News & Publications

What’s next for the USD & Vietnam

VinaCapital’s Chief Economist Michael Kokalari writes about the impact a rising US Dollar will have on Vietnam, and how the country is in a better position compared to some other emerging markets.

June 01st, 2018|

VinaCapital comments on recent market volatility, positive long-term prospects

After gaining 22% in the first quarter of 2018 and peaking at 1,204 points in early April, the VN Index has seen a sharp decline over the past six weeks, erasing all of the gains it made year-to-date and closing below 1,000. VinaCapital provides its views on what’s behind this correction and why it continues to have confidence in the market’s long term prospects.

May 23rd, 2018|

Vietnam Dong stable despite emerging market currency sell-off

The value of the Vietnam Dong has remained remarkably stable this year, despite the depreciation of several emerging market currencies that prompted significant capital outflows from those countries. Furthermore, this week Fitch upgraded Vietnam’s credit rating to BB, the first time since early 2014, citing the country’s improved ability to absorb external shocks. Our Chief Economist explains why Vietnam has been resilient while other countries have not.

May 17th, 2018|