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PM urges greater efforts to meet GDP target

To meet the targeted annual GDP growth rate of 5 percent, the country must achieve a growth rate of at least 6.5 percent in the last quarter of the year, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
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Indonesian economy grows 4 percent in Q2

Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4 percent in the second quarter compared with the same quarter last year, and was up 2.3 percent from the previous quarter.
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Leading economist visits Vietnam

A leading economist on the subject of growth in the region began a week-long visit to Vietnam to share his perspectives on national development strategies with the country's policy makers and researchers.
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Property popular as Index nears 500

Almost all shares in the construction and real estate development sectors hit their ceiling prices on the HCM Stock Exchange on August 12, lifting the VN-Index to within striking distance of the psychologically-important 500-mark, but acclerated profitaking put the brakes on the upward trend.
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China, US ready for strategic and economic dialogue

More than 100 Chinese officials, led by Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, will attend the first round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, scheduled for July 27-28 in Washington.
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Nomura forecasts VN's GDP growth at 4.9 percent

The Nomura International group has forecast Vietnam ’s GDP growth rate in 2009 to reach 4.9 percent, an increase over the group’s previous forecast of 4 percent, said the Vietnam Economic Times on July 9.