BAC A BANK to launch fresh corporate banking app version

BAC A BANK to launch fresh corporate banking app version

On January 21, BAC A BANK will make the debut of its latest corporate banking app version with many changes in design and function, making it more convenient for users with laptops and mobile phones.
Striving for sustainability amid the pandemic

Striving for sustainability amid the pandemic

While the global health crisis continues to impact the business community, a number of manufacturers in Vietnam have been focusing on sustainability by emphasising a strong corporate culture and contributing to the country’s sustainable development.
Fresh CEO rush shakes up Vietnam’s banking arena

Fresh CEO rush shakes up Vietnam’s banking arena

With competition in the financial landscape mounting in recent years, a wave of new CEOs in some major foreign-invested banks operating in Vietnam is slated to boost corporate innovation and responsiveness to rapidly-changing business conditions.
BIDV launches e-banking service for corporate clients

BIDV launches e-banking service for corporate clients

BIDV has just launched its BIDV iBank, a modern electronic banking service for corporate clients.
Vietnam must keep up with new industrial revolution

Vietnam must keep up with new industrial revolution

Vietnam’s economy is changing quickly in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Professor Nguyen Mai, former Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Co-operation and Investment (now the Ministry of Planning and Investment), writes on how this revolution can impact the country, particularly in terms of foreign direct investment.
Better corporate governance in Vietnam, an ongoing journey

Better corporate governance in Vietnam, an ongoing journey

Juan Carlos Fernandez Zara, Corporate Governance senior operation officer for Asia-Pacific of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has observed that many companies in Vietnam still see corporate governance as something remotely necessary.
IFC urges Vietnam’s listed firms to improve governance

IFC urges Vietnam’s listed firms to improve governance

A new report by IFC, a member of the World Bank, called on Vietnamese companies to strengthen corporate governance to enhance competitiveness and attract local and foreign capital.
Corporate governance to unlock door to stock secrets

Corporate governance to unlock door to stock secrets

Dr. Christian Kamm, president of Kamm Investment - a US-backed investment advisory firm based in Ho Chi Minh City, writes that local investors can follow in the footsteps of their foreign counterparts in using firms’ corporate governance standards to give clarity to a chaotic market.
Bond market to champion growth

Bond market to champion growth

It is possible that policy-makers have been reluctant to promote the creation of a formal debt market because it could limit their control over credit and banking growth and thereby interest rates.
Government bonds now in fashion back

Government bonds now in fashion back

Vietnam saw some of the biggest reductions in government bond yields in Asia during 2012, as local banks’ short-term idle money increased due to the government’s tightened credit policies.  
The need to develop corporate governance education

The need to develop corporate governance education

While Vietnam’s stock market is suffering from historical falls, listed companies’ corporate governance has emerged as an essential factor to support the market sentiment.
Capital thirsty firms hunting for solutions

Capital thirsty firms hunting for solutions

As interest rates in Vietnam keep rising in tune with the year end, finding a way to quench large-scale projects’ capital thirst has been a problem for developers and investors nationwide.
A voice to be heard

A voice to be heard

Responsible corporate governance has been a critical issue in the international business arena for the past decade. The principles of corporate governance are still in their infancy in Vietnam, despite the accelerated rate of reform taking place at both private and state-owned enterprises, and this situation is mainly due inadequate legislation, as Thu Ha discovers.