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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July: Trade War Takes a Toll on Stock Market and Currencies
With long-simmering trade tensions between China and the US flaring up into an all-out trade war in July, emerging stock markets around the world were negatively affected, and Vietnam was not immune (although it fared better than some regional peers): The VN Index dropped 1.8% in July and 5.2% year-to-date (ytd) in USD terms, while the fund’s net asset value (NAV) per share declined 2.4% month-on-month (mom) to USD5.26.