VietnamÆs Vice Minister of Finance Nguyen Van Ninh tows the party line in his formality he arrives with an entourage, speaks through a translator, and begins and ends an interview with speeches about opening up to the world. But despite the stiff approach, Ninh is relatively forthcoming, and this is refreshing in itself.
He begins by talking about last year's $750 million bond issue, launched to to yield 7.125%. He says that the 10 year bond - led by Credit Suisse - not only gave the country more financing flexibility but it also improved VietnamÆs image in the world economy.
Indeed Vietnamese officials are more interested in their foreign image than ever before û because...
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