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Vietnam: expected rate cut, but further easing likely now

Vietnam’s central bank lowered its benchmark refinancing rate by 50bp, on Friday evening, citing the need to support the economy. The rate cut was in line with our forecast and we now think the central bank will cut rates even further given the sharp fall in inflation and the weakness of the recent data.

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