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Ngoc Nguyen is the Vietnamese correspondent for DEAL STREET ASIA. She has four years of experience in the journalism industry before heading for DEAL STREET ASIA, tracking movements of the Vietnamese stock market.
A graduate of the Foreign Trade University with economics knowledge and the love for writing, she joined the monthly magazine Vietnam Financial Review and then Vietnam's only English language daily newspapers, Viet Nam News. She has also worked as a freelancer for the, translating global financial news into Vietnamese.

E-commerce in Vietnam is still attractive: Tiki CEO

Tiki is among the few e-commerce platforms in Vietnam that have survived and continues to attract funding. It raised its first round of funding in 2012 from Cyberagent Ventures before securing a series B investment from Sumitomo Corporation. Last year, Southeast Asia’s first tech unicorn VNG Corporation had injected $17 million… Read more »

China: Mobike expands to Singapore; Woqu merges with Lulutrip

Following the strategic investment by Temasek Holding and Hillhouse Capital last month, China’s Mobike has expanded to Singapore as its maiden overseas foray. Meanwhile, Woqu, a travel platform that has offered more than 6,700 personalised itineraries to nearly 400 destinations in 56 countries, reportedly announced to have raised $25 million… Read more »

Bank of East Asia partners LOLC to take majority in Cambodian micro lender

PRASAC is now Cambodia’s largest micro lender

Alibaba enters mobile gaming industry with $145m investment

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is investing RMB1 billion ($145 million) in the mobile gaming industry, as the group continues to expand its reach in the digital realm, it said in a statement. Alibaba announced the partnership with Mail.Ru Group, TFJoy, Efun and ONEMT to establish the “Global Strategic Alliance of… Read more »

500 Startups opens Melbourne office, secures $2.3m from LaunchVic

LaunchVic is Victorian state’s A$60-million fund.

ANZ to sell retail unit in Vietnam following regional exit to DBS: Report

ANZ is looking to exit its retail banking operation in Vietnam, and five commercial lenders have submitted bids for the sale, according to local media. The Saigon Times was the first publication to report the news, which said three foreign banking institutions and two Vietnamese lenders were interested (in the… Read more »

Vietnam: Singapore’s Keppel Land ups stake in Saigon Centre for $37.1m

Singapore-based developer Keppel Land has increased its ownership in Keppel Land WATCO I to V, by purchasing another 16 per cent equity from the Vietnamese JV partner, Southern Waterborne Transport Corporation. Keppel Land WATCO are a series of joint venture companies that are involved in development of Ho Chi Minh City-based… Read more »

Australia: SproutX closes $7.6m agritech fund backed by Artesian, Hostplus

The accelerator, with 10 startups, will launch later this year

After India, UberEXCHANGE enters Vietnam with startup mentorship programme

Uber has launched its startup mentorship programme UberEXCHANGE in Vietnam, the ride-hailing app’s first initiative in Southeast Asia and the second globally after India. Uber has started inviting applications for the programme and will accept entries from now till April 2017. The programme will end in August The best startups emerging from… Read more »

Vietnam: SATRA to tap IPO in 2017; Petrolimex plans listing

2017 appears to the year for state divestments and public issues in Vietnam. Among those stake sales, Saigon Trading Group, also known as SATRA, is said to go for an IPO in the second quarter, and petroleum trading major Petrolimex is contemplating a public listing in April. Saigon Trading Group… Read more »