Vietnam reeled in around 10.5 billion USD in newly registered and additional capital from foreign investors in the first half of this year, a 15.9 percent increase over the same period last year.

The figure included over 5.8 billion USD in newly-registered capital of the 554 FDI projects licensed in the period.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency, FDI projects had an estimated 5.7 billion USD dispersed in January-June, up 5.6 percent over the same period last year.

The processing and manufacturing sectors drew much interest from foreign investors, seeing total newly-registered and additional capital of over 9.3 billion USD during the reviewed time, which accounted for 88.9 percent of total registered investment capital.

According to the Agency, among 45 countries and territories that have invested in Vietnam, Japan ranked first as its newly-registered and additional capital mounted nearly 4 billion USD, followed by Singapore with 3.4 billion USD and Russia with over 1 billion USD.-VNA