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  1. Grumblers, spare a thought for Vietnam

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Hong Kongers grumpy about mounting inflation, crumbling stock prices and a weakening currency might like to spare a thought for their unfortunate neighbours in Vietnam. Compared to our complaints they really do have something to grumble about. Last month, Vietnam's consumer inflation hit 25 per cent, with food prices up an eye-watering 68 per cent over ...

  2. Vietnam woes 'not likely' to trigger crisis

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The current volatility in Vietnam's financial markets and its inflation woes are not likely to trigger another Asian financial crisis, according to senior executives ... lead to a regional financial crisis similar to the one in 1997. Inflation in Vietnam jumped to 25 per cent in April. Ms Leung said most Asian economies were in better shape financially ...

  3. A giddy ride in booming Vietnam

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Oliver Jones

    ... Oliver Jones Stocks surged 142pc last year and leaders are keen to reform, but dangers lurk in an ambitiously developing nation Vietnam's stock market is 'approaching a bubble ... 142.3 per cent in 2006 and 44.8 per cent in January this year. While market timing is nearly always a difficult game anywhere, Vietnam has long proven to be especially hard to play. ...

  4. Vietnam trade bank eyes HK for initial share sale

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode in Hanoi Vietnam's leading foreign-trade bank is eyeing a secondary listing in Hong Kong, potentially the country's first overseas initial public share offering. ... on Vietnam's fledgling exchange. 'We are proud that we are one of the cleanest banks in terms of asset base,' said Pham Quang Dzung, the director of Vietcombank's financial institutions ...

  5. HSBC raises holding in Hanoi bank

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan HSBC Holdings has received approval from the State Bank of Vietnam to raise its stake in Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint-Stock Bank (Techcombank) to 15 per cent from ... to receive approval for a 15 per cent strategic investment in a Vietnamese bank, it said. HSBC acquired 10 per cent of Hanoi-based Techcombank, one of the largest joint-stock banks in Vietnam ...

  6. Capital flow moves into the fast lane

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... and Vietnam's fledgling stock market is no exception. Market capitalisation at the end of last year was just US$9.93 billion and average daily turnover was US$40 million- numbers that were dwarfed ... of last year, compared to the 3,383 securities listed on Hong Kong's main and growth enterprise boards. But the comparisons belie explosive growth in the privatisation process as Vietnam ...

  7. HSBC to buy 10pc stake in Vietnamese insurer

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan and Tim LeeMaster HSBC Holdings, the world's fourth-largest lender by market value, has agreed to buy 10 per cent of Vietnam Insurance Corp (BaoViet) for about US$255 ... Vietnam's Ministry of Finance during that period. Headquartered in Hanoi, BaoViet provides both life and non-life insurance products in Vietnam. The group, with total assets valued at US$1.03 ...

  8. Streamlined HSBC ready to hire again

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... attention to the growth of Vietnam and Taiwan too,' he said. Wong also warned about the challenges of the euro-zone crisis, lower loan demand and higher compliance costs following money ...

  9. Rising interest sees listing of 5 more ETFs

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Group, track the stock markets in Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Vietnam and the United States, using indices compiled by the MSCI, FTSE and S&P. An ETF is an investment product backed ... on Vietnam's market. Brokers said the ETFs, which adopt a passive investment strategy by tracking indices, were becoming increasingly popular in Hong Kong. 'Investors are interested in ETFs ...

  10. Big returns in the long term

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the development of an art market. We saw this 20 years ago in China, and are now seeing it in India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines,' says Georges de Tilly, of Hong Kong's 10 ... these opportunities. More are bringing a range of regional talent, such as Mongolian artist Munkhtsetseg Jalkhaajav and Vietnam's Bui Cong Khanh, to collectors and investors. Regardless of whose work ...




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