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Concerns raised over new margin lending policy

Concerns raised over new margin lending policy

The State Securities Commission (SSC) has issued a draft regulation requiring the initial margin ratio contracted by securities companies for margin lending to be at least 60 per cent, which is expected to take effect in early February.

Bad debt ratio at 2.3% by end 2017

Bad debt ratio at 2.3% by end 2017

Non-performing loans (NPLs) of credit institutions were controlled effectively in 2017, helping the NPL ratio of the entire banking system reduce to 2.3 per cent from 2.46 per cent in late 2016.

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VN Index shows signs of correction on investors’ selling

VN Index shows signs of correction on investors’ selling

Viet Nam’s benchmark VN Index gained slightly on Friday morning, as selling increased after the index passed the 1,055 point level.

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Shinhan Bank CEO forecasts rise of retail banking

Shinhan Bank CEO forecasts rise of retail banking

Shinhan Bank Vietnam (Shinhan Bank) - one of the leading banks of South Korea, has officially took over the retail banking segment of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in Vietnam (ANZ Vietnam) to expand its payment services by utilising ANZ’s resources. Shin Dong Min, CEO of Shinhan Bank, addressed the acquisition of ANZ, the possible impacts of the transfer on ANZ’s existing customers, and personal opinion on the Vietnamese banking industry in 2017 and the time to come.

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Tax authorities puzzled over Airbnb tax obligations

Tax authorities puzzled over Airbnb tax obligations

Despite Airbnb being present in Vietnam since 2015 and operating with profit, it is difficulty for tax authorities to tax the company as it does not yet have a business registration licence or a representative office and legal representation in Vietnam.

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Mobifone to offload stakes in two banks

Mobifone to offload stakes in two banks

State-owned mobile network operator Mobifone will offload its holding of 38.95 million shares in two joint stock commercial banks next month.

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VN-Index gains may not last

VN-Index gains may not last

The VN-Index made gains for the fourth straight day on strong capital inflow, but analysts warn of a possible profit-taking correction today.

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Domestic lenders  reclaim financial trust

Domestic lenders reclaim financial trust

Vietnam’s bank stocks are making their way back onto investors’ radar, as the sector recovers from lingering bad debt issues and strives towards Basel II standards.

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VN Index steady amidst rising profit earning

VN Index steady amidst rising profit earning

Viet Nam’s benchmark VN Index was steady on Thursday morning despite investors’ profit-making that hit large-cap stocks.

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Mobile pay: the great potential, and pitfalls

Mobile pay: the great potential, and pitfalls

Mobile payments – and QR code payments in particular – are beginning to take hold in Vietnam, but a lack of common payment standards poses many challenges for mobile payment providers.

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Hot bourse plays host to billionaires

Hot bourse plays host to billionaires

The year 2017 brought about great success for the Vietnamese stock market, as a record jump was posted in the asset value owned by the market’s richest, whereas the VNIndex saw a 48 per cent jump on-year – constituting the third-highest growth worldwide, and the highest in Asia.

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Manulife Vietnam designated as the country’s largest life insurance firm

Manulife Vietnam designated as the country’s largest life insurance firm

On January 10, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) approved the adjusted licence No.13/GPDC22/KDBH dated December 25, 2017 to adjust the charter capital of Manulife Vietnam to VND5.72 trillion ($251.9 million), turning the insurer into the country’s top life insurance enterprise having the largest charter capital.

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Most Asia markets down after New Year rally but Hong Kong runs on

Most Asia markets down after New Year rally but Hong Kong runs on

HONG KONG: The rally across Asia that welcomed in 2018 looked to have run out of steam on Wednesday (Jan 10) with most markets slipping into the red on profit-taking but energy shares climbed with another surge in oil prices.

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Friends for life: Vietnam insurance demand rises

Friends for life: Vietnam insurance demand rises

Life insurers are gearing up for a busy year ahead as the market for insurance products in Vietnam is expected to boom in the near future.

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VN shares remain positive on high corporate-earnings expectations

VN shares remain positive on high corporate-earnings expectations

Vietnamese shares ended Wednesday’s morning session on a positive note, dominated by investor confidence in the potential of quarterly corporate earnings.

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Ministries protest special consumption tax on soft drinks

Ministries protest special consumption tax on soft drinks

Numerous ministries and associations protested against the Ministry of Finance (MoF)’s proposal to apply a special consumption tax (SCT) of 10-20 per cent on soft drinks.

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