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Is Vietnam “Too Full” For More FDI?

Some recent comments in the international business media have suggested that the strong foreign direct investment coming into Vietnam as a result of the US-China trade spat means that there’s no room for additional players. “Vietnam is full,” said the CEO of one Hong Kong-based garment manufacturer. But our Chief Economist Michael Kokalari and Research Manager Huyen Tran provide a detailed rebuttal, clearly showing that in fact, Vietnam is far from reaching manufacturing capacity.

July 30th, 2019|

What’s it going to take for Vietnam to become an “Emerging Market”?

Vietnam’s stock market has developed significantly over the past few years, fueling speculation that the country’s “graduation” from frontier to emerging market (EM) status by MSCI is imminent. Our Chief Economist Michael Kokalari highlights the importance of MSCI-EM inclusion and the hurdles Vietnam faces in order to graduate.

May 13th, 2019|

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