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The conversion process

March 10, 2009

In recent months, the State Bank of Vietnam has allowed five international banks to convert into wholly owned local entities in the country, opening its banking sector up to competition and bringing broader products and services to the market. Writer Nick Freeman.

Foreign banks to the rescue

November 3, 2008

Domestic issues have caused Vietnam’s underdeveloped banking sector to struggle in recent years. Will these difficulties be eased when foreign banks enter the market? Writer Nick Freeman.

Vietnam leads the way in tackling poverty

February 4, 2008

The declining poverty rate in Vietnam is due to the country’s policy of inclusive development, writes Ajay Chhibber.

Herd instinct warnings as foreign banks rush in

January 2, 2008

Vietnam’s booming economy is proving an irresistible lure for banks despite reform hold=ups and expensive valuations. Karina Robinson reports from Hanoi.

The silk glove that needs an iron fist

December 1, 2007

Vietnam’s central bank governor will have to toughen up as the country’s banking sector continues to develop at a rapid pace. By Karina Robinson.

Finance Minister of the Year/Asia

January 8, 2007

Vu Van Ninh
Minister of Finance Vietnam

Subtle growth in the bonds arena

December 4, 2006

Nick Freeman in Ho Chi Minh City reports on Vietnam’s widening spectrum of domestic bond issuers and investors.

Journey towards greater liberalisation continues

July 2, 2006

With Vietnam’s chances of acceding to the WTO this year looking hopeful, Nick Freeman reports from Ho Chi Minh City on the repercussions for the country’s financial and banking sectors.

Back on the radar

February 6, 2006

As relaxed regulations and a healthy economy fuel interest in Vietnam, private banks are signing foreign partnerships while public banks prepare to sell off shares, writes Nick Freeman in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam readies itself for foreign arrivals

July 31, 2005

Nick Freeman reports from Hanoi on Vietnam’s burgeoning banking sector and local strategies for survival as foreign enthusiasm grows.

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