Vietnam’s FDI disbursement surges in Q1 Business

Vietnam’s FDI disbursement surges in Q1

Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) increased 7 percent to end at 3.05 billion USD in the first quarter of the year.

The amount attracted compared to last year fell significantly however. As of March 20, the country licensed more than 1.83 billion USD in FDI, equivalent to just 55.1 percent of the same period in 2014. Of the total, 1.21 billion USD was poured into 267 newly licensed projects and the remainder was added to 102 operating projects.

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Concrete policies needed to lure more FDI: experts

A light decrease in foreign direct investment (FDI) into Vietnam over the last 10 months prompted experts to ask for the introduction of a market-oriented attraction strategy along with post-licensing caring services for operating investors.

According to Nguyen Dinh Cung, head of the Central Institute for Economic Management, the attraction of FDI should be considered as an important and effective driving force of the country’s economic development in policies outlined to reel in foreign investments.
HCM City takes the lead in FDI attraction Business

HCM City takes the lead in FDI attraction

Ho Chi Minh City led cities and provinces nationwide in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first 10 months of this year, with a total registered and additional capital of 2.85 billion USD, accounting for 20.8 percent of the country’s total figure.
FDI inflow shrinks in eight months Business

FDI inflow shrinks in eight months

More than 10.23 billion USD of foreign direct investment (FDI) flowed into Vietnam over the first eight months of 2014, falling by 19 percent against last year’s same period, said the General Statistics Office.
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FDI flows to processing, manufacturing industries

Processing and manufacturing industries have attracted the most foreign direct investment (FDI) capital so far this year, with 448 newly-licensed projects and a new registered and additional capital of 6.66 billion USD, accounting for about 70 percent of the total FDI.
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FDI faces decline despite new projects

Total registered capital of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the first seven months this year decreased by 20 percent year-on-year to 9.53 billion USD, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
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FDI into Dong Nai province rockets in five months

The southern province of Dong Nai attracted 588.2 million USD of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first five months of 2014, jumping by 40 percent from 425.1 million USD a year earlier, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
FDI disbursement increases slightly Business

FDI disbursement increases slightly

The country's foreign direct investment (FDI) capital disbursement in the first five months of the year inched up 0.4 percent against the same period last year to 4.6 billion USD.
4 bln USD of FDI capital disbursed in four months Business

4 bln USD of FDI capital disbursed in four months

Capital disbursement by foreign-invested projects reached about 4 billion USD in this year’s first four months, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.7 percent, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
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Thai Nguyen posts strong FDI growth in Q1

The foreign-invested sector marked as a bright spot in the northern Thai Nguyen province's upbeat economic picture in the first quarter of 2014, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
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Binh Duong strives to drive future growth

The southern province of Binh Duong has acted as a magnet for both Vietnamese and foreign investors, helping drive future growth. Feature by the Vietnam Investment Review.