Localities attempt to buck funding trend

Localities attempt to buck funding trend

An increase in financing for operational projects so far this year is demonstrating foreign investors’ trust in the local investment environment and the efforts of localities in improving the business community.
Banks lift women-led groups with financing options

Banks lift women-led groups with financing options

Both local and foreign banks are joining forces to promote an inclusive growth and generate more job opportunities by boosting their funding packages to women-led enterprises, hence increasing critical roles of female entrepreneurs in corporate value chains.
Rising foreign funds in sound financing 

Rising foreign funds in sound financing 

Local banks could gain the upper hand thanks to a number of syndicated loan facilities backed by international financial institutions, with a central focus on climate-friendly energy, digitally-led services, and narrowing the gap for small- and medium-sized enterprise financing.
HSBC to phase out coal funding on shareholder pressure

HSBC to phase out coal funding on shareholder pressure

HSBC bank on Thursday unveiled plans to phase out financing of the coal industry over the next two decades, bowing to shareholder pressure to do more to tackle global warming.
Standard Chartered commits $75 billion toward SDGs

Standard Chartered commits $75 billion toward SDGs

Standard Chartered announced its business targets supporting clients as they transition to a low-carbon economy as part of its sustainability aspirations.
Validus Vietnam and Nafoods Group partner up to finance agriculture

Validus Vietnam and Nafoods Group partner up to finance agriculture

The tie-up between Validus Vietnam and Nafoods Group will provide supply chain financing to Nafoods and the SMEs in its ecosystem.
Coal-fired schemes on ice

Coal-fired schemes on ice

The doors for coal-fired power projects in Vietnam are narrowing shut as international institutions and banks tighten financing and even exit coal-fired ventures, piling pressure on the country to create reasonable power sources for Vietnam’s future energy mix.
Financial constraints under microscope

Financial constraints under microscope 1

Financial sources are a key factor for developers and investors to take into account at a time when the Vietnamese government continues tightening its monetary policies. Nicholas Holt, associate director - Market Research Department of Knight Frank Vietnam looks into this issue.