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Vietnam To Open Up Banking System


Feb. 28 – In an attempt to obtain additional capital for its already debt-ridden banking system, Vietnam is further opening the door to foreign ownership of its banks. Via a State Bank of Vietnam circular, the government announced that it has issued a draft decree that would allow the Prime Minister to permit foreigners on […]

Vietnam’s Bank Restructuring a Big Opportunity for Foreign Investors


By Lorenzo Martelli Dec. 14 – Increases in the ownership ratios that foreign strategic partners can hold at Vietnamese joint stock banks, encouragement for the merger of weak banks, and not increasing the chartered capital are the main points of the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham)’s proposal when talking about bank restructuring. Decree No. 69/2007/ND-CP […]

World Bank Forecasts 6% Growth for Vietnam


Nov. 29 – According to the report East Asia and Pacific Economic Update released by the World Bank on November 21, Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) will increase 6.1 percent next year. The recent forecast confirms Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s expectations of 6 percent to 6.5 percent growth for 2012, which he announced at […]

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