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Low VAT rates in Vietnam benefit the rich more than the poor: World Bank

Despite widespread public opposition to raising VAT rates, a World Bank chief economist argues otherwise. 

World Bank sees improving global economy but risks remain

The global economy still is expected to grow by 2.7 percent for 2017, rising to 2.9 percent in 2018 and 2019.

Vietnam should chart own path to create world-class schools. History proves it can.

No foreign power should be allowed to dominate Vietnam's academic world.
April 03, 2017 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Vietnam lags behind ASEAN peers in World Bank's Doing Business index

The country ranks below Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
November 01, 2016 | 11:36 pm GMT+7

Small investors finding life easier in Vietnam: World Bank

The country ranked 82 out of 190 economies in the latest Doing Business Report.
October 26, 2016 | 11:33 am 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

World Bank: inequality threatens fight against extreme poverty

Inequality is a key foe of ending poverty.
October 03, 2016 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Vietnam taps into World Bank-funded project to lure overseas experts

The move is aimed at boosting Vietnam's research and development capacity.
September 01, 2016 | 03:08 pm GMT+7

Vietnam, World Bank sign loan agreements totaling $371 million

The funds will focus on competitiveness, climate change and water management.
July 26, 2016 | 08:11 am GMT+7

World Bank loans Vietnam $560 million to support Mekong climate fight

The money will be used to fund urban development, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
July 12, 2016 | 07:52 am GMT+7

Vietnamese land users set to benefit from WB’s $150 million loan

The credit package is expected to enable Vietnamese land users to get better access to land information and land services.
July 07, 2016 | 07:50 am GMT+7

World Bank gives Vietnam's education reform a boost with $95 million loan

The World Bank has pleged to help finance Vietnam's education reform with $95 million to teachers and school principals. 
July 01, 2016 | 03:28 pm GMT+7

Vietnam pays back $3 billion on foreign debts during first half of 2016

Vietnam's government spent more than VND68 trillion ($3 billion) to pay back foreign debts in the first six months of this year, said the General Statistics Office on its website.
June 29, 2016 | 05:50 pm GMT+7

World Bank gives deaf children a voice in Vietnam

Vietnamese children who are hard of hearing have been given the tools they need to attend school following a World Bank pilot scheme that has delivered sign language-based ...
June 17, 2016 | 03:10 pm GMT+7

School in Vietnam shut due to no students

A million dollar school in the central province of Ha Tinh has welcomed only two groups for short term courses since it opened in 2015. Ever since, it's been closed.
June 11, 2016 | 08:40 am GMT+7