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Vietnamese banks to seek capital in international markets

Vietnamese banks to seek capital in international markets

Vietnamese banks are seeking to raise capital in international bond markets as they face growing pressure to hike capital to satisfy the central bank's regulations on minimum capital requirements and Basel II standards by early next year.

Banking sector leads corporate bond issuance

Banking sector leads corporate bond issuance

VOV.VN - Banking entities have to date led the domestic corporate bond market as they managed to mobilize VND18.2 trillion (US$782.6 million) from bond issuances.

Trust critical for digital banking growth

Trust critical for digital banking growth

Digital banking is inevitable for Vietnamese banks and building trust is critical in the development of the new business model, experts said at a conference on June 14.

Banks raise deposit rates in short-term

Banks raise deposit rates in short-term

Many commercial banks raised deposit interest rates in recent months, triggering worries about the increasing pressure on the lending rates.

Vietcombank allowed to apply Basel II standards

Vietcombank allowed to apply Basel II standards

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has allowed the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) to apply minimum capital adequacy ratio requirements following Basel II standards one year earlier than the deadline initially set by the central bank.

Few bank stock options for foreigners

Few bank stock options for foreigners

Although Vietnamese bank stocks appear to have a bright future, foreign investors may find it difficult to join the parade due to a lack of progress on foreign ownership and corporate governance.

Banks post impressive profit growth in H1 2018

Banks post impressive profit growth in H1 2018

Many banks have reported impressive profit growth in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year, thanks to the high credit growth and the improvement from the retail banking segment.

VPBank to lift chartered capital to US$1.22 billion

VPBank to lift chartered capital to US$1.22 billion

The Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VPBank) plans to increase its current chartered capital from VND15.7 trillion (around US$691.6 million) to VND27.8 trillion (US$1.22 billion) in 2018, the bank announced at its shareholders’ recent meeting.

Banks seek expats for leading roles

Banks seek expats for leading roles

Vietnam’s finance and banking sector has attracted quite a number of foreigners to leading roles over the years. This trend is expected to continue, as foreign expertise and experience are in high demand for the sector’s development and expat incomes have become more competitive over the years.

Banks help low-income earners

Banks help low-income earners

Commercial banks and financial companies are competing fiercely for a slice of the profitable personal-loan market as demand often rises sharply at the end of the Lunar New Year.

IFC plans to ramp up banking loans

IFC plans to ramp up banking loans

The financial sector is ranked first in priority of investment in Vietnam for the World Bank Group’s private investment arm IFC in 2018, according to Kyle Kelhofer, IFC country manager for Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

Foreign investors flock to limited-availability bank stocks

Foreign investors flock to limited-availability bank stocks

In 2017, Vietnamese banks have regained their appeal to foreign investors, after a long period of restructuring. Major share sales such as HDBank and VPBank in the last months of 2017 have raised millions of USD for the banks and attracted a great number of buyers from overseas.