Viet Nam

World’s most coal plant projects are in four Asian countries – The Nation – 13/07/2017

China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam have the world’s four biggest coal-fired power plants in pipeline. Together, they represent 82 per cent of the 718 units globally under construction.

Source:  The Nation, 2017/07/13

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

For Vietnam Coal Will Ensure A ‘Cheap’ Energy Future. Or Will It? – Forbes – 31/01/2017

Effects of climate change have already started to unravel Vietnam’s agriculture and environment even as it grapples with reviving its coal sector to meet rising domestic energy needs.

Source:  Forbes, 2017/01/31

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Why is climate-conscious Vietnam choosing coal over nuclear? – SCMP – 12/12/2016

Rising costs and environmental fears bring an end to Vietnam’s nascent nuclear power programme, forcing the climate-conscious country back into the embrace of coal.

Source:  SCMP, 2016/12/12

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Vietnam Scraps Plans for Its First Nuclear-Power Plants – WSJ – 10/11/2016

Vietnam’s government has decided to scrap its long-delayed plan to build the country’s first nuclear-power plants because other energy sources have become cheaper and demand for power has slackened due to slowing economic growth. The government this week will submit its proposal to cancel the project to the country’s lawmaking body, the National Assembly, which [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Vietnam’s public debt increases nearly 15 times over past 15 years – – 02/11/2016

Vietnam’s public debt increased almost 15 times from 2001 to 2015 from $8.1 billion to $120 billion, said Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung.

Source:, 2016/11/02

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

World Bank calls on Vietnam to avoid coal – Climate Home – 29/09/2016

The World Bank is working to convince Vietnam’s government it should not build a network of polluting coal plants across the country, the global lender’s president said in a New York speech.

Source:  Climate Home, 2016/09/29

By |October 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Vietnam’s GDP growth slows in first quarter

Vietnam's economy slowed in the first quarter of 2016, official figures showed Friday, hampered by low oil prices and an ongoing drought that has hit the agricultural sector hard.

Source:  GlobalPost, 2016/03/25

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

IMF Chief Says Vietnam’s Economy Is at Risk Without Reforms

Vietnam risks being vulnerable to external shocks if it doesn’t push through reforms to strengthen its banking system and restructure state businesses, according to International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2016/03/21

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Vietnam’s public debt rises to 62 pct of GDP, large bond sale planned

Vietnam's public debt is inching up closer to safety limits after its gross domestic product is revised down slightly in an unexpected move.

Source:  Thanh Nien News, 2016/03/09

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

New World Bank report casts doubt on Vietnam’s actual debt burden

Local economists have advised the government to be extremely careful with spending because its public debt has reached a dangerously high level.

Source:  Thanh Nien News, 2015/07/26

By |July 28th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |