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Vietnam Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Vietnam

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Vietnam, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Vietnam and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Vietnam.

News — Highlights


Statement of the Resident Representative for Vietnam

August 20, 2015 click for more

IMF Resident Representative Mr. Sanjay Kalra Discusses Macroeconomic Issues of Vietnam

State Bank of Vietnam Portal, June 24, 2015 click for more

Time To Act

Interview with Changyong Rhee, Director of IMF Asia Pacific Department, by Vietnam Economic Times, May 2015 click for more

Facing the Global Challenges

Vietnam Economic Times Article on IMF/WB Spring meeting, April 20, 2015 click for more

IMF: Vietnam Must Look at Public Debt

Vietnam Economic Times Article, April 18, 2015 click for more

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Vietnam and the IMF

Statement by the Hon. Nguyen Toan Thang, Governor of the World Bank Group for Vietnam

October 9, 2015
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The Impact of Global Liquidity on Financial Landscapes and Risks in the ASEAN-5 Countries

September 29, 2015
Author/Editor: Tao Sun
Series: Working Paper No. 15/211
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Monetary Policy Transmission in Emerging Asia : The Role of Banks and the Effects of Financial Globalization

September 28, 2015
Author/Editor: Nasha Ananchotikul ; Dulani Seneviratne
Series: Working Paper No. 15/207
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Drivers of Financial Integration – Implications for Asia

July 17, 2015
Author/Editor: Nasha Ananchotikul ; Shi Piao ; Edda Zoli
Series: Working Paper No. 15/160
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Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa at the Conclusion of his Visit to Vietnam

June 13, 2015

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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

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While Asia's growth has recently disappointed, the region is expected to grow at a steady 5.4 percent in 2015-16, remaining the global growth leader. Asia's growth should benefit from relatively strong labor markets and disposable income growth along with the ongoing gradual recovery in major advanced economies. Across most major Asian economies, lower commodity prices should help consumption. Negative risks to growth dominate, especially the possibility of a sharper slowdown in China or larger spillovers from the changing composition of China's demand. In addition, further U.S. dollar strength accompanied by a sudden tightening of global financial conditions, weaker growth in Japan, and weaker regional potential growth could also dim Asia's growth prospects. High leverage could amplify shocks, and lower commodity prices will also hurt corporate investment in key commodity-producing sectors. All in all, despite its resilient outlook, Asia is facing a challenging economic environment. This calls for carefully calibrated macroeconomic policies and a renewed impetus on structural reforms to facilitate investment and improve economic efficiency, bolstering economic resilience and potential growth. Click for more

Resident Representative for Vietnam

Jonathan Dunn
Jonathan Dunn
Resident Representative
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Fax: 84-4-3-825-1885

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