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Global concerns for oil and gas stocks

Very early in 2020, the world has been hit with news of tensions between Iran and the US, causing crude oil prices to reach USD 70 per barrel, with some experts even forecastingthat prices may go up to USD 80 per barrel.

Regulatory Agencies must lower Corporate Bond Risk

All throughout 2019, corporate bonds were in favor when the issuance volume grew sharply, and this trend is expected to continue in 2020 when experts forecast that issuance volume will reach 300,000 to 350,000 billion VND.

S99 - Sharp downhill plunge

During the stock market boom in 2007, code S99 of the Song Da 909 Joint Stock Company (SCI) was one of the highest priced stocks on the HNX, reaching a historical peak of VND 440,000 per share.

Foreign investors drawn towards real estate sector

In 2019, the real estate sector was at number two position in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country, which trend is expected to continue and even increase sharply in 2020.

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FDI capital inflow into Vietnam must be screened

Although the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Vietnam reached an estimated USD 38.02 bn in 2019, many are very much concerned that the quality of FDI capital is not as per expectations. Saigon Investment compiled excerpts from opinions shared by some experts on this issue.
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Long-term vision required for all FDI projects

The year 2019 attracted many new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects, increasing the flow of capital. However, in the long run, medium and long term projects must all focus on better innovation, science, technology and higher quality of human resource.

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Lack of mechanism distorting P2P

Peer-to-peer lending (P2P) in Vietnam is getting more and more members, but this market is getting distorted by less active components.

Mr. Pham Xuan Hoe, Deputy Director of SBV Strategy Institute, spoke at a seminar on P2P legality.

Urgent need to regulate P2P model

Peer-to-Peer lending (P2P) is a loan providing model that contains significant risks because there is no protective legal framework governing its operations. 

The CenDeluex 5-star hotel project was expected to bring GTT up, but caused GTT to go down instead.

GTT - Victim of unrealistic ambitions

In its quest to become a large conglomerate, Thuan Thao Corporation (GTT) participated on HOSE trading floor with high hopes of raising vast amounts of capital, but contrary to its aspirations, GTT failed in its efforts due to its loss making projects which also led to GTT share value to fall to lowest level in the stock market.

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Worry about foreign capital domination in fintech companies

In recent years, intermediary payment companies have succeeded in attracting vast flows of capital from foreign investors. However, now the flow of capital in this field may slow down, as the State Bank of Vietnam intends to limit the maximum contribution by foreign investors in such organizations to a set 49% of the charter capital.

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Market shows many optimistic signs

Although the stock market in 2019 has fallen since 2018, in general it still maintains a long-term growth momentum. For the stock market to develop even further in depth, the new amended Securities Law passed by the National Assembly in November will be a strong premise.