Registered foreign investment in Vietnam reaches 30.8 billion USD
The total newly-registered, additional foreign capital and foreign investors' stake purchase reached 30.8 billion USD over the first 11 months of the year, or 93.2 percent from the same period last year, reported the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency.
From January to November, there were 2,700 newly-licensed projects with a total registered capital of 15.8 billion USD. Foreign firms invested in 18 fields, led by manufacturing and processing, followed by real estate and wholesale and retail trade. Among the 108 countries and territories investing in Vietnam, Japan ranked first with a total investment of 8 billion USD. South Korea was second and Singapore third. Foreign firms are invested in 59 cities and provinces, led by Hanoi with 6.3 billion USD, followed by Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong. During this period, Vietnam invested in 35 countries and territories, led by Laos, Australia, Slovakia, Cambodia, Cuba, and Myanmar.