The Vietnamese government plans to issue 45 trillion dong ($1.98 billion) worth of dong-denominated sovereign debt in the first quarter this year, down from 65 trillion dong in the same period of 2017 as the country’s public debt is nearing the ceiling.

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A bank employee counts bank notes at a bank in Hanoi. Photo: Quang Phuc/VnEconomy