H1 State budget revenue lowest in seven years Business

H1 State budget revenue lowest in seven years

State budget revenue in the first half of 2020 was down 10.5 percent against a year earlier and equal to just 44.2 percent of the annual estimate; the lowest since 2013, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung told a conference in Hanoi on July 7.
COVID-19-induced uncertainty affects bond markets Business

COVID-19-induced uncertainty affects bond markets

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia, including Vietnam, as investment sentiment globally and in the region wane and containment measures limit economic activity.