The index hit 78, seven points below the fourth quarter of 2016, but this does not mean that businesses are under alert or will not continue to explore such a high-potential economy as Vietnam, said EuroCham Chairman Jens Ruebbert.
The survey showed most businesses (90%) are either maintaining or increasing their investments in Vietnam, adding that inflation is no longer a concern for them.
It also indicated about 67% of respondents described the business situation in Vietnam as “very good” or “good”.
In addition, about 20% of EuroCham members believed regulatory reform has improved.
According to Ruebbert, enterprises also expressed their wish for more transparency, competitiveness, sustainability and a better trained workforce.