About us

About us

Founded in Singapore by Dr. Phan Minh Ngoc, Intelligence Service Partners leverages on the strength of highly skilled staff as well as academic and professional partners who are working across the region and leading in their sectors.

The firm is aimed to provide clients with analytically-based problem-solving advice and other business intelligence consulting services of the highest quality and integrity.

About Dr. Ngoc:

Dr. Ngoc is the Founder and Director of Intelligence Service Partners. He established the firm after leaving his management job at a mega Japanese bank in Singapore where he had served for over ten years specialized in research and analysis of APAC’s economies, industries and corporates. Before that, Dr. Ngoc spent three years in Kyushu University (Japan), teaching and conducting research on international economic issues.

Dr. Ngoc publishes extensively in leading international academic journals. In addition, Dr. Ngoc has served as an external referee for various international academic journals including Asian Economic Journal, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Journal of Economics Studies, and International Journal of Social Economics. He is also a frequent author in academic and business publications in Vietnam. Currently, Dr. Ngoc is Advisor with the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce (VietCham), Singapore.

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dr. Ngoc started his career with the State Bank of Vietnam (the central bank) until early 1997 when he was awarded a scholarship by the Japanese government to pursue master’s and Ph.D degrees in finance and economics in Nagasaki University and Kyushu University, respectively.

With more than 20 years’ experience in research and analysis, Dr. Ngoc has substantial expertise and established a network of academics and professionals across a wide range of industries and geographies.

Dr. Phan Minh Ngoc speaking at a forum on Vietnam’s banking in May 2018

Dr. Ngoc’s selected publications

  1. Yang, Chih-Hai, Ramstetter, Eric D., Tsaur, Jen-Ruey, and Phan Minh Ngoc, 2015, ‘Openness, Ownership, and Regional Economic Growth in Vietnam’, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Vol. 51, Supplement 1, 2015 (Mar).
  2. Ramstetter, Eric D. and Phan Minh Ngoc, 2013, ‘Productivity, Ownership, and Producer Concentration in Transition: Further Evidence from Vietnamese Manufacturing’, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 25, Apr 2013.
  3. Ramstetter, Eric D. and Phan Minh Ngoc, 2011, ‘Productivity, Ownership, and Producer Concentration in Transition: Further Evidence from Vietnamese Manufacturing’, ESRI Discussion Paper Series No.278, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Tokyo, Japan.
  4. Phan, Minh Ngoc and Eric D. Ramstetter, 2009, ‘Foreign Ownership and Exports in Vietnamese Manufacturing’, Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 54, Issue 04.
  5. Phan, Minh Ngoc, 2008. ‘The Roles of Capital and Technological Progress in Vietnam’s Economic Growth’, Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 32, No. 2.
  6. Phan, Minh Ngoc, 2008. ‘Sources of Vietnam’s Economic Growth’, Progress in Development Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3.
  7. Ramstetter, Eric D. and Phan Minh Ngoc, 2008. ‘Productivity, Ownership, and Producer Concentration in Transition: Evidence from Vietnamese Manufacturing’, Working Paper 2008-04, Kitakyushu: International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development.
  8. Ramstetter, Eric D. and Phan Minh Ngoc, 2007. ‘Employee Compensation, Ownership, and Producer Concentration in Vietnam’s Manufacturing Industries’, Working Paper 2007-07, Kitakyushu: International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development.
  9. Ramstetter, Eric D. and Phan Minh Ngoc, 2007. ‘Changes in Ownership and Producer Concentration after the Implementation of Vietnam’s Enterprise Law’, Working Paper 2007-06, Kitakyushu: International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development.
  10. Phan, Minh Ngoc and Eric D. Ramstetter, 2006. ‘Economic Growth, Trade, and Multinational Presence in Vietnam’s Provinces’, Working Paper 2006-18, Kitakyushu: International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development. Also presented in the 10th Convention of the East Asian Economic Association, Nov. 18-19, 2006, Beijing.
  11. Phan, Minh Ngoc, Nguyen Thi Phuong Anh, Phan Thuy Nga, and Shigeru Uchida, 2005. ‘Effects of Cyclical Movements of Foreign Currencies’ Interest Rates and Exchange Rates on the Vietnamese Currency’s Interest and Exchange Rates’. Asian Business & Management, Vol. 4, No.3.
  12. Phan, Minh Ngoc and Eric D. Ramstetter, 2004. ‘Foreign Multinationals and Local Firms in Vietnam’s Economic Transition’. Asian Economic Journal, Vol.18, No.4.
  13. Phan, Minh Ngoc and Eric D. Ramstetter, 2004. ‘Foreign Ownership Shares and Exports of Multinational Firms in Vietnamese Manufacturing’, Working Paper 2004-32, Kitakyushu: International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development. An earlier version of this paper was presented in the 9th Convention of the East Asian Economic Association, 13-14 November 2004, Hong Kong.
  14. Phan, Minh Ngoc, Nguyen Thi Phuong Anh, and Phan Thuy Nga, 2003. ‘Exports and Long-Run Growth in Vietnam, 1976-2001’, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Vol.20, No.3.
  15. Phan, Minh Ngoc and Eric D. Ramstetter, 2003. ‘Comparing Foreign Multinationals and Local Firms in Vietnam’, Working Paper 2003-43, Kitakyushu: International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development.
  16. Phan, Minh Ngoc and Shigeru Uchida, 2003. ‘Stabilization Policy Issues in Vietnam’s Economic Transition’. Annual Review of Southeast Asian Studies, Research Institute of Southeast Asia, Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University, Vol. 44 (March).
  17. Phan, Minh Ngoc and Eric D. Ramstetter, 2002. ‘Foreign Multinationals, State-Owned Enterprises and Other Firms in Vietnam’, Working Paper 2002-23, Kitakyushu: International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development. This paper was also presented in the 8th Convention of the East Asian Economic Association, 4-5 November 2002, Kuala Lumpur.
  18. Phan, Minh Ngoc and Shigeru Uchida, 2002. ‘Capital Controls to Reduce Volatility of Capital Flows; Case Studies in Chile, Malaysia, and Vietnam in 1990s’. Annual Review of Southeast Asian Studies, Research Institute of Southeast Asia, Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University, Vol. 43 (March).
  19. Phan, Minh Ngoc, 2002. ‘Comparisons of Foreign Invested Enterprises and State-Owned Enterprises in Vietnam in the 1990s’. Kyushu Keizai Nenpo (the Annual Report of Economic Science, Kyushu Association of Economic Science), No.40 (December). An earlier version of this paper was presented in the 40th Conference of the Kyushu Keizai Gakkai (Kyushu Association of Economic Science).

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