Pledges of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first nine months of 2020 were estimated at 21.2 billion USD, down 18.9 percent compared with the same period last year, as shown by data as of September 20.
As reported by the General Statistics Office, Vietnam’s consumer price index (CPI) slightly went up 0.07 percent month-on-month in August due to the impacts of heavy rainfalls nationwide and rise in domestic rice and education service prices. The figure was down 0.12 percent from December and up 3.18 percent annually.
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is considered a comprehensive and high-quality trade pact, which is in line with regulations set by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The deal is expected to boost Vietnam's exports when it comes into force.
As of June 20, foreign investors’ the newly registered and adjusted capital and capital for purchasing shares in Vietnam totaled 15.67 billion USD the first 6 months this year, nearly 85% of the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.