Cash-rich domestic players making waves in M&A arena

Cash-rich domestic players making waves in M&A arena

Well-defined integration of mergers and acquisitions boosted by domestic forces has created much-needed synergies for the Vietnamese ecosystem, with leading conglomerates like NovaGroup boasting wide-ranging rationales for pursuing takeover approaches across key industries.
Investors cautioned over bond issuance vulnerabilities

Investors cautioned over bond issuance vulnerabilities

Credit-challenged companies, especially banks and real estate providers, are finding another way around their continuous capital needs by tapping into the corporate bond issuance market, which remains particularly vulnerable to economic downturns and incomplete legal frameworks in Vietnam.
Answers arrive to salvage construction

Answers arrive to salvage construction

Suspension of many construction site activities disrupted by supply chain woes, skyrocketing material prices, and serious shortage of labour is posing great challenges for contractors.
Buyers seek loan help

Buyers seek loan help

The pandemic as a force majeure event has crippled people’s ability to meet loan repayment requirements, but while the real estate sector also appears susceptible to the crisis, the State Bank of Vietnam and commercial lenders have taken measures to deal with worrisome property assets.
Controversies arise as realtors feel left out amid health crisis

Controversies arise as realtors feel left out amid health crisis

The economic downturn has affected almost all industries, including real estate. However, the State Bank of Vietnam and other financial institutions are still keeping a tight rein on this capital-intensive sector.
Hoteliers fight to exit pandemic quandary

Hoteliers fight to exit pandemic quandary

Social distancing measures being enforced during the current pandemic has significantly changed the way people interact, and thus created an unprecedented crisis for the hospitality sector across the globe.
Revamping IZ management to meet investment appetite

Revamping IZ management to meet investment appetite

Investors are calling for significant improvements to the operations of management boards of Vietnamese industrial zones to accelerate administrative procedures and better meet the tremendous appetite for investment.
Medley of factors spur property-buying spree

Medley of factors spur property-buying spree

The real estate frenzy across the nation has pushed land prices to record heights, while lenders are taking a vigilant approach.
Manufacturers’ work cut out to locate suitable industrial plots

Manufacturers’ work cut out to locate suitable industrial plots

Vietnam has reaffirmed its position as a favourable destination for manufacturing relocation trends but increasing demand and limited supply of manufacturers is pushing rents higher in industrial zones, forcing tenants to seek alternative solutions.
Rising lease rates could discourage relocation spirit

Rising lease rates could discourage relocation spirit 1

An early economic recovery from the global health crisis would bring Vietnam tremendous opportunities to mobilise foreign investment by welcoming relocating multinationals. However, increasing land lease costs could dampen enthusiasm.
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