Inflation looks to be under control, with CPI increasing just 4.73% year-on-year. Inward FDI to Vietnam for the first eight months of 2014 was recorded at over US$10.2 billion, down 19% year-on-year. However, the disbursed FDI saw a slight increase by 4.5% year-on-year to US$7.9 billion. Among the provinces, Bac Ninh attracted the largest amount of FDI with US$1,263 million (17.4%), followed by Ho Chi Minh City with US$993 million (13.7%) and Quang Ninh with US$576 million (8%).
A total of 49 countries have newly registered FDI into Vietnam, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore remained the top sources of FDI, accounting for 67% of the registered FDI in the first eight months of 2014. By sector, the majority of FDI fell into processing and manufacturing (68%), followed by real estate (11%) and construction (5%).
Source : Cushman & Wakefield