent catastrophes, which are predicted to lead them to encounter a bumpy road this year, particularly in banking, securities brokerage, and real estate stocks.
Provision kinks leading to further study of bad debts

Provision kinks leading to further study of bad debts

New legislation governing Vietnamese credit institutions’ soured loans settlement would be studied after the fresh approval of bad debt settlement extension as pandemic-induced repercussions still impair banks’ financial soundness.
Big names bet on IPO frenzy in international markets

Big names bet on IPO frenzy in international markets

Major Vietnamese conglomerates are contemplating plans to offer their shares on foreign exchanges to scale up their financial soundness and place their brand on the world stage – a process which continues to be easier said than done.
Banking constraints ahead with sanctions

Banking constraints ahead with sanctions

Numerous countries and businesses are limiting their financial relations with Russia, with its exclusion from the SWIFT international payment system triggering concerns about cross-border financial security which may adversely leave a scar on Vietnam’s banking sector.
Banks to leverage EVFTA adjustments

Banks to leverage EVFTA adjustments

With commitments under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, local authorities are contemplating relaxing foreign ownership constraints that have previously hindered bank mergers as mandated by the accord.
Lenders promise investment scale-up

Lenders promise investment scale-up

The dissolution of a 15-year collaboration between Eximbank and Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, its largest foreign strategic shareholder, could pave the way for a fresh start after a number of financial and internal conflicts plagued the former.
RCEP facilitates ease of entry for financial service providers

RCEP facilitates ease of entry for financial service providers

The multilateral Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), including Vietnam’s engagement, is expected to have a substantial impact on the financial sector, with part of its agenda focusing on financial service deregulation.
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.
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