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Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 5.6 5.7
Consumer Prices 6.3 6.2
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2014)
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Vietnam and the IMF
Updated September 2, 2014

On July 30, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Vietnam, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting. (The Executive Board takes decisions without a meeting (based on lapse-of-time procedures) when it is agreed by the Board that a proposal can be considered without convening formal discussions.)

Under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, the IMF has a mandate to exercise surveillance over the economic, financial and exchange rate policies of its members in order to ensure the effective operation of the international monetary system. The IMF’s appraisal of such policies involves a comprehensive analysis of the general economic situation and policy strategy of each member country. A staff team visits the country, collects economic and financial information, and discusses with officials the country's economic developments and policies. On return to headquarters, the staff prepares a report, which forms the basis for consideration by the Executive Board.

The Vietnam authorities need more time to consider the publication of the staff report.

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on June 24, 2013. Listed below are items related to Vietnam, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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June 11, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Mission Completes the 2014 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Vietnam
April 24, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Projects Robust Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, Amid Shifting Global Forces
April 12, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Asia Pacific Regional Outlook
October 11, 2013 -- Statement by the Hon. Nguyen Van Binh, Governor of the World Bank Group for Vietnam
PDF File Size: 386Kb
September 26, 2013 -- Press Release:Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
August 09, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Vietnam
July 03, 2013 -- Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy Transmission in Vietnam and Emerging Asia
Author/Editor: Rina Bhattacharya
Series: Working Paper No. 13/155
April 26, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation Mission to Vietnam
February 11, 2013 -- Infrastructure and Income Distribution in ASEAN-5: What are the Links?
Author/Editor: Seneviratne, Dulani | Sun, Yan
Series: Working Paper No. 13/41
December 14, 2012 -- Economic Diversification in LICs: Stylized Facts and Macroeconomic Implications
Author/Editor: Papageorgiou, Chris | Spatafora, Nicola
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 12/13
October 12, 2012 -- Statement by the Hon. Le Minh Hung, Governor of the IMF for Vietnam
PDF File Size: 412Kb
July 06, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Vietnam
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 06, 2012 -- Vietnam: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 12/165
July 01, 2012 -- Environmental Tax Reform: Principles from Theory and Practice to Date
Author/Editor: Heine, Dirk | Norregaard, John | Parry, Ian W.H.
Series: Working Paper No. 12/180
June 08, 2012 -- Mid-Year Consultative Group Meeting for Vietnam
April 21, 2012 -- Transcript of the Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook
December 06, 2011 -- Vietnam--Consultative Group Meeting
September 24, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by the IMF Asia Pacific Department
September 23, 2011 -- Statement by the Hon. Nguyen Van Binh, Governor of the IMF for Vietnam
PDF File Size: 366Kb
September 20, 2011 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Press Briefing

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