Expert view on capital market global growth prospects

Expert view on capital market global growth prospects

Steve Brice, chief investment strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, shares his view on the global growth prospects of the capital market.
Railway development yet to overcome legal hindrances

Railway development yet to overcome legal hindrances

Despite the latest legal improvements, the path for domestic and international investors to join railway projects remains arduous, urging more positive changes.
Breaking down NPLs’ burning legal issues

Breaking down NPLs’ burning legal issues

Hoang Anh Nguyen, partner of Mayer Brown JSM law firm, analyses legal and regulatory issues related to sale of non-performing loans, a matter attracting wide attention from foreign financial institutions.
Fresh drive against  corruption

Fresh drive against corruption

Vietnam authorities are set to tighten their grip against corruption as proposals are being advanced to require state officials, officers of state-owned enterprises and leaders of other institutions to disclose their personal assets.
Financial leasing firms struggle to reclaim debts

Financial leasing firms struggle to reclaim debts

Despite facing the highest rates of bad debts among credit institutions, it is by no mean easy for financial leasing firms to reclaim debts. Vietnam Financial Leasing Association general secretary Dam Duc Long sheds some light on the issue.
Local giant eyeing up ConocoPhillips

Local giant eyeing up ConocoPhillips

PetroVietnam is working with bankers to find financial resources to takeover ConocoPhillips’ $1.5 billion worth of assets in Vietnam.
Transfer of business - an asset or share deal?

Transfer of business - an asset or share deal?

With the increasing mergers & acquisitions (M&A) trend, the term “transfer of business” may commonly and widely been used in daily business lives around the world. Vietnam is no exception – we can easily find this term everyday in business, in legal and commercial documents and the public media.
Finding the true price of an acquisition

Finding the true price of an acquisition

“The rationale of the acquirer for entering into the transaction often provides an indication as to which major intangible assets the acquired company may have”
Putting fresh acquisitions into clear perspective

Putting fresh acquisitions into clear perspective

“In other words, the challenge for the acquirer is to condense a bundle of hard information and expectations into one figure - the offered purchase price”
Chances remain to buy BP assets

Chances remain to buy BP assets

PetroVietnam and India Oil and Nature Gas Corporation still have opportunity to buy BP’s assets in BP joint ventures operating in Vietnam, after BP announced it had reached agreement with Russia TNK-BP.