Why the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is such a big deal

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Why the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is such a big deal

In February, the European Parliament adopted the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). This is the most comprehensive and ambitious EU trade agreement with a developing country to date, the result of bilateral negotiations between the two following a failed attempt to negotiate a broader EU–Asean trade agreement. The EVFTA will be Vietnam’s next big step […]

Political will need to drive Vietnam’s economy forward

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Political will need to drive Vietnam’s economy forward

Identified by The World Bank (WB) as among the top three fastest growing economies in East Asia in 2019, Vietnam’s economy last year again demonstrated its resilience in the face of a falling Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index  (PMI) and dwindling business confidence globally. Compared with 3 per cent growth in world gross domestic product (GDP) […]

Vietnam’s May National Assembly Elections to Test Party Rhetoric

Vietnam’s May National Assembly Elections to Test Party Rhetoric

Vietnam will hold its parliamentary election in May 2016. The three key positions of president, prime minister and chairperson of the National Assembly will all be elected. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of this election is the emerging group of self-nominated candidates. This election see’s around 30 civil society activists running for the Communist […]