TUOI TRE Reuters
Updated : 03/29/2017 16:34 GMT + 7
Vietnam’s economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in the first quarter, government data showed on Wednesday, as production was weak in agriculture, mining and manufacturing.
The General Statistics Office (GSO) said annual growth in January-March was 5.1 percent. That was the slowest expansion for any quarter since the first three months of 2014.
Nguyen Bich Lam, head of GSO, said that if current trends are maintained, Vietnam is “unlikely to reach” its 2017 growth target of 6.7 percent. Continue reading “Vietnam’s economic growth slips to 3-year low in Q1”