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 The US Federal Reserve is preparing for stronger-than-expected economic growth this year, a view that boosts the case for higher interest rates.

VN lacks gender equality strategy: experts

 VietNamNet Bridge – It is fairly common that women are forbidden from going near shrimp farms in several southern provinces because they are believed to bring bad luck.

Use of new tech: matter of life or death

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Van Tung, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology tells Tin tuc (News) that good intermediaries could facilitate transfer of advanced technology to end users.

Gov’t mulls law to foster business rule revisions

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government entrusted the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to draft a law to foster revisions of business regulations in the future.

Fed's Dudley urges caution on rate hikes, cites risks to U.S.

 The Federal Reserve should be cautious in considering an interest rate increase due to lingering risks to the U.S. economy, one of the central bank's most influential policymakers said on Monday,

Level playing is a prerequisite for enterprises: economics chief

Nguyen Van Cong, Deputy Head of the Economics Faculty under the National Economics University, explained to the Khoa hoc & Doi song newspaper why so many Vietnamese enterprises declared bankruptcy in the first quarter of 2016.

Role of Vietnamese women changing: experts

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, Viet Nam News reporters Khanh Chi and Thu Trang spoke to women’s specialists about the role of Vietnamese women, especially regarding the pressures they face in modern life

Global downturn spurred Fed to consider changing rate path: minutes

 Federal Reserve policymakers worried last month that a global slowdown and financial market selloff could hurt the U.S. economy and considered changing the central bank's planned interest rate hike path for 2016.

Fed's new rate-hike tools passed key test, Fischer says

 New financial tools meant to help the Federal Reserve pull off its historic interest rate hike last month have worked, easing some internal concerns at the U.S. central bank,

US interest rates left unchanged by Federal Reserve

 The US central bank has decided not to raise interest rates, keeping them at the same level they have been at since December 2008.

Vietnam’s economy at a crossroads in 2015

 VietNamNet Bridge – The government has set its sights for the nation’s economy to expand at a quicker 6.2% GDP rate for 2015 as strong exports continue to drive growth and it tries to invigorate them to offset weak domestic demand.

Business gets stagnant because of policy makers’ delays

 VietNamNet Bridge – Enterprises have voiced their complaints that their business has come to a standstill because of the new policies which have not been legalized.

Slow growth, spillovers of U.S. Fed stimulus tapering to dominate G20 summit

 Sluggish growth and spillovers of the U.S. Federal Reserve's plan to scale back its economic stimulus are expected to feature prominently in discussions at the upcoming leaders' summit of Group of 20 or G20,

Policy makers mull huge stimulus package amid concerns

VietNamNet Bridge – Policy makers at central agencies are considering a stimulus package worth nearly VND100 trillion, or nearly US$4.9 billion, to prop up the sagging economy amid economists’ concerns about risks of instability therein.