Archive for the ‘Vietnam’ Category

A Dream Deferred? The ‘Equitization’ of Vietnam’s State-Owned Enterprises

Via The Diplomat, an article on Vietnam’s progress towards a more liberal, market-driven economy: Vietnam has weathered the COVID-19 crisis better than most nations. The spread of the virus has been managed well, and despite turmoil in global markets the economy grew by around 3 percent in 2020, while running a $19 billion trade surplus. Investment […]

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IMF Projects Vietnam Will Become 4th Largest Economy In Southeast Asia This Year

Via NHIP CAU, a report on Vietnam’s economic growth: The Southeast Asian country’s GDP in 2020 is estimated to reach $340.6 billion, exceeding Singapore with $337.5 billion and Malaysia with $336.3 billion. The organisation has forecast Vietnam’s 2020 GDP growth at 1.6 percent, while Singapore’s economy will contract 6 percent Meanwhile, Thailand’s GDP this year […]

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Is Vietnam the Next ‘Asian Miracle’?

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on Vietnam: Within days of China’s announcing the first case of Covid-19, Vietnam was mobilizing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Using mass texts, TV ads, billboards, posters and loudspeakers, the government exhorted the nation’s 100 million citizens to identify carriers and trace contacts, contacts of contacts, […]

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Via LinkedIn, commentary on Vietnam: Vietnam is a high growth market situated in the heart of Asia. Its cohesive population of 100m people is young, hard-working and increasingly digitally connected. Over the last 30 years, Vietnam has experienced high levels of GDP growth, averaging about 6 to 7% and attracting record levels of Foreign Direct […]

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Vietnam Is Booming Economically. Not Its Stock Market.

Via Barron’s, a report on Vietnam: Vietnam is a bundle of contradictions for investors. Economically, the country is an all-star. Growth was cruising around 7% annually before this year. Exports are climbing the value chain from apparel to electronics. The population of 100 million is young, educated, and urbanizing at a rate around 1 million […]

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Vietnam’s Economy to Grow Fastest in Southeast Asia Despite COVID-19: ADB

Via ASEAN Briefing, a look at Vietnam:             Vietnam is forecast to be one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia, despite the impact of COVID-19. The government launched a US$10.8 billion credit support package in March to combat the crisis. After COVID-19, the economy is expected to rebound at a […]

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