VIETNAM PAINT SECTOR HOLDS FIRM AMIDST GLOBAL ECONOMIC GLOOM

BY MARK ROWE

DESPITE the gathering storm of global economic recession, the Vietnamese paint industry has so far turned in a reasonably strong performance through 2009. Projected growth of 8.1% for the whole of 2009 - made by Vietnam's General Statistics Office (GSO) back in November 2008, now looks slightly optimistic, but the reality may not be too far from that figure, suggest experts.
The GSO reported last month (May) that the country's industrial production for all sectors in the first four months of 2009 increased by only 2.4%, to ...


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