Asian markets lower on rate fears, G7 tech tax plan

Asian markets lower on rate fears, G7 tech tax plan

Asian markets were mostly lower Monday as comments by US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stoked concerns over a hike in interest rates while investors also mulled the impact of the G7 global tax plan on tech giants.
Shares to reach new heights on cash flow but risks abound

Shares to reach new heights on cash flow but risks abound

Cash flow will continue to help the stock market rise to new heights, but it is time for investors to focus on risk management, brokerages said.
Lenders take up pandemic vaccine contribution cause

Lenders take up pandemic vaccine contribution cause

With Vietnam’s fresh COVID-19 vaccine fund launched, credit institutions are drawing on their expertise, implementing zero-free programmes and extending roadmaps for debt rescheduling to ramp up their assistance for a mass vaccine drive.
Navigating the transition from LIBOR

Navigating the transition from LIBOR

The transition from the London interbank offered rate to the risk-free rate will have a wide-ranging impact on banks globally. In the Asia-Pacific region, a significant number of banks will be affected by the transition as most floating rate loans are denominated in USD. Japanese yen loans also make up a significant portion of total exposures.
HDBank announces distribution of dividend and bonus shares to increase charter capital

HDBank announces distribution of dividend and bonus shares to increase charter capital

HDBank will increase charter capital to more than VND20.27 trillion ($881.3 million) by paying share dividend for 2020 and issuing shares to employees.
Rising foreign funds in sound financing 

Rising foreign funds in sound financing 

Local banks could gain the upper hand thanks to a number of syndicated loan facilities backed by international financial institutions, with a central focus on climate-friendly energy, digitally-led services, and narrowing the gap for small- and medium-sized enterprise financing.
Deutsche Bank enhances FX platform for new Vietnam FX hedging rules

Deutsche Bank enhances FX platform for new Vietnam FX hedging rules

Deutsche Bank Vietnam is enabling offshore institutions and corporates to manage their exposure to Vietnam’s currency through its FX platform, Autobahn.
Credit cards for corporates facilitating cashless adoption

Credit cards for corporates facilitating cashless adoption

Besides the retail customer segment, banks are offering a range of credit cards designed to fit the evolving comprehensive needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises and corporates to heighten efficiency and manage business expenses.
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.
Free transfer policy applied to Vietnam’s official COVID-19 Vaccine Fund

Free transfer policy applied to Vietnam’s official COVID-19 Vaccine Fund

The Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued Official Letter No.3895 on adopting a feeless transfer policy to support Vietnam’s COVID-19 Vaccine Fund.
The biggest winners of stock rally in bank and real estate

The biggest winners of stock rally in bank and real estate

Hoang Viet Phuong, head of Research at SSI Securities, discussed the major themes for bank and property-related stocks, the two largest domestic equity sectors.
HSX to shut down due to trading congestion and excessive liquidity

HSX to shut down due to trading congestion and excessive liquidity

The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HSX) had to shut down temporarily to prevent technical outrages due to excessive liquidity. 
VBSP: Timely transfer of policy credit during COVID-19 pandemic

VBSP: Timely transfer of policy credit during COVID-19 pandemic

Since the first months of 2021, VBSP has been mobilising credit sources to timely disburse concessional funds to poor households and other policy beneficiaries.
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