Pages

58 pages

Published

July 2017

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

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PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Vietnamese economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Vietnam’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Vietnam’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Vietnam? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Vietnam’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Vietnam’s economy rely on external trade?
  • What are the key production sectors for the Vietnam’s economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Vietnam compare with others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Vietnam’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Vietnam’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Vietnam compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Vietnam changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Vietnam?
  • How are Vietnam’s competitive factors compared to those of other ASEAN countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Vietnam?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Vietnam?
  • How good is Vietnam in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Vietnam’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Vietnam?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Vietnam? How does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Vietnam?
  • How is income distributed in Vietnam and how does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • What is the current level of human development in Vietnam?
  • How has quality of life in Vietnam changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Vietnam’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Vietnam’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Vietnam’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Vietnam’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Vietnam’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Vietnam changed over the past few months?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Vietnam’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Vietnam and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Vietnam’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Vietnam?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Vietnam?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Vietnam have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the VND performed compared to other ASEAN currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Vietnam and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency