How has the distressed situation developed? From the late of 1990s till 2007, except a short period during the Asian financial crisis, Vietnam economy posted a good performance. In the same time, asset bubbles started building up especially in real estate and stock markets from the early 2000s. The bubble burst in 2007 when the Vietnam Government tried to cool off the overheating economy and then Vietnam suffered adverse spill-over impacts. Since then Vietnamese policy makers faced constantly a difficult dilemma of trade-off between growth and macro economic stability.