Vietnam has emerged as the most recent of Southeast Asia's economic success stories, posting over the past 10 years the highest GDP growth throughout the region and benefitting from rising levels of capital inflows. Helping investors tap into this potential, Indochina Capital and its affiliates provide attractive investment opportunities and professional advisory and finance services by effectively integrating local contacts and knowledge with international finance and management experience. Our core base of global institutional investors recognize Vietnam's appeal as an investment destination and invest with us to capture this opportunity.
Since the economic reforms in the late 1980s, Vietnam has transformed into a vibrant economy propelled by strong economic fundamentals, compelling demographics, rich natural resources and a buoyant consumer society. With an economy that is underpinned by exports and domestic consumption, Vietnam's political and social stability make it one of the safest countries in the world, and its geographic centrality and long coastline provides tourism and trade opportunities. Vietnam's entrepreneurial culture, young population and rising incomes form a very attractive consumer base, and the country's high literacy rate and strong, Confucian work-ethic create a highly capable workforce.
Vietnam's strong fundamentals as an attractive investment destination include:
For a country of nearly 90 million people, the age structure of Vietnam's population is a perfect pyramid, with approximately 80% of the populace under the age of 40 and 72% of this majority under the age of 24. The lost generation caused by the conflicts of the 20th Century has resulted in a thin layer of citizens over the age of 60, which represents only 8% of Vietnam's total population. Compared to other Asian nations, Vietnam has the youngest demographic profile in contrast to the “middle-age” population of China and the aging population of Japan.
This phenomenon is what the United Nations Population Fund describes as a 'demographic dividend,' where there are two or more persons of working age (15-60) for every person of dependent age (under 15 or 60 and over). The demographic dividend equates to an increase in the rate of economic growth due to a rising share of working age people in a population. Vietnam's demographic bonus presents a golden opportunity and is expected to persist thru the next 30 years.
For more information regarding investment opportunities, please contact our Investor Relations Department.