The China plus One Strategy in Vietnam, out now and available for download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore, explains the growing popularity of China plus one manufacturing. Read more to understand the market entry strategies, the differences between these locations, and the important role that rules of origin play for companies that are seeking to tap into Vietnam’s network of trade agreements.
For the first time, Vietnam is among the top five countries ranked for private participation in infrastructure projects, with majority of the projects being in the renewable energy sector. Read more to know about the investments and projects in Vietnam.
Vietnam moves up on the Sustainable Trade Index, which measures the capacity of countries to participate in the international trade system in a way that supports sustainable development. Read more to know how Vietnam fared in the rankings, regional comparison, and what more needs to be done.
Vietnam’s internet economy continues to grow at one of the fastest paces in Southeast Asia. Led by segments such as e-commerce, online media, and travel, it is expected to continue its momentum till 2025. Read more to know about the various segments in the internet economy, levels of fundraising, and how Vietnam compares with its neighbors.
With its rising costs, China is no longer the go-to manufacturing destination. Recent trends show that the number of manufacturers shifting from China to Vietnam has seen a significant increase. Read more to know about the major import-export industries in Vietnam.
In the recently released ease of doing business rankings, Vietnam’s rank dropped by one place but achieved a higher overall score compared to last year. Read more to know about the country’s business environment and areas where Vietnam needs to make further improvements.
The US and Vietnam need to resolve issues such as trade deficit, catfish trade, and Vietnam’s market economy status to further strengthen their trade relations. Read more to know about the major trade issues and the importance of a strong bilateral relationship.
Generation Z, the next demographic wave of shoppers wield immense spending power in Vietnam. Investors need to adapt their marketing strategies to the evolving consumer needs. Read more to know about the next generation of consumers, shopping habits, and the need for a shift in marketing strategies.
Vietnam’s economy grew the fastest since 2011 in the first three quarters of 2018, largely driven by the industry, construction, and services sector. Read more to know about the economic expansion, industry growth, trade, FDI, and the major challenges for the next year.
Vietnam and the AIIB are working closely to meet the capital requirements in financing infrastructure investments in the country. Vietnam needs to strengthen its legal framework and the AIIB needs to increase financing if the country wants to meet its socio-economic development goals.