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Real estate remains attractive to foreign investors

With a total registered capital of nearly US$1.6 billion during January-August, real estate continued to rank third among 18 sectors attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).


Industrial real estate market hit hard by fourth Covid wave

The latest Covid-19 outbreak, which began in late April, has slowed down the industrial real estate market. There have been only small-scale projects and no large scale one announced.

Vietnam attracts over 15 billion USD of FDI in six months

Foreign investors have poured 15.27 billion USD of investment in Vietnam so far this year, equivalent to 97.4 percent of the amount recorded in the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).

Experts support proposal to open fuel market to foreign investors

Eight experts have thrown their weight behind the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s proposal to allow domestic petrol and oil traders to transfer their stakes of no more than 35% to foreign investors.

How Bac Giang authorities persuade foreign firms to halt their operations

Bac Giang province has been gathering strength to fight the Covid-19 outbreak for one month, vowing to stamp out the outbreak by the end of June.

Foreign investors attracted to industrial property

Foreign capital continued flowing to industrial real estate via mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in five months of this year, particularly in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam a bright spot for foreign investors: experts

Vietnam has been chosen among leading destinations in Southeast Asia by Japanese investors, Nakajima Takeo, Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Hanoi, has said.

IPOs on foreign bourses helping raise prestige of Vietnamese businesses

Conducting an initial public offering (IPO) to list on a foreign stock exchange not only helps Vietnamese companies attract investors but also strengthens their status and the country’s profile in the world.

Proptech firms catch the eye of foreign investors

Vietnamese property technology (proptech) firms are attracting the attention of both foreign and domestic investors keen to grab a larger share of the country’s US$500-million market.

Creating fair business via feasible assistance

With the gradual recovery in the confidence of the business community in the first four months of the year, a continued support for enterprises is needed to help them stay afloat and weather the storm caused by the pandemic.

Foreign investors increase acquisitions of renewable energy projects in Vietnam

Foreign investors from China, Thailand, and Singapore are increasingly acquiring renewable energy projects located at strategic positions from domestic enterprises.

Four-month FDI totals $12.25 billion

In the first four months to April 20, foreign investors pumped 12.25 billion USD in Vietnam, equal to 99.3 percent of the amount recorded in the same period last year.

Conditions in place for offshore development

Reducing the cost of capital for offshore wind power projects in Vietnam will be the main driver for lowering electricity costs and encouraging investment in such projects, 

Key export sectors the target of M&As by foreign investors

Several of Vietnam’s key export sectors have become magnets for merger and acquisition (M&As) activities, posing a risk of leading enterprises in those sectors being purchased by foreign investors.

Vietnam announces 84 business lines restricted for foreign investors

Vietnam has for the first time released a list of sectors which foreign investors are restricted or banned from accessing.

Foreign firms take over petroleum market, Ministry of Industry and Trade anticipates risk

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed removing the rule in a decree that says foreign investors are allowed to hold no more than 35% of shares in petroleum trading businesses.

Labour market faces mounting challenges

Vietnam is becoming an attractive destination for foreign investors as several of the world’s largest technology corporations plan to shift their production chains to Vietnam, 

Long-term development commitments realised through strategic M&A moves

A potential rise in mergers and acquisitions is sparking concerns that local firms will lose competitiveness by selling themselves to foreign investors.

Vietnamese companies thrive despite divestment of foreign shareholders

The increase in Viet Nam's stock market has helped foreign shareholders implement their disinvestment plans in Vietnamese enterprises. However, these activities will not have a significant effect on companies' internal systems.


Foreign inflows for Vietnam’s real estate bouncing back

The first major signs of a resumption of investment activity have emerged in the real estate market with new brand names entering and others expanding their portfolios in Vietnam.