Update news inflation
The central bank of Vietnam had previously cut the benchmark interest rates by 0.5 – 1 percentage point in March.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested more drastic measures to prevent speculation, price increases, and market devaluation when chairing a meeting of the National Steering Committee for Price Management on April 21.
Taking tough measures for the safety of people has become the government's top priority.
Vietnam is likely to experience difficulties in controlling inflation this year due to global uncertainties and unexpected price rises of many items in the local market in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
The fluctuating price of pork last year had significant impacts on the market, as the price plummeted in the first half of the year then soared in...
Vietnam would import 100,000 tons of pork in the first quarter this year to stabilize the domestic market and lower pork prices, which have surged since the outbreak of African swine fever.
Inflation for the next 12 months is expected to remain lower than 4 per cent, just like it has over the past three years.
A major proportion of bank loans are provided for the business community, particularly the private sector and individuals.
This years inflation is controllable at 3.3-3.9 per cent, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said while chairing a meeting early this week regarding the recent surge in pork prices, an essential foodstuff.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc underscored the determination to accomplish all goals set for 2019, striving for a GDP growth of 6.8 percent and reining in inflation under 4 percent at the Government’s monthly meeting held in Hanoi on May 31.
VietNamNet Bridge - Curbing the inflation rate at below 4 percent in 2018 is within reach, but this will be a difficult task in 2019.
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has requested commercial banks to control disbursement in risky business fields such as real estate, consumer credit and securities investments.
Some weak points of the economy still have not been settled, while the prices of many kinds of goods are predicted to increase.
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam will have solutions to restrict the effects of any future global economic downturn, according to General Statistics Office’s director Nguyen Bich Lam.
VietNamNet Bridge – The National Salary Council on Tuesday kicked off the first debate on regional minimum wage for 2018.