Vietnam advantageously positioned for more FDI

(ĐTTCO)-The sudden virulent spread of the Covid-19 pandemic across the world has led to several vital multinational companies deciding to shift whole or part factories out of China to more affable and cost effective locations on the globe. Asian countries in closest proximity to Vietnam, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and India are all positioning themselves to provide the best business platforms for this huge foreign investment.

Foreign direct investment must be selective in Vietnam

(ĐTTCO)-Vietnam must be highly selective in choosing to bring in the most appropriate foreign direct investment (FDI) companies into the country. This effort must then be supported with effective reforms and resources. However, at the moment there are several bottlenecks in the domestic economy, caused mainly by the current global economic situation, that is holding back more FDI to enter.

Vietnam needs to select appropriate FDI projects

(ĐTTCO)-Problems concerning foreign direct investment (FDI) projects as such do not concern the Vietnamese economy, which leads to some people talking about a dual economy. Many FDI projects have not created or ensured sustainable and quality development. This means that the transfer of technology, transfer of skills, and the spill-over of FDI investment is still limited. 

Vietnam must avoid label of currency manipulator

(ĐTTCO) - Saigon Investment had recently run a series of articles discussing the currency manipulation comments by the US Treasury Department, based on their assessment report sent to the Ministry of Commerce in Vietnam. 
Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan chairs the meeting. (Photo: SGGP)

Early pandemic prevention helps find new cases quickly: HCMC Party Secretary

(ĐTTCO) - The people should restrain individual demand to assist the city in the fight against COVID-19, Politburo Member and Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan noted at a meeting on Covid-19 prevention and control in the city with the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Disease Prevention and Control on July 28.

Savings account holders in bond market trap

Savings account holders in bond market trap

(ĐTTCO) - The stock market as a rule is considered a platform for high end investors who appraise a business before parting with their capital, but the bond market is even more advanced and in the past was not a field for small investors.
Corporate bond market risky for individual investors

Corporate bond market risky for individual investors

(ĐTTCO) - Many experts at the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VERP) believe that corporate bonds are currently far too hot and therefore risky. While Decree 81/2020 on issuance of corporate bonds will come into effect from September, there are some concerns on its possible effectiveness.
State moves to restructure bond market

State moves to restructure bond market

(ĐTTCO) - All businesses issuing bonds in future will have to restructure their process in issuance of corporate bonds from 1 September 2020 when Decree 81/2020 will take effect, and which comes with some amendments to articles in Decree 163/2018 on process of issuing corporate bonds.  
City Metro looking at commercial gains along routes

City Metro looking at commercial gains along routes

(ĐTTCO) - The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City recently set up a research team to study various policies to exploit land funds along the Metro No. 1 route for commercial benefits by maximizing use of land, and thereby increasing the budget capital for the City.
Risks in rush for corporate bonds

Risks in rush for corporate bonds

(ĐTTCO) - Investors rushing to buy corporate bonds due to high interest rates have pushed the market at risk of hot growth. Although the State had policies to curb such disarray, it has unintentionally pushed the market towards this turbulence even before new regulations could take effect.
VitaJean exports affected by pandemic

VitaJean exports affected by pandemic

(ĐTTCO) - Speaking with Saigon Investment, Mr. Pham Van Viet, General Director of Viet Thang Jean Company Ltd. (VitaJean) and also Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Textile and Embroidery Association, is seriously concerned that if the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage across the US and Europe, both of which are the company’s main export markets, then VitaJean may face closure or even bankruptcy.
The preferential investment policy in minerals helped KSS grow in scale.

KSS - Glorious past a long gone dream

(ĐTTCO) - The Na Ri Hamico Mineral Joint Stock Company (KSS) became a familiar name with investors after it took the stock market by storm in early 2010. However, the glorious past is now a long gone dream that was quickly buried by difficulties within the industry, particularly concerning incidents related to the blunders of its business leaders.
Vietnam Airlines seeks huge financial bailout

Vietnam Airlines seeks huge financial bailout

(ĐTTCO) - Vietnam Airlines (VNA) is currently asking for a huge financial bailout from the State amounting to tens of billions of dong to deal with its present financial difficulties. This has led to a heated debate in the last few days over the legal grounds on which a state owned company can seek such assistance.
Government Bonds help lower interest rates

Government Bonds help lower interest rates

(ĐTTCO) - The lowering of interest rates has again gotten the required attention, especially as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on with no signs of abating.
Illustrative photo: Viet Chung.

Ineffective functioning at commercial banks

(ĐTTCO) - Some countries such as Vietnam have financial systems that rely heavily on commercial banks. In times of an economic crisis or in preparing for an economic recovery, the capital channel becomes the most important. However, access to capital has not been as smooth as desired from commercial banks in Vietnam.
Entry of new generation of stock investors

Entry of new generation of stock investors

(ĐTTCO) - The stock market is a complete world of its own, with its own real life stories of successes and failures, of fraudsters as well as genius investors. Through all this experience, investors only become more and more mature by the day, but with the looming risk of facing multitude pitfalls, speculation methods are also becoming increasingly sophisticated.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (5th from the left) came to visit HOSE and take a souvenir photo.

Stock market still faces challenges after two decades

(ĐTTCO) - The Vietnam stock market will celebrate its twentieth founding anniversary on 20 July this year. Saigon Investment spoke with Mr. Le Hai Tra, on Board of Directors of HOSE, about the current issues and challenges facing the Vietnam stock market after two decades of operations. 
Illustrative photo.

Investors wary of another pandemic resurgence

(ĐTTCO) - Across the country, investors are wary of markets, and this hesitation is continuing to affect the sale of all products, with all industries including Real Estate taking a severe blow due to fears of a resurgence and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Abundant capital inflow brings new growth opportunity

Abundant capital inflow brings new growth opportunity

(ĐTTCO) - Although markets are still adjusting, the number of new investors opening accounts continues to increase. This new capital inflow will also most certainly bring with it new opportunities of growth. This will also be the main factor that will allow the VN Index to touch 900 to 1,000 points by the end of 2020.