According to the January 2018 report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its forecast for world economic growth for 2018 and 2019. Accordingly, global economic growth in 2018 and 2019 will stay unchanged as 2017 with a rate of 3.7, a decrease of 0.2% over the July 2018 updated forecast. In 2018, USD price increased continuously; however near the end of the year, it went on a downward tendency because the main currencies price dropped compared to the USD.

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018 reached 7.08% – the highest increase level from 2008. In 2018, estimated IIP increased 10.2% in comparision with the previous year although lower than 11.3% of 2017, higher than increase level from 2012 to 2016. The total new registered, increased and contributed share capital is 35.48 billion USD which is equal to 98.8% of the same period of 2017. 

Vietnam consumer price index (CPI) flactuated in 2018. The total export turnover increased approximately 13% compared to the same period of 2017. Import and export still depended profusely on FDI captital. The public debt rate is estimated at 61.44%, lower than 62.6% of the end of 2017. The credit growth by the end of 2018 rises 14% compared to 2017.

The M&A market has been boiling recent years. In the first six months of 2018, there were 121 deals occuring with the total value reaching 3.35 billiion USD that Vietnam has participated in trade agreement such as AEC, CPTPP, EVFTA recent time is an oppotunity to enhance export.

Report Summary
1. World economy
1.1 Economic growth
1.2 Commodity market
2. Vietnam economy
2.1 Economic growth
2.1.1 GDP
2.1.2 Production
2.1.3 Consumption
2.1.4 Investment
2.1.5 Import and export
2.1.6 CPI
2.1.7 Monetary policy
2.1.8 Fiscal policy
2.1.9 Banking system
2.2 Trade agreements and legal documents
2.2.1 Agreed trade agreements and impacts
2.2.2 New issued legal documents and decrees
2.3 Operation of investment channels
2.3.1 Bonds
2.3.3 Commodity market
2.4 Mergers and Acquisitions
2.5 Risks and Forecasts
2.5.1 Risks
2.5.2 Forecasts