Vietnam strives to attract reputable US investors

VOV.VN- Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, permanent representative of Vietnam to the UN,has suggested that financial services firm Nasdaq Inc introduce reputable and experienced investors from the US to invest in Vietnamese IT, renewable energy, agriculture, health care, education, finance, and property.

During a meeting held on August 9 with Robert McCooey, senior vice president of Nasdaq's Listing Services unit and leader of business development for new listings in Latin America and Asia-Pacific, the Vietnamese diplomat said the country is seeking to lure more major firms from the US. The primary objective is to encourage them to invest in the aforesaid sectors, especially those that can contribute to carrying out Vietnamese commitments made at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

The Vietnamese delegation to the UN is therefore ready to co-operate with Nasdaq in the organisation of meetings and seminars to fulfil this purpose, especially on the occasion of working visits of high-ranking Vietnamese delegations to New York, he went on to say.

In response, McCooey said that the country’s investment environment has a clear competitive advantage in the region thanks to its flexible response policy to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with its stable legal system.

He welcomed the suggestion made by the delegation, saying that Nasdaq is willing to work alongside the delegation to introduce business opportunities in Vietnam to US financiers.

McCooey also expressed satisfaction about his working visit to the nation last month and hopes to have the opportunity to return soon.

Nasdaq is the second largest stock exchange in the US and was founded in 1971 by the US National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). It is now home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market capitalisation of US$19.4 trillion, including global leading companies such as Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Tesla, Paypal, and Intel.