Contents: Chapters: 1 - Introduction. Overview of the World economy in 2013. 2 - Overview of the Vietnamese economy in 2013. 3 - Growth constrains in Vietnam: A study using the growth diagnostic approach. 4 - A financial assessment for Vietnam using financial soundness indicators. 5 - International economic integration: Behind the expectations of Vietnam. 6 - Vietnam's choice of energy policies. 7 - Vietnam's economic prospects in 2014 & policy implications. Appendices.