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Jan-Feb foreign direct investment rises 15 percent

Foreign investors have disbursed $1.5 billion for foreign direct investment projects in Vietnam in the first two months of this year, up 15.4 percent from the same period last year, said the Ministry of Investment and Planning at a recent meeting in Hanoi.

Vietnam eyes annual GDP growth of 6.5-7 percent from 2016-2020

The Vietnamese government has set an annual economic growth target of 6.5-7 percent during the 2016-2020 tenure, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told the National Assembly on Monday.

Vietnam falls short of socio-economic development targets for 2011-2015

Vietnam’s economic growth, budget deficit, productivity, employment and innovation failed to reach the targets set for the 2011-2015 tenure, according to Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
March 23, 2016 | 05:02 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's GDP growth slowdowns amid severe Mekong drought

Vietnam's GDP grew by 5.64 percent in the first quarter of 2016, a slow down compared to the same period last year when it rose 6.12 percent, announced the General Statistics Office today.
March 25, 2016 | 06:58 pm GMT+7

Prime Minister Dung: a decade in power

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is scheduled to step down on Wednesday after 10 years in power. Let’s take a quick look at how the country's socio-economic development has progressed during his term in office.
April 05, 2016 | 02:40 pm GMT+7

HSBC lowers GDP forecast for Vietnam to 6.3 percent

Vietnam’s economy is tipped to expand at 6.3 percent this year, according to an HSBC report on the country’s April market outlook, lowering its forecast from the previously projected growth of 6.7 percent.
April 07, 2016 | 05:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s 2016 GDP growth revised down to 6.2 pct: World Bank

The World Bank has revised down its forecast for Vietnam’s annual economic growth for 2016 to 6.2 percent from previous estimate of 6.5 percent, said Sandeep Mahajan, lead economist of World Bank office in Hanoi on Monday.
April 11, 2016 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Vietnam targets GDP growth of 7 percent over next 5 years

Vietnam expects average economic growth of 6.7 percent – 7 percent in the next five years, said the National Assembly on Tuesday in a resolution on the 2016–2020 socio-economic development plan.
April 12, 2016 | 04:12 pm GMT+7

China's "moonlight" generation puts tomorrow's growth on credit

China's hopes that consumer spending can become its new growth engine have taken a few dents in 2016, but a new generation of overspenders might give the economy a shot in the arm, even as they stretch their own resources to breaking point.
April 13, 2016 | 07:55 am GMT+7

Vietnam seeks alternative funding from financial market: Deputy PM

In a move to fuel the economy, Vietnam will turn to venture capital funds to boost the growth of domestic start-ups, develop the market for corporate bonds, and introduce a state-controlled derivatives market, said Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue in a meeting with the State Security Commission (SSC) on Wednesday.
April 28, 2016 | 03:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s economic growth to expand 6.9 pct in 2016-2017: UN report

Vietnam’s economic growth is expected to grow 6.8 percent - 6.9 percent in 2016 and 2017 mainly on the back of continued consumer demand, said the United Nations on Thursday in its latest report for the Asia-Pacific region.
April 28, 2016 | 05:55 pm GMT+7

What GDP is not telling us about economy

If we want an economy of the 1 percent, then GDP is very useful. It tells us all we need to know. But if we want an economy that works for us all, we have to pay attention to what it is not telling us.
April 26, 2016 | 03:18 pm GMT+7

Beyond GDP – is it time to rethink the way we measure growth?

For decades, GDP was the measure of all things. Many economists argue that this is no longer the case.
April 26, 2016 | 07:48 pm GMT+7

Bond sales slow down as banks buy less amid economic growth

Vietnam’s banks are cutting investments in government bonds as the economy continues to grow, boosting demand for funds.
May 05, 2016 | 11:07 am GMT+7

Vietnamese government to refrain from administratively managing economy

Vietnam’s annual economic growth rate this year must reach the target of 6.7 percent, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in the first meeting with his cabinet on Wednesday.
May 05, 2016 | 02:09 pm GMT+7
 
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