Indonesia’s budget deficit rises to 20.1 billion USD World

Indonesia’s budget deficit rises to 20.1 billion USD

Indonesia’s Finance Ministry has announced that the country’s state budget deficit increased to 281.9 trillion Rp (20.1 billion USD) or 1.8 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in October 2019, higher than the same period year earlier of 229.7 trillion Rp or 1.56 percent of GDP.
Indonesia’s next year budget to focus on five sectors World

Indonesia’s next year budget to focus on five sectors

Indonesia’s House of Representative passed the 2020 state budget on September 24, focusing on five prioritised fields, to avoid an economic downturn amid a risk of recession in developed economies and a global trade war.
Public debt poses big risk to Vietnam Business

Public debt poses big risk to Vietnam

The state budget deficit, which regularly remains at a high level, and rising public debt are among the biggest macro-economic risks facing Vietnam, making it more difficult for the government to help the economy head towards growth, said Professor Tran Tho Dat, Principal of the National Economics University (NEU).
Prospects look good for Vietnam’s economy in 2019 Business

Prospects look good for Vietnam’s economy in 2019

Vietnam has experienced a year of socio-economic achievements. For example, economic growth continues at a high level; the macroeconomic environment remains stable; inflation is under control; the trade surplus is at record levels; and the State budget deficit is stable.
Fuel prices set to put pressure on inflation Business

Fuel prices set to put pressure on inflation

Increases in environmental protection taxes on petroleum from the beginning of next year would weigh heavily on inflation, especially as fuel prices rise worldwide, according to the Vietnam Institute For Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).
PM requests implementation of drastic solutions in months ahead Business

PM requests implementation of drastic solutions in months ahead

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on August 30 that ministries, sectors and localities must not underestimate their tasks in the four remaining months of 2018 but carry out drastic solutions as many difficulties still arise from the domestic and global situation.
Bright economy dimmed by public debt: report Business

Bright economy dimmed by public debt: report

Vietnam experienced a relatively stable macroeconomic situation in 2017, in accordance with general global economic trends, but experts warned there will be obstacles to maintaining such momentum in the turbulent environment of 2018, according to a report by the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).