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Foreign investment in banking sector to surge

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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.

Most banks upbeat about 2019 performance

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Most banks upbeat about 2019 performance

Most banks will not officially set their annual targets until their shareholder meetings in April, but many bank leaders are optimistic about 2019 with plans to increase profits through cutting operating costs and promoting digital services.

Korea firm to buy VietinBank Insurance stake

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Korea firm to buy VietinBank Insurance stake

Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Co Ltd (HMFI), the Republic of Korea’s No 2 non-life insurer, has signed a stock purchase agreement to buy a 25 percent stake in Vietnamese non-life insurer VietinBank Insurance Joint Stock Corp (VBI).

New securities law is a better fit for market

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New securities law is a better fit for market

The new amended draft law on securities was revised based on the inheritance of the current Securities Law, broadening the scope of regulation and adopting a new approach more suited to market condition and overcoming the remaining limitations of the current law.

Vietcombank to cut stake in Eximbank

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Vietcombank to cut stake in Eximbank

The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) has offered to sell 45.6 million shares it is holding in the Vietnam Export-Import Joint Stock Commercial Bank (Eximbank).