Vietnam H1 trade gap to jump 19 pct: report

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Vietnam's trade deficit in the first six months of this year could rise an estimated 19 percent from the same period in 2010 to $7.5 billion, exceeding the government target, a local newspaper reported.

The gap is equivalent to 18 percent of Vietnam's January-June exports.

The government has projected it will keep the annual trade deficit at 16 percent of exports in 2011, the Vietnam Economic Times newspaper said in an online report (

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