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Viet Nam topped this year’s Global Retail Development Index, surpassing India, Russia and China, the top three countries in last year's index. The index is a trademark of management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.
Vietnam has attracted a total of US $7.598 billion worth of foreign direct investment in the first four months of 2008, up 41% compared to the same period last year.
Vietnamese companies focus more on attracting and retaining employees than do companies elsewhere, according to a survey by Grant Thornton, a global accounting, tax and business advisory firm.
Viet Nam’s economic growth is expected to slow by five percentage points this year to 8.0 percent but return to 8.5 percent next year, the World Bank said.
Delegates at a meeting titled “Status of Vietnamese brand names on the international market a year after joining the WTO” held in HCMC agreed only limited progress has been made in popularizing Vietnamese brands overseas.
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