Initial margin ratio raised to reduce derivatives risks Business

Initial margin ratio raised to reduce derivatives risks

The Vietnam Securities Depository (VSD) will apply a new minimum initial margin ratio of 13 percent from July 18 instead of the previous 10 percent for VN30 Index futures to avoid violations and ensure the security of the derivatives market.
Vietnam’s rubber industry needs bounce Business

Vietnam’s rubber industry needs bounce

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh urged Vietnam Rubber Group to come up with a strategy to boost the rubber industry's development rather than focusing purely on rubber plantations.
Singapore reconfirms financial health World

Singapore reconfirms financial health

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has reconfirmed that Singapore ’s banks are resilient, with strong financial and capital positions, and Singapore ’s triple-A rating from major rating agencies attests to the country’s economic and financial strength.

Scandal fallout clouds stock market

Declining shares for a second day on the nation’s stock exchanges Aug. 22 confirmed the fears of analysts that the arrest of banking tycoon Nguyen Duc Kien on fraud charges will continue to have a negative impact on the market.

Shares continue downward spiral

A majority of shares on both of the nation's stock exchanges lost value Hanoi , pushing benchmark indices into a steep decline.

Agricultural sector fails to attract FDI

In the last 10 years, foreign direct investment (FDI) in the agriculture sector has dropped from 8 percent in 2001 to 1 percent in 2010, leading some to ask what has led to such a steep decline in the country's primary industry.

Weaker dong sends shares down on both bourses

The State Bank of Vietnam's Aug. 18 decision to depreciate the dong by another 2 percent accelerated the downward slide of shares on both national stock exchanges on the same day, with nearly 80 percent of codes shedding value despite an overnight rise on Wall Street.