The Vietnamese real estate market continues to attract capital from regional foreign investors, mostly through mergers and acquisitions.
The country's resort sector is looking like an attractive proposition as tourist numbers continue to climb.
The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang rolls out the red carpet for foreign investors, including those from Japan, to seek investment opportunities, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son has said.
Experts claim that despite the 2014 policy permitting non-Vietnamese citizens to purchase houses in Vietnam, variations in the interpretations of the policy leave investors sceptical and unsure about how to calculate risk.
Foreign investors are upbeat about opportunities in Vietnamese private equity, but remain concerned about the small market size and low levels of liquidity.
The Vietnam National Petrolimex Group (Petrolimex) has sold 14.4 million shares at VND750 billion (US$32.9 million) to foreign investors since the group listed its shares coded PLX on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) on April 21.
The Vietnamese Government’s decision on providing incentives for solar energy projects in Vietnam has attracted foreign investors to the field, including those from Taiwan.
The newly established five modal (rail/road/air/river/sea) infrastructure network has brought a great deal of investment to the Red River Delta, especially Haiphong, delegates told a recent seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City.
Foreign investors have poured US$10.95 billion into new and operational FDI projects and to buy stakes in local companies in the first four months of 2017, up 40.5 % from the same period last year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
The Vietnamese stock market has reached nine year peak with the strong purchase from foreign sector, who has posted the net purchase of VND3,478 billion (US$153 million) on two bourses in the first quarter.
The wave of foreign investors making capital contributions and buying a stake in Vietnamese businesses began in 2015 and increased significantly last year.
With 183 valid projects worth US$2.85 billion by the end of December 2016, Vietnam continues to be among the top five foreign investors in Cambodia.
Although Vietnamese apparel company movement toward the stock market is an inevitable trend in a market economy, only 30 businesses of the sector’s total of 6,000 have listed so far.
The south central province of Binh Thuan is getting stricter with delayed investment projects while continuing to optimizing Government and local incentives for investors.
Vietnam’s manufacturing sector has proven a magnet for foreign direct investment in the first quarter, absorbing US$6.54 billion, which accounted for 84.9% of total registered capital in the period.
Holcim Vietnam was renamed Siam City Cement Vietnam Co Ltd after being acquired by Thailand’s Siam Cement City Public Co Ltd (SCCC).
Foreign investors in Vietnam show an increased level of knowledge and responsibility in respect of environment protection, according to a high-profile survey.
To a certain extent the advantages held by Vietnam vary according to sector, but some of the main advantages perceived by foreign investors include the fact that the country is considered to have a stable political system while there are uncertainties in neighbors such as Thailand and Malaysia.
The government’s latest order to further control the business and production performance of state-owned groups and corporations has received the international thumbs-up.
Vietnamese consumer firms will continue to be in the spotlight of foreign investors in 2017 given their robust growth potential.