China plans to set 2015 growth target at 'around 7 percent': sources

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China plans to set 2015 growth target at 'around 7 percent': sources

China plans to cut its growth target to around 7 percent in 2015, its lowest goal in 11 years, sources said, as policymakers try to manage slowing growth, job creation and pursuing reforms intended to make the economy more driven by market forces.

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Greece names anti-bailout finance minister

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VietNam News English 11 hour(s) ago 2 related news

Greece has named hardline leftwing economist Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister, handing him the pivotal task of renegotiating the debt-stricken nation's bailout with international creditors after it voted overwhelmingly to reject years of austerity politics.

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Falling oil poses Vietnam price or state-budget conundrum

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Falling oil poses Vietnam price or state-budget conundrum

Plunging oil prices are spurring domestic consumption in Vietnam in a boost to the economy. They also threaten the country’s efforts to curb its budget deficit, presenting a dilemma for the government.

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Private sector key to sustained growth

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Private sector key to sustained growth

VietNamNet Bridge – Although the economy is predicted to do better, privatisation and SOE reforms will be crucial for Viet Nam's development in 2015, economist Nguyen Hong Nga tells Viet Nam News.

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China's 2014 economic growth misses target, hits 24-year low

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China's 2014 economic growth misses target, hits 24-year low

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014 as property prices cooled and companies and local governments struggled under heavy debt burdens, keeping pressure on Beijing to take aggressive steps to avoid a sharper downturn.

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China posts slowest growth in 24 years, more support measures seen

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China posts slowest growth in 24 years, more support measures seen

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014 as a cooling property market weighed on demand and is expected to lose more momentum this year, keeping pressure on policymakers to head off a sharper downturn.

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Private sector key to sustained growth

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Although the economy is predicted to do better, privatisation and SOE reforms will be crucial for Viet Nam's development in 2015, economist Nguyen Hong Nga tells Viet Nam News.

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Vietnam’s economy continues recovery trend in 2015

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The Vietnamese economy is expected to continue recovering in 2015, though slowly, according to releases from a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on January 8.

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Nobel laureate Stiglitz blocked from SEC panel after faulting high-speed traders

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Nobel laureate Stiglitz blocked from SEC panel after faulting high-speed traders

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel laureate economist who called for a tax on high-frequency trading, has been blocked from a government panel that will advise regulators on issues facing U.S. equity markets, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Opposing proposal for direct Chinese RMB - VND trading

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Opposing proposal for direct Chinese RMB - VND trading

(VOV) -Economist Nguyen Minh Phong has suggested that Vietnam should not accept the proposal by the Chinese Business Association and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China for direct trading between Chinese currency Renminbi (RMB) and Vietnamese currency Dong (VND) in the country.

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Leaders insist public debt increases no cause for alarm

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago

Leaders insist public debt increases no cause for alarm

Public debt has increased in recent years, but remains within the safety zone set by the National Assembly.

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A manageable slowdown for China in 2015: Maguire

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

ANZ Chief Asia-Pacific Economist Glenn Maguire discusses market opportunities in Asia, U.S. interest rates and Greece’s economy with Bloomberg’s Angie Lau on “First Up.”

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After 8 years of membership, what has the WTO brought to Vietnam?

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

After 8 years of membership, what has the WTO brought to Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge – The expected gains from Vietnam’s membership in the WTO (World Trade Organization) remain unclear, while the losses are more noticeable.

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Foreign investors show little interest in IPOs of State-owned enterprises

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Foreign investors show little interest in IPOs of State-owned enterprises

VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign investors’ indifference to Vietnamese state-owned enterprises’ (SOEs) initial public offerings (IPOs) is feared to hinder the plan to equitize 432 SOEs in 2015.

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Vietnam’s economic outlook positive for 2015, economist says

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Vietnam’s economic outlook positive for 2015, economist says

Vietnam’s economy has shown signs of recovery with the 2014 growth rate at its fastest pace in four years and 2015 is likely to see even more robust growth, a senior economist tells Thanh Nien.

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