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Vietnam Puts 2016 Economic Growth at 6.2 Percent

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Vietnam's economy is forecast to grow 6.2 percent in 2016, helped by a manufacturing and building boom. The General Statistics Office said Wednesday that this year's growth rate would be below 2015's rate of 6.7 percent but was still considered a success given unfavorable global trends and a spate of natural and environmental disasters. The southern Mekong Delta, the country's main rice growing region, earlier this year suffered the worst drought and in turn saltwater...

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