Thursday, October 04, 2007

BVI the 3rd in 9 Months' Statistics for Vietnam FDI

The Foreign Investment Agency of Vietnