Banking sector to cash in on benefits from EVFTA Business

Banking sector to cash in on benefits from EVFTA

The Vietnamese banking sector, now undergoing drastic restructuring, will have more opportunities to improve its financial capacity as well as learn modern business models and management from their European partners after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) takes effect, according to insiders.
Awards honour standout Vietnamese banks Business

Awards honour standout Vietnamese banks

A ceremony for the Vietnam Outstanding Banking Awards 2019 was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 27 by the Vietnam Banks Association and the International Data Group (IDG).
Vietnam potential market for fintech companies Business

Vietnam potential market for fintech companies

Vietnam is a promising market for fintech companies thanks to its young demographic, strong e-commerce growth, and increasing smartphone and internet users, heard a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on October 31
Total UPCoM firms reach 850 in August Business

Total UPCoM firms reach 850 in August

The total number of companies trading on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) reached 850 as of August 30, the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) has announced.
Vietcombank leads in first-half pre-tax profits Business

Vietcombank leads in first-half pre-tax profits

The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) posted the highest pre-tax profits among Vietnamese banks in the first six months of 2019, raking in more than 11.04 trillion VND (474.7 million USD), up 43.1 percent on-year.
Forex rate under pressure of US-China trade tensions Business

Forex rate under pressure of US-China trade tensions

The foreign exchange market in Vietnam has heated up recently when the daily reference exchange rate set by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) continuously climbed to new record levels and the VND/USD rates listed at commercial banks also surged.
Banks struggle to lure long-term capital Business

Banks struggle to lure long-term capital

Banks have to mobilise long-term capital at high costs by issuing certificates of deposit (CD) in Vietnamese dong with high interest rates to lure depositors, causing concerns about a domino effect on lending rates.