Foreign media spotlights Vietnam’s success in FDI attraction

Tuesday, 2020-10-27 11:53:04
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NDO/VNA - Vietnam has emerged as a hub of foreign direct investment (FDI), according to the eurasiantimes.com.

In an article published on October 26, the website said in the race to become an Asian tiger, Vietnam’s FDI has averaged more than 6% of GDP, the highest in any emerging country, as per American multinational investment bank and financial services company Morgan Stanley’s emerging markets strategist Ruchir Sharma, quoted in a report by Livemint.

The Southeast Asian nation’s recent economic data shows a rise of 18% in exports, with a 26 percent jump in computer and component exports and a 63% jump in machinery and accessories exports.

Friendly business and investment policies, development of industrial zones, and ample supply of young workers made Vietnam an attractive destination for investors, it said.

Ever since, Vietnam has witnessed an annual growth rate of 10.4% and last year’s record high of US$16.12 billion – an 81% increase overall, it noted.

Even in the time of COVID crisis, the country’s economy is in a good position because the government has introduced tax breaks, the delaying of tax payments, and land-use fees for businesses, revising the investment law and signing a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU), it stressed.

From July 2020, the EU has lifted 85% of its tariffs on Vietnamese goods, gradually cutting the rest over the next seven years, while FDI worth over US$12 billion was registered in the first four months of this year.