BDG Insights: Spotlight Vietnam 
Issue #1, Q2, April - June, 2016

The Spotlight Vietnam newsletter by BDG Vietnam aims to present major socioeconomic developments and events occurring in Vietnam. In this issue, you will hear about:

- What kind of impact will Brexit have on Vietnam and other ASEAN markets?
- Why electronic manufacturing leaders such as Intel, LG and Samsung, and a number of others, are increasing their investments in Vietnam?
- The latest news and insights about the most promising industries in Vietnam.
We invite you to go through the articles and publications, and discover new opportunities for your enterprise in Vietnam!

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BDG Vietnam
Vietnam - major developments in Q2, 2016
Photo of Hoi An at night
[PoliticsVietnam's new leadership to step in the office. Reforms have to continue.
[EnvironmentFormosa plant caused millions of fish deaths in Central Vietnam.
[PoliticsBarack Obama visited Vietnam. A number of contracts were signed between the two countries.
[ChangeDivestment delay for Top 10 state owned enterprises.
[PoliticsThe dispute on the East Sea (South China Sea) still ongoing.
BDG publications

BDG Publication 2016
Brexit: How are the ASEAN economies affected?

Last June, the United Kingdom became the first country in history to exit the European Union (EU), sending markets not only in Europe but around the globe into frenzy. While experts agree that the UK will be the party taking the brunt of the heat, the ASEAN economies are set to be affected – both negatively and positively.

BDG Publication 2016

Is Vietnam becoming the next manufacturing hub in Southeast Asia?

Leading electronics manufacturers Intel, Samsung and LG already operate production facilities in Vietnam, and a number of companies follow, in order to reap the country’s strategic advantages. Have you considered investing in Vietnam? Here is why you should.

BDG Publication 2016

Why could the Mekong Delta be an interesting investment destination for you?

17 million inhabitants, more than 1000 foreign direct investment projects, 50 existing industrial parks and one of the biggest seafood exporters in the world – the Mekong Delta.



Key industry and sector news wrap-up
[Investment] The southern province of Binh Duong welcomes a 760 million USD garment and textile project
[TPP] Vietnam garment and textile businesses gearing up for Trans Pacific Partnership
[Partnership] Deal which can help Vietnamese textile companies to go global
[Exports] Garment and textile exports in the first five months of 2016 rose 6.1% to 8.6 billion USD
[Growth] Vietnam emerges as contender to becoming a major textile exporter
[Development] Vietnam's PMI up to 52.7 in May
[Growth] Toshiba to supply equipment for Vietnam's coal-fired thermal power plant
[Investments] Auto parts factory to be opened in Da Nang
[Growth] Nikon seeks to help manufacturers and supporting industries operating in Vietnam
[Development] Bosch strengthening its position in Vietnam
[Apps] Vinasun adds Vcar app to compete with ride-hailing services offered by Uber and Grab
[Investment] LG to invest 1.5 billion USD for a new OLED assembly plant in Vietnam
[Investment] Samsung to follow LG and manufacture displays in Vietnam
[Trends] Technology lures Vietnamese diaspora back to their roots
[Modernization] Obama's visit yielded two significant technology agreements

[Investment] After Obama's visit, VietJet Air buys 100 new Boeing airplanes
[Growth/e-commerce] Vietnam e-commerce likely to gross 10 billion USD by 2020
[Trends] Vietnamese consumer behavior changing
[Growth/retail] Lotte Mart looking to run 60 stores by 2020, five times more than currently
[M&A] Vietnam plans the merger of 2 main stock exchanges to boost the market
[Retail] Amidst the rise of the Vietnamese retail market, Big C grocery chain sold for 1.1 billion USD
Upcoming events, conferences and seminars (Q3, 2016)
1: [Aug 18 @HCMC]: Vietnam M&A Forum 2016
2: [Aug 29 - Sep 1 @HCMC]: Vietnam consumer digital world expo
3: [Sep 9 @HCMC]: Vietnam's retail market and consumer trends
4: [Sep 14-16 @HCMC]: International industrial automation exhibition
5: [Sep 14-16 @HCMC]: Elenex
BDG Vietnam projects in Q2, 2016
The driving force behind our actions is 'Passion for Vietnam'. Therefore, if you share the same passion, or are interested in looking closely into Vietnam, give us a call. We would gladly discuss about Vietnam's potentials, investment opportunities, and the country's future socioeconomic path. 
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