Sustainability reports still underutilised

Sustainability reports still underutilised

Besides annual reports, sustainability reports are increasingly creating competitive advantages and attracting investor attention. However, only a few listed companies in Vietnam have issues such a report, with most only at acceptable quality.
Insurance groups urged to go public when viable

Insurance groups urged to go public when viable

While the life insurance market witnessed strong revenue growth by the end of the third quarter, related concerns are still overshadowing the market as the ability to attract foreign capital, as well as the number of listed insurance companies, are still limited.
5th Annual Corporate Governance Forum held by VIOD and VIR

5th Annual Corporate Governance Forum held by VIOD and VIR

The 5th Annual Corporate Governance Forum took place on December 9 in The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City with the theme "Stronger leadership for a multi-threat world". The annual event is co-organised by the Vietnam Institute of Directors (VIOD), a memb
Domestic corporations turn to global credit financing sources

Domestic corporations turn to global credit financing sources

Given current challenging fundraising and bleak merger and acquisition circumstances, a number of Vietnamese groups are looking to financing sources from overseas credit facilities to strengthen their resilience in the face of market fluctuations.
M&A seekers play it safe amid choppy economic waters

M&A seekers play it safe amid choppy economic waters

Global geopolitical concerns and rising inflation are impacting cross-border agreements, and as a direct consequence, investors are taking a conservative approach, particularly concerning mergers and acquisitions.
VIR kicks off annual Vietnam M&A Forum 2022

VIR kicks off annual Vietnam M&A Forum 2022

The Organising Committee of the Vietnam Mergers and Acquisitions Forum 2022 conducted a press conference on November 3 in Hanoi to kick off the M&A conference.
Businesses lining up for IFRS conversion

Businesses lining up for IFRS conversion

Vietnamese businesses’ conversion and adoption of the International Financial Reporting Standards are among the most significant measures towards pushing for greater transparency, particularly for publicly traded entities, according to a number of senior executives.
Addressing future of embedded finance in Vietnam

Addressing future of embedded finance in Vietnam

Non-banking institutions increasingly provide financial services, including payments, loans, insurance, and digital wallets, adopting a so-called embedded finance application.
Buy Now Pay Later - The future of retail payment?

Buy Now Pay Later - The future of retail payment?

Foreign and Vietnamese companies are placing large bets on the buy now, pay later approach in Vietnam, thanks to a significant increase in the use of the payment method, but the sector still presents certain dangers.
Ratings upgrades auger well for long-term progress

Ratings upgrades auger well for long-term progress

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the long-term local and foreign currency deposit and issuer ratings of eight Vietnamese banks, following its upgrade of the country’s sovereign rating earlier this month.
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