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L’ouverture de la banque Silk Road International Bank (SIB) à Djibouti constitue le premier investissement d’une banque universelle chinoise en Afrique, s’inscrivant dans le cadre de la stratégie poursuivie actuellement par le géant asiatique qui entend renforcer ses liens avec les marchés est-africains.

Les initiatives visant à stimuler l’expansion de la Bourse des valeurs mobilières de Tunis (BMVT) et à encourager de nouvelles introductions commencent à porter leurs fruits, conformément aux objectifs de croissance annoncés en mars.


The largest and fastest-growing segment of the industry, the life insurance segment is set to continue its expansion as incomes grow and awareness rises. Life insurance premiums rose by 31% in 2016, reaching VND69.7trn ($3.1bn), according to the Insurance Supervisory Authority (ISA). The life segment is around twice the size of non-life, but...


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Articles & Analysis | Banking sector from The Report: Vietnam 2017


Commercial banks have traditionally been the main suppliers of funding in Vietnam, since bank deposits remain the most popular form of investment for Vietnamese households. Even though credit growth has cooled as the government prioritises macroeconomic stability, the compound annual growth rate of 14.2% recorded in the 2011-16 period is...


With economic growth, solid corporate earnings and a rising need for financing among domestic companies boosting stock markets and stimulating private equity activity, Vietnam’s capital markets have grown steadily in recent years. A wave of equitisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is boosting the sector further, while a growing range of...