Adapting through uncertainty – a survival kit for small businesses

Adapting through uncertainty – a survival kit for small businesses

The pandemic has undoubtedly motivated new behaviours, altering people’s lifestyles and the way businesses make payments as they adapt to the new normal.
Extensive cash injections heading towards finance

Extensive cash injections heading towards finance

Vietnamese financial service companies are partnering up with experienced investors, particularly from overseas, to reap the fruits from the lucrative market.
Visa study finds cash usage dropping in Vietnam as consumers embrace new ways to pay

Visa study finds cash usage dropping in Vietnam as consumers embrace new ways to pay

A new study commissioned by Visa has found Vietnamese consumers are using less cash in favour of digital payment methods.
Britain's cash-on-the-street mystery solved

Britain's cash-on-the-street mystery solved

Puzzled British detectives tested the money for fingerprints, interviewed workers at the local post office and bank and were still left scratching their heads.
Transport survey outlines future cash conditions

Transport survey outlines future cash conditions

In the face of challenges in public transportation and parking, driven by population growth and urban migration patterns, the development of cashless services and digital commerce is expected to ­improve daily travel and ­create smarter and more ­efficient cities.
Local cardholders still use cards for cash withdrawal

Local cardholders still use cards for cash withdrawal

Though the Vietnamese payment card industry has posted impressive growth over the last 20 years, most local cardholders still use the cards for cash withdrawal, rather than conducting their payments with them.
Metro Cash & Carry’s high-flying strategy for Vietnamese market

Metro Cash & Carry’s high-flying strategy for Vietnamese market

Metro Cash & Carry’s unique wholesale business-to-business model has set out a high-flying business strategy for the Vietnamese market, targeting to have 30-35 stores across the country during the next three to five years.
Attacking inflation key to a recovery

Attacking inflation key to a recovery

There is both positive and negative news for the equity market in May, although none of it is predicted to be significant.
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”
While yet before corner is turned

While yet before corner is turned

The equity market, by both performance and liquidity, was heavily impacted by the macroeconomic factors in 2011’s first quarter.
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”
Market learns to take bad news on the chin

Market learns to take bad news on the chin

In February, a big dollop of negative macroeconomic news was served up earlier than investors’ expectations.
Caution needed amid a tricky Feb

Caution needed amid a tricky Feb

“We recommend investors focus on bluechips whose prices were not heated in January”
Nervous glances at market

Nervous glances at market

SME Securities director of research & investment Nguyen Viet Hung offers a gloomy market forecast for this month with a black cloud to remain hanging over investors.
Market at mercy of twin drivers forces

Market at mercy of twin drivers forces

The market in September is expected to be driven by ‘old’ rather than ‘new’ cash flows, writes Nguyen Viet Hung, director of SME Securities’ research & investment.