VN stock market remained stable over 2016

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bizhub | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Despite the many fluctuations of the world stock market, Vietnam has maintained positive growth rates, as one of South East Asia’s five markets with the highest potential for development, said Vu Bang, Chair of the State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC).

He remarked that increases in listings, mobilisation, transactions and investment on the stock exchange had had great impacts on the overall growth of Vietnam’s securities market.

National indexes experienced growth of 30 per cent in 2016. The VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange experienced growth of 15 per cent, the HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange increased by 0.8 per cent, with the total amount of market equitisation reaching VND1.76 quadrillion (US$79.67 billion), equal to 42 per cent of total GDP in 2016.

At present, there have been 695 listed stocks and fund certificates, and 377 registered stocks with total listed value reaching VND712 trillion ($32.1 billion), up by 22 per cent, together with 590 bonds at a total listed value of VND934 trillion ($42.1 billion), up by 22.5 per cent.

Liquidity also improved greatly, while the average level of transactions reached VND6.8 trillion ($309.6 million) per session, up 39 per cent compared to the end of 2015.

Asset management companies had also increased their charter capital by 17.7 per cent compared to the end of 2015.

Simultaneously, governmental control over joint stock companies had also improved the market’s quality greatly, as well as their financial and risk management ability.

Bang, on behalf of the SSC, announced the conclusive results from the stock market in 2016 and the SSC’s plan for 2017, at the SSC’s year end conference held in Hanoi last week.

The Ministry of Finance and the government of Vietnam highly regard the SSC’s efforts in their construction of legal documents and policies, their active role in mobilising capital and funding for the reconstruction and development of the stock market, as well as their overall monitoring and inspection of the market to ensure a transparent and streamlined process for investors and stockholders alike, said deputy Finance minister Tran Xuan Ha at the conference.

Ha also encouraged the SSC to focus on improving the Law on Securities, reengineering the stock market to maintain the market’s regular activities. The SSC should also prepare to bring the derivative market into operation, and tighten the regulatory procedure on listed companies in 2017.

The SSC had also continued to improve external activities and international cooperation in 2016, by initiating bilateral cooperation with the USA, Japan, Germany, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Laos and Cambodia, as well as successfully collaborated with the World Bank on managerial activities over securities and capital markets.

Bang and Ha expressed great optimism for Vietnam’s securities market in 2017, and committed to continue collaborating with other administrative authorities to maintain market stability and development in the year to come.


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