The stock market is still an attractive investment channel for investors in the near future. However, it also poses many challenges for regulators and market members, said experts.
Việt Nam's stock market finished higher on Monday, boosted by bank stocks. The benchmark VN-Index rose 0.57 per cent to 1,328.05 points, the highest since the stock market was founded.
This is a part of the programme on amending the Value-added Tax (VAT) Law that the General Department is consulting with experts, said Tạ Thị Phương Lan, deputy head of the Tax Administration Department of Small, Medium Enterprises, Business Households and Individuals under the General Department of Taxation.
While welcoming the government’s new supporting policy, foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam are seeking more assistance to survive the COVID-19 storm and spur recovery.
Experts have warned that a firm legal framework and strict punishment measures are needed to manage virtual financial investment platforms, which they say are now out of control.
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has requested local credit institutions and foreign banks’ restrict lending concentration for real estate and construction, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) and the consumption sector.
Vietnam’s stock market is expected to continue to grow, helped by strong economic growth and increasing local liquidity. The positive outlook will attract foreign investors back to the market, according to HSBC.
Seven banks are in the list of Top 10 most profitable listed companies in Q1, recording increases in pre-tax profits.
Topping the list are two stated-owned lenders Vietcombank and VietinBank. The former recorded VND8.6 trillion ($373.9 million) in pre-tax profits, up 65 percent year-on-year, while the latter posted VND8 trillion, up 171 percent.