High rents and poor sales, a double-whammy for Vietnam retailers
Retailers in Ho Chi Minh City are closing down or hoping they can since they cannot afford the relentlessly rising rents amid poor sales
Credit quality more important than growth: economists
The government has ordered the central bank to cut interest rates to increase sluggish credit rates and reduce business closures, but economists say the country should not seek to increase credit growth at any cost since credit quality is more inportant than just numbers.
Vietnam loses on ODA because of high project prices, says former official
Vietnam should hire foreign consultants to assess bids for ODA-funded projects because there is a lack of local capacity and the country is losing by accepting ODA even when firms in donor countries quote very high prices, a former senior official says
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