Hanoi, Sept. 17 -- Vietnam has been ranked second after the US on a list of the world's most active, dynamic and potential markets for merger and acquisition (M&A) deals this year.

According to the latest M&A Investment Index compiled by research firm Euromonitor, Vietnam's standing had increased from last year.

Vietnam was listed among a group of countries with positive M&A prospects together with China, the Philippines, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia.

Euromonitor forecast that Vietnam would retain its position in the top 20 countries with the highest investment M&A index in 2021, surpassing China and Indonesia.

According to the report, Vietnam was also in the top five markets with the fastest M&A growth performance in the world, behind Sin...