Vietnam is among the most optimistic countries in terms of business expectations, according to HSBC Holdings plc.’s latest Emerging Markets Index.

The others which share the same optimistic business expectations are Indonesia and Poland.

On the other hand, Vietnamese manufacturing growth gathered momentum, highlighted by the strongest rise in output since April 2011, and the fastest rise in purchasing activity in the survey’s history, HSBC said.

In comparison with the Manufacturing Output Index of Taiwan (China), India, the Republic of Korea, China and Indonesia, Vietnam ranked second in December 2013 and in January 2014 after Taiwan (China).

It followed Taiwan (China) and China to stand at the third place in November 2013.

The HSBC Emerging Markets Index is a weighted composite indicator derived from national HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index reports in 17 emerging economies, namely China, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan (China), Hong Kong (China), Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic.-VNA