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Pandemic pauses financial services jobs boom in Vietnam

October 12, 2021

Riding on wings of strong economic growth, 6750 financial services and fintech jobs were created in Vietnam in 2018. However, momentum slowed in the past two years and has not yet recovered.

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Vietnamese banking sector's decade of expansion

October 4, 2021

In 2011 Vietnam had just eight banks in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking; this has doubled to 16 in 2021.

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Vietnamese banks' net interest income held up in 2020

August 26, 2021

A surge in Covid-19 infections this year has prompted authorities to renew calls for banks to cut lending rates.

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Vietnam's banking system still fragile amid post-Covid recovery

January 27, 2021

South-east Asian country organised a robust response to the pandemic, but concerns remain about its economy.

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Vietnamese banks ride the retail tide

August 1, 2019

Vietnam has seen a period of growth that has made its banks stronger than ever. 

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Banks rush to cash in on Vietnam’s FDI boom

August 1, 2019

Vietnam has seen a boost from investment moving out of China, significantly increasing its foreign direct investment levels. 

Mixed profitability results for Vietnam’s biggest lenders

December 18, 2018
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Vietnam’s banks have progressively built up their balance sheets, but profitability remains a challenge. Joy Macknight reports. 

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How private equity is weaning Vietnam off SOEs

April 3, 2018

Private equity funds in Vietnam are proving themselves invaluable as more of the country’s state-owned enterprises are privatised. Peter Janssen reports.

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Will retail banking shake up Vietnam's established players?

January 2, 2018

Vietnam’s banks are pushing into retail, buoyed by a young and growing population. How will competition between new, tech-savvy private lenders and the big four public sector banks play out? Peter Janssen reports.

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Vietnam’s long slog towards financial reform

December 1, 2016

Having narrowly survived a financial crisis in 2011, Vietnam is rolling out reforms to tackle low capitalisation and high numbers of NPLs. But given that the country has yet to implement Basel II, will these reforms still leave the country's lenders playing catch-up? Stefania Palma reports.

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