Since policies to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) were applied from January 1, 1988, Ho Chi Minh City has led the way in luring investment.
Vietnam’s stock market will have to pin its hopes on foreign investors to continue recovering in September, said Bernard Lapointe – head of the research division at Rong Viet Securities Corporation.
Although Vietnamese bank stocks appear to have a bright future, foreign investors may find it difficult to join the parade due to a lack of progress on foreign ownership and corporate governance.
With 131 operating foreign direct investment (FDI) projects valued at US$7.29 billion, Thai Nguyen province has become one of the leading destinations for foreign investors in the northern mountainous region.
Since the Law on Foreign Investment was passed in 1987, Vietnam has been successful in attracting FDI, and the investment inflows have contributed greatly to Vietnam’s economic development, according to the Lead Economist for World Bank in Vietnam Sebastian Eckardt.
Russia currently ranks 22nd among countries and territories investing in Vietnam with total registered capital of nearly US$1 billion.
After 30 years of reform and opening, Vietnam has become one of the most successful countries in the region in foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction thanks to the building and completion of the legal system in the field.
Foreign investors, encouraged by new laws and information that Vietnam is among 21 IMS Health-ranked markets with the fastest growth rate, have completed M&A deals to save time for procedures and starting production lines.
Since Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) set up diplomatic relations in 1992, bilateral ties have seen robust growth in all fields, from politics, economy, security-defence to culture, education and science-technology.
Many provinces and cities have licensed projects worth billions of US dollars through their investment forums this year. But experts said the key issue remains how to push these projects from the planning to the action stage.
A company has proposed to the authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang a plan to develop tourism at the local famous Nga Bay floating market, Nga Bay town, at a cost of more than VND700 billion (nearly US$30 million).
Foreign-invested enterprises have become an important driving force for Vietnam’s economic development and international integration after 30 years since the country began attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).
More than US$1.38 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) was poured into the northern port city of Hai Phong during January-August, a year-on-year increase of 99.34%.
The Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF), managed by VinaCapital Group, on August 31 announced its US$25 million investment in the Tam Tri Medical Group, which owns four private hospitals in Da Nang, Nha Trang city, Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Thap province.
The Aviation Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and local authorities in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have agreed to invest US$95 million in the expansion and upgrade of Phu Bai Airport.
The People’s Committee of the southern industrial province of Dong Nai held a dialogue on August 28 with locally-based Japanese firms with the aim of removing obstacles for the firms’ operation.
The Viet-Pan Techno Park in Ho Chi Minh City has served as a model for similar projects to lure foreign investors from Japan and other countries to the city, said Vice Standing Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem.
VOV.VN - Japan was the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam over the first eight months of this year with a total investment capital of about US$7 billion, followed by the Republic of Korea with US$5.16 billion and Singapore with US$3.47 billion.
VOV.VN - The Ba Ria-Vung Tau provincial People’s Committee handed over an investment registration certificate to Hyosung Chemical Corporation from the Republic of Korea on August 28, permitting investment in a project at Cai Mep Industrial Zone (IZ) in Phu My town.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) registered in Vietnam in the first eight months of this year witnessed a year-on-year increase of 4.2% to US$24.35 billion.