Vegetable prices have doubled at traditional markets in Hanoi and risen in double-digits in HCMC since Tet due to low supply.
The government should not let the bond market self-regulate but instead should intervene more deeply to make it a safe channel for capital mobilization, said Nguyen Minh Cuong, principal economist for the Asian Development Bank.
Industry insiders forecast gold prices to rise by 3% to VND70 million (US$2,985.07) per tael to catch up with global rates, which surged during Tet when Vietnamese markets closed.
Some gasoline stations in Hanoi and Hai Phong City have run out of stocks, causing inconvenience to people, who have to drive around and fill elsewhere.
Millions of investors, including in Vietnam, are losing money in the crypto crisis caused by cryptocurrency exchange FTX declaring bankruptcy and lender BlockFi preparing to do so.