We want to help you understand the economic information around you

Our aim is to aid business people and investors in using the vast amount of economic information available in their decision-making.

Our vision

Our vision is to make economics intelligible and of practical use for business and investment decision-making.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide economic and financial training services to the Vietnamese business community, complemented by information on the Vietnamese and global economies, and with the specific objective of contributing to more informed business decision-making in this community.

We intend to move towards fulfilling our mission through the provision of regular workshops, short courses and in-house training sessions on an array of topics which will showcase the usefulness of the economic information and data analytics that are to be provided in the form of economic reports and user-friendly data sets.

The company

Vietnam Economic Training & Information Services (VIETIS) is an independent body which provides economic training and information services to the Vietnamese business community. The company was founded in 2017.

Its establishment is in response to the perceived need for more sophisticated economic data and information by business leaders and managers that are attempting to come to grips with the major structural changes taking place in the Vietnamese economy in the context of its rapid growth and increasing integration into a turbulent global economy.

Established for the business community

What we do


Our courses provide the tools to use economic information in business and investment decision-making.


Regular workshops on the current and likely future directions of the global and local economies


We monitor developments in the global and local economies, and their implications for the major asset classes.


Kapital Economics is a Netherlands-based company specialised in monitoring developments in the global economy and tracking global economic cycles. The company supplies us with vital inputs for our training and information services in complementing our knowledge of the local economy.

ETIS Lanka is our partner in Sri Lanka that strives to inform the Sri Lankan business community with intelligence on the global and Sri Lankan economies for investment and business decision-making. The company was founded in 2019 with its head office is located in Colombo.

Our team

Founder and CEO

Dr Duc Nguyen

Dr Duc Nguyen has established numerous successful business ventures in Vietnam and internationally, the most recent being the establishment of the financial data-analytics company YouTrade. Dr Nguyen is currently a professor at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH) in Vietnam, where he is dean of the faculty of Management Information System. He has an extensive record of academic accomplishments, the most notable being: Best thesis award in relation to building and deploying the Vietnam Securities Information System (2002); Post-Doc and Research Scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Experience in collaboration projects with research groups from: University of Fribourg, Switzerland, University of Northwestern, Switzerland, University of Bolton, UK, University of Marburg, Germany, University of Illinois, USA, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; Founder and Vice Director of Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Technology (CIRTECH), Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HUTECH).

Founder and COO

Bram Nicholas

Before setting up the company, Bram worked for Econsult International from 2013-2017, for which he studied and traded in global equity, currency, commodity, and bond markets. Bram has continued his analysis of these markets in the context of global economic cycles for Kapital Economics, authoring the monthly Global Economic Monitor report since 2017, and the quarterly Vietnam Economic Monitor since 2018. Bram is currently in the process of writing a PhD on the subject of exchange rates and forex markets at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, and holds an MBA from the University of Western Sydney which he acquired while studying at the International School of Business (University of Economics) in Ho Chi Minh City.

Senior trainer

Dr Howard Nicholas

Dr Howard Nicholas is an economist with extensive teaching experience in the area of business economics and financial markets, having taught these subjects for 40 years at the Institute of Social Studies (part of Erasmus University of Rotterdam), where he was awarded best-teacher award every year since the award was first given―from 2000 to 2020. In addition to teaching at the ISS, Dr Nicholas has taught at business schools in a number of countries including China, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. Since 2011, he has been teaching at the International School of Business – Univeristy of Economics HCMC. He is regularly invited to give lectures on the global economy and is known by those who have attended his lectures for his early warnings on the Asian crisis in 1997, the global crises of 2001 and 2008, the little known crisis of the Chinese economy in 2015, and the global crisis of 2020.