Vietnam faces barriers in drive to set up derivatives market

Reform process underway but global firms need convincing it will succeed

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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