HSX trading congestion to be addressed in July

HSX trading congestion to be addressed in July

Investors are looking forward to the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange adopting new infrastructure in July to resolve congestions and lagging.
Investors demand logical HSX handling

Investors demand logical HSX handling

The incomprehensible technical latency of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange continues to be the subject of heated debate, but the Ministry of Finance’s latest move on intensifying inspection over trading congestion is hoped to pave the way for a smoother and healthier trading platform.
Life insurers bank on developing industry

Life insurers bank on developing industry

While Vietnam’s insurance penetration rate is still low compared to regional peers, the lucrative sector offers high-yield returns for both investors and participants.
SSI becomes first with market cap above $1 billion

SSI becomes first with market cap above $1 billion

As of April 19, SSI Securities became the first domestic securities firm securing a market capitalisation of over $1 billion.
Further scrutiny required before introducing property tax overhaul

Further scrutiny required before introducing property tax overhaul

To curb land speculation, some proposals regarding land-value taxation and progressive taxes based on the number of owned properties have been suggested, which experts believe could make it more costly for speculators to hold onto vacant sites in Vietnam. 
Vietnamese buyers cross the ocean for M&A transactions

Vietnamese buyers cross the ocean for M&A transactions

A recent significant jump in Vietnam’s investment abroad, raising direct funds, and mergers and acquisitions are slated to help local companies quench the thirst for high-quality capital, improving their international status, and expanding their customer bases.
Capital injections loom in finance M&A

Capital injections loom in finance M&A

Although the pandemic is still taking a serious toll on the economy, foreign investors are banking on cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the financial industry, especially in consumer finance and retail banking, illustrating the urgency to acquire new capabilities.
Japanese lender SMFG acquires 49 per cent in FE Credit in a $1.4 billion deal

Japanese lender SMFG acquires 49 per cent in FE Credit in a $1.4 billion deal

Japanese mega financial institution SMFG has just acquired 49 per cent stake in Vietnam's largest consumer finance company FE Credit.
Citigroup in retreat from retail banking

Citigroup in retreat from retail banking

Facing challenges from local rivals, some foreign financial institutions have withdrawn their retail banking businesses in Asian markets, including in Vietnam, and placed their priority on institutional customers. 
Ratings agencies bullish on credit growth prospects

Ratings agencies bullish on credit growth prospects

Although the State Bank of Vietnam has set stringent limits on credit growth at commercial lenders in a bid to control risky lending activities, commercial lenders are now looking forward to a potential future easing of the credit growth limit.
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