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Sinking oil output should make Vietnam focus on tourism for economic growth: deputy PM

'It is better to welcome 1 million tourists than trying to find 1 million tons of crude oil.'

Asian Development Bank lowers Vietnam's economic growth forecast to 6.3 percent

The lender said weak mining output had triggered the downward adjustment.

Vietnam's gov't shelves sweeping new tax hikes

The proposed increases would make it harder for the country to hit its ambitious economic growth target this year.
September 12, 2017 | 03:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnam expects foreign investment to hit record $16 billion this year: report

Cheap labor continues to be a magnet for foreign investors.
August 04, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

HSBC lowers 2017 economic growth forecast for Vietnam

The expected growth rate is now far below the government’s target of 6.7 percent.
July 20, 2017 | 11:07 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s power prices high due to monopoly’s multi billion-dollar debt: official

Electricity of Vietnam owes $9.7 billion, and often blames losses for hiking prices.
June 22, 2017 | 02:38 pm GMT+7

Vietnam won't change GDP growth target for 2017 after Q1 slowdown

The government has adopted a determined stance despite a slowdown in the industrial sector, a smaller rice harvest and a widening trade gap.
May 05, 2017 | 03:02 pm GMT+7

ADB revises up Vietnam economic growth forecast for 2017

The new growth rate is still below the government's target of 6.7 percent.
April 10, 2017 | 08:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's Q1 economic growth slowest in 3 years

The industrial sector and trade deficit have been dragging on the country's economic momentum.
March 29, 2017 | 02:25 pm GMT+7

Vietnam says must be sure Formosa Plastics can operate safely

The Vietnamese government said it would only allow the firm to dispose of waste once it "ensures complete environmental safety."
March 09, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Away we go: Affluent Vietnamese travel abroad in droves

Regional destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, China and South Korea are attracting hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese each year.
January 11, 2017 | 05:31 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese optimistic about economic prospects in 2017: survey

The country ranked fifth in the economic optimism index, only behind Ghana, Bangladesh, Ivory Coast and India.
January 05, 2017 | 03:24 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's population forecast to reach 100 million by 2025

While population growth has slowed, the country is grappling with a slew of problems, including gender imbalance and an aging workforce.
January 04, 2017 | 05:09 pm GMT+7

Pollution eats Vietnam's growth

Experts have advised the government to dump cheap and dirty industries.
December 26, 2016 | 10:06 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s textile exports fray to 10-year slump in 2016

A strong Vietnamese dong and sluggish demand from key markets have dragged on textile exports this year.
December 21, 2016 | 03:21 pm GMT+7