Looking ahead to future M&A trends

Looking ahead to future M&A trends

The global economic situation shows that mergers and acquisitions have been slowing down, with the possibility of a recession next year. Le Duc Khanh, director of Investment Capacity Development at VPS, talked with VIR’s Thanh Duy about why he has a more optimistic view of the future, with major restructuring and new deals likely to be agreed.
Credit growth high amid hikes in LDR

Credit growth high amid hikes in LDR

Most of the listed commercial banks in the country recorded a sharp increase in the loan/deposit ratio (LDR) at the end of the third quarter of 2022 compared to last year.
Recession threat for 2023 as interest rates continue to rise

Recession threat for 2023 as interest rates continue to rise

Despite overcoming the pandemic much better than most other countries, Vietnam is not exempt of another sort of virus that is creeping into the country: inflation. While European Union countries recorded an unprecedented 10.9 per cent in September, a number unheard of for the Euro currency so far, the US recorded 9.1 per cent in June, the highest figure in 40 years.
Tokyo Stock Exchange offers potential for companies

Tokyo Stock Exchange offers potential for companies

Aspiring Vietnamese corporations are increasing their exposure to a broader international investor community. Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, general manager and chief representative of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Singapore, discussed with VIR’s Luu Huong how businesses can tap into the largest stock exchange in Asia.
Large bond investment funds' NAV hit three-year low

Large bond investment funds' NAV hit three-year low

The Vietnamese financial market has experienced a bumpy road since the beginning of 2022 due to violations in the issuance and trading of corporate bonds of large corporations such as Tan Hoang Minh and Van Thinh Phat. The confidence of investors is at such a low level that many are willing to sell corporate bonds at any cost to collect money at a high discount.
Home Credit receives Visa Award for third year in a row

Home Credit receives Visa Award for third year in a row

Home Credit Vietnam has won a Visa Award 2022 in the most acclaimed category of Leadership in Payment Volume Growth for the third consecutive year.
Debt obligations and fund access head banking issues

Debt obligations and fund access head banking issues

Vietnam’s banking sector is likely to experience a bumpy road ahead.
Liquidity remains under pressure despite stability

Liquidity remains under pressure despite stability

Information risks and liquidity pressure in the capital market have had a negative impact on the stock market, and is expected to last at least in the short term.
IPO funds halve across Southeast Asia compared to previous year

IPO funds halve across Southeast Asia compared to previous year

Fresh data as of November 11 compiled by Deloitte Southeast Asia shows that Southeast Asian firms have raised 52 per cent less than in 2021.
Unbinding legal bottlenecks to spur fintech development

Unbinding legal bottlenecks to spur fintech development

Despite the hot-paced development experienced in Vietnam’s fintech industry, the bottlenecks in the regulatory system have yet to be fully addressed.
VIB likely to increase its foreign ownership limit to 30 per cent

VIB likely to increase its foreign ownership limit to 30 per cent

VIB has announced the final registration date to finalise the list of shareholders to collect written opinions, including the content of adjusting the foreign ownership limit (FOL).
Another leader of VIB continues to register to buy two million shares

Another leader of VIB continues to register to buy two million shares

Tran Nhat Minh, deputy CEO cum head of Banking Technology Services at VIB has just registered to buy two million shares for long-term investment purposes.
Visa adds Google Wallet capabilities in Vietnam

Visa adds Google Wallet capabilities in Vietnam

Visa is launching Google Wallet for cardholders in Vietnam, allowing Android and Wear OS users to pay with a single tap of their smart device
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