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Webinar
Fitch on Vietnam: Navigating a Post-Pandemic World
26 April 2022 | 10:00 – 11:45 AM SGT / 9:00 - 10:45 AM VNT
Overview

Posting a GDP growth rate of 2.6%, Vietnam outpaced most of its counterparts in the region in 2021. Yet, as a result of the pandemic, it also was the slowest pace of growth for Vietnam in 30 years.

However, Fitch Ratings expects Vietnam’s recovery – boosted by exports and domestic demand – to gather enough momentum to reach GDP growth of 7.9% in 2022 and 6.5% in 2023.

Even so, risks remain, among them, additional pandemic-related lockdowns, uncertain interest rate hikes, a possible increase in non-performing loans, and developmental challenges, such as inadequate infrastructure, regulations aimed at bolstering sustainable and ESG practices, and volatility in the bond and capital markets.

For insights on these issues and more, you are cordially invited to join the Fitch on Vietnam 2022 webinar – hosted by The Asset Events+ in association with Fitch Ratings – during which leading decision-makers from the public and private sectors will join Fitch’s leading analysts to discuss Vietnam’s economic prospects and the implications for its credit markets, issuers and investors.

Session I: Macro-economic overview and infrastructure
26 April 2022 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM SGT
09:50 AM SGT
Access to webinar opens
10:00 AM SGT
Opening remarks
Sing Chan Ng
Sing Chan Ng
managing director & head of Asia-Pacific business origination
Fitch Ratings
10:15 AM SGT
Exclusive Discussion
  • What is the sovereign credit rating outlook for Vietnam?
  • What are the prospects for recovery post-pandemic?
  • Amid increasing pressure in infrastructure, what are the key areas of developmental focus when it comes to investing in Vietnam’s infrastructure and access to offshore financing?
  • What necessary policies are needed from the government to continuously attract FDI?
  • What are the opportunities for a cleaner and greener trade for Vietnam?
  • What are the likely medium-term impacts of the current geo-political developments on the trade industry and financial sector of Vietnam?
Andrew Jeffries
Andrew Jeffries
country director for Vietnam
Asian Development Bank
Sajal Kishore
Sajal Kishore
managing director, head of Asia-Pacific infrastructure and project finance ratings
Fitch Ratings
Sagarika Chandra
Sagarika Chandra
director, Asia-Pacific sovereign ratings
Fitch Ratings
Michael Kokalari
Michael Kokalari
chief economist
VinaCapital
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu (moderator)
editor-in-chief
The Asset
10:50 AM SGT
Q&A
10:55 AM SGT
End of discussion
Session II: Credit and capital markets
26 April 2022 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM SGT
11:00 AM SGT
Exclusive Discussion
  • What is the outlook for Vietnam’s corporate and banking sectors?
  • In light of key policy initiatives announced by the country’s Ministry of Finance regarding development of the local debt market, will banks continue to be the key provider of credit to corporates?
  • What are the prospects for Vietnamese issuers raising USD bonds?
  • As Vietnam positions itself as one of the “star” economies in Asia-Pacific, what challenges will it face and what will they mean for its credit markets, issuers and investors?
  • How are the regulators addressing the potential risks of the rapid increase of corporate bond issuance? Are there any concentration risks?
  • What are the measures to enhance and develop sustainability initiatives and the green bond market in Vietnam?
Hasira De Silva
Hasira De Silva
senior director, South and South-East Asia industrials & consumer
Fitch Ratings
Tania Gold
Tania Gold
senior director, head of South and Southeast Asian banks
Fitch Ratings
Stephen McKeever
Stephen McKeever
managing director, head of institutional client division
Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation
Nguyen Ngoc Anh
Nguyen Ngoc Anh
managing director and head of investment banking
SSI Securities Corporation
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu (moderator)
editor-in-chief
The Asset
11:40 AM SGT
Q&A
11:45 AM SGT
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Opening remarks - Sing Chan Ng, managing director & head of Asia-Pacific business origination, Fitch Ratings
Opening remarks - Sing Chan Ng, managing director & head of Asia-Pacific business origination, Fitch Ratings
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Group photo of the event