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FDI on the Rise in Vietnam


Apr. 26 – During the first four months of 2013, Vietnam attracted newly registered and additional foreign direct investment (FDI) capital worth over US$8 billion. The capital was injected into projects throughout 18 different sectors, with the processing and manufacturing industries topping the list, followed by the property, wholesale and retail sectors. Of this, US$4.9 billion of […]

Investment in Vietnam Remains Steady Despite Lagging Economy


Feb. 21 – Vietnam’s current economic worries are expected to continue in 2013, yet many businesses still maintain confidence and optimism in expanding their investments. In the fourth quarter of 2012, 37% of Vietnamese citizens believed that the employment outlook was either good or very good. 40% of citizens responded in the same vein during […]

New Regulations Open Up Vietnam to Foreign Investors


Jan. 28 – The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 213/2012/TT-BTC last week in a move to increase the participation of foreign investors in Vietnam’s securities market. The Circular also includes provisions on disclosure requirements for foreign investors. It will take effect on February 15 and will replace Decision No. 121/2008/QD-BTC. Under the Circular, […]

Vietnam Sees Strong FDI Growth


By Tran Que Chi Feb. 28 – According to Vietnam’s General Statistics Office, foreign direct investment projects have disbursed an estimate US$1 billion in the first two months of 2012. As of February 20, 2012, there were 65 FDI projects with new investment licenses accounting for a total registered capital of US$910.9 million.

Vietnam Seeing an Industrial ‘Renaissance’


By Lorenzo Martelli Oct. 19 – Vietnam is gradually moving away from its traditional focus areas of industrial production such as textiles, food processing, rice and coffee to attracting investment in new sectors like electronic and high-tech manufacturing, research and development. Manufacturers are seeking alternatives along with rising labor costs in Thailand and China – […]

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