Vietnam Foreign Investment Outlook in 2023: Navigating Headwinds Ahead

70 min  |  7th March 2023, 2:00-3:10 PM Vietnam  (UTC+7)/  4:00-5:10 PM Japan (UTC+9)

Vietnam enjoyed a solid economic expansion in 2022, with 8% GDP growth, thanks to strong domestic consumption, robust exports, and improved private investments (including FDI disbursements) following the removal of COVID-19 restrictions.

However, some key growth drivers such as exports and domestic consumption started to show signs of deceleration in Q4 and it is expected to continue in 2023 due to weakened global demands, rising inflation, and tighter domestic financial conditions.

Nikkei ScoutAsia and FiinGroup are pleased to co-organize a webinar on the foreign investment outlook in Vietnam for the year 2023.

In this webinar, you will get an overview of:

  • Vietnamese macroeconomic performance in 2022 and 2023 outlook
  • Key challenges for businesses and governmental support
  • FDI and M&A capital flows to Vietnam

This webinar is best for:

  • Foreign corporates and financial institutions
  • Foreign investors
  • Consulting & professional service firms

Key Topics

Macroeconomic performance and outlook

Overview of key indicators (GDP growth, PMI, export/import, inflation, retail sales, Forex reserves, fiscal balance etc.)

Key challenges & long-term prospects

Challenges (tighter domestic liquidity, weaker global demand, rising inflation) and how the government supports local corporate

FDI and M&A inflows

Key sectors that attract foreign investors in 2023 and beyond



Nguyen Xuan Thanh

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Fulbright University Vietnam
Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University 

Nguyen Xuan Thanh is a senior lecturer in public policy at the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Vietnam and a senior fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. At Harvard, Thanh works on comparative public policy issues in Vietnam and Southeast Asia and coordinates the Vietnam Executive Education Program.
At Fulbright, Thanh teaches macroeconomics, development finance, and project appraisal at the Master in Public Policy program. His current research covers macroeconomic management and financial sector reform.


Dong Le, CFA

Managing Director
Head of Market Research & Consulting Services, FiinGroup

Dong has over 20 years of hands-on experience in market research, commercial due diligence, market entry advisory services including greenfield investments and M&A, and investment management. He has led various advisory projects to support large foreign and local corporate clients as well as financial institutions to successfully penetrate and/or expand business in the Vietnam market.

Before joining FiinGroup, Dong worked as a Senior Investment Manager for BIDV – Vietnam Partners Investment Management (BVIM) with AUM of US$100 million and an Audit Manager for Deloitte Vietnam.


ScoutAsia is an Asia-focused news & company data platform, jointly developed by Nikkei & the Financial Times in 2018 with the ultimate aim of enabling customers towards better and more informed decisions.

Combining quality content and technologies, ScoutAsia provides AI-driven insights on what is changing in Asian business today.

Established in 2008, FiinGroup has been providing high-quality company reports, business credit reports, corporate data platform, independent market research study, commercial due diligence, business matching, market entry advisory, and other in-depth analytics and consultancy services across major Southeast Asia markets in various sectors. It has successfully supported so many foreign and local investors to penetrate and/or expand their business in the Vietnam market for 15 years.
FiinGroup entered a strategic capital and business alliance with NIKKEI Inc. and QUICK Corp. (Japan) from September 2014