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International media outlets have highlighted Vietnam’s thriving economy which is among the fastest-growing in Southeast Asia in 2019 amid the global economic slowdown.

How will investment funds and securities companies fare in 2020?

The VN Index may bounce back and reach the 1,000 point threshold again in 2020, or it may come closer to its peak in 2018 thanks to good macroeconomic conditions, foreign capital flow and reasonable valuations.

Economic milestones of Vietnam in 2019

One of the fastest economic growth rates in the region, the signing of investment protection deals with the EU, and the Politburo’s first-ever resolution on foreign investment attraction were among Vietnam's top 10 economic events 2019.

Vietnam abandons night-time economic resources worth billions of dollars

Vietnam's night-time economic activities lack diversity and are small in scale, with a focus on food and night markets, or small pedestrian streets.

Gov’t-to-localities teleconference slated for Dec. 30 – 31

A teleconference between the Government and localities is scheduled to take place on December 30 and 31 under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Vietnam's industrial production unexpectedly slips

The industrial production index went down in November with the decline of both mining and manufacturing industries. This is a big surprise in the context of stable global and domestic demand.

Economic institutional reform still has many shortcomings

Vietnam has gained certain achievements in completing the market mechanism, and adjusting the corresponding role of the State in the economy.

Vietnam needs to use resources more effectively

Vietnam’s resources are scarce and are not being used efficiently, experts say.

Vietnam may see negative impact from trade war in 2020: economists

“We think that in 2020-2022, Vietnam may face negative impact from the trade war instead of short-term positive impact, ” said Tran Toan Thang from the Centre for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast (NCIF).

How long will Vietnam stay in the top 20 in economic growth?

Vietnam could drop out of the Top 20 economies of global growth. Is this because Vietnam is going more slowly or the world is going faster?

Vietnamese government, economists optimistic about Q4 economic performance

Vietnam's GDP growth rate is expected to surpass the target and reach 6.8-7 percent.

Vietnam's economy in good health, economists are cautiously optimistic

Though they are optimistic about the economic performance in the first nine months of the year, economists still warn that in the long term,m Vietnam’s economy may be influenced by a global recession.

Vietnam’s GDP per capita is $3,000 per annum

Vietnamese income has improved significantly, but it has not reached the $3,000per capita threshold as calculated by General Statistics Office, economists say.

Vietnam warned of GDP growth slowdown

VietNamNet Bridge - While giving different predictions about Vietnam’s GDP growth rate in 2019, institutions all agree that Vietnam will have to face high risks in the time to come.

Does Vietnam’s future depend on middle-class development?

Expected to account for 33 percent of Vietnam’s population by 2020, the middle class is  a major contributor to the country’s development, according to Phung Duc Tung, head of the Mekong Development Institute.

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. 

How will the Vietnam economy be in 2018?

ADB (Asian Development Bank) has predicted a 6.8 percent GDP growth rate for Vietnam in 2018, a figure which is much higher than the average growth rate in the region.

Economists concerned about maintaining high growth rate

The head of the Vietnam Economics Institute, Tran Dinh Thien, is not optimistic about the foreign invested enterprise sector (FIEs), though it is considered the brightest spot in the economy. 

GDP grows sharply as economy relies on foreign-invested enterprises

While government officials and some economists are optimistic about economic performance this year, other analysts say growth is unsustainable because it relies too much on the foreign-invested economic sector.

GDP growth benefits for the poor lessening: economist

VietNamNet Bridge - The gap between the top 20 percent of the richest people and the lowest 20 per cent of the poor in Vietnam was 4.4 times in 1993, but the figure was 10 times in 2016.