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3/7/2019

MACROECONOMIC REPORT FORTH QUARTER AND 2018

MACROECONOMIC REPORT FORTH QUARTER AND 2018

MACROECONOMIC REPORT FORTH QUARTER AND 2018

MACROECONOMIC REPORT FORTH QUARTER AND 2018

Vietnam has entered 2018 with a lot of different expectation. The acknowledged socio-economic movements in 2017 enabled more expectations on impressive results in 2018. However, the Government also recognized some challenges to the economy, from concerns about cyclical risks to uncertainty in the context of escalating US-China trade conflict. These expectations and recognition have, more or less, set fundamental foundation for more flexible, prudential measures and more effective coordination. In spite of not being at the top priority, efforts on enhancement of economic institutions and business environment, promotion of innovation and creation have been deepened. Therefore, the economy was initially sustained, significantly improvement of economic resilience during complicated and unpredictable fluctuations in global and regional context.

This Macroeconomic Report serves several objectives, including: (i) to update and review macroeconomic developments and policy changes in Q4 and 2018 with evidence-based analysis and perspectives of experts/Central Institute for Economic Management; (ii) to update the macroeconomic outlook for 2019; (iii) to analyze in depth the selected economic issues with quantitative and/or qualitative findings; and (iv) to make recommendations on economic reforms (including institutional reforms) and on macroeconomic policies in 2019.

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