A recent survey of JBIC has shown that 36.4 per cent of Japanese businesses operating overseas viewed Vietnam as a promising investment destination in the middle and long terms, up 2.5 per cent from 2018.
|A view of Toyota Vietnam's factory in Vinh Phuc Province. Vietnam is a promising destination for investors. VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam|
Vietnam has risen to third in the the Japan Bank for International Cooperation's (JBIC) rankings with 36.4 per cent of the vote, and also made the most impressive progress among the top 10 markets for Japanese businesses.
Winning 47.8 per cent of the vote, India was chosen as the top potential market for Japanese firms, while China dropped to second position with 44.6 per cent, down 7.6 per cent over 2018.
Thailand fell to fourth position with 32.9 per cent, followed by Indonesia and the US.
In the 10-year outlook, Vietnam also ranked third with 34.8 per cent after India and China.
The JBIC said that Japanese firms have high confidence in Vietnam’s future growth as well as a low-cost and high quality labour force.
However, they also expressed concern over fierce competition as well as rising labour costs and difficulties in recruiting management personnel, stated the survey. — VNS
Experts are upbeat about the Vietnamese insurance industry’s health in the coming years, forecasting it would maintain an annual double digit growth rate.
HCM City and 13 provinces in Mekong Delta are calling for investment in a series of projects in culture, sports, and tourism infrastructure with an aim to develop local tourism.