• Vietnam Macro Updates – August 2016

    Vietnam Macro Updates – August 2016

    • SBV is more active in control money supply-demand • Bad debts in banking system inching up, but worst is over • Exchange rate stability: under control • Surplus trade balance due to the gloomy world economy SBV is more active in control money supply-demand According to the SBV, the gap between M2 growth rate
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  • Vietnam In Brief – August 2016

    Vietnam In Brief – August 2016

    Vietnam forecasted to miss GDP growth target – In a macroeconomic report released on August 9th, HSBC forecasted a 6.3 percent GDP growth in 2016, significantly below the Government’s initial target of 6.7 percent. This is mostly due to the country’s worst drought in the last 30 years that has severely damaged the agricultural sector,
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  • THE CAFÉ MARKET AMONG 5 ASEAN COUNTRIES

    THE CAFÉ MARKET AMONG 5 ASEAN COUNTRIES

    In recent years, there has been an accelerated growth in the ASEAN café market showing its potentials for local as well as international café brands to continuously exploit. In the region, five highlighted markets are Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, (hereunder referred as TIPMV) due to their dominance in sales value compared to
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  • Solutions for Management of State Owned Enterprises

    Solutions for Management of State Owned Enterprises

    Comments to Vietnam Investment Review on a recent MPI draft decree supporting the establishment of a state-level management Committee to steer SOEs   Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment has announced a draft decree highlighting the need to establish a committee exclusively in charge of managing state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Currently SOEs are managed by different
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  • Vietnam’s macro data dashboard

    Vietnam’s macro data dashboard

    This dashboard provides a snapshot of Vietnam’s macro economic picture. It includes historical and foretasted data for a trend analysis. In 2015, Vietnam economy grew at its fastest pace in 5 years, making it one of the Southeast Asian countries with the highest growth. Going forward, in general, the government as well as other banks have positive
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  • Real Estate for Foreigners – opportunities from new policies

    Real Estate for Foreigners – opportunities from new policies

    Since 1st July 2015 two new laws are in place, the Law on Real Estate Business and the Law on Residential Housing. Those laws allow foreigners to purchase, own and transfer real estate, houses and condos. On 10 September 2015, the Decree implementing the Law on Real Estate Business was adopted, shedding light on provisions
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  • TPP implications to Vietnam

    TPP implications to Vietnam

    On Oct 5, 2015 the twelve negotiating countries announced that they finally concluded the landmark Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The landmark decision will place global trade on a new plateau, with comprehensive market access, promoting innovation, productivity, competitiveness and inclusive trade. It will also serve as a platform for regional integration, allowing other countries
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  • Overview of Vietnam – EU Economic Relationship

    Overview of Vietnam – EU Economic Relationship

    On December 2nd, 2015, Vietnam and the European Union concluded the negotiations for an ambitious and comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Following the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) signed in June 2012, this agreement aims to secure a safe and efficient environment for bilateral trade and investment. It marks an important milestone for the Vietnam-EU
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  • Vietnam Macro Updates – May 2016

    Vietnam Macro Updates – May 2016

    Economic core activities have been stable at lower level Trade deficit with China declined – optimistic or pessimistic?  Concerns arising in upcoming quarters Economic core activities have been stable at lower level Continuing the pessimistic statistics in Q1, economic situation in April was lacked of improvement. Agriculture and mining sector deteriorated at faster pace, while
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  • Q1 2016 macroeconomic activities stable at low level

    Q1 2016 macroeconomic activities stable at low level

    Q1 2016 macroeconomic updates: – GDP increased by 5.46%, lower than 6.12% in Q1 2015 due to slowdown in manufacturing and agriculture sector. – Industrial Production Index grew only 6.3% yoy in Q1.2016, dropped from an impressive increase of 9.3% in Q1 2015 – Trade surplus of $776M in Q1. Total export turnover was $37.9B,
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