Vietnam faces barriers in drive to set up derivatives market

Reform process underway but global firms need convincing it will succeed

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State Bank of Vietnam

In March, the Vietnamese government launched a programme to assist the development of its nascent derivatives industry. Under the plans, a basic legal framework and necessary infrastructure would be built this year and the next. A derivatives market for securities – stock indexes, government bonds and shares – would start operating from 2016–2020, after which the government would enhance the market, making it fully open.

While this initiative has been broadly welcomed by the industry, there are

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