Testing Times For Policymakers

May 2008
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;May2008, Vol. 19 Issue 5, preceding p2
Country Report
The article presents an analysis on the implications of the fluctuating value of dong on Vietnam's national inflation rate and export economy. It relates that the inconsistency in the intervention strategy of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) in buoying the dong against the dollar reflects the government's conflicting policy aims. Moreover, it adds that the Vietnamese government needs to establish a concrete policy in controlling money supply growth to curb the growing inflation rate.


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