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Vietnam set to increase power supply to meet rising demands

The Hanoitimes – Coal-fired power would still play a key role in the country’s electricity industry in the coming years. Foreign investors have recently shown their concerns about the country’s risk of power shortage next time, but experts said the government will increase the electricity supply, especially from coal-fired power, to meet the country’s rapidly rising […]

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Vietnam’s local currency bond market increases by 9.3% y/y in 2018

The Hanoitimes – At the end of December, the aggregate outstanding bonds of Vietnam’s 30 largest corporate local currency (LCY) bond issuers amounted to VND95.6 trillion (US$4.18 billion), representing 96.3% of the total LCY corporate bond stock. Vietnam’s local currency (LCY) bonds outstanding stood at VND1,180.5 trillion (US$51 billion) at the end of December, down 5.3% […]

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Breakthrough in productivity key for Vietnam to avoid middle-income trap: Expert

The Hanoitimes – The difference between a successful and non-successful country in escaping the middle-income trap is the total factor productivity (TFP), which is determined by how efficiently and intensely the inputs are utilized in production. A breakthrough in productivity would be Vietnam’s new growth engine in the 2021 – 2030 period, helping the country successfully […]

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