The Vietnamese manufacturing sector remained in growth territory at the start of the third quarter of the year, but there were some signs of demand softening, according to a survey released on August 8 by S&P Global. Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) S&P Global said the Vietnam Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) remained above the 50.0 no-change mark for the tenth successive month in July, signalling a further strengthening of business conditions. That said, at 51.2, down from 54.0 in June, the index signalled a softer improvement. As such, output, new orders and employment all increased at weaker rates than in June. New orders increased for the 10th month running, but the rate of expansion eased to the weakest since April. New export business rose solidly, meanwhile, and at a faster pace than total new orders. The continued growth of new orders encouraged manufacturers to keep expanding production in July. Output rose for the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s manufacturing output continues to rise
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Although all the micro-economic and macro-economic advantages are available, it seems that there is no key catalyst for trending towards a new growth level at the stock market. Profits vary Initial statistics show that around 600 corporations have made public their financial statements in the second quarter of 2022. The number could be a bit higher if all the estimated figures were actively made public. Figures will continually be updated over the next few days, but the sales and profits of listed corporations will rise positively. For instance, as estimated by Vndirect Securities Corporation, considering 590 corporations listed by 26 July the total sales and profits in the second quarter increased by 25.3% and 17.9% respectively, over the same period last year. Stocks with high capitalization of more than VND 10,000 bln have recorded an average of 34.3% increase in sales and 24.9% in net profits. It is certainly normal for the stock trading market to have dark and bright … [Read more...] about Stock market showing no indication of growth
Seizing the opportunity laid out by its clean energy resources and phasing out coal could be key for Vietnam’s green growth path. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has set a deadline for sectors to build plans for their sustainable development within the first quarter (Q1) of this year as part of efforts to materialize the country’s sustainable development. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at COP26 in Glasgow, the UK in November 2021. Photo: VNA The PM demanded in Q2 a comprehensive program to implement Vietnam’s net-zero target that he pledged at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) in November 2021. Accordingly, authorized agencies are tasked with eight issues, namely energy transition, reducing greenhouse gas emissions; lowering methane emissions; developing electric cars; planting forests to absorb carbon dioxide; building construction materials and urban development suitable for green and sustainable … [Read more...] about [Net-zero strategy] Which way is possible for Vietnam’s net zero journey?