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Why Vietnam’s Economic Future is Bright – and Growing Brighter
September 29, 2022

Why Vietnam’s Economic Future is Bright – and Growing Brighter

By Vincenzo Caporale
Despite some potential headwinds, Vietnam is well positioned to capitalize economically on the growing Sino-American competition.

Vietnam Becomes Asia’s Economic Leader as China’s Growth Decelerates
September 28, 2022

Vietnam Becomes Asia’s Economic Leader as China’s Growth Decelerates

By Sebastian Strangio
Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, the picture was cautiously positive as the region's economies finally moved out of their pandemic-induced slumps.
Vietnam’s High-Speed Railway is Back on the Agenda
August 15, 2022

Vietnam’s High-Speed Railway is Back on the Agenda

By Sebastian Strangio
The project was rejected a decade ago due to its eye-watering cost. Are things any different now?

Why is Vietnam’s VinFast Building an EV Factory in the United States?
July 26, 2022

Why is Vietnam’s VinFast Building an EV Factory in the United States?

By James Guild
The upstart auto maker is hoping that offshoring its manufacturing to the U.S. will help it tap into the growing American demand for electric vehicles.

Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
June 13, 2022

Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

By Huynh Tam Sang
Participation in the new U.S. initiative could advance Vietnam’s aspiration for economic gains and a firm status in the regional economic architecture, but its full-fledged engagement is unlikely.

Vietnam’s Communist Party Dumps Officials Over COVID-19 Test-Kit Scam
June 07, 2022

Vietnam’s Communist Party Dumps Officials Over COVID-19 Test-Kit Scam

By Sebastian Strangio
The pair were linked to a $172 million scandal in which officials were bribed to supply hospitals with vastly overpriced test kits.

How the Russia-Ukraine War Is Impacting Vietnam’s Economy
April 28, 2022

How the Russia-Ukraine War Is Impacting Vietnam’s Economy

By Thoi Nguyen
Vietnamese businesses are already seeing the fallout from the conflict in Eastern Europe, and the impacts are only set to increase.
Ahead of Vietnam Tourism Opening, Daily Omicron Toll Nears 100,000
February 28, 2022

Ahead of Vietnam Tourism Opening, Daily Omicron Toll Nears 100,000

By Sebastian Strangio
On March 15, the government plans to reopen the country fully to international tourists.

Vietnam Notches Record GDP Contraction as COVID-19 Outbreak Bites
September 29, 2021

Vietnam Notches Record GDP Contraction as COVID-19 Outbreak Bites

By Sebastian Strangio
The July-September quarter was the country's worst quarter of economic growth since 2000.

Why Vietnam Is Pushing Ahead With the Phu Quoc Tourism Sandbox
September 21, 2021

Why Vietnam Is Pushing Ahead With the Phu Quoc Tourism Sandbox

By James Guild
Some Asian nations' headlong push to restart tourism is a function of deeper structural imbalances in the global political economy.

Despite COVID-19, Vietnam’s Electronics Industry Has Room to Grow
August 20, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Vietnam’s Electronics Industry Has Room to Grow

By Thoi Nguyen
The current slump should not disguise the fact that the trend lines are all pointing in the right direction.
Vietnam, US Reach Accord on Alleged Currency Manipulation
July 20, 2021

Vietnam, US Reach Accord on Alleged Currency Manipulation

By Sebastian Strangio
Vietnam came under mounting U.S. pressure under the Trump administration over the alleged devaluation of its currency.

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