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The latest tax hikes Vietnam is trying to cash in on

Rising public debt has forced the government to squeeze more out of revenue streams. 

Vietnamese mega-cities scouring for mega-funding on infrastructure drive

Hanoi and Saigon are in need of billions to keep up with economic growth.

Vietnam sets ambitious bond target of $11 billion for 2017

The government it looking more to the local debt market to finance its operations.
January 21, 2017 | 04:06 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s public debt exceeds ceiling, prime minister says

Public debt grew more than 18 percent a year on average during 2011-2015, much faster than the country's economic expansion.
January 07, 2017 | 09:55 am GMT+7

Vietnam's public debt increases nearly 15 times over past 15 years

Plunging oil prices have taken their toll on the government's coffers.
November 02, 2016 | 02:45 pm GMT+7

Vietnam should bring in private capital to finance transport infrastructure: HSBC

The state budget will not be able to cover the country's transport needs.
November 01, 2016 | 05:11 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s public debt growing three times faster than GDP

The country is digging itself into an ever-increasing hole. 
October 27, 2016 | 02:21 pm GMT+7

Loans for Vietnam's state firms hit $67 billion

According to a new government report, $15.6 billion of that came from overseas.
October 25, 2016 | 12:23 pm GMT+7

Delays in ODA-funded projects drag down Vietnam's economy

Projects that are two or three years late cost 1.5 times more than projected.
October 19, 2016 | 01:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese lawmakers deny debt ceiling increase, insist gov't control spending

The government wants to borrow more but the legislature is saying no.
October 19, 2016 | 09:55 am GMT+7

Soaring national debt puts increased pressure on Vietnam’s aging population

Debt-laden Vietnam will soon have to figure out how to pay for a rapidly growing number of old people.
October 14, 2016 | 04:09 pm GMT+7

Vietnam government borrowing hits $16 billion in Jan-Sep

That was nearly twice the amount seen in the same period last year.
October 12, 2016 | 03:43 pm GMT+7

Bond sales land Vietnam $367 million windfall

Long term bonds with high yields were snapped at the auction in Hanoi this week.
October 07, 2016 | 09:22 am GMT+7

Vietnam looks for $100 billion miracle to meet public investment needs

Spiraling public debt is cutting funding to basic infrastructure the country needs.
September 30, 2016 | 03:38 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to rake in $7 billion from massive divestment push

The lifting of the foreign-ownership cap could see money flooding in from overseas.
August 31, 2016 | 03:21 pm GMT+7