Vietnam's already worrisome inflation rate has heated up again, rising to a 7.07% rate this month from 6.8% in December. Yet the economy is stagnant, providing conflicting signals for the central bank. "It will not be easy to keep inflation below the government's initial target of 6.9% [in 2013]. ... They are in the middle of nowhere and don't know which path to follow," one analyst said.
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