foreign investors to sit on the fence

Foreign investors to sit on the fence

As exchange rate risks remain, foreign portfolio investors are expected to continue taking a hands off approach to directly trading Vietnamese stocks.
ready to ride the wave

Ready to ride the wave

“Foreign portfolio capital will heavily flow into Vietnam over the next six to 18 months”

HAG looking to tap international market

As international bond markets recover after the 2008 global financial crisis, Hoang Anh Gia Lai group is looking to benefit from attractive borrowing costs.
flows are washing in

Flows are washing in

Foreign portfolio investment capital inflows into Vietnam will continue to rise in coming months.

Market to push back

Despite short-term macro risks, Vietnam’s stock markets are primed for a comeback in 2011.
cheap valuations not tempting

Cheap valuations not tempting

Flagging foreign portfolio investment capital inflows this year are underlining exchange rate risks.

Land of the rising Yen on the hunt for pastures

Japanese portfolio investors are set to take aim at the Vietnamese market.
basement bargain stock prices beckon

Basement bargain stock prices beckon

With market liquidity falling to record lows in eight months, analysts believe domestic equity prices are close to the floor.

Foreign hands continue to help prop up the market

In Vietnam, the market also guesses new flows of foreign investors are coming. If this is true, it is supportive market news
rumours scotched as banks pass stress test

Rumours scotched as banks pass stress test

Vietnam’s vulnerable banking system has survived its initial stress test, says a leading Vietnamese economist.
waiting with baited breath

Waiting with baited breath

The central bank’s new circular on safety ratios has been largely priced into recent equity valuations, with analysts believing it will continue to dominate market investors’ minds.
vn index is standing alone the crossroads

VN-Index is standing alone the crossroads

Vietnam’s stock market index is at critical point for analysts to forecast what the next move for equities is.
diminishing market to offer big opportunities

Diminishing market to offer big opportunities

‘Therefore, given the volatility of the VN-Index, we recommend short-term investors keep a watch and restrict transactions’

Shareholders left out of the loop

Numerous Vietnamese joint stock firms have failed to organise annual shareholder meetings and are leaving investors out in the cold.
markets million dollar question

Market’s million dollar question

Securities investors are holding off on buying even though most analysts are calling Vietnamese equities prime bargain purchasers. The VN Index on the last trading day of February continued its downtrend at 663.3 points, from 687.1 points the previous week.