M&A in the banking sector
10:06 | 08/09/2014 Finance - Banking
(VEN) - Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the banking sector in 2014 are not as common as in previous years when most of the M&A cases involved smaller banks merging into larger banks. This year a number of leading banks merged to create greater strength.
Boosting card-based payments
11:12 | 03/09/2014 Finance - Banking
(VEN) - Non-cash payments are becoming more widespread in Vietnam. This can be seen through the growing number of card users, automated teller machines (ATMs) and points of sale (POS). The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) said that along with promoting payments through POS, many commercial banks had asked for permission to provide payment services through mobile points of sale (mPOS).
Proposed solutions to ease difficulties for businesses
15:15 | 28/08/2014 Finance - Banking
(VEN) - The Ministry of Finance (MoF) recently submitted to the government some tax solutions helping businesses overcome difficulties. Accordingly, the MoF proposed a not more than 60 day extension of the time limit for paying the value added tax imposed on the import of machinery and equipment with total value of VND100 billion or higher.
Promoting VAT refund for foreigners
14:04 | 26/08/2014 Finance - Banking
(VEN) - The realization of value added tax (VAT) refund for foreigners buying goods in Vietnam and exiting the country proved that Vietnam’s tax policy has begun to meet international practices. However, only a modest number of visitors have taken advantage of the refund.
Capital solutions for the real estate market
11:39 | 19/08/2014 Finance - Banking
(VEN) - Encouraging the more healthy development of the real estate market and resolving the issue of bad debts will not only help warm up the property market but also help the financial market better grow, experts claimed at a recent Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) seminar which analyzed Japan’s real estate and financial institution experience and policy implications for Vietnam recently held in Hanoi.
Controlling VTA refund frauds
11:25 | 15/08/2014 Finance - Banking
(VEN) - The Ministry of Finance recently issue Document 10024/BTC-TCT asking tax and customs authorities of centrally governed provinces and cities to take measures to control value added tax (VAT) refund frauds related to goods exported through overland border crossings.