How to Invest in Vietnam’s Stock Market: The Definitive Guide

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Vietnam has been the strongest performing market in Southeast Asia recently for numerous reasons.

Naturally, we see an increased interest from foreigners who want to capitalize on its growth and invest in stocks. With that in mind, Vietnam opened up to foreign investors as late as 2015 and still remains highly bureaucratic.

Before you start trading stocks, you need to learn the fundamentals and work with a brokerage firm that can help you get started.

In this article, we review the following:

  • Vietnam stock market overview
  • Stock exchanges in Vietnam
  • Why you should invest in Vietnam’s stock market
  • Regulations when investing in stocks
  • Process to start investing in stocks
  • Case studies in Vietnam’s stock market
  • FAQ

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Investing in Co-Working Spaces in Asia: A Complete Guide

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The co-working industry has exploded in Asia and it’s currently the fastest-growing market globally.

Not surprisingly, private investors and developers alike try to profit from this new market, and the supply of co-working spaces increases steadily.

It’s not strange, as it’s said that 30% of office space will be co-working spaces in Asia by 2030. Thus, co-working is not a temporary trend, but here to stay long-term.

In this article, you’ll learn the following

  • What is a co-working space?
  • The co-working space business model
  • The co-working space market in Asia
  • How much can I earn when investing in co-working spaces?
  • List of co-working Spaces by Country and Region

What is a co-working space?

Co-working spaces are started by individuals or companies who buy or lease office space and other types of premises, such as residential buildings and villas.

The same as it goes with co-living spaces, the founders sometimes partner up with local investors or property owners, to secure capital or to reduce rents.

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7 Asian Countries Without Capital Gains Tax

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Investors often pay much attention to the taxes and fees they have to pay at the time of buying property.

Truth be told, stamp duties, VAT and real estate agent fees can become significant when added up.

But, to have a complete exit strategy, it’s equally important that you understand what taxes you need to pay when holding and selling property.

In most countries, sellers need to pay capital gains tax when selling property. The tax can be substantial, especially if the property has increased much in value.

In this article, I list Asian countries where you don’t have to pay capital gains tax.

First, let me explain what capital gains tax is and how it’s calculated.

What is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax, sometimes referred to as CGT, is collected by governments and charged to the profits made when selling assets. Might it be real estate, businesses or stocks.

In Asia, capital gains tax rates normally range between 0% to 20%, depending on where you buy. With rates that high, the tax can reduce your profits significantly.

Not to forget, you might even be subject to capital gains tax in countries where the tax is generally not charged.

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Property for Sale in Ho Chi Minh City: 12 New Projects & Launches

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Since Vietnam opened up to foreign property buyers in 2015, Ho Chi Minh City continues to attract a vast number of investors.

Being one of the fastest growing cities in the world, this commercial hub is undoubtedly one of the most interesting places for real estate investments in Asia at the moment.

You can find a variety of new projects in strategic areas, with high growth potentials.

In this article, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting new property projects in Ho Chi Minh City, including condos, apartments, and villas.

Viewing the projects and surrounding areas in Street View (Desktop Version)

To check the projects and surrounding areas in Google Maps Street View, simply zoom in the area of the marker and pull the orange colored Pegman to the marker, or nearby areas. You can track the marker/project in Street View as well.

To go back to Google Maps, press the arrow in the top left corner.

Latest Update: 2019-06-03

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4 Asian Countries with No Property Tax

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Property taxes can have a huge impact on overseas investors’ buying decisions. With the growing interest in Asian markets, and especially developing markets, we need to keep in mind that tax rates can change fast.

Not only do developing countries change property taxes to attract more foreign capital or boost their economies. We also see sudden changes and the introduction of new taxes in places like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea.

This is mainly to avoid speculation, cool down the markets, and protect local citizens.

Interestingly, there are some countries that don’t charge any annual property tax to locals, or to foreigners for that matter. In other countries, the property tax is almost negligible.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

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Buying Real Estate in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): The Ultimate Guide

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Vietnam is on the rise and opened up to foreign investors as late as 2015.

