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PM: Growth needed to address employment, reduce public debt

Politics

PM: Growth needed to address employment, reduce public debt

Growth is an inclusive target of Vietnam, which will assist the country in addressing employment, increasing budget collection and reducing public debt, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed at a national teleconference between the Government and localities on July 2.

Nine laws to become effective on July 1

Politics

Nine laws to become effective on July 1

Nine new laws will become effective on July 1, 2018, including the Law on Public Debt Management; Law on amendments and supplementations to some articles of the Law on Overseas Representative Missions of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Good progress seen in investment in Laos

World

Good progress seen in investment in Laos

There has been good progress in investments in Laos, with 4,118 enterprises registering and being approved for investment between January and June, according to Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

WB: Vietnam’s economy improves further

Business

WB: Vietnam’s economy improves further

Vietnam’s economy is forecast to continue improving, with gross domestic product (GDP) to expand by 6.8 percent this year, said the World Bank (WB) in its latest economic update for Vietnam.

Deputy PM clarifies retirement age increase, salary reform

Society

Deputy PM clarifies retirement age increase, salary reform

Economic growth and job creation must be taken into consideration when it comes to adjusting retirement age, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue told lawmakers during a question-and-answer session on June 6 as part of the 14th National Assembly’s ongoing fifth session in Hanoi.

Vietnam needs more ADB funding for private sector

Business

Vietnam needs more ADB funding for private sector

Deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Dao Minh Tu speaks to Vietnam News Agency's English-language newspaper Viet Nam News about these issues on the sideline of the recent ADB 51st Annual Meeting in Manila, the Philippines

Malaysian PM vows to cut public debt, downsize government

World

Malaysian PM vows to cut public debt, downsize government

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced that salaries of cabinet ministers will be cut in a bid to control spending as the government is facing a high-level public debt that now exceeds 1 trillion ringgit (around 251.5 billion USD).