Upgrading Vietnam's GDP forecast for 2022 to 8.2 per cent

Upgrading Vietnam's GDP forecast for 2022 to 8.2 per cent

Against fluctuations in the global political and economic situation, UOB raised the full-year GDP growth forecast for Vietnam to 8.2 per cent.
Myriad of choices available for monetary policy in Vietnam amid global fluctuations

Myriad of choices available for monetary policy in Vietnam amid global fluctuations

As today’s markets are undoubtedly volatile, the State Bank of Vietnam is in a dilemma to adopt a proper monetary policy. Economic expert Vu Dinh Anh discussed with VIR’s Hong Dung the potential approaches for Vietnam to sail through the challenging period.
Loose monetary policy forecast to continue despite inflation pressure

Loose monetary policy forecast to continue despite inflation pressure

Despite rising inflation pressure, the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) is likely to maintain a loose monetary policy at least for the next 3-6 months, analysts forecast.
Singapore tightens monetary policy for third time to deal with inflation

Singapore tightens monetary policy for third time to deal with inflation

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on April 14 tightened monetary policy, the third time since October 2021, with the aim to combat inflation that is expected to heat up.
Suitable economic recovery hinges on monetary policy

Suitable economic recovery hinges on monetary policy

The State Bank of Vietnam anticipates significant risk inflationary pressure in 2022 while considering reigning in the expansionary monetary policies of the past years – however, strong credit growth due to stronger demand is predicted with the economy’s reopening.
ECB's Lagarde in spotlight as policy on hold

ECB's Lagarde in spotlight as policy on hold

The European Central Bank left key monetary policy settings unchanged Thursday (Dec 12), placing the spotlight on new president Christine Lagarde to offer clues about its future direction and plans for a major reassessment of ECB tools and goals.
Merkel, Macron praise Draghi's 'European dream' as ECB chief bows out

Merkel, Macron praise Draghi's 'European dream' as ECB chief bows out

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (Oct 28) lauded Mario Draghi for defending "the European dream" in the face of opposition as he handed over a divided ECB to Christine Lagarde.
Bright spots amid trading tensions

Bright spots amid trading tensions

Stable monetary policy, a network of trade agreements, and suitable policies encouraging foreign direct investment have helped Vietnam maintain stable growth amid trade tensions. Suan Teck Kin, head of research and executive director of Global Economics and Markets Research at United Overseas Bank Singapore, provides an insight into these issues.
Central bank to keep monetary policy on hold through 2019

Central bank to keep monetary policy on hold through 2019

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) will hold its benchmark refinancing and discount rates at 6.25 per cent and 4.25 per cent, respectively, in addition to maintaining its 14 per cent credit growth target for the remainder of 2019, experts forecast.
European stock markets hold their breath before Fed update

European stock markets hold their breath before Fed update

European stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic paused on Wednesday (Jun 19) after the previous session's strong rally, as investors awaited a key monetary policy update from the Federal Reserve.
Tightened monetary policy forecast for Q4 2018

Tightened monetary policy forecast for Q4 2018

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will likely continue its tightened monetary policy in the remaining months of the year after its decision to strictly control lending to high risk sectors in the third quarter didn’t adversely affect the country’s economic growth, according to experts.
Exchange rates to follow market rules

Exchange rates to follow market rules

State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Governor Nguyen Van Binh has said exchange rates in 2013 will be adjusted in accordance with market practices.
Avoiding the year-end pressures

Avoiding the year-end pressures

Monetary policy will continue to be crucial in constraining the traditional inflation blowout during the final months of the year.
Recalibration  of policy needed

Recalibration of policy needed

As the spectre of stagnation appears on the horizon, it may be time for Vietnam to consider a different policy direction.
Gold fever proves contagious

Gold fever proves contagious

"Wall Street could easily press the gold price back to $1,200-$1,500, draining China’s reserves, as it did to OPEC countries when the gold price fell from $850 to $200 after the energy crisis of 1979"
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