|The consumer price index (CPI) increased by only 2.02 per cent. — Photo baomoi
HCM CITY (VNS) — The city's budget collection reached VND231 trillion (US$10.8 billion) by November. This amounts to 102 per cent of the budget forecast.
At a recent municipal meeting on the city's socio-economic situation, the city's service sector, with a strong growth rate of 10.9 per cent, was praised as a significant factor behind the budget haul.
Foreign investment continues to be in the spotlight. In the past 11 months it brought in $2.9 billion.
Meanwhile, the consumer price index (CPI) increased by only 2.02 per cent.
City authorities told agencies and State-owned enterprises to increase promotional activities and ultilise advantages from trade agreements. — VNS