Vietnam hopes to enter MSCI watchlist this year Business

Vietnam hopes to enter MSCI watchlist this year

One year after failing to enter the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI)’s watchlist for a market status upgrade, it is still uncertain if Vietnam will make it this year despite efforts made to improve market conditions.
Foreign investment in banking sector to surge Business

Foreign investment in banking sector to surge

The improved business performance of Vietnamese banks and a Government regulation to require local banks to meet stricter capital regulations as part of Basel II standards is spelling the start of a wave of foreign investment into the country’s finance and banking sector in 2019, experts said.
Gov’t agencies blamed for lack of corporate transparency Business

Gov’t agencies blamed for lack of corporate transparency

The slow listing of post-equitisation firms, including State-owned enterprises (SOEs), may make Vietnamese firms less attractive regarding a lack of corporate transparency and government agencies managing those firms must be blamed for the problem.
Relaxation of foreign ownership cap helps VN market raise status Business

Relaxation of foreign ownership cap helps VN market raise status

The new amended draft law on securities allowing full foreign ownership at public companies and investment funds would help Vietnam’s securities market be included in the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI)’s review list for a potential reclassification to Emerging Markets status.
Shares rebound as bargains sought Business

Shares rebound as bargains sought

Shares rebounded on March 29 on the two stock exchanges as investors poured money into insurance and food and beverage stocks on positive earnings prospects.