VinaCapital to file for IPO in Singapore next year?

VinaCapital to file for IPO in Singapore next year?

Vietnam-headquartered asset management firm VinaCapital is allegedly preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) in Singapore in 2022.
Sector attraction underpins consumer finance M&A boom

Sector attraction underpins consumer finance M&A boom

Dr. Gregory Bournet, partner and head of Corporate Finance at PwC Vietnam and Malaysia, shared with VIR’s Luu Huong how cultural awareness and tenacity are embedded into every single transaction.
Local fintech startup GIMO bags $1.9 million in Seed+ round led by Integra Partners

Local fintech startup GIMO bags $1.9 million in Seed+ round led by Integra Partners

GIMO, a Vietnam-based fintech startup offering on-demand payment firm for blue-collar workers, has secured $1.9 million in a Seed+ round.
Major market drivers to offer stimulus for stock objectives

Major market drivers to offer stimulus for stock objectives

Vietnam’s equity market has witnessed a significant bounce in the last few months of the year thanks to the economic V-shaped recovery and the large influx of domestic retail investors. Now, it is hoped that Vietnam will sooner rather than later be elevated to the status of an emerging market.
Risk management required in consumer finance arena

Risk management required in consumer finance arena

Consumer finance firms’ performance in Vietnam is deteriorating due to the minimal capital buffer and hazardous nature of such assets – and a pressing need for a credit expansion boost is indicated as a stipulation for consumer finance players to rebound.
Strategic cooperation floods in for banks’ greener visions

Strategic cooperation floods in for banks’ greener visions

International financial institutions are initiating partnerships with Vietnamese banks and other businesses through financing agreements, contributing to the energy transition.
AIA Vietnam cements lead and serves the shift from saving to asset growth

AIA Vietnam cements lead and serves the shift from saving to asset growth

Ngo Phuong Anh, CIO of AIA Vietnam, shared how AIA is tapping into the burgeoning middle class with fast-growing personal financial assets in Vietnam.
Leaders lay stepping stones for financial inclusion

Leaders lay stepping stones for financial inclusion

Vietnamese authorities are sticking to their target of moving towards a digitally-led economy by increasing cashless payments for public services, in which the non-cash payment value would be 25 times higher than GDP.
Debt trading interest creates call for new framework

Debt trading interest creates call for new framework

New legislation is needed to secure the future of debt trading – and with prudent tweaks to the current regime, Vietnam could open up the market for retail trading on its newest platform, bringing together banks and investors.
Lack of novelty may hinder IPO ambitions

Lack of novelty may hinder IPO ambitions

Vietnamese e-commerce holding company Society Pass has announced its intention to raise millions of US dollars from an initial public offering in the United States – but it remains unclear how a company with little success can achieve this goal ahead of e-commerce’s big hitters.
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