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Vietnam Global Macro

Investment Incentives in Vietnam’s Central Highlands Region

The Central Highlands have long been a strategic economic, political location in the history of Vietnam. Sharing borders with Laos and Cambodia, this region...

Preview: Vietnam’s New 2018-2023 FDI Strategy Shifts From Low-Cost Labor To High-Tech Industry

Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, with the assistance of the World Bank, is currently drafting a new FDI strategy for 2018-2023 focusing on...

TPP Is Now The CPTPP: What Does This Mean For Vietnam?

The original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed in February 2016, included the US along with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru,...

Vietnam Rises 14 Places In The World Bank’s Ease Of Doing Business Rankings

Vietnam climbed 14 places to 68th amongst 190 economies in the latest World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2018 rankings. It ranked fifth amongst ASEAN...
From Vietnam To Vanuatu: Financing The Clean Energy Revolution In Emerging Economies

From Vietnam To Vanuatu: Financing The Clean Energy Revolution In Emerging Economies

China faces an unprecedented water crisis; years of overuse, unchecked industrial pollution and urbanisation have pushed its rivers, lakes, wetlands and streams to breaking...

Vietnam Equity

Vietnam: The Major State Divestments Of 2017 And Which Companies Are Next

For the last few years, equitisation continues to be a focus for the Vietnamese government. The government hopes that equitisation will increase the efficiency...
Vietnam To Divest In 406 State Owned Enterprises By 2020

Vietnam To Divest In 406 State Owned Enterprises By 2020

Vietnam is planning to divest 406 state-owned enterprises (SOE) by 2020, with 135 scheduled for 2017 alone. Changes in foreign ownership limits, a growing...
Inaccessible Markets: Which Frontier And Emerging Countries May Soon Be Tracked By More ETFs 2

Inaccessible Markets: Which Frontier And Emerging Countries May Soon Be Tracked By More ETFs

Of the 24 countries classified as emerging markets by MSCI, there are 13 which have only a single dedicated ETF available to US investors....
Time Is Ticking: Will Vietnam’s Government Meet Its Lofty IPO Goals?

Time Is Ticking: Will Vietnam’s Government Meet Its Lofty IPO Goals?

IPOs in Vietnam In the past one year, 157 share issues (including rights issues, FPOs, and IPOs) have been announced in Vietnam, for an aggregate...
There Are Only Three Country-Specific Frontier Market ETFs, Here Are Their Correlations To FRN 1

There Are Only Three Country-Specific Frontier Market ETFs, Here Are Their Correlations To FRN

The run-up that emerging and frontier markets have witnessed in YTD 2017 has given rise to worries that rally may be coming to a...

Vietnam Political Risk

Overlooking Widespread Human Rights Abuses In ASEAN Could Trigger Destabilization

Less than a month after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrated its 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines, the UN Security Council called...

Vietnam Fixed Income

Vietnam: The State Of Banks, the War on Bad Debt and...

An interesting aspect of the July rate cut by the State Bank of Vietnam, which we had alluded to in the first article of...

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