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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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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.
New regulations on interest: a view from credit extension practice New regulations on interest: a view from credit extension practice
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has recently issued some new regulations guiding lending activity of credit institutions and branches of foreign banks (credit institutions). These regulations have a significant effect on lending activity of credit institutions. Enacted to address the limitations of the precedent regulations, they also have some unclear points which might limit their effect. This article analyzes regulatory issues relevant to interests on loans of credit institutions.
National Assembly adopts key national policies National Assembly adopts key national policies
The National Assembly passed six laws that would influence national development in different fields, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the closing meeting of the NA’s fourth session that concluded on November 24 after 26 working days.
Financing projects in industrial parks: what risks for banks? Financing projects in industrial parks: what risks for banks?
It is common now in practice to finance projects implemented in industrial parks and/or to take security over real estate located in those industrial parks. However, since the legal framework on lease of land in industrial parks remains complicated and has its limitations, such financing may turn risky for credit institutions in certain circumstances and at certain stages. This article tries to point out some of those risks.
Tightened control over on-lent ODA and concessional loans for localities Tightened control over on-lent ODA and concessional loans for localities
The Prime Minister has recently requested local authorities to use foreign loans for development investment projects only, not for payment of local regular expenses, under Directive 37/CT-TTg.

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