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Reducing trade costs can improve Vietnam's competitiveness in the ASEAN region

While Vietnam has made great progress in reducing tariffs, there remains significant potential to reduce trade costs through rationalization of non-tariff measures or specialized controls, more efficient border management and logistics.

WB raises forecast for Vietnam's economic growth to 6.8 per cent

Vietnam's economy is forecasted to expand by 6.8 percent in 2018 before moderating to 6.6 percent in 2019 as capacity constraints become more binding, according to World Bank.

Brain drain from Southeast Asia poses obstacle to growth

Highly skilled workers are pursuing better opportunities outside the region

Vietnam insistent in chasing growth with mining despite concerns

The trade ministry plans to increase oil and gas revenues by 8-10 percent this year.

Vietnamese lawmaker worries growth obsession will foster mining-dependent economy

The government plans to maintain GDP growth this year by excavating more crude oil.

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