Economists, gov't differ on whether GDP growth rate is attainable

Vietnamnet - The government still insists on a 6.7 percent GDP growth rate target this year, though economists warn it will be out of reach.

Vietnam eyes tough road to fulfil 2017’s GDP growth target

Vietnamnet - Vietnam is facing tough challenges to fulfil its economic growth target for this year amidst the country is experiencing trade deficit and depending on foreign direct investment sector,

Asia-Pacific expected to contribute 70% of global GDP by 2050

Vietnamnet - The Asia-Pacific region is expected to contribute 70 percent of the global GDP by 2050 and now 10 out of the 20 largest economies are from the region, said a high-ranking Vietnamese

Low worker productivity weakens GDP growth in Vietnam

Vietnamnet - During the past three decades, the Vietnam economy has benefited from a transition away from agriculture toward manufacturing and services, and a demographic powered by a youthful

Vietnam's public debt ceiling set at 65% of GDP for 2016-2018

Vietnamnet - Vietnam is targeting keeping public debt, comprising central government debt, government-backed loans, and local government debt, below 65 percent of GDP between 2016 and 2018.

Is GDP an important index to measure economic development?

Vietnamnet - GDP is usually considered an important factor that shows the health of the economy in Vietnam.

Vietnam’s GDP still relies on price of oil

Vietnamnet - Exploiting one more million tons of oil for sale to obtain higher GDP shows that the national economy still cannot gain substantial reform.

Stock market capitalization at 51% of GDP

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s securities market capitalization has reached nearly VND2.2 trillion ($101 billion), an increase of 18 per cent compared to the end of 2016 and equivalent to 51 per cent of

Pressure builds up on Vietnamese economy over slow GDP growth

Bao moi - With Vietnam’s economy slowing down in the first quarter, the government has requested that state-run corporations and associations pull out all the stops to help the country achieve the

Vietnam's Q2 GDP growth forecast: 5.6%

Vietnamnet - Viet Nam’s GDP in the second quarter of this year is forecast to expand 5.6 per cent or 6.27 per cent, depending on two scenarios, expert said.

Vietnam's GDP forecast to expand 5.6% in Q2

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s GDP in the second quarter of this year is forecast to expand some 5.6 per cent, higher than the 5.1 per cent rate in Q1.

GDP expands 5.1% in first quarter, fueled by service sector

Bao moi - VGP - Viet Nam’s economy expanded 5.1% in the first quarter compared to 5.46% of the same period last year, official statistics showed.

Public debt growth due to missed GDP target

Vietnamnet - The main reason for the rapid rise of Viet Nam’s public debt is the failure to achieve the targeted economic growth rate and the resulting tax collection shortfall, Finance Minister

Logistics sector set to contribute 8-10 pct to GDP by 2025

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s logistics sector aims to contribute 8-10 percent to gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, heard a conference hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in Hanoi on

Logistics expected to make up 8-10 percent of Vietnam’s GDP by 2025

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s logistics sector is expected to make up 8–10 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025.

BMI View: Vietnam GDP to continue growth

Vietnamnet - Vietnam has been outperforming and it looks like it will continue to do so.

Philippines GDP grows 6.6 pct in Oct-Dec, 6.8 pct for year

Yahoo News MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine economy expanded at a brisk 6.8 percent annual rate in 2016, Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said Thursday. But the country is

Standard Chartered Bank: GDP may achieve 6.6% in 2017

Bao moi - VGP - Standard Chartered Bank has forecasted that the Vietnamese economy may expand 6.6% in 2017 compared to the Government’s target of 6.7%.

Vietnam’s stock market capitalisation to GDP rises to 74% in 2016

Nhan dan - NDO - Vietnam’s stock market capitalisation ratio, including bonds and stocks, to gross domestic product, was 74% in 2016, up 35 percentage points from a year earlier, according to

Vietnam’s GDP per capita tops $2,200

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s per capita GDP reached an estimated VND48.6 million (USD2,215), up USD106 compared with 2015, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

At 6.21 percent, Vietnam's GDP below govt target

Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam’s gross domestic product (GDP) rate in 2016 was 6.21 per cent, predictably below the set growth target of 6.7 per cent.

Experts warn of pollution’s impact on GDP growth

Boa moi - Natural disasters and environmental pollution can reduce GDP by 0.6 per cent per year from 2016-20, according to the National Centre for Socio-economic Information and Forecast (NCIF)

Experts warn about environmental pollution’s impacts on GDP growth

Natural disasters and environmental pollution can reduce GDP by 0.6 percent per year from 2016-2020, according to the National Centre for Socio-economic information and Forecast (NCIF) under the

Vietnam's 2016 GDP seen up 6.3 pct, FDI to hit record $15 bln

Vietnam is expected to post annual economic growth of 6.3 percent this year, slowing from last year but still topping a World Bank forecast of 6.0 percent.

Japan cuts GDP growth for third quarter

Japan's third-quarter GDP was weaker than thought with a 0.3 percent expansion, revised data showed Thursday, as slack corporate spending held back the world's number three economy. The plan sharply