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By Charles Harvie

Vietnam's daring monetary reforms initiated below the identify of Doi Moi in 1986 have produced stunning financial results that have interested economists, enterprise humans, trade scholars, political scientists and executive advisors alike all over the world. This e-book surveys very important elements of those advancements, analyses the most contributing elements, presents priceless references on constructing and transitional economies, and information soundly researched customers in alternate, funding and enterprise during this new swiftly constructing marketplace economic system in East Asia.

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In the commercial sector, the private sector which controlled 65% of the southern market was almost ruled out from business activities. The government ordered that all trade and business operations of 'bourgeois tradesmen' were to be abolished; only small merchants could exist by retailing those goods not controlled by the state. Ethnic Chinese private businessmen, who constituted a sizeable group in the private sector, were singled out by the government. In industry, the process of transformation of the private sector took place even more forcibly.

0 Source: Tong Cue Thong Ke, So Lieu Thong Ke Kinh Te Tai Chinh 1955-1986, Hanoi, 1988. (General Statistical Office, Statistical Data: Economics and Finance 1955-1986, Hanoi, 1988) 44 Vietnam's Reforms and Economic Growth The most radical changes were made in the agricultural sector. The drive to collectivise agriculture, resisted all along by farmers in the South, was suspended. Modest attempts to liberalise the farm sector were initiated and included the introduction of an output contract ('khoan san pham' in Vietnamese) system,4 giving the households more freedom to sell their excess products on the open market.

State economic units were set up in accordance with Soviet managerial concepts. The central planning system was basically intended to operate as follows. Each unit was managed by a level of the state bureaucracy - a ministry if centrally managed, a provincial department if locally managed. The unit was then given a regular production target, in quantity terms, and in order for it to meet this target it was provided with capital resources and current inputs directly by the state. The output produced by the unit was then supplied directly to the state.

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