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Vietnam's GDP growth slows in first quarter

HARSH REALITY: 'Cold spells in the north, drought . . . had a major impact on domestic production, especially agriculture, industry and exports during the period,' said GSO director Nguyen Bich Lam.


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

The dip followed a record surge in economic growth last year, the peak of a five-year boom...