Date: August 12, 2017
VPBank will list 1.33 billion shares with a reference price of VND39,000 ($1.72) each, likely giving it a VND51.97 trillion ($2.29 billion) market value, which would be the ninth biggest on the exchange. In Vietnam, an IPO and listing are separate processes. Foreign institutional investors currently hold 22.34 percent of VPBank, according to the lender. Foreigners are allowed to own a maximum of 30 percent in a Vietnamese bank.

Date: August 11, 2017
Vietnamese tech conglomerate FPT Corporation has offloaded 30 per cent equity interest in its FPT Digital Retail JSC subsidiary to two asset managers, Dragon Capital and VinaCapital, it announced on Friday.

Source: Bloomberg
Date: August 9, 2017
Binh Son Refinery & Petrochemical Co. expects to raise about 1.9 trillion dong ($84 million) from selling a 4 percent stake during an initial public offering November 7 while it weighs potential bids from strategic investors, Chairman Nguyen Hoai Giang said.

Source: Bloomberg
Date: August 3, 2017
Vietnam forecasts disbursed foreign direct investment to rise to a record this year as the government steps up efforts to attract factories to the Southeast Asian nation.

Source: VNExpress
Date: July 22, 2017
The Vietnamese team ranks third overall, after South Korea and China. A Vietnamese high school student is among three to score 35, the highest achieved at the International Mathematics Olympiad this year, winning one of the country’s four gold medals.

Date: July 17, 2017
Vietnam has an ambitious target of privatising 39 companies in the second half of 2017 after a slow start to the year saw only six state firms launch IPOs in the first half. The country has set itself a goal of paring stakes in 137 state owned enterprises by 2020.

Date: June 30, 2017
The country is the place to be for young and old alike, if you can take on the challenge. Vietnam’s tourism industry is moving in the right direction, and the country's 2016 visitor numbers rose at one of the fastest rates in the world, according to a new United Nations report.

Source: Bloomberg
Date: June 28, 2017
Vietnam’s economy recovered this quarter with a surge in exports allowing it to rejoin a small group of nations posting growth rates of more than 6 percent.

Source: Reuters
Date: June 21, 2017
As elsewhere in Vietnam, there has been no sign of an impact on investment plans since U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal which had been expected to benefit Vietnam more than any country.

Source: SCMP
Date: June 6, 2017
Vietnam is fast becoming the region’s hottest property market for Hong Kong and mainland Chinese investors, as prices at home continue to go through the roof.