Investors should be wary of Vietnamese practices

Vietnam is attracting more FDI as investors take advantage of opportunities, but they also need to be cautious.

Investors should be wary of Vietnamese practices

Despite a record of poor corporate mismanagement and widespread corruption, Vietnam is attracting strong foreign direct investment FDI. During the first four months of this year the country received $8.2 billion of inward flows, a 17% increase over the same period in 2012, according to the country's Foreign Investment Agency.

But investors need to beware.

They should expect to pay for government licences for almost everything, and once set up, not...

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