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Building on the momentum: Looking ahead at 2018

By most accounts, 2017 has been a very positive year for Vietnam’s economic development. GDP growth is expected to come in at or around 6.7%, driven by strong activity in the manufacturing and services sector, as well as robust retail sales growth, among other factors. Meanwhile, the stock market is up over 40%, making it one of the top performers in the world. Is this sort of growth sustainable? And where are the opportunities and risks in the market in 2018?

December 22nd, 2017|

Higher oil prices are positive for Vietnam

Vietnam’s economy will grow by 6.5% or more in 2017, but GDP growth would be higher were it not for a decline in oil production, which contributes about 5% of GDP. We expect Vietnam’s oil production will beat forecasts in 2018 on the back of an expected rise in oil prices, boosting not just GDP but also possibly the stock market, as the oil and gas sector’s earnings could be lifted by 15%.

December 01st, 2017|