BVB shares closed the June 22 session at VND22,100 (96 US cents) As planned, Saigonbank will publicly auction more than 8.26 million BVB shares, equivalent to 2.25 per cent of the outstanding shares, with the starting price of VND22,800 (99 US cents) per share. Saigonbank can earn nearly VND190 billion ($8.26 million) from this divestment. Purchase registration is set from June 25 to July 14. The minimum number of subscriptions is 100 shares. Previously, Saigonbank was proposed to sell BVB shares with the starting price of VND15,610 (68 US cents) per share. However, BVB shares have nearly doubled since April, so the bank has to adjust the starting price. BVB's share price has grown significantly in the past month from more than VND20,000 (87 US cents) a share to the highest level of VND26,000 ($1.13) a share on June 1. According to financial statements for the first quarter of Saigonbank, its pre- and post-tax profits were up 21 and 22 per cent over the same period last … [Read more...] about Saigonbank divests Viet Capital Bank
Local stocks experience gloomy trading day The Saigon Times An investor browses his mobile phone while sitting in front of stock information screens. The local stock market ended lower today, June 23 - PHOTO: VNA HCMC – Thanks to the support of securities stocks and largecaps in the banking sector, the benchmark VN-Index of the HCMC stock market only fell slightly amid lackluster trading today, June 23. At the close, the main index shed 3.1 points, or 0.22% against the previous session at 1,376.87, with 94 stocks rising and up to 298 others dropping. Turnover on the southern bourse continued its downward trend, contracting 4.8% in volume and 5.7% in value at over 710 million shares and more than VND21 trillion. Shares traded in block deals contributed VND2.050 trillion to the overall value. In the group of bank stocks, largecaps extended rally which helped the VN-Index to avoid a deep decline. Private lender VPB was the biggest winner as it soared 4.5% with … [Read more...] about Local stocks experience gloomy trading day
Vietnam said it has relaxed quarantine rules for foreign businessmen. Roughly 570 businesspeople from South Korea will arrive in Vietnam today [July 22] as the two countries make efforts to facilitate economic activities in the face of economic slowdown in the Southeast Asian country. South Korean experts arrive in Vietnam. Photo: Bsr.com.vn The businessmen will come to Vietnam on chartered airplanes, Yonhap News Agency cited the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). MOTIE said a group of more than 1,500 people will also be sent to Vietnam throughout August. According to MOTIE, Vietnam was South Korea’s third largest export destination in 2019. Meanwhile, statistics by Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment showed that South Korea was Vietnam's biggest investor in the same year with US$7.92 billion worth of foreign direct investment (FDI), accounting for 20.8% of the Southeast Asian country’s FDI in 2019. Big South Korean … [Read more...] about 570 South Korean businesspeople to arrive Vietnam today
Tax authorities said they would review the roadmap of taxation collection and pilot tax withholding at some e-commerce sites. A new circular released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has been criticized for affecting the operation of e-commerce platforms and their hundreds of thousands of sellers. Under Circular No. 40, which will take effect on August 1, e-commerce platforms are required to declare and pay tax on behalf of third-party sellers on the platforms. Sendo said the application of the Circular will require a team of tax professionals to classify taxable revenue and tax rates applied. Photo: Grab The circular on value-added tax, personal income tax, and tax administration for business households and individuals are expected to collect tax from some people who obtain income on electronic commerce platforms but for years have not paid taxes. The tax authorities have asked e-commerce and delivery companies to take responsibility for the tax … [Read more...] about Would withholding tax on e-commerce be possible?
Additional 88 domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases reported Vietnam logged 97 new COVID-19 cases, including 88 domestic and nine imported, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 22, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said. Most of the new cases were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, with 63 infections, and the remainders were discovered in Bac Giang (12), Bac Ninh (6), Hung Yen (2), Nghe An (1) and Hanoi (1). By 6pm on June 22, the country had recorded a total of 12,010 domestically-transmitted infections and 1,717 imported cases. The number of locally-transmitted cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit Vietnam on April 27 amounted to 10,875, including 2,772 recoveries. According to the MoH’s Medical Service Administration, 5,546 patients have given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to date, while the death toll related to the disease was 69. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 377 have tested negative to the virus once, 132 twice and 141 thrice./. 12-hour … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 22
A worker collecting latex in a rubber plantation of Vietnam Rubber Group (GVR)'s member in Chu Pah District, Gia Lai Province. The company shares posted the biggest losses yesterday. — VNS/VNA Photo Shares inched down on Wednesday, weighed by strong selling pressure across most sectors despite gains in some large-cap stocks. The market benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) declined by 0.22 per cent to 1,376.87 points. The market's breath stayed negative with 298 stocks falling, while 94 stocks rose and 51 ended flat. The liquidity was high as more than 710.77 million shares were traded on the market, worth over VND21.1 trillion (US$528.6 million). The market was weighed by selling forces despite rallies in large-cap stocks, especially bank stocks. The VN30-Index, which tracks 30 biggest stocks in market capitalisation on HoSE, climbed slightly 0.02 per cent to 1,489.53 points. Twenty stocks of the VN30 basket plummeted, while only nine jumped and one … [Read more...] about Market falls on strong selling forces