Outlook for improved growth in new year

Outlook for improved growth in new year

Last year, I was overly optimistic about the time it would take to control the pandemic and to ease domestic and international travel restrictions. But despite continuing uncertainties, the prospects for the Vietnamese economy have improved since the 6.02 per cent contraction in the very difficult Q3 of 2021, and there are now reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the prospects for a return to stronger economic performance in 2022.
Importance of CPTPP deal to Vietnam’s economic success

Importance of CPTPP deal to Vietnam’s economic success

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is attracting the attention of potential new member economies. Senior Australian economist Raymond Mallon writes about how possible enlargement will impact Vietnam’s economy, trade, and investment attraction, and potential obstacles and opportunities.
Looking back to plan for a more resilient future

Looking back to plan for a more resilient future

Over the past half century, Vietnam has recorded impressive socioeconomic development achievements. To mark Vietnam’s National Day this week, senior economist, Raymond Mallon provides a perspective on factors that have helped boost investment and living standards in Vietnam, and offers suggestions on recovering from the current pandemic.
Revived TPP will benefit its members without US

Revived TPP will benefit its members without US

While rumours circulate of the US potentially re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership ...