Ambitions escalate for fintech sandbox

Ambitions escalate for fintech sandbox

The freshly-minted legal framework for sandboxes in Vietnamese fintech is expected to grease the wheels for tech-savvy, innovative financial services.
Vietnam in a stronger spot for Thai bankers

Vietnam in a stronger spot for Thai bankers

Thai financiers are forging a stronger partnership in Vietnam’s alluring demographics to scale their businesses further, particularly with the increasing assistance from deep-pocketed Thai banks.
IPO frenzy intensifies

IPO frenzy intensifies

Some major tech-affine Vietnamese corporations are jumping on the bandwagon for overseas initial public offerings, particularly in the United States.
Tax aid comes as relief for businesses

Tax aid comes as relief for businesses

Vietnam’s tax agencies and banking groups are taking more drastic concerted efforts to buttress the domestic economy and foster resilience against the current wave of COVID-19 infections.
Vietnam keeps tabs on digital advertising

Vietnam keeps tabs on digital advertising

The Vietnamese government’s new initiative on cross-border advertisement on digital platforms like YouTube, Google, and Facebook is deemed a step up from previous legislation, particularly regarding censorship and tax obligations.
Online investment apps offering choice and clarity

Online investment apps offering choice and clarity

The stupendous surge of retail investors across the globe has prompted digitally-led investment applications and online platforms to develop, as they look to automatically optimise their passive indexed portfolios.
Risks failing to stem bond issuance

Risks failing to stem bond issuance

Bond issuance is still an attractive and prevailing proposition for Vietnamese corporations to raise funds, even for loss-making and high-risk companies.
More heat expected in e-wallet market

More heat expected in e-wallet market

Contactless trends reinforced by pandemic restrictions are creating a window of opportunity for more e-wallets and payment intermediaries to further expand in the digital ecosystem, as evidenced by recent comprehensive integration between partners.
Wide global ripples expected following G7 tax negotiation

Wide global ripples expected following G7 tax negotiation

Large multinational corporations, including those operating in Vietnam, are carefully watching developments following the landmark corporate tax agreement made by the G7, although market watchdogs are skeptical about a global minimum tax.
Consumer finance groups tap new funds

Consumer finance groups tap new funds

International expertise and solid financial support are vaulting some consumer finance companies in Vietnam ahead of their peers, and also presenting opportunities for both sides to deploy excess capital and diversify their business.
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