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.
OCB reports 1.12 trillion VND in pre-tax profits in H1 Business

OCB reports 1.12 trillion VND in pre-tax profits in H1

The Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB) earned almost 1.12 trillion VND (48.22 million USD) in pre-tax profits in the first half of 2019, with net revenue from business operation reaching over 2.74 billion VND, equivalent to 106 percent of the result in the same time last year.
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.
Free trade deals push seafood shares up Business

Free trade deals push seafood shares up

Seafood shares advanced in the first half of the year as the freshly signed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have positive impacts on the business results of seafood exporters, according to insiders.
HDBank targets profits up 27 percent in 2019 Business

HDBank targets profits up 27 percent in 2019

The Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) plans to collect 5.07 trillion VND (217 million USD) in pre-tax profits this year, an increase of 27 percent compared to 2018.
Technology drives Vietnam investment Business

Technology drives Vietnam investment

A Vietnam Report survey on the 500 most profitable companies in the country, which was announced this week, said most business insiders expect technology to remain the leader in attracting investment.
PVTrans’ pre-tax profits soar over nine months Business

PVTrans’ pre-tax profits soar over nine months

The pre-tax profit of the PetroVietnam Transportation Corporation (PVTrans) hit 540 billion VND in the first nine months of this year, 42 percent higher than the same period last year and meeting the target set for this year.
Tightened monetary policy forecast for Q4 2018 Business

Tightened monetary policy forecast for Q4 2018

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will likely continue its tightened monetary policy in the remaining months of the year after its decision to strictly control lending to high risk sectors in the third quarter didn’t adversely affect the country’s economic growth, according to experts.
SSI continues its lead in brokerage market share Business

SSI continues its lead in brokerage market share

Saigon Securities Incorporation (SSI) remained the largest broker in Vietnam in the second quarter of 2018, accounting for 23.08 percent of the brokerage market share, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HoSE).