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Watch out for NPLs in Vietnam

Given that exports are sure to slow, so will foreign direct investment, and increasingly it looks like there will be a rise in non-performing loans.

Vietnam has been battling an economic downturn longer than any other country in the region. All the major credit rating agencies downgraded the nation’s outlook to negative back in the second quarter of last year. And Vietnam is still very much stuck in the middle of trouble.

As Credit Suisse analysts say Keep an eye on foreign direct investment FDI and non-performing loans NPLs.

In the third quarter of last year, Vietnam’s economy seemed to reel from bad to worse in lockstep with the global turmoil. The trouble for Vietnam is that its solution to domestic economic wobbles in recent years has been to export its way out of the problems. Indeed, exports...

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