- July 4, 2022
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- Category: Daily News
- Vietnam is aiming for economic growth of 7% in 2022, the country’s Planning and Investment Minister Nguyen Chi Dung said on 4 Jul 22, higher than the previous official target of 6% to 6.5%.
- To achieve this, economic growth needs to be +9% y/y in 3Q22 and +6.3% y/y in 4Q22, Minister Nguyen also said during a government meeting.
- Minister Nguyen said Vietnam’s budget was in surplus, giving scope for fiscal policy to be used to support businesses and residents.
- “Credit institutions will need to further cut their lending interest rates to reduce input cost pressure for businesses and for the economy,” he said.
- Vietnam, a regional manufacturing hub, started lifting its coronavirus curbs in late 2021, allowing factories to resume full operations.
- The economy is recovering after growing only 2.58% in 2021, the slowest pace in decades.
- The Southeast Asian country reported GDP growth of 7.72% in 2Q22, backed by strong export growth, but warned of upward inflation pressure for the rest of 2022.
External Link : https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Vietnam-targets-7-GDP-growth-this-year-investment-minister-says