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VietNamNet Bridge - Japan’s investment movement as part of its China+1 and Thailand+1 strategies is becoming a reality.

Japanese firms pick Vietnam for expansion, relocation projects

 VietNamNet Bridge – Most Japanese companies operating in China and Thailand would pick Vietnam if they expand or relocate investments over considerations of labor costs and investment climate, heard a conference in HCMC last Friday.

Where is Japanese capital going to in Vietnam?

A report from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) showed that Japanese FDI in Vietnam has dropped by 65 percent to $2.02 billion.

Surveys reveal positive response to improved business climate

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s business climate improvements have won plaudits from Japanese investors and the World Bank.

Japanese businesses vow to expand operations in Viet Nam

VietNamNet Bridge – President Truong Tan Sang of Viet Nam yesterday told the Chairman of the Japan External Trade Organisation, Hiroyuki Ishige, he was delighted at a survey that showed up to 70 per cent of Japanese businesses in Viet Nam planned

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 2/3

New rules press VAMC to be more transparent; Steel production falls in January; Retail sales on upward trend in first two months; Draft law proposes new fat tax on carbonated soft drinks; FPT says will make vigorous steps abroad

Japanese flock to VN to use cheap labor force

 VietNamNet Bridge – A lot of Japanese investors in Thailand now tend to relocate their factories to Vietnam. However, only the labor intensive production workshops would be set up here.

Half-way policies make Vietnam’s supporting industries pale

A lot of mistakes were made in the past, leading the failure of the plans on the development of many key industries. The supporting industries, therefore, cannot grow up.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 7/11

 Huge potential for cooperation with Middle East, North Africa; Garment and textile exports to reach US$19 billion; 11 export items surpass US$2 billion; Gazprom considers liquefied gas provision to Vietnam

Japan investors come knocking, annoyed at hindrances

VietNamNet Bridge – Japanese investors, aware of plenty of opportunities in Vietnam, are coming in droves here but are also vexed over numerous hindrances in the country, heard the Vietnam-Japan Economic Summit in Hanoi

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 11/9

 Vietnam's seaport system to be adjusted; Tra fish exports to EU down by 12.8 percent; Vietnam, RoK SMEs boost cooperation; Opportunities and challenges for farm exports

Vietnam-Japan economic summit slated for next week

 VietNamNet Bridge – Experts and high-ranking officials from Vietnam and Japan will gather together at a meeting next Thursday in Hanoi to discuss how Japan can get involved in Vietnam’s industrialization strategy.

FDI’s contrasting picture

VietNamNet Bridge – The picture of foreign direct investment in 2012 exhibits two distinct bright and dark segments. While the bright color should be further highlighted, the dark one needs to be removed

Halcyon days of cheap labour over

 VietNamNet Bridge – Rising wages in Vietnam are prompting many foreign investors in labour-intensive industries to look to other countries with cheaper labour cost to make investments.