Eight experts have thrown their weight behind the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s proposal to allow domestic petrol and oil traders to transfer their stakes of no more than 35% to foreign investors.
Bac Giang province has been gathering strength to fight the Covid-19 outbreak for one month, vowing to stamp out the outbreak by the end of June.
Foreign capital continued flowing to industrial real estate via mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in five months of this year, particularly in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam has been chosen among leading destinations in Southeast Asia by Japanese investors, Nakajima Takeo, Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Hanoi, has said.
Conducting an initial public offering (IPO) to list on a foreign stock exchange not only helps Vietnamese companies attract investors but also strengthens their status and the country’s profile in the world.
Foreign investors from China, Thailand, and Singapore are increasingly acquiring renewable energy projects located at strategic positions from domestic enterprises.
Several of Vietnam’s key export sectors have become magnets for merger and acquisition (M&As) activities, posing a risk of leading enterprises in those sectors being purchased by foreign investors.
Vietnam has for the first time released a list of sectors which foreign investors are restricted or banned from accessing.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed removing the rule in a decree that says foreign investors are allowed to hold no more than 35% of shares in petroleum trading businesses.
A potential rise in mergers and acquisitions is sparking concerns that local firms will lose competitiveness by selling themselves to foreign investors.
The increase in Viet Nam's stock market has helped foreign shareholders implement their disinvestment plans in Vietnamese enterprises. However, these activities will not have a significant effect on companies' internal systems.
The first major signs of a resumption of investment activity have emerged in the real estate market with new brand names entering and others expanding their portfolios in Vietnam.
M&A activities in the banking sector are set to heat up in 2021, when the Covid-19 pandemic is fully contained and the majority of Vietnamese banks have completed their restructuring processes.
Many Vietnamese businesses conducted successful mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in 2019 and 2020 but the market was still led by foreign investors, the Vietnam M&A Forum in HCM City on November 24 heard.
According to the General Statistics Office, foreign investment as of October 20 was US$23.48 billion, equivalent to less than 81 per cent of the figure for the same period last year.