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BDG Insights: Spotlight Vietnam 
Issue #2, Q3, July - September, 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:

- 10 reasons why you should establish a garment manufacturing business in Vietnam.
- Development of Vietnam's electronics sector, major clusters and opportunities.
- 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!

Yours truly,

BDG Vietnam
 
Vietnam - major developments in Q3, 2016
Photo of holiday lanterns
[Politics/Economy] Vietnam delayed vote on TPP as US elections approach 
[Economy] Vietnam's GDP climbs 6.4% in Q3
[Economy] Until the end of September, Vietnam attracted over USD 16 billion FDI

[State visit] With French president Francois Hollande September's visit to Vietnam, Airbus signed a USD 6.5 billion deal with local airliners
[Olympics] Vietnam won its first gold medal in world's most prestigious sports tournament

 
BDG publications

BDG Publication 2016
10 reasons for opening a garment manufacturing business in Vietnam

Investing in Vietnam's garment industry offers more than just Free Trade with 52 nations. Risks of not becoming a garment player in Vietnam, which can be translated in a company's competitive disadvantage, are often underestimated. BDG has gathered 10 reasons why you should consider establishing your garment manufacturing business in Vietnam NOW.

BDG Publication 2016

Vietnam's electronics sector: development, locations and opportunities

After the strong entrance of major global electronics players, Vietnam has become a major electronics manufacturing hub in the ASEAN region (today, Vietnam is the second biggest smartphone exporter in the World, only behind China). Opportunities await both local and foreign electronics parts manufacturers/suppliers due to low supplier localization rates. 

 

Key industry and sector news wrap-up
Garment and textile

[Investment] A Chinese textile giant to enter Vietnam
[Change] Vietnam Textile and Garment Association ask for a new garment development plan
[Cooperation] Vietnam and India find room for future potential collaboration

[Investment] Taiwan's leading textile maker sees Vietnam as the best destination to diversify its manufacturing base from China
 
Machining

[Opportunities] R&D opportunities in Vietnam
[Development] In order to take advantage of growing demand, foreign cable and wire manufacturing companies to expand
[Development] Vietnam's PMI increases in August
[Improvement needed] In order to supporting industries more competitive, significant push is needed 

 
Technology

[Investment] A new South Korean player in Vietnam's semiconductor sector
[Investment] A Japanese company to follow its Korean electronics peer
[Trends] Overseas Vietnamese returning to their roots, getting involved in the tech sector
[Development] Vietnam as a key growth engine of SEA's e-commerce expansion
[Investment] Japanese Daikin to build the largest AC factory in Vietnam, invests USD 95+ million

 
Other

[Retail] As Japan slows down, domestic retailers search for growth in Vietnam
[Divestment] Vietnam to sell shares of one of the biggest SOE's
[Future] The Economist explains Vietnam's economic development path as the next Asian tiger growth story
[Divestment] Two state-owned breweries to be privatized
[Competitiveness] Vietnam drops 4 positions on the Global Competitiveness Report's list. However, still stays above 6 EU countries
Upcoming events, conferences and seminars (Q4, 2016)

1: [Nov 2 @HCMC]: Webinar: Starting a garment production in Vietnam
2: [Nov 9 - 11 @HCMC]: Vietwater 2016 / Renewable energy and EE exhibition
3: [Nov 18 - 19 @HCMC]: Echelon Vietnam 2016
4: [Nov 23 - 26 @HCMC]: Vietnam textile and garment exhibition 2016
5: [Nov 28 @Ludwigshafen]: Vietnam market entry, distribution and sourcing
6: [Nov 30 - Dec 2 @HCMC]: Ecotech Vietnam 2016
7: [Dec 7 - 10 @HCMC]: Metal & weld Vietnam 2016

 
BDG Vietnam projects in Q3, 2016
List of BDG Vietnam projects including 1. Project type; 2. Industry; 3. Status
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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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