Press Review - September 2017

Thursday, 31 August 2017 14:15


30 September 2017

Close-up of PetroVietnam’s three major IPOs in 2017


29 September 2017

Government to ease gas trading

Vinacomin divestment opens large opportunities for investors

HCMC looks to develop medical tourism

VN businesses encounter difficulties seeking entry to Korean market


28 September 2017

Heavy incentives prerequisite to North-South Expressway

Retail premises in HCM City’s CBD in high demand

More Vietnamese using electronic payments: Visa

MoIT removes regulations on steel quality management

Saigon Securities warns investors of scam applications

ABB acquires GE Industrial Solutions

Vincom Retail hands on paperwork to list 1.9 billion shares on HoSE

Vietnam: S Korea’s CJ eyes Gemadept; KB Securities takes 99.4% in Maritime Securities

Vietnam: Finance ministry unit to take over divestment of beer firms in case of delay by trade ministry

Sea Ltd is said to acquire 82% of Vietnam’s Foody for $64m


27 September 2017

Price to pay

Bad debt settlement resolution: Six banks selected

Businesses with extra cash: what to do with all of it?

State capital divestment from Sabeco and Habeco discussed

HOSE to start trading covered warrants in November

Vietnam: Fund launched to help commercialise ideas by scientists

Singapore VC Monk’s Hill targets Series A investments in Vietnam


26 September 2017

Big steps

Inequality, low wages weaken global growth: IMF official

MoIT continues administrative reforms

Bad debt settlement resolution: Six banks selected

HOSE to start trading covered warrants in November

Registered capital of new enterprises surges in first nine months

Uber denies rumours of operation suspension

Mai Linh reports loss of 6,000 employees in first half

Registered capital of new enterprises surges in first nine months

Extra nudge

Vingroup to list retail unit on Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange

Has IPO-bound unicorn Sea acquired controlling interest in Vietnam’s Foody?


25 September 2017

Speculative stocks muddy market trends

Hungarian PM takes care of business

HCM City plans to extend Metro Line 2

Vietnam bullish on state divestment but slow pace dampens sentiments


22 September 2017

US investment in Vietnam expected to make breakthroughs

ODA money is not for granted

Vietnam seen lagging in 4IR


21 September 2017

Opportunities abound for Vietnamese & Chinese enterprises

PE’s industrial moment may be here

Vietnam’s coffee industry relies on merchants


20 September 2017

What are the pros, cons of a national brand for agriculture?

SBV: Banks to be rated but privately informed

Boost productivity for Industry 4.0

Ministry of Health suspends use, trade of medicine

Construction ministry asked to stabilise local sand market

MPI draft proposes maximum incentives in three special EZs

Foreign employees to get work permits online from October 2017

Ministry draft proposes maximum incentives in three special EZs

Politburo consent may be required for forced bank transfers

Vietnam to cap foreign ownership at 30 pct for real estate projects in new special economic zones 


19 September 2017

Northrop Grumman to buy space firm Orbital for US$9.2b

Well-known café chains beat retreat from Vietnam

Seaport industry’s growth rate twice as much as global rate

MoIT to reveal list of gas traders

SBV to rate local credit institutions

Jury still out on cryptocurrency in Viet Nam

PetroVietnam denies bleeding red ink on crude oil sales to China


18 September 2017

VN’s top rubber firm valued at $177.8 million for IPO

Geographical indication development: A national-level strategy needed

Investors suspicious of uptrend forecast


15 September 2017


Foreclosure an emerging option to resolve bad debts

Social networks drive enterprises and state agencies crazy


14 September 2017

Central Vietnam seeks investment

VASEP plays down concern over slump in shrimp exports to U.S.

VAT hike expected to bring $3.2 billion more to state budget


13 September 2017

Vietnamese retailers stay outside competition of single-price chains

Restructure the State Budget to make it more efficient

Apple launches $999 iPhone X in bid to regain innovation lead


12 September 2017

APEC delegates discuss hurdles to supply chain finance

Carmakers face electric reality as combustion engine outlook dims

VN, South Africa discuss trade ties


11 September 2017

IPO at any cost might risk market manipulation

Doubling of imported used car tax proposed

Analysts forecast VN-Index drop


08 September 2017

$1.6-billion thermal power plant faces possible closure over ash problems

Korea-deficit due to influx of high-end production lines

Overlapping state management causes headaches for businesses


07 September 2017

Wood industry feels the heat from Chinese buyers

Gains by oil-linked shares boost Wall Street

Vietnam’s trade ministry asks gov't to pay more for wind power


06 September 2017

High-tech agriculture firms still hard to access VND100 trillion credit package

Wind power projects may take to sky through FiT hike

Automation spelling doom for manufacturing hotspots?


05 September 2017

Cosmetics manufacturers face thorny path to develop organic products

Bargasse based electricity a possibility

HNX to honour 30 firms for corporate governance


01 September 2017

VN to make $835 million on radical divestment bout

Wall Street gains on reduced rate hike fears, Nasdaq breaks record

Phú Quốc set to live up to its Special economic zone status

Decree on automobile trading conditions to be issued

Bibica becomes official PAN Food subsidiary

JLL: Real estate M&As more virbrant

Experts divided on recognizing bitcoins, VN central bank says no

Foreign retailers ramp up investment in Vietnam