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Vietnam and the IMF
Updated June 13, 2015

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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January 26, 2010 -- Financial Market Update:
Systemic risks have continued to subside as economic fundamentals have improved and substantial public support remains in place. Despite improvements, financial stability remains fragile in many advanced countries and some hard-hit emerging market countries. A top priority is to improve the health of these banking systems so as to ensure the credit channel is normalized. The transfer of financial risks to sovereign balance sheets and the higher public debt levels also add to financial stability risks and complicate the exit process. Capital inflows into some emerging market countries are beginning to raise concerns about asset price and exchange rate pressures. Policymakers in these countries may need to exit earlier from their supportive policies to contain financial stability risks. For all countries, the goal is to exit from the extraordinary public interventions to a global financial system that is safer, but retains the dynamism needed to support sustainable growth.
Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; Русский; and Tiếng Việt.
December 04, 2009 -- Consultative Group Meeting for Vietnam
October 06, 2009 -- Statement by the Hon. Nguyen Van Giau, Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Vietnam, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 307Kb
June 09, 2009 -- Vietnam - Informal Mid-Year Consultative Group Meeting
April 03, 2009 -- Vietnam: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement and Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Vietnam
Series: Country Report No. 09/110
March 17, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Vietnam
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
December 23, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the 2008 Article IV Consultation Mission to Vietnam
December 04, 2008 -- Consultative Group Meeting for Vietnam, Statement by Mr. Shogo Ishii, Assistant Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Nguyen Van Giau, Governor of the IMF for Vietnam, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 133Kb
October 13, 2008 -- Concluding Remarks by the Hon. Nguyen Van Giau, Governor of the Fund at the Closing Joint Session
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June 06, 2008 -- Vietnam Consultative Group Meeting, Remarks by Mr. Benedict Bingham, Senior Resident Representative in Vietnam
May 31, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Food prices, Europe, Michael Deppler, Small States, Abdoulaye Bio-Tchane, Germany, Czech Fiscal Reform, Sustaining Growth, Decline in Funds to Emerging Markets, IMF Loan to Togo, Vietnam's New Challenges, News Briefs. PDF File Size: 710Kb
December 17, 2007 -- Vietnam: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 07/385
December 17, 2007 -- Vietnam: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 07/386
December 17, 2007 -- Vietnam: 2007 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement and Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Vietnam
Series: Country Report No. 07/387
December 10, 2007 -- Vietnam Consultative Group Meeting, Statement by the Representative of the International Monetary Fund
November 21, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Vietnam
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 22, 2007 -- Statement by the Hon. Nguyen Van Giau, Governor of the IMF for Vietnam, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 20Kb
May 24, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Takatoshi Kato at the Conclusion of a Visit to Vietnam
March 01, 2007 -- Are Regional Trade Agreements in Asia Stumbling or Building Blocks? Some Implications for the Mekong-3 Countries
Author/Editor: Tumbarello, Patrizia
Series: Working Paper No. 07/53

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