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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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Top 100 Asean banks ranking 2016: Vietnam on the rise

April 1, 2016

Vietnam is on its way to becoming a heavyweight presence in south-east Asia, with the top ranking for asset growth, while Indonesia retains its crown as the most profitable country in the region.  

TPP to benefit a third of global economy

October 12, 2015

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

Asean capital markets integration: around the corner?

April 2, 2015
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As the Association of South-east Asian Nations enters the last year in the run-up to its planned economic integration, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia are on track to harmonise their capital markets, while others are dragging their feet.

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