With strong GDP growth, a stable macroeconomic environment, increasing exports, and record levels of foreign direct investment, it is easy to see why Vietnam is considered among the world’s most exciting markets. Half of the population of 95 million is under age 35, and an expanding middle class has created a compelling domestic consumption story that has attracted the attention of companies from around the globe.
VOF gives investors access to a range of carefully selected investments in the listed and private companies that are participating in, benefitting from, and driving the sustainable growth Vietnam is experiencing today.
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September: Little movement in global stock markets, and a renewed focus on private
Global markets did little in September, although the VN Index increased 1.3% in USD terms, a solid performance especially compared to its regional ASEAN peers (Philippines: -2.5%, Malaysia: -1.8%, Indonesia: -2.5%, Thailand: -1.1%), which fell on average 1.6% in USD terms during the month.1 The VN Index was led by the banks – buoyed by news of the State Bank of Vietnam’s 25 bps rate cut – and foreign ownership limit (FOL) stocks on news that two new ETFs will be launched based on stocks in the financial services sector and those whose FOLs are full. Additionally, Vietnam’s macroeconomic indicators continue to be very positive, a remarkable achievement as uncertainty continues to grip most of the world….