VNDIRECT predicts Vietnam's GDP growth of 3.9 per cent in 2021

VNDIRECT predicts Vietnam's GDP growth of 3.9 per cent in 2021

VNDIRECT predicts Vietnam's GDP growth at 3.9 per cent in 2021, with -1.2 per cent in Q3 before rebounding to 5.7 per cent in Q4.
Thai bank Krungsri to acquire SHB Finance amid a $156-million deal

Thai bank Krungsri to acquire SHB Finance amid a $156-million deal

Saigon-Hanoi Joint Stock Commercial Bank (SHB) has just announced the transfer of 50 per cent of its capital and consumer finance arm the to Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri) of Thailand.
US and Vietnam aligning on monetary philosophy

US and Vietnam aligning on monetary philosophy

The United States and Vietnam are making joint efforts to ensure market fairness and macroeconomic stability, therefore enhancing bilateral economic links with monetary and exchange-rate perspectives.
Circular offers strict level for bank risks

Circular offers strict level for bank risks

Despite the government coming to the aid of banks and vulnerable businesses in the past year, the latest COVID-19 wave has rendered some debt restructuring and payment scheduling by the country’s central bank less effective than expected.
Financiers feel the buzz for nation’s stock market future

Financiers feel the buzz for nation’s stock market future

Despite recent hiccups and foreign investors pulling back, Vietnam’s stock market is predicted to rally in the latter half of this year, provided the nation can improve vaccine access.
VPBank to issue additional shares and increase charter capital to nearly $2 billion

VPBank to issue additional shares and increase charter capital to nearly $2 billion

VPBank will issue a maximum of more than 1.97 billion shares to existing shareholders to raise its charter capital.
US and Vietnam agree on currency blueprint

US and Vietnam agree on currency blueprint

A mutual arrangement between the US Treasury Department and the State Bank of Vietnam on currency policy has reaffirmed Vietnam’s exchange rate flexibility to be in line with financial resilience, and so as to not create an unfair competitive advantage in international trade.
How new rules will change the securities basket of VN DIAMOND index

How new rules will change the securities basket of VN DIAMOND index

The HSX has revised the criteria of the VN Diamond index with wide-ranging changes effective from this October.
US Department of Treasury and SBV reach mutual agreement on currency practices

US Department of Treasury and SBV reach mutual agreement on currency practices

The US Department of the Treasury and the SBV have reached an agreement to address the Treasury’s concerns about Vietnam’s currency practices.
Mastercard to be banned in India for non-compliance with data storage rules

Mastercard to be banned in India for non-compliance with data storage rules

India has just announced to ban the US-based payment behemoth Mastercard for non-compliance with data storage rules, effective from July 22.
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