The government has made big changes to foreign property ownership regulations. Nowadays, you can buy a multiple amount of properties by simply having a tourist visa.

When it comes to locations, the by far most popular city where foreigners buy real estate is Ho Chi Minh City (sometimes just referred to as Ho Chi Minh or Saigon).

It’s not strange, as it’s the 2nd fastest growing city in the world at the moment.

As China’s labour costs, housing prices, and commodity prices increase, more and more property buyers has shifted their focus to Ho Chi Minh City.

Not to forget, people from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan struggle with high property prices back home and look for investment opportunities in emerging markets.

In this article, we take a closer look on how it works when buying apartments as a foreigner in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Buying Property in Vietnam as a Foreigner: The Ultimate Guide

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Vietnam opened up to foreign investors as late as 2015. Since then, the country has welcomed everything from corporations, property buyers, and stock investors, eager to capitalize on this exploding market.

Personally, I believe that Vietnam is one of the most interesting places for real estate investments in Asia at the moment.

Rental yields are among the highest, at the same time, you can pay as little as USD 1,500 per square meter for new condos in upcoming areas around Ho Chi Minh City.

Still, you must get your feet wet before you buy and learn how it works practically when buying real estate as a foreigner in Vietnam.

In this article, I share a lot of valuable information covering foreign ownership regulations, property taxes, the buying process, how you can get a mortgage, and more.

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Top Property Management Companies in Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide

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Vietnam is one of the most sought after countries when foreign investors look for lucrative opportunities in Asia. With a quickly growing economy and a young population, a lot of interesting things will happen here in the coming decade.

If you decide to buy or rent property a property in Vietnam, you also need to make sure that someone can look after it for you. In this article, I present some of the biggest and most popular property management companies in Vietnam.

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Below I’ve listed property management companies in Ho Chi Minh City.

Savills

Savills is a well-known global property management company and the leading in the Asia Pacific region. The head office of the company is based in London, UK. It was founded in 1855 which makes it one of the oldest real estate agencies in the world.

The company currently has around 30,000 employees. They have a presence in 60 countries and manage over 700 offices.

In Vietnam, Savills was established in 1995. Their first office and the current head office is based in Ho Chi Minh City. However, in the next few years, they established two more offices in Danang and Hanoi.

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Vietnam Real Estate Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Vietnam opened up to foreign property investors as late as 2015 and has experienced a fast growth since. Buyers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, and Korea in particular, see Vietnam as a lucrative market with high ROIs.

Still, if you plan to buy property in Vietnam, it’s important that you understand the economic climate and what you can expect from the market in 2019.

In this article, I explain how the market has performed in previous years and what my predictions are for Vietnam’s property market this year.

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How has Vietnam’s real estate market performed the past years?

The real estate market has emerged as a thriving and fast-growing real estate market in Southeast Asia. Suffering from a housing bust in 2009, the market recovered in 2013 and has seen a constant and fast growth.

Below I’ve listed the main reasons why the market has developed quickly in recent years:

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Property for Sale in Nha Trang: 6 Interesting New Projects & Launches

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Nha Trang is one of the most visited resort cities in Asia. It’s famous for having one of the longest and most beautiful beaches (Nha Trang Bay) and continues to attract many foreign property buyers.

Compared to places like Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang is more relaxed, offering cheaper property, and lower living costs. Property can be bought for as little as USD 1,000 – 1,500 per square meter in new projects.

In this article, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting new property projects Nha Trang, including condos, condotels, and villas.

Viewing the projects and surrounding areas in Street View (Desktop Version)

To check the projects and surrounding areas in Google Maps Street View, simply zoom in the area of the marker and pull the orange colored Pegman to the marker, or nearby areas. You can track the marker/project in Street View as well.

To go back to Google Maps, press the arrow in the top left corner.

Latest Update: 2018-09-20

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