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By the end of last month, Vietnam had attracted nearly US$13 billion from foreign direct investment (FDI), a year-on-year increase of 47%.

‘Foreign-invested project’ doesn’t always mean ‘foreign-financed’

VietNamNet Bridge - Many foreign-invested projects in Vietnam have been operating with capital borrowed from Vietnamese banks.

State management agencies issue warrants for "missing" foreign investors

VietNamNet Bridge - Local planning and investment departments have released a series of warrants looking for foreign investors after discovering that they had disappeared from their given addresses.

More capital from tax havens poured into Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Foreign businesses have invested in their own companies but have also contributed capital to thousands of Vietnamese companies.

Foreign capital keeps flowing to property sector

Official reports show an increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the real estate sector, as a number of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) deals and investment from Singaporean tycoons have been made recently. 

FDI to HCMC slows as the city becomes choosier about projects

VietNamNet Bridge - The foreign direct investment (FDI) flow into HCMC has unexpectedly decreased, though capital to other cities and provinces has increased.

Troubled FDI projects put Vietnam in dilemma

VietNamNet Bridge - Problems faced by some foreign direct investment (FDI) projects have placed Vietnam in a vulnerable position, but authorities are finding it difficult to revoke the projects’ licenses.

VN launches portal for international investors

 The Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) has launched an portal on foreign investment procedures with the purpose of increasing the attractiveness of the country’s business-investment climate.

US investors march toward Vietnam as more companies relocate factories

VietNamNet Bridge - Major US investors are following through on their previous statements about relocating their production bases. 

Transparency must be the supreme principle for FDI

VietNamNet Bridge - Taxation bodies are expected to examine the behavior of foreign-invested enterprises suspected of conducting transfer pricing, without fuss. However, most of the works have never been made public.

Vietnam welcomes Japanese capital as country seeks to rely less on China

Both Vietnam and Japan are establishing closer ties because of China. Vietnam is receiving more capital from Japan and less from China, and many Japanese businesses are leaving China for Vietnam.

Foreign investors cautiously optimistic about real estate market

VietNamNet Bridge – Though many foreign investors have announced investments in new apartment projects, they are unsure about the sustainable recovery of the property market.

New database set to boost investment

VietNamNet Bridge – Based on the upcoming national foreign investment information system, the quality of inward direct investment to Vietnam could improve, as state authorities should be able to implement better post-licensing monitoring activities.

How should Vietnam behave towards tiny FIEs?

The Foreign Investment Agency, when releasing its report on FDI in Vietnam in the first four months of 2014, called the public’s attention to the fact that a lot of tiny foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) have turned up in Vietnam.

Vietnam draws new investment law, considers “haggling” with foreign investors

Though Vietnam continues keeping its doors open widely to foreign direct investment (FDI), it will be choosier in licensing projects.