Other News Can Tho University poised to become think tank in Mekong Delta: JICA By Huynh Kim Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019,19:13 (GMT+7) Can Tho University poised to become think tank in Mekong Delta: JICABy Huynh Kim Officials from the Can Tho University and the Japan International Cooperation Agency attend the ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the Can Tho University Improvement Project on November 20 – PHOTO: HUYNH KIM CAN THO – An official from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has expressed the belief that Can Tho University could become a think tank in education, scientific research and technology transfer in the Mekong Delta region. Located in the center of the Mekong Delta, the university is expected to become an “excellent institution of education, scientific research and technology transfer,” according to Murooka Naomichi, deputy chief representative of JICA Vietnam, … [Read more...] about Can Tho University poised to become think tank in Mekong Delta: JICA
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This expansion was due mainly to a 4% on-quarter growth in government bonds to US$51 billion as the central bank increased issuance of bills. Vietnam’s bond market registered growth of 3.4% on-quarter and 1.9% on-year to US$55.1 billion as of the end-September, according to the latest edition of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Asia Bond Monitor. This expansion was due mainly to a 4% on-quarter growth in government bonds to US$51 billion as the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country’s central bank, increased issuance of central bank bills. The overall expansion of the country’s local currency bond market was slightly tempered by a 2.8% contraction on-quarter in the corporate bond market to US$5 billion. Nevertheless, the corporate bond market still posted growth of 4.2% year-on-year. Yield movement Vietnam’s local currency government bond yield curve shifted downward between August 31 and October 15. Bond yields for … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s bond market grows 1.9% in Jan-Sep, reaching US$55 billion
Since issuing corporate bonds has become easy thanks to open regulations, it is necessary to tighten control over bond issuance. According to Saigon Securities Incorporated (SSI), VND129.016 trillion worth of corporate bonds were offered to sell in the first eight months of the year and 90.08 percent was sold. VND22.664 trillion, or 61 percent of bonds, were sold to domestic investors. However, it’s unclear who the ‘domestic investors’ are. Meanwhile, bonds cannot sell to individual investors who don’t have deep knowledge about the market. The analysts blamed the hot corporate bond market on the easy requirements stipulated in Decree 163. Hai Linh Anonymous foreign investor buys entire batch of Phu My Hung bonds Phu My Hung Development Corporation has mobilised VND800 billion ($34.78 million) for real estate projects from a "secret" foreign investor through bond sales. Vietnam’s bond market continues growth Vietnam’s … [Read more...] about Is the corporate bond market too hot?