Number of newly-established businesses up 26.6%

17:06 | 02/03/2015

VGP – As many as 13,766 businesses were set up in the first two months of 2015, with a combined capital registered at VND77,500 billion, up 26.6% in terms of number and up 23.3% in terms of capital.

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Remarkably, some fields witnessed a sharp increase in the number of newly-established enterprises such as art, entertainment and leisure up 241%, real estate up 88.8%, agriculture, forestry and aquatic up 57.9%, finance, banking and insurance up 55.4%, construction up 50.3% and education and training up 48.9%.

The new businesses were estimated to create 197,200 jobs, a year-on-year increase of 19%.

Over the past two months of the year, 2,055 businesses completed procedures to dissolve, up 8.7% and 14,040 ones were forced to stop operating, up 25%.

The nation recorded 4,376 enterprises re-operating in the reviewed time, up 20.2%.

In February only, 6,899 businesses were established with a registered capital of VND45,800 billion, up 44.6% in terms of capital compared to the previous month.

By Thuy Dung