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Vietnam economic growth to slow in 2019: IMF

The International Monetary Fund has forecast Vietnam’s growth to slow down to 6.5 percent this year due to weak external conditions.

Low inflation prompts push to increase public service prices

Ministries have been asked to propose higher fees for state-operated services after Vietnam recorded the lowest 6-month inflation in three years. 

Legislators concerned by electricity monopoly

Lawmakers are unhappy that Vietnam’s monopoly electricity distributor is raising power tariffs at will because it has no competitor.
May 31, 2019 | 01:07 pm GMT+7

Electricity and petrol price hikes pushing inflation up

The latest petrol and power price hike have directly impacted April’s consumer price index, the General Statistics Office (GSO) says.
May 08, 2019 | 10:20 am GMT+7

Vietnam Q1 inflation lowest in three years

The consumer price index (CPI) increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, the lowest increase in three years.
April 02, 2019 | 12:40 pm GMT+7

Manufacturers to raise prices as electricity costs rise

With electricity bills a significant part of their production costs, Vietnamese manufacturers are set to increase their selling prices.
March 26, 2019 | 08:47 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s loose monetary policy a stability threat

Vietnam's overly loose monetary policy poses a downside risk to macroeconomic stability, according to a new analysis by Fitch Solutions.
October 12, 2018 | 06:36 pm GMT+7

Fuel tax to up Vietnam inflation by 1.6 percent

Vietnam’s inflation will rise when the new environmental tax on fuel comes into effect next year, a report says.
October 11, 2018 | 03:58 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s latest fuel price hike spikes inflation concerns

Last weekend’s increase in fuel prices has stoked fears that Vietnam might not meet its 2018 inflation target.
October 08, 2018 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

New US interest rate to exert pressure on Vietnam’s inflation goal

The recent increase in U.S. interest rate will generate pressure on the Vietnamese dong and make inflation target hard to meet, experts warn.
September 29, 2018 | 08:58 pm GMT+7

Venezuelan immigrants survive on the streets in Brazil

Many Venezuelans thought they were leaving a collapsing economy for a land of milk and honey just next door.
August 31, 2018 | 08:10 am GMT+7

IMF report calls for reforms to mitigate economic risks

Vietnam needs to achieve fiscal consolidation and improve its public debt situation to face possible economic challenges, the International Monetary Fund has said.
July 19, 2018 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s inflation target under pressure: experts

Higher commodity and fuel prices can make things difficult, but economists also see some mitigating factors.
July 07, 2018 | 07:54 am GMT+7

No hike in power prices, medical fees, Vietnam PM orders

At CPI of 3.29 percent in the first half of 2018, it would be difficult to control CPI of the whole year to below four percent as targeted.
July 04, 2018 | 03:42 pm GMT+7

Fuel price hike propels Vietnam’s May inflation to record high

Inflation could rise even further and cannot be taken lightly, PM cautions.
May 30, 2018 | 04:47 pm GMT+7
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