Inflation Poses Risk For Regime Stability

June 2008
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jun2008, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p5
Country Report
The article presents the economic outlook of Vietnam for 2008. Analysts note that their short-term political risk rating for the country has fallen from 86.7 in mid-2007 to 79.4 in 2008 due to soaring inflation and a rising number of wage-related strikes. They also stress that fears about job losses and labour protests could still affect government policy and reduce the scope for monetary tightening to rein in inflation.


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