Businesses still optimistic on Vietnam’s economy

Grand Thornton Vietnam , an auditing and consultancy company, on Jan. 4 said that 62 percent of Vietnamese businesses participating in surveys are optimistic about the country’s economy in 2011.

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The 62 percent is much higher than that of 23 percent for companies all over the world and 50 percent for companies in the Asia-Pacific region, said the Grant Thornton in a global business report.

According to the report, Chile takes the lead in the global optimism index with 95 percent of respondents, followed by India , 93 percent; the Philippines , 87 percent and Switzerland , 85 percent.

Kent Atkinson, Grant Thornton Vietnam ’s Director General, said the survey’s results showed that greater development has been seen in Asian and Latin American economies with high competitiveness and a rapid forecasted growth for 2011.

Although optimism for Vietnam ’s economy this year dropped from the previous report, the outlook is still generally positive, he said.

Source: VietnamPlus

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