Press Review - April 2017

Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:56


28 April 2017


Household firms fear red tape

Infrastructure attracts investment to north Việt Nam

Foreign investment rises 40.5%

EVN told to propose realistic tariffs

Taiwan paper plant red-flagged

Banks pay shares instead of dividends, raising controversy

Foreign franchising presents myriad opportunities

Government to lift ban on casinos for locals


27 April 2017

Co-working spaces taking off in Vietnam

How can the ‘pavement economy’ contribute to the national economy?

BOT projects seek ‘clean coal’ model

VN firms struggle in transparency

Mismanagement or expensive lesson?


26 April 2017


The changing face of the aviation market

Stricter fuel standards cause headache to major oil refineries

Small banks working to bolster capital sources

The many tastes of M&A: Game of the giants


25 April 2017

Association sees busier property market in Q2

Corporate governance ignored in Vietnam

Caution pulls down blue chips


24 April 2017


Sharp rise in Q1 fertiliser imports

Lack of info to keep stocks quiet

UK insurer Aviva buys out 50% partner stake in Vietnamese JV

Vietnamese lender SCB aims to fetch $700m selling majority stake


21 April 2017

Higher housing sales volumes forecast in Q2

Export – core factor for economic growth

Real estate credit in uptrend, VN central bank continues tightening policies


20 April 2017

IMF forecasts growth of 6.5% for Vietnam in 2017

Merger plans to create VN’s largest sugar company

Survey reveals Vietnamese prefer American cosmetics

Fast track gains seen in tax, customs procedures

Preferential loans for manufacturing industry firms

Petrolimex’s foreign ownership cap at 20%

Chinese automakers eager to co-operate with Vietnamese partners

Merger plans to create VN’s largest sugar company

Sun Group confirmed as sole casino operator in Van Don

Rules to be tightened on use of asset gifts to State agencies

VietJet gets shareholder approval to raise foreign ownership cap


19 April 2017

First finance leasing joint venture licensed

Hospitals: new target for investors

Inter-bank rate slides to one-month record low

Sabeco reports gains, urges additional divestment

Vietnam: StanChart PE to occupy a seat on Loc Troi Group’s board


18 April 2017


The most profitable listed businesses in 2016

Steel industry to grow, export pressures high

NA meeting sees fiery debate on SME law

Number of delayed, cancelled flights decline

Uber, Grab operations to be evaluated

Gov’t determine to curb inflation below 4 percent this year

WB approves $102 million to help VN improve energy efficiency in industry

Decision paves way for solar power development

High transport costs weigh down businesses

VIB interested in buying ANZ’s retail operations in Vietnam

Vietnam: Vinacapital exits realty project; Evolable Asia buys Punch Entertainment


17 April 2017


Vietnam’s GDP still relies on price of oil

Awards given to top IT products

Vietinbank delays its MA with PGBank

PV Power hopes to find strategic investors by the end of August

Shares up slightly on cautious investor sentiment

Automation war breaks out among young banks


16 April 2017

Derivatives interest many investors

Social media dominates online ad market


15 April 2017

Vietnam’s Petrolimex sets listing price valuing the firm at $2.46b


14 April 2017


VN-Index steps back on correction fear

VN steel segment waits to see what Trump will do

Vietnam’s medium-term outlook remains positive: WB


13 April 2017

Vietnamese cosmetics less favored as foreign products dominate market

Coffee, pepper enterprises and farmers should connect well

Foreign cap to be focused at annual shareholder meetings

VNPT to offload stake in two subsidiaries

VIB targets $33m pre-tax profit in 2017

Foreign cap to be focused at annual shareholder meetings

Mobile network operators compete in tight 4G race

Saigon Tourist to auction stakes in loss-making Jetstar airline

‘Made in China 2025’ strategy puts pressure on Vietnam

Vietnamese cosmetics less favored as foreign products dominate market

Vietnam gov’t puts fate of 12 loss-making megaprojects in Politburo’s hands


12 April 2017

Tan Son Nhat airport to expand this October

Prime Minister approves golf course project

March: Record new foreign investors granted trading codes

Singaporean IT companies seek cooperation opportunities in Vietnam

Laws urgently needed for bad debt settlements: PM

Việt Nam removes ceiling price for dairy products

Tax dept vows to collect tax from sales on Facebook

March: Record new foreign investors granted trading codes

Demands for senior managers in Vietnam remain high in Q1: survey


11 April 2017

Budget revenues up 15 per cent in Q1

Number of multi-level marketing businesses drop to half

Dong liquidity cools down

Uber’s pilot e-hailing project in Việt Nam approved

Environmental tax hike remains a concern

Vietnam lucrative for foreign banks

Investors, bankers flee from BOT projects

Beneath pharma growth, a problem

Vietnam auto industry faces nearing tax abolishment challenge

Airfare floor policy opposed by low-cost carriers

Risk provisions remain principal burden on banks


10 April 2017

HCM City rental market continues slump

PM highlights role of businesses, private sector in agricultural development

VNREA pushes for low-cost housing policy

Number of multi-level marketing businesses drop to half

Mizuho to establish US$252 million fund, eyes VN

Vietnam farm firms seek high-tech

Apple issues legal warning on copyright infringement

Vietnam: VPBank to divest 15% stake in private placement this year

Vietnam: Kido Frozen Foods to Vietnam: Kido Frozen Foods to list at $132m valuation


07 April 2017

VN Civil Aviation Authority considers applying floor price for domestic airfares

Ascott partners with BIM Group to develop condotel


Taxi firms have mixed views on proposed regulations

HNX issues derivatives member rules

Solutions discussed to have 500,000 enterprises by 2020

4G war in Vietnam: lessons from India

VN among top investors in Cambodia

HSC seeks to scrap cap on foreign ownership

Vietnamese game market enriches foreign gaming firms

VN Civil Aviation Authority considers applying floor price for domestic airfares

Vietnam determined to lower prices on brand name drugs

Lottery firms in southern Vietnam found with massive non-core investment


06 April 2017

SBV to issue regulations on $4.4b preferential credit package in April

Novaland backs out of Sacombank restructuring project

Vietnamese workers warned of ‘robot threat’


05 April 2017

Housing projects along Saigon metro lines mushrooming

New policies take effect in April

Vietnam’s shares edge up on Q1 speculation

AirAsia joint venture’s prospects uncertain


04 April 2017

RStartups attract investment of $205mn in 2016

Two dollar billionaires: does Vietnam need more?

Vietjet saw robust growth in 2016

KKR pumps second investment $250m in Masan Group

RStartups attract investment of $205mn in 2016

Vietnam: CJ buys 65% in Minh Dat Food; Success Dragon drops another deal


03 April 2017

VN central bank allays concerns over brief deposit rate hikes

US continues anti-dumping duty order on Vietnamese fish fillets

HCM City maintains high growth rate in Q1

New draft law sets minimum air ticket price

Philippine firm eyes Saigon Beer stake

Transport Ministry looks to reduce road transport

AirAsia plans Vietnam venture on Southeast Asia travel boom


01 April 2017

Petrol pump seals increase tax collection

HCM City to tax social media commerce

Banking to get an E&S rule mandate

Long Son petrochemical complex settles last issues before implementation


Press Review - April 2017