Good Morning. Vietnam’s VIP clubs, hosted in five-star hotels, are often overshadowed by news from the country’s large integrated resorts. Tim Shepherd, director of Fortuna Investments, tells us these clubs have a bright future as the country’s expatriate workforce expands. On this week’s Face-to-Face interview Shepherd sheds some light on the Imperial Pacific auction imbroglio.

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Vietnam’s VIP clubs poised for growth as investment flows rise

Vietnam is expected to be a key beneficiary of manufacturing migration out of China, which will bring with it expatriates looking for entertainment. In this week’s Face-to-Face interview, Tim Shepherd, director of Fortuna Investments, outlines the potential drivers for the country’s VIP clubs and why they are poised for a bright future. He also talks about the stalled auction of Imperial Pacific International’s gaming assets on Saipan after a white knight rode to the rescue…at least for now. 

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