Solid liquidity, falling rates boost demand for Vietnam bonds

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 56 minute(s) ago

Solid liquidity, falling rates boost demand for Vietnam bonds

Vietnam's three-year government bond prices hit a 13-month high on Monday as falling interest rates and solid liquidity encouraged buyers, mostly domestic banks, to invest in the bond market.

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Despite risky business, corporations still issue bonds

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SaiGon GP English 2 day(s) ago

Despite risky business, corporations still issue bonds

While the recent violation of Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Group, which issued its bonds on a lower collateral basis, told a story of how risky corporate bond issuances could hurt the market, it did not stop other corporations from issuing their bonds in the country.

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Fitch affirms VN at “BB-” outlook stable

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 week(s) ago

Fitch affirms VN at “BB-” outlook stable

VGP - Fitch Ratings affirmed Viet Nam's Long-Term Foreign-and Local-Currency IDRs at ‘BB-'with a Stable Outlook. The issue ratings on Viet Nam's senior unsecured Foreign- and Local-Currency bonds are also affirmed at 'BB-'. The Country Ceiling is affirmed at 'BB-' and the Short-Term Foreign-Currency IDR at 'B'.

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Playing defensive: Time to hedge against rising uncertainty

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 week(s) ago

Playing defensive: Time to hedge against rising uncertainty

March marked seven years of the US equity bull market. If the S&P500 index holds up until the end of May, investors will celebrate the second-longest bull market in US history. This begs the inevitable question: is this bull-run getting too long in the tooth? And, if so, how should we hedge against an eventual downturn?

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Real estate M&As spiked in first quarter

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Real estate M&As spiked in first quarter

The real estate market in Vietnam has seen groundbreaking merger and acquisition deals during this year’s first quarter, with the total monetary volume reaching several hundred million dollars.

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State Treasury offloads government bonds worth $334.4 million

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

State Treasury offloads government bonds worth $334.4 million

The State Treasury of Viet Nam sold VND7.467 trillion (US$334.4 million) worth of government bonds on April 13, auction organiser Ha Noi Stock Exchange said.

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Short tenor bonds surge in first quarter

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Short tenor bonds surge in first quarter

In the first quarter of this year, the total traded value of bonds and bills in the secondary market via outright and repo transactions was VND258.99 trillion ($11.6 billion), up by nearly 30 per cent from the start of the quarter, and up 9.45 per cent compared to the same period last year. Although outright transactions declined 5.69 per cent year-on-year, they still dominated the secondary market, contributing 63.16 per cent of the total transaction volume, equal to VND163.57 trillion...

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Who will lose out when Vietnam's government increases borrowing?

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Who will lose out when Vietnam's government increases borrowing?

Financing has always been one of the biggest issues for businesses in Vietnam, but economists now warn that it can be even much harder for the private sector to secure bank loans in the months ahead because of a major cash-thirsty competitor: the government.

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Bond market issuance high in 2016

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Bond market issuance high in 2016

In order to comply with the 2016 socio-economic plan and meet the state budget for development and investment, regular expenditures, and debt repayment, the raising of capital through government bond channels continues to play an important role.

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Keppel Land to buy over $22 million of bonds from Vietnam property firm

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Singapore's property developer Keppel Land Limited has subscribed for VND500 billion (US$22.07 million) worth of convertible bonds issued by Vietnamese real estate company Nam Long Investment Corporation.

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Viet Nam's Dragon Capital to get $50m IFC debt to deepen corporate bond market

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Viet Nam's Dragon Capital to get $50m IFC debt to deepen corporate bond market

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending vehicle of the World Bank Group, said it planned to extend a $50 million financing facility to Viet Nam-focused fund management firm Dragon Capital.

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Protective import tax sends steel prices soaring

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

Protective import tax sends steel prices soaring

A spokesperson for Song Da No2 Joint Stock Company (SD2) called up a magazine to grumble that steel prices have skyrocketed, pushing up costs for his company by billions of dong since the prices started to rise.

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Consider debt cut through debt-to-equity swaps

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

Consider debt cut through debt-to-equity swaps

Bad debts in Vietnam have continued to add up without any effective solution to cope with them. VinaCapital chief economist Alan Pham talks with VIR’s Trang Nguyen about why he thinks it is a good idea to adopt debt-to-equity swaps to reduce the number of non-performing loans piling up at the Vietnam Asset Management Company.

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Vietnamese firms put expansion plans on hold as credit tightening looms

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnamese firms put expansion plans on hold as credit tightening looms

Nguyen Tu Nhien has planned to borrow more from banks to set up another production line for his woodwork factory in Hanoi this year.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 8/3

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Japanese fund invests in Ho Chi Minh City’s real estate

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