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Vietnam gold prices jump as US readies for interest rate cuts

Gold prices rose in Vietnam Thursday morning as the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rate unchanged with possible cuts in the offing.

China slowdown, trade disputes weigh on Asia factory activity

Factory activity weakened across Asia in December as the Sino-U.S. trade war and a slowdown in Chinese demand hit production in most economies.

Higher Fed interest rate could weaken Vietnamese currency

The U.S. recent interest hike might result in a high demand for U.S. dollars in Vietnam, weakening the local currency further, experts say.
December 23, 2018 | 07:58 am GMT+7

Trump has discussed firing Federal Reserve chairman Powell: Bloomberg

U.S. President Donald Trump has discussed firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing sources.
December 22, 2018 | 06:53 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s increasing foreign debts a cause for worry

Vietnam’s rising foreign debt in recent years is affecting its credibility and making borrowing harder, officials and economists warn.
October 31, 2018 | 01:00 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

Fed raises US interest rates, sees at least three more years of growth

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and left intact its plans to steadily tighten monetary policy.
September 27, 2018 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Vietnamese PM asks banking sector to cut interest rates to spur economic growth

The banking sector should slash lending interest rates by 0.5 percentage points this year, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
January 10, 2018 | 02:37 pm GMT+7

Vietnam cuts lending interest rate to spur economic growth

Cheaper loans and more oil are the government's answers to catching up with its ambitious growth target for this year.
July 10, 2017 | 11:38 am GMT+7

Wall Street sees 2 more Fed rate hikes in 2017, at least 3 in 2018

Fed raises rates as job gains, inflation stoke confidence.
March 16, 2017 | 08:13 am GMT+7

Vietnam's premier to meet government officials and businesses

All business concerns are gathered and reported to the Prime Minister each month, VCCI says. The government will host a conference reviewing a year of implementing Resolution No. 35.
March 08, 2017 | 02:48 pm GMT+7

Cheap foreign loans starting to dry up for Vietnam

Loan repayments currently cost the country about $1 billion a year.
October 26, 2016 | 10:25 am GMT+7

Indonesia uses new interest rate to boost economy

"With growth struggling and inflationary pressures low, a rate cut is likely sooner rather than later." 
August 20, 2016 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

Global markets wrap up: Asian shares near 6-week high on oil, Fed expectations

Asian shares held near six-week highs on Wednesday, on a brightening outlook in the energy sector and hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates in the coming months after a disappointingly weak U.S. jobs report.
June 08, 2016 | 08:25 am GMT+7

Global markets wrap up: Asia down, dollar buoyant after Fed signals potential near-term hike

Asian stocks slipped but the dollar was buoyant early on Thursday as markets scrambled to factor in a near-term U.S. interest rate hike foreshadowed in minutes of the Federal Reserve's last monetary meeting.
May 19, 2016 | 08:23 am GMT+7
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