Press Review - January 2018

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:47

 31 January 2018

Experts: GDP should not include non-observed economy

ManpowerGroup optimistic about the future of work in Vietnam

New securities law aims to clarify procedures


30 January 2018


EVN inspection spells two counts of trouble

Vietnam's Jan FDI inflows rise 10.5 pct but pledges fall

SSC warns against investing in cryptocurrencies

Thousands of Japanese goods to enjoy 0% tariff in 2018

SBV urges resolution of bad loans

Vehicle importers required to have auto parts certificates

PV Gas may sell 30% of charter capital

Local banks set to expand across country in early 2018

Vietnamese FMCG brands are flourishing

Spiral Ventures invests in Vietnam’s online bus ticket booking system Vexere


29 January 2018

Business in brief 29/1

Blockchain tech may open new era

Science, tech market hastens development

Real estate investment’s post-crisis high to soften in 2018

What is the status of FDI investment into Vietnam Real Estate? With Stephen Wyatt, CEO, JLL Vietnam

New law set to help weak banks recover

Vinalines announces mid-year IPO

Foreign giants looking to become strategic investors in PV Gas

Vietnam welcomes $900 million in FDI capital in January

Vietnam’s shipping major Vinalines to sell 35% stake in IPO in mid-2018

Vietnamese PE Mekong Capital fully exits MobileWorld at IRR of 61%

PetroVietnam to sell 30% of energy subsidiary PV Gas to strategic partner: Report


28 January 2018

London tops global real estate investment despite Brexit uncertainty


26 January 2018

Vietnam looks ahead to EVFTA bidding changes

Burger behemoths in a street fight

Vietnam raises $184 mln by selling 20 pct of PVOIL in IPO

Uber and Grab subject to tax in Hanoi

Foreign firms buy into online retail

Ministry clarifies decree on imported autos

Mai Linh tax request a bad precedent?

Concerns raised over new margin lending policy

Vietnam: EVN’s subsidiary Genco 3 to conduct IPO on Feb 9

Exclusive: Vingroup unit eyes stake in mobile device retailer Vien Thong A


25 January 2018

Vietnam, EFTA hasten signing of free trade pact in the first half of 2018

VNPT set for equitisation in 2018

Vietnam's main stock exchange to reopen after two-day shutdown

Nghệ An industrial park attracts $38m

Vietnam raises $184m by selling 20% of PVOil in IPO

Vietnam Dealbook: SG fund commits $500k to startups, FE CREDIT gets $50m loan

Vietnam Digest: FPT bags $100m deal with Innogy, VNPT to conduct IPO in 2019

Real estate bubble fear stirs up controversy

Law to seek keen green investment


24 January 2018

VCCI kicks off recycling plan

Vietnamese farm products sold on Amazon at exorbitant prices

Vietnam and Germany sign MoU on co-operatives development

Co-living picks up speed in Asia

Vietnam’s cosmetics imports double to US$6 billion

Conditions on establishment of FIEs’ for retail activities

Law to seek keen green investment


23 January 2018

Foreign exchange market to be stable in 2018

Vietnam, TPP members to sign trans-Pacific trade pact in March: Kyodo

Productivity key to economic growth

Oil & gas loses the ‘throne’ as the biggest export item

Prudential sells Vietnam consumer finance business to Shinhan unit for $151m

Vietcombank to offload 7.6m shares of Vietnam Airlines, hopes to net $21.2m

HOSE shut for maintenance following crash on Monday

Online bidding to increase this year

Agency to continue to tax online businesses

Online bidding to increase this year


22 January 2018

Concerns raised over new margin lending policy

Association proposes stopping temporary import of sugar

Banks expect higher profits from retail banking services

Uber appoints new leaders for Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar markets

Vietnam’s Habeco stake to be sold at market price without ‘discounts’

Eximbank gives up key position in Sacombank

Concerns raised over new margin lending policy



19 January 2018

EIB loans to help ease ODA departure

Asia Coffee-Vietnam picks up before holiday, Indonesia flat

Vietnam plans 500 hi-tech agricultural cooperatives by 2020

MoF tightens casino supervision

Vietnam may lose national brands after SOEs are sold to foreign investors

The whirlwind of Thai investment in Vietnam


18 January 2018

Law on credit institutions takes effect

Government to promote private investment

Hanoi constricts Uber and Grab operations

Government continues paring down business and investment conditions

Grab and Uber drivers’ honeymoon finds bitter end

Mai Linh Group requests lifeline from authorities

South Korea’s TNK Factory makes seven-digit investment in Vietnam’s Adsota


17 January 2018

Strong start for 2017 equitisation

Foreign-owned agriculture leverages FTA tax removals

Ministry backs down on VAT

Gov’t cuts MoIT regulations

Finance Ministry wants hike in tax on capital/securities trade income

Vietnam raises $245m from refinery operator Binh Son’s IPO

 All consumer sectors should do well in Vietnam till 2020: Chris Freund, Mekong Capital


16 January 2018

VN files third complaint against US at WTO

NA leader wants independent State audit sector

MoF wants hike in tax on capital/securities trade income

What will the real estate market be like in 2018?

Foreign-owned agriculture leverages FTA tax removals

MoIT-managed business conditions to be cut

China’s deepens Asean footprint, co-leads investment round in Vietnam’s Tiki

Vietjet co-founder, Shell among those vying for PV Oil strategic stake


15 January 2018

Vietnam Dealbook: Dempsey Hill disposes of MWG shares, Vinasugar II to auction 93% stake

Foreign ownership limit drives investors from Vietnamese banks

Grab says its operation is compliant with laws

Ministry builds mechanism for land agglomeration, large-scale farming

VN airlines fight for direct US route

Thai tycoons' deals in Vietnam pose risks to domestic market

Việt Nam stocks expected to correct this week


12 January 2018

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines falls over 1 pct; Vietnam hits fresh 10-year closing high

Domestic lenders reclaim financial trust

HCM City retail grows by more than 11% in 2017


11 January 2018

Aviation spreads wings towards far-flung goals

Real estate results transfer to bourse

Agriculture revival with private funds

State capital committee takes charge of state assets in SOEs


10 January 2018

Vietnamese retailers set bar higher than national standards to reduce ‘dirty’ food

Flexible monetary policies facilitate economic growth

VN steel export up last year

Opposition to tax on sweet drinks

Big companies fined for tax avoidance

Buoyed by 2017 returns, Vietnam targets 6.7 per cent

R&D comes to forefront for local pharma sector

MWG and TAG opened doors for further M&A

Vietnamese rushed to gamble in bitcoin in 2017

Ministries disagree on plan to raise taxes

Securities firms seek margin lending funds

Vietnam: Leflair raises $3m Series A led by Capital Management Group

Vietnam 2017: Jardine-Vinamilk, Thaibev-Sabeco among blockbuster M&A deals

Vietnam: MobiFone to divest SeABank and TPBank shares in Feb auction

Valuation mismatch, lack of scale & exit options remain key challenges in Vietnam startup space

IFC commits to invest $15.3m in Vietnam’s DNP Water


09 January 2018

Vietnam's credit growth hit 18.17 pct in 2017: Ministry of Finance

VN shares up on bank earnings

Special preferential import tax policies taking effect from 2018

Foreign logistics firms now allowed in VN


08 January 2018

Industry in good shape heading into 2018

The startups with the best capital offers in 2017

GENCO 3 to conduct over VND20-trillion IPO next month

07 January 2018

Sea transport posts positive growth

Microsoft says security patches slowing down PCs, servers

Foreign takeovers stir brand loss concerns


06 January 2018

VN Rubber Group wading through deep waters before IPO

E-commerce takes off with e-logistics

The most outstanding capital transfer affairs in 2017


05 January 2018

VN to expand world flight routes

Dow hits 25,000 points for first time on US hiring data

Zuckerberg makes 'fixing' Facebook a personal goal

What’s in store for Asia Pacific real estate in 2018?


04 January 2018

Steel braves anti-dumping tax

Garment sector eyes $34b exports

Angels find their calling in tech startup incubator


03 January 2018

ZOCV and POSCO sign over recycling plant

Banks lead market upturn in 2018’s first trading day

Government Inspectorate calls attention to multiple violations at Vietcombank


02 January 2018

VN Index expected to surpass 1,300 points in 2018

2017 - An impressive year for agriculture sector

What’s behind the strong performance of the stock market in 2017?


Press Review - January 2018