CFO Vietnam Summit 2022 discusses transformation in Vietnam

CFO Vietnam Summit 2022 discusses transformation in Vietnam

At the latest Vietnam CFO Summit 2022, guest speakers and leading industry experts presented cutting-edge research and shared innovative practices.
Fitch Ratings upgrades MB's international credit rating

Fitch Ratings upgrades MB's international credit rating

On November 17, Fitch Ratings announced its annual credit rating results, in which MB's long-term debt issuer credit rating was upgraded from B+ to BB-.
Commercial banks asked to lend more for production and business

Commercial banks asked to lend more for production and business

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) requires credit institutions with room to actively disburse loans for production and business, especially in priority areas.
Citi named Vietnam’s Best Digital Corporate Bank

Citi named Vietnam’s Best Digital Corporate Bank

Citi claimed the top spot as Vietnam’s Best Digital Corporate/Institutional Bank in The World’s Best Digital Bank Awards 2022 by Global Finance.
Status of foreign currencies in sale or purchase of shares

Status of foreign currencies in sale or purchase of shares

Agreements on transfer prices or payment in foreign currencies in the sale and purchase of shares may entail legal risks, potentially leaving transactions invalid.
LienVietPostBank and Dai-ichi Life Vietnam sign exclusive 15-year agreement

LienVietPostBank and Dai-ichi Life Vietnam sign exclusive 15-year agreement

On November 22, LienVietPostBank and Dai-ichi Life Vietnam held the signing ceremony for the exclusive bancassurance agreement at JW Marriott in Hanoi.
Baemin Vietnam and Shinhan Bank launch co-branded credit card

Baemin Vietnam and Shinhan Bank launch co-branded credit card

With the goal of constantly improving user experience, BAEMIN Vietnam application has officially partnered with Shinhan Bank to launch a co-branded credit card.
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.
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