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.
The Vietnamese hospital sector has become more appealing to foreign investors, as more players are about to enter the high-end healthcare segment. Lucien Blanchard, general manager of Hanoi French Hospital, discussed large investment plans to strengthen its sition in the market.
A large number of foreign investors are expressing their keen interest in Vietnam’s retail market, according to a report of The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) issued on February 27.
A Thai fund has bought 1.5 million shares in Mobile World Investment Corp (MWG), one of Vietnam’s leading mobile retailers, at a price of more than US$11 million.
VOV.VN - Thai businesses have invested in 440 projects in Vietnam with a total registered capital of US$7.7 billion, ranking tenth among 112 foreign investors in the country, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
During the past three decades many of the ASEAN member economies have developed robustly thanks to export.
2017 seems to be an unpredictable year for the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, when both the world economy and politics fluctuate.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, a UK-Dutch multinational consumer goods company, on Feb. 17 during which he pledged that Vietnam is making effort to improve its business environment to support the long-term operation of foreign investors.
Vietnam’s hopes for a FTA-driven economic rise within ASEAN must now rely on the only free trade agreement seen as realistically achievable, the EU-Vietnam FTA, experts said at a conference held on February 16 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked ministries and authorities to support local retailers while better managing the operations of foreign retail firms.