16:22 | 27/10/2016 Economy
A seminar on Viet Nam's economic and financial future, outlining opportunities and challenges in corporate financial management in Viet Nam, with insights from experts in the field, was held on October 25 in Ha Noi.
Dr. Can Van Luc giving his presentation at the seminar - Photo vnexpress.net
The seminar, themed "Corporate Financial Management: New Challenges and Opportunities", featured two keynote presenters, Dr. Can Van Luc, senior advisor to Chairman of the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) and Dr. Trần Vinh Dự, partner in transaction advisory service of Ernst & Young Viet Nam, together with Nguyen Vu Quang Trung, Deputy CEO of HNX and Adam Awty, Chief Operating Officer of Commercial for CPA Australia.
The four speakers lauded the development of Viet Nam, especially in the financial sector, but did note concerns over challenges to come.
"Strong financial management is critical for corporate governance and business success and this requires assurance of high quality human resources in the accounting finance profession," said Awty.
Luc's speech detailed the country's financial forecast for 2017, including corporate solutions and government policy suggestions, while Du‘s presentation focused on corporate financial management.
"The seminar is a good opportunity for businesses to get updated forecasts on key macro-economic indicators. We have major opportunities and challenges lying ahead as part of the country's economic reforms including integration into the ASEAN Economic Community and the Trans-Pacific Partnership," said Luc.
Suggestions for improving financial management included stricter investment regulations, better human resources and human capital training and selection, aiming to enhance the competitive ability of the business sector in Viet Nam.
Presenters agreed Viet Nam's economy has a positive future, with a good anticipated inflation rate, an increase in exports, service and manufacturing and more foreign direct investment. The stock market has also been on the rise this year, as has the insurance market, both indicating progress for the economy.
The seminar was jointly hosted by CPA Australia and the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX)./.