Economy
Vietnam’s SOE Problem

Vietnam’s SOE Problem

BY SOME measures, Vietnam’s economy is moving at a brisk clip. The double-digit inflation that prevailed in 2011 has subsided, and exports of textiles and electronics are booming.…

Rice Loses Its Taste in Vietnam

Rice Loses Its Taste in Vietnam

Asia is awash in rice, as favorable weather and government support for farmers combine to produce a bumper crop. The glut is driving down prices for big rice…

How to Fix the Problem of SOEs in Vietnam

How to Fix the Problem of SOEs in Vietnam

Vietnam should consider following the model of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte and Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional Bhd. as it seeks ways to boost productivity at state-owned enterprises, McKinsey &…

Business

Japanese Investor Tokai Kogyo Begins Auto Part Production in Da Nang

Japanese Investor Tokai Kogyo Begins Auto Part Production in Da Nang

Japanese investor Tokai Kogyo inaugurated its Vietnam Tokai factory in Da Nang as of July…

Stock News

Tremendous Opportunity in Indonesia for Airasia

Tremendous Opportunity in Indonesia for Airasia

Malaysian airline entrepreneur Tony Fernandes says he has two adopted homes. There’sLondon, where he owns the Queens Park Rangers soccer club and the Caterham Formula One auto-racing team based in…

Asian Economies Have Once Again Fallen in Love With Debt

Asian Economies Have Once Again Fallen in Love With Debt

In the heart of Kuala Lumpur lies the abandoned foundation of Plaza Rakyat, a never-built skyscraper and shopping mall. Rusty rebar jutting from concrete pilings and fetid green…

Finance

South Asian, Southeast Asian Currencies Vulnerable to Selloff?

South Asian, Southeast Asian Currencies Vulnerable to Selloff?

Asian currencies have been battered lately by talk of the U.S. Federal tapering its massive stimulus program and analysts expect the pummeling to continue as other major…

Banks

High Gains from Vietnamese Foreign Currency Bonds

High Gains from Vietnamese Foreign Currency Bonds

Vietnam’s dollar bonds are beating their Southeast Asian peers as the region’s highest yields attract investors confident the government can revive an economy growing at the slowest…

Vietnamese Banks See Rising Assets

Vietnamese Banks See Rising Assets

Domestic banks are recovering thanks to an increase in assets, according to a report from the State Bank of Viet Nam. The total assets of the banking…

Property

Myanmar – The Beggar with the Golden Bowl

Myanmar – The Beggar with the Golden Bowl

Myanmar has embarked on one of the most significant political transitions taking place globally. Unlike the Arab spring, this is a top-down evolution that is opening up…

True Situation in Vietnamese Property Market Worse Than Official Figures Suggest

True Situation in Vietnamese Property Market Worse Than Official Figures Suggest

There have been no complete statistics on the actual state of the real estate market, especially financial contributions of homebuyers to the ongoing projects, Minister of Construction…

Transportation

Japanese Investor Tokai Kogyo Begins Auto Part Production in Da Nang

Japanese Investor Tokai Kogyo Begins Auto Part Production in Da Nang

Japanese investor Tokai Kogyo inaugurated its Vietnam Tokai factory in Da Nang as of July 20. With a total capital of US$10 million, the factory produces auto…

Industry

How to Fix the Problem of SOEs in Vietnam

How to Fix the Problem of SOEs in Vietnam

Vietnam should consider following the model of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte and Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional Bhd. as it seeks ways to boost productivity at state-owned enterprises, McKinsey…

Services

Myanmar – The Beggar with the Golden Bowl

Myanmar – The Beggar with the Golden Bowl

Myanmar has embarked on one of the most significant political transitions taking place globally. Unlike the Arab spring, this is a top-down evolution that is opening up…

Brewed in Vietnam – Coffee’s New Rising Sun

Brewed in Vietnam – Coffee’s New Rising Sun

Most Vietnamese coffee farmers have never heard of a double tall skinny latte, but they can tell you the price of the beans that are used to…

Trade News

Is Piracy Good for Capitalism?

Is Piracy Good for Capitalism?

Kim Dotcom, the accused online pirate who founded the cloud-storage service Megaupload.com, recently made a surprising statement to the Guardian newspaper: “I respect copyright. What I don’t respect…

Statistics

Are We Witnessing the Beginning of Capital Outflows from Emerging Markets?

Are We Witnessing the Beginning of Capital Outflows from Emerging Markets?

A surprise interest rate hike from Indonesia came amid one of the worst weeks for emerging markets as heavy capital outflowspounded their equities and currencies. Now analysts anticipate governments to take…

Vietnam Ready for Structural Reforms

Vietnam Ready for Structural Reforms

Vietnam, the world’s most volatile stock market since 2009, is leading developing-nation gains this year as the Communist government slows inflation and considers easing its grip on the economy.…

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