State Bank orders actions to fight black credit Business

State Bank orders actions to fight black credit

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has issued a document requesting credit organisations and branches of foreign banks to expand credit activities serving production, business and consumption as part of efforts to limit “black credit”.
Economic milestones of Vietnam in 2019 Business

Economic milestones of Vietnam in 2019

One of the fastest economic growth rates in the region, the signing of free trade and investment protection deals with the EU, and the Politburo’s first-ever resolution on foreign investment attraction were among the top 10 economic events of Vietnam in 2019.
Small banks struggle to meet Basel II deadline Business

Small banks struggle to meet Basel II deadline

Capital difficulties are putting pressure on some banks struggling to meet the central bank’s Basel II deadline of early next year, but experts suggest the central bank should not delay the process.
SEC, Thai fintech companies set up booths at SFF 2019 World

SEC, Thai fintech companies set up booths at SFF 2019

To attract foreign investors to the Thai capital market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has arranged for four financial technology (fintech) companies in Thailand to display their products and services at the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) 2019.
Banks forecast strong performance despite credit slowdown Business

Banks forecast strong performance despite credit slowdown

Most domestic credit institutions and foreign banks’ branches in Vietnam expect their business performance in 2019 to be better than last year despite the predicted slowdown in credit growth, according to the State Bank of Vietnam's latest survey released late last week.
Credit institutions warned about P2P lending Business

Credit institutions warned about P2P lending

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has warned Vietnamese credit institutions and foreign banks in the country to be cautious before working with peer-to-peer (P2P) lending companies as there are many risks related to the service.
Over 73 percent of Vietnamese firms unable to access credit Business

Over 73 percent of Vietnamese firms unable to access credit

More than 773,000 out of over 1 million firms in the country, or 73.4 percent, are unable to access credit, it was reported at a conference on promoting access to credit held by the National Credit Information Centre (CIC) in Ho Chi Minh City on June 18.