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Inflation in 2019: will it remain below 4-5 percent?

VietNamNet Bridge - Curbing the inflation rate at below 4 percent in 2018 is within reach, but this will be a difficult task in 2019.

Environmental tax hike to put heavy burden on businesses, consumers

VietNamNet Bridge - The heavier environmental tax on petrol is expected to seriously affect businesses and burden the poor.

Vietnam’s economy growing steadily, but bearing pressure

Following a prosperous 2017, Vietnam’s economy has been growing well despite the uncertainties of the global economy. However, problems are still ahead, especially those rising from the China-US trade war.

VN Government takes actions to rein in inflation

VietNamNet Bridge - The government has applied measures to force the prices of essential goods down in an effort to curb inflation at 4 percent or lower.

Curbing interest, inflation rate: difficult question for VN Central Bank

The government of Vietnam wants to keep the interest rate low and stable in order to encourage economic sectors to expand business, thus helping economic growth.

Ten-year cycle of recessions does not always occur: economists

Not many economists believe in the theory that economic crisis happens once every 10 years. However, they are showing concerns about the internal problems of the economy.

Z Gen is the future of global economy

Spending VND13 trillion on food and drinks alone each month, the members of Z generation (Z Gen) in Vietnam are believed to be major consumers in the future.

Vietnam begins to tighten monetary policy

VietNamNet Bridge - In the context of pressure on inflation and exchange rate, macroeconomic stabilization must be the top priority, experts say.

Experts warn of higher inflation in last months of the year

Some weak points of the economy still have not been settled, while the prices of many kinds of goods are predicted to increase. 

Vietnam may have to choose between low growth rate or high inflation

VietNamNet Bridge - The economic performance in recent months, especially in May, shows that the national economy may not maintain the high growth rate seen in the first quarter.

Foreigners may quit stock market if inflation is high: analysts

VietNamNet Bridge - High inflation may put pressure on the exchange rate and prompt foreign investors to withdraw capital from Vietnam’s stock market, analysts say.

High CPI increase raises concerns about inflation in 2018

VietNamNet Bridge - The CPI soared by 0.55 percent in May as reported by the General Statistics Office (GSO), a six-year high. 

Tax rise will be burden on consumers: experts

VietNamNet Bridge - Just within one year, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) proposed raising a series of taxes, citing international practices and the goal of increasing tax collections for the state.  

The predicted global recession: will Vietnam prepare for such a scenario?

VietNamNet Bridge - Jim Rogers, the co-founder of Quantum Fund, a familiar name in investors’ circles, has predicted an eventual global recession. How is Vietnam preparing for the scenario?

Retailers flock to Vietnam as consumer spending soars

VietNamNet Bridge - In 2014, Vietnamese were the most economical consumers in South East Asia in a Nielsen survey. However, their spending habits have changed.  

Will cash continue to flow into banks?

Stable inflation rates have helped attract depositors. However, the recent incidents of depositors losing money at some banks, plus the rise of many attractive investment channels, will divert cash flow from banks.

Vietnam economy runs on loans: economist

VietNamNet Bridge - Tran Du Lich, a respected economist, said at a recent annual workshop on the  economy that there are two risks for Vietnam – the middle-income trap, and the risk of growing older (working-age population) before becoming rich. 

Vietnam’s e-commerce firms brace for arrival of Amazon

VietNamNet Bridge - Many in the Vietnamese entrepreneurial community believe the arrival of Amazon, the e-commerce giant, will be a ‘threat’, not an ‘opportunity’.

FMCG companies eyed by foreign firms

Vietnamese companies leading the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market could be acquisition targets for foreign firms in the near future.

Numerous challenges facing Vietnam’s exports in 2018

Despite several obstacles, Vietnam’s exports met and surpassed the targets set by the National Assembly and Government in 2017.