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Business 28 May 2019 | 8:30 AM

Vietnam's economy could soon be bigger than Singapore's

HANOI: Vietnam’s economy could be bigger than Singapore’s by 2029, says DBS Bank Ltd.

Forex 22 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam won’t devalue currency to boost exports

HANOI: Vietnam won’t devalue the dong to boost exports even as the US-China tension starts to hurt South-East Asia’s trade-reliant economies.

Business 07 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Privatisation to sustain Vietnam’s dealmaking flurry

HANOI: Foreign firms are set to capitalise on Vietnam’s privatisation drive and buy into assets such as Vinamilk and Mobifone to gain exposure to its fast-growing economy this year, boosting M&A deals that already hit a record US$4bil in 2015.

Business 27 Dec 2015 | 3:13 AM

Vietnam economy grows at highest rate in five years

HANOI: Vietnam’s economy in 2015 grew at its fastest pace in five years, official figures showed Saturday, shaking off regional economic worries with strong exports, record foreign investment and buoyant domestic consumption.

Business 16 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam targets 7 percent economic growth for next 5 years

HANOI: Vietnam aims to lift its growth rate over the next five years to an annual average of 6.5% to 7% by capitalising on multilateral trade deals, modernising agriculture and boosting investments, its communist party said.

Business 31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Fighting a different Vietnam war

HANOI: Soldier-turned-tycoon Nguyen Huu Duong is a fierce patriot still fighting to protect his country, four decades after battling American forces in the Vietnam War.

Economy 08 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam may post US$500mil trade surplus this year

HANOI: Vietnam could post a trade surplus of US$500mil this year, a state-run newspaper reported, citing revised government forecasts, as it seeks to reduce its reliance on imports from neighbouring China amid an ongoing diplomatic row.

Vietnam 30 Jan 2014 | 12:38 PM

Lunar new year has dark side for Vietnam economy, say critics

HANOI, Jan 30, 2014 (AFP) - Packed shops, traffic chaos and kumquat trees everywhere can only mean one thing in Hanoi: a new lunar year is approaching. But not everybody is feeling festive.

Economy 23 Dec 2013 | 12:06 PM

Vietnam growth seen at 5.42%

Vietnam's economy grew an estimated 5.42% in 2013 from a year ago, the same as the government's target, the general statistics office said on Monday.