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Official Gazette

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Tags: securities trading
Ministry switches green light for secured short sale intraday transactions Ministry switches green light for secured short sale, intraday transactions
Investors would be allowed to perform secured short sale and intraday transactions in the near future when technical conditions permit, according to a draft circular to replace Circular 203 of 2015 regarding transactions in the stock market.
New circular helps perfect financial products and stock market: expert New circular helps perfect financial products and stock market: expert
The State Securities Commission’s draft circular to replace an older one on the guidelines for securities trading is in line with modern trends, perfecting financial products and their diversities, adjusting trading time to suit the needs of domestic and foreign investors, said an expert.
Corporate liability for offenses against the economic management order in Vietnam Corporate liability for offenses against the economic management order in Vietnam
The 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Code) is Vietnam’s first and only code that holds commercial legal persons criminally liable for committing criminal acts. This is a breakthrough in the country’s criminal justice policy and leads to a substantial change in the general perception about crime and punishment. It also applies various penalties to commercial legal persons found liable for crimes[1], including three principal penalties (fine, suspension from operation, and termination of operation), three additional penalties (prohibition from doing business or operating in certain areas, prohibition from raising capital, and fine, when not imposed as a principal penalty), and five judicial measures (confiscation of objects and money directly related to the crime; return of property, redress of or compensation for damage; coerced public apology; coerced restoration to the original state; and coerced application of measures to redress and prevent further consequences).
New circular on securities-related service prices New circular on securities-related service prices
The Ministry of Finance has issued new securities-related service regulations for trading organizations and commercial banks doing business in Vietnam’s securities market.
Draft Securities Law proposes expanding foreign holding cap Draft Securities Law proposes expanding foreign holding cap
The Ministry of Finance has recently held a series of conferences to collect opinions from legal experts and stakeholders on the draft Securities Law, focusing on such issues as conditions for acquiring public company status and foreign holding cap in public companies, public offering and private placement of stocks and bonds, powers of the State Securities Commission, and organizational and operational model of Stock Exchanges.
Nine solutions for a sustainable securities market Nine solutions for a sustainable securities market
Since its founding 22 years ago, Vietnam’s securities market has significantly grown and constantly improved its structure as an important capital raising channel of the economy, contributing to improving the market economy institution and promoting international integration.
Corporate penal liability in Vietnam Corporate penal liability in Vietnam
The 2015 Penal Code marks a great progress in the country’s criminal justice by holding commercial legal entities liable for their criminal acts. Its novel provisions create a legal basis for the fight against criminal acts committed by commercial legal entities in recent years as well as for international cooperation on combating crime, especially transnational organized crime.
Official Gazette issues Nos 9-12 October 2017 coming out on January 17 2018 Official Gazette issues Nos 9-12 October 2017, coming out on January 17, 2018
Decree to speed up SOE equitization Decree to speed up SOE equitization
With a view to removing existing obstacles to accelerate the equitization of state-owned enterprises, the Government on November 22 issued a new decree on transformation of SOEs into joint-stock companies.
Draft circular to facilitate e-transactions in the securities market Draft circular to facilitate e-transactions in the securities market
The Ministry of Finance is gathering comments on a draft circular guiding e-transactions in the securities market which sets out principles and procedures for carrying out such transactions in a smooth and safe manner.

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