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Vietnam poised to miss GDP target as COVID squeezes economy

Q3 result likely worse than 2020, analysts say, with rebound hinging on faster jabs

Plastic sheet dividers minimize physical interaction between store workers and shoppers at a wet market in Hanoi on Sept. 21. Vietnam's big cities have taken steps to reverse the spread of the COVID-19, but with limited success.    © Getty Images

HANOI -- Vietnam faces the prospect of missing its 6.5% growth target for this year, underscoring the country's sharp turn from a pandemic success story to hard-hit victim.

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