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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.

Vietnam Looks To Go Big on Transport Infrastructure
May 04, 2021

Vietnam Looks To Go Big on Transport Infrastructure

By James Guild
Investment in infrastructure is vital if Vietnam is to remain on the path to eventual high-income status.
A Dream Deferred? The ‘Equitization’ of Vietnam’s State-Owned Enterprises
February 11, 2021

A Dream Deferred? The ‘Equitization’ of Vietnam’s State-Owned Enterprises

By James Guild
Vietnam’s progress toward a more liberal, market-friendly economy has proceeded in fits and starts.

US Won’t Penalize Vietnam, Despite ‘Unreasonable’ Currency Practices
January 19, 2021

US Won’t Penalize Vietnam, Despite ‘Unreasonable’ Currency Practices

By Sebastian Strangio
In a short statement, the U.S. Trade Representative bats the trade dispute into the Biden administration’s court.

What’s Driving Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Boom?
January 12, 2021

What’s Driving Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Boom?

By James Guild
As elsewhere, Vietnam's increasing reliance on energy imports has driven its green energy push.

US Government Officially Labels Vietnam a Currency Manipulator
December 17, 2020

US Government Officially Labels Vietnam a Currency Manipulator

By Sebastian Strangio
The unprecedented designation threatens to generate frictions with an important U.S. partner in Southeast Asia.
Foxconn to Shift Some iPad, Macbook Production to Vietnam
November 30, 2020

Foxconn to Shift Some iPad, Macbook Production to Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Vietnam continues to be the big winner of the Trump administration's trade war with China.

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