HCMC Residential Property Sector: A Unique Investment Opportunity

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HCMC Residential Property Sector: A Unique Investment Opportunity

Vietnam has undergone remarkable growth and development over the past 30 years. The launch of the Đổi Mới Policy in 1986 transformed the country from one of the world’s poorest into an emerging middle-income country. Favourable demographics, a rapidly expanding middle class, and continued industrialisation and urbanisation have spurred strong economic growth, making Vietnam one of […]

Vietnam’s Higher Education Reforms Target 10,000 PhDs in Six Years

Vietnam’s Higher Education Reforms Target 10,000 PhDs in Six Years

Vietnam has announced a bold new higher education reform agenda. The government of Vietnam will offer up to 10,000 government scholarships for overseas doctoral study between 2014 and 2020 (or 1,300–1,500 per year) to tertiary and research institute staff. The so-called 911 Project will also offer scholarships to qualified non-academic professionals committed to tertiary teaching […]

Ageing in Vietnam: how to live long and prosper (video)

When it comes to development success stories it’s hard to look past Vietnam. After shrugging off the colonialist French it withstood saturation bombing by the USA before pushing back the Chinese. The political and economic (Đổi Mới) reforms towards building a socialist-oriented market economy initiated at the 6th National Congress have seen the country grow […]

Vietnam’s FTAs Offer Challenges & Chances

Vietnam’s FTAs Offer Challenges & Chances

When Dung Quat Refinery announced on February 24 th, 2016 that it was encountering difficulties selling its gasoline and gasoil due to Vietnam’s FTAs (free trade agreements) with Korea and Asean, one had to ask how this monopoly could be in such strife? Adding fuel to the fire, PetroVietnam, the parent company, sent an official […]