Title: Finance in Vietnam - an overview

Authors: Xuan Vinh Vo

Addresses: School of Banking Ho Chi Minh City, University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; CFVG Ho Chi Minh City, 279 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Abstract: Vietnam financial market development is an interesting topic which draws attention from many economists worldwide. In this article, we review and highlight some key financial developments in Vietnam. Particularly, we focus on reviewing recent banking system and stock market developments in Vietnam. We observe that there is a significant improvement in the Vietnam financial system in the last few decades. Obviously, the Vietnam financial market has been gradually becoming more integrated into the global market. Similar to other emerging economies, the integration process poses various challenges for the current institutional and legal framework in the financial system.

Keywords: financial developments; Vietnam; financial markets; banking industry; stock markets; emerging economies; institutional framework; legal framework; finance.

DOI: 10.1504/AAJFA.2016.079311

Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting, 2016 Vol.6 No.3, pp.202 - 209

Received: 02 Mar 2016
Accepted: 25 Jun 2016

Published online: 26 Sep 2016 *

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