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WB upbeat about Vietnam outlook despite slight dip in growth

Vietnam's GDP is likely to decelerate to 6.6 percent this year but its outlook remains positive, says the World Bank.

World Bank sounds warning about Vietnam’s gloomy water situation

Polluted water, little investment in treatment and overdependence on international rivers could drag Vietnam’s GDP down by 6 percent, a study shows.

Vietnam’s ethnic minorities thrive on connectivity: study

Ethnic minorities can escape poverty with physical and economic connectivity, market linkages and opportunities to join labor markets.
May 30, 2019 | 07:48 am GMT+7

World Bank lends HCMC $125 million to improve urban management

HCMC will receive Vietnam's first ever municipal-level financial support package from the World Bank to foster sustainable urban growth.
May 18, 2019 | 02:52 pm GMT+7

Digitization could add 1.1 percent to Vietnam’s GDP growth

Digitization could contribute 1.1 percent GDP per year to Vietnam until 2045, experts say.
May 15, 2019 | 05:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to join region in economic slowdown: World Bank

Vietnam’s GDP growth rate is projected to fall to 6.6 percent this year, the World Bank said.
April 26, 2019 | 08:02 pm GMT+7

IFC routes $100 million to Vietnamese SMEs through local bank

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will lend $100 million to Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB) towards extending credit to SMEs.
March 28, 2019 | 09:40 am GMT+7

World Bank says private capital key to Vietnam’s energy needs

Vietnam needs to create an enabling environment for private players to drive the next wave of energy investments, the World Bank said.
January 15, 2019 | 03:56 pm GMT+7

Vietnam spells out ambitious goal to improve business environment

Vietnam wants to climb 5-7 places in the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings and reach the top four in Southeast Asia.
January 03, 2019 | 02:36 pm GMT+7

Vietnam labor costs highest among ASEAN comparators

Vietnam’s labor cost is the highest among comparator countries in Southeast Asia, a World Bank report says.
December 22, 2018 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam ODA spending slowest in a decade: World Bank

The World Bank is concerned about Vietnam’s slow use of official development assistance and hopes to work with it to find a solution.
December 18, 2018 | 01:37 pm GMT+7

Vietnam growth might slow over next two years: World Bank

Vietnam’s economy might see slower growth in upcoming years as the global economy weakens, a new World Bank report says.
December 12, 2018 | 01:32 pm GMT+7

Small sized firms limiting Vietnam’s logistics potential

The large number of small logistics firms is preventing the sector from contributing more to Vietnam’s economy.
December 08, 2018 | 01:57 pm GMT+7

Vietnam drops one place in ease of doing business ranking

Vietnam’s ease of doing business ranking fell one place to 69th among 190 economies, according to a World Bank report released Wednesday.
November 01, 2018 | 04:03 pm GMT+7

World Bank ups Vietnam’s growth forecast to 6.8 pct

The World Bank has upped its 2018 growth forecast for Vietnam to 6.8 percent, but warned of trade war fallout.
October 04, 2018 | 02:22 pm GMT+7
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