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10/12/2018 9:14:38 AM

Moving towards the next level of FDI

Vietnam has experienced 30 years of successfully attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and more opportunities stay ahead. Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP country director in Vietnam, writes about the need for the country to shift the FDI focus from quantity to quality.

  • East-West economic corridor’s fair opens in Da Nang

    East-West economic corridor’s fair opens in Da Nang

    Public: 7/30/2015 3:12:55 PM

    The East-West Economic Corridor’s International Investment Trade and Tourism Fair (EWEC) opened in the central coastal city of Da Nang on July 30th.

  • Country lures USD8.8 billion of FDI capital in seven months

    Country lures USD8.8 billion of FDI capital in seven months

    Public: 7/28/2015 11:35:06 PM

    As of July 20th, Vietnam had 1,068 newly-licensed projects; with a total newly registered capital of USD6.92 billion, a year-on-year rise of 1%, reported the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency.

  • Strong demand for blue chips lifts both bourses

    Strong demand for blue chips lifts both bourses

    Public: 7/23/2015 12:53:14 PM

    Shares and market liquidity rose significantly on both bourses on July 22 as high market demand pumped huge flows of money into blue chips and key shares.

  • M&A boom could see 2012 record surpassed in 2015

    M&A boom could see 2012 record surpassed in 2015

    Public: 7/17/2015 10:53:22 AM

    Experts and investors see another booming year for M&A (mergers and acquisitions) in 2015 which is expected to beat the record of nearly 5 billion USD in value seen in 2012.

  • State Bank of Vietnam lifts lending ceiling

    State Bank of Vietnam lifts lending ceiling

    Public: 7/14/2015 12:36:31 PM

    The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has allowed some lenders to raise their credit growth ceiling this year in a move to boost economic growth, according to Thoi bao Ngan hang (Banking Times).

  • Hanoi to issue bonds

    Hanoi to issue bonds

    Public: 7/14/2015 12:05:09 PM

    The People’s Committee of Hanoi has just announced its plan to issue bonds to mobilise resources for the development of the capital city in 2015, according to the Hanoi Moi newspaper.

  • Additional USD507 million for nation’s agriculture, poverty reduction, and green infrastructure

    Additional USD507 million for nation’s agriculture, poverty reduction, and green infrastructure

    Public: 7/10/2015 5:57:55 AM

    (VNF) - The State Bank of Vietnam and the World Bank on July 9th (US local time)signed four credit agreements totaling USD507 million to support Vietnam’s priorities in sustainable agriculture, poverty reduction, and a bus rapid transit system.

  • Australia to provide AUD90 million ODA for Vietnam in 2015-2016 period

    Australia to provide AUD90 million ODA for Vietnam in 2015-2016 period

    Public: 7/9/2015 12:16:24 PM

    (VNF) - Australia will continue to provide aid to Vietnam for the next five years to support the country’s long-term development needs.

  • Nearly 130 mln USD invested in Thua Thien-Hue IZs

    Nearly 130 mln USD invested in Thua Thien-Hue IZs

    Public: 7/7/2015 10:15:39 AM

    The central province of Thua Thien-Hue attracted a total of more than 2.8 trillion VND (128.4 million USD) in its industrial zones in the first half of 2015, a 112 percent of the annual target.

  • Quang Ninh sees over 100 FDI projects in effect

    Quang Ninh sees over 100 FDI projects in effect

    Public: 6/30/2015 5:15:37 PM

    As of June 20th, the northern province of Quang Ninh licensed additional two FDI projects with a registered capital of USD8.3 million, reported the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.

  • Ho Chi Minh highway through Gia Lai, Kon Tum opens to traffic

    Ho Chi Minh highway through Gia Lai, Kon Tum opens to traffic

    Public: 6/30/2015 11:09:56 AM

    The section of Ho Chi Minh highway 14 through the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai opened to traffic on June 28th.

  • WB adds USD45 million to support Vietnam's livestock production and food safety

    WB adds USD45 million to support Vietnam's livestock production and food safety

    Public: 6/26/2015 7:50:11 PM

    (VNF) - The World Bank has approved USD45 million in additional financing for an ongoing project to boost Vietnam's livestock production and improve food safety.

  • A coastal highway through six localities to be built

    A coastal highway through six localities to be built

    Public: 6/25/2015 5:09:13 PM

    (VNF) – Prime Minister (PM), Nguyen Tan Dung has approved policy of building a coastal highway route through Thanh Hoa, Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh.

  • US’s group to invest USD5 billion in Chan May Port

    US’s group to invest USD5 billion in Chan May Port

    Public: 6/24/2015 3:34:15 PM

    The US’s Royal Caribbean International Group and Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on upgrading infrastructure of Chan May Port in the central province of ThuaThien-Hue.

  • PM: Vietnam strictly implements trade agreements

    PM: Vietnam strictly implements trade agreements

    Public: 6/10/2015 10:59:56 AM

    Vietnam pledged to implement signed trade agreements and conclude 14 free trade pacts with 55 foreign partners, including 15 members of the G-20, towards creating a basic foundation for the Southeast Asian country to integrate deeper into the international community and widen future cooperation opportunities.

  • VND1.5 trillion fisheries centre to be inaugurated

    VND1.5 trillion fisheries centre to be inaugurated

    Public: 6/3/2015 3:11:05 PM

    The Government has agreed to the building of the first fisheries centre for the south of central Vietnam in Khanh Hoa province. Owning favourable conditions, the province is the first among 5 localities being allowed to build fisheries centres.

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