At a Chinese-invested company in Hung Yen province  (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese businesses injected 331 million USD into 122 projects abroad in the first nine months of this year, the Foreign Investment Agency reported.

According to the agency’s statistics, 286 million USD was pumped into 99 new overseas projects, while the rest was earmarked for 23 existing ones.

As per the data, finance-banking attracted the most interest from Vietnamese investors, accounting for 32 percent of their total, or 106 million USD.

Agro-forestry-fisheries came next with 64 million USD (19.2 percent), followed by manufacturing and processing with 46 million USD (14 percent) and others.

Vietnamese businesses invested in 30 countries and territories in the period with Laos taking the lead with 95.1 million USD or 29 percent. Australia came next with 46.7 million USD or 14 percent and Slovakia was third with 35.9 million USD or 11 percent. -VNA