Vietnam : 2005 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Vietnam

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

January 24, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2005 Article IV Consultation for Vietnam reports that high credit growth in the context of weak bank balance sheets remains a cause for concern. The overall fiscal deficit narrowed from 7.2 percent of GDP in 2003 to 4½ percent of GDP in 2004, but a growing program of off-budget operations has weakened fiscal transparency and heightened concerns about medium-term debt sustainability. Improvements in the reliability, timeliness, and dissemination of key data are urgently needed to enhance the quality of policy analysis and surveillance.

Series:

Country Report No. 06/22

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 24, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451840322/1934-7685

Stock No:

1VNMEA2006002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

77

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