Hoang Anh Gia Lai brand was very famous when investing in real estate development.

HAG faces uncertain future

After more than 19 years of operations, Vietnam’s stock market now has three exchanges with more than 1,000 listed stocks. However, for many investors, the first stocks listed on the market always have a deeper sentimental and nostalgic value when told about them.

Drastic fall in steel stocks worry investors

The steel industry has long been considered the “spine” of the industrial sector because it has a direct impact on the field of construction, real estate and the turnover of imports, exports and trade.

Risks growing for steel industry

The steel market across the world recorded a slowdown as trade tensions between the US and China remain unresolved, and all major global economies showed a negative growth rate, with substantial decrease in production activities and a slowdown in demand for steel as well.

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Capital absorption capacity in the economy remains weak

At the third-quarter meeting of the National Financial and Monetary Policy Advisory Council, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue, most of the council members gave a positive evaluation of the management of financial and monetary policies over the past months of 2019, besides making key recommendations for forthcoming tasks in the remaining months of the year.

A section of Long Thanh-Dau Day expressway.

North-South expressway project lacks potential investors

After announcing the cancellation of international bidding, the Ministry of Transport recently decided to go for domestic bidding in order to looking for investors for the BOT (build-operate-transfer) North-South expressway project.

International investors fear rise of USD Index

International investors fear rise of USD Index

The rise of the USD Index (USDX) has never been good news for international investors, and it is even more volatile now as USDX, gold and US securities have been on the same track lately.

Fragile situation at DongABank

Fragile situation at DongABank

DongA Commercial Joint Stock Bank (DongABank) will hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting on 12 October 2019.

Many projects are on hold due to legal problems. Photo M Tuan

Regulations holding up real estate market growth

At a seminar organized by the Business Forum Newspaper in Ho Chi Minh City titled, ‘Opinions to overcome difficulties of Real Estate Enterprises’, many experts believed that conflicts and overlapping of legal regulations in the construction sector have led to delays in many projects, even those that were inspected and audited a long time back, creating opportunities for corrupt activities.

Customers are being served at BIDV.

BIDV weighed under bad debts

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) is one of the four biggest state-owned banks in Vietnam and its many customers could now be facing gigantic risks.

Cat Linh - Ha Dong railway is sluggish in construction investment for many reasons. Photo: VIET CHUNG

SOEs need strong financial reforms

When calling for investments in infrastructure projects, state owned enterprises (SOEs) are often the first choice, because the debt is included in the accounting report of the enterprises, not on the Government.

Buyers at an insurance company. (Photo: SGGP)

Life insurance: Like pouring money down the drain

Only 8% of Vietnamese population purchases life insurance, much lower than that in other countries. Poor customer care could be the main reason behind people’s unwillingness to make this investment.

BÁO XUÂN KỶ HỢI 2019