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Sunday, March 29, 2020
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Financing projects in industrial zones: a view from practice Financing projects in industrial zones: a view from practice
Industrial zones have become a popular investment destination for foreign businesses. It is common now in practice to finance projects carried out in industrial zones and/or to take security over real estate located in those industrial zones. However, since the legal framework on lease of land in industrial zones remains complicated and has its limitations, such financing may turn risky for credit institutions in certain circumstances and at some stages. This article tries to present some legal aspects of extension of credit secured by real estate in industrial zones and suggest how to manage legal risks for credit institutions.
Building and improving the legal framework on foreign exchange management Building and improving the legal framework on foreign exchange management
In recent years, especially 2019, the world economy witnessed a series of insecurities. While almost all economies show signs of a slowdown, trade tensions among economic giants, especially the US-China trade war, continued to undergo complicated developments. As a result, the global growth rate in 2019 dropped to the lowest level since the 2008-09 financial crisis. Gold prices spiked and crude oil prices strongly fluctuated, giving rise to risks in the international market and consequently, many countries had to loosen their fiscal and monetary policies.
Security over deposits Security over deposits
In practice, deposits at banks are used as security a great deal. However, the legal framework applicable to that kind of property remains unclear. This article tries to give an overview of the applicable provisions regarding security over deposits and to suggest how to properly construe and improve them.
Draft to promote non-performing loan resolution in the banking sector Draft to promote non-performing loan resolution in the banking sector
Credit institutions selling their debts for special bonds would be disallowed to pay cash dividends to their shareholders.
Regulations on conversion of bank bonds into stocks drafted Regulations on conversion of bank bonds into stocks drafted
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is revising Circular 34 of 2013 on issuance of promissory notes, bills, deposit certificates and domestic bonds by credit institutions and foreign bank branches.
Top 10 legal documents in 2018 Top 10 legal documents in 2018
Selected by Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, these include the Law on Cyber Security, the Anti-Corruption Law, guiding texts of the Law on Foreign Trade Management, Government Decree 86/2018/ND-CP on foreign cooperation and investment in education, among others.
Collateral foreclosure under resolution on pilot settlement of non-performing loans Collateral foreclosure under resolution on pilot settlement of non-performing loans
Since the National Assembly’s Resolution 42/2017/QH14 on the pilot settlement of bad debts of credit institutions was adopted on June 21, 2017, the bad debt settlement, particularly collateral foreclosure[1], by credit institutions and foreign bank branches in the country has seen some improvements. Aimed at addressing inadequacies of the precedent regulations on disposal of collaterals of bad debts, this Resolution itself contains some ambiguous points that need to be clarified.
Opening of FDI capital accounts in Vietnam Opening of FDI capital accounts in Vietnam
Foreign-invested enterprises are required to open a foreign-currency direct investment capital account at a licensed credit institution to conduct collection and payment transactions related to their direct investment activities in Vietnam.
Law on Public Debt Management Law on Public Debt Management
Coming into force from July this year, the 2017 Law on Public Debt Management (the Law) is expected to improve and tighten the management of public debts.
New rules on guarantees for housing projects New rules on guarantees for housing projects
On September 29, 2017, the State Bank of Vietnam enacted Circular 13/2017/TT-NHNN (effective as of November 15, 2017) amending a number of articles of Circular 07/2015/TT-NHNN on bank guarantees (Circular 07). The main changes brought about by the new text relate to guarantees for housing projects and are embedded in Article 12 of Circular 07.

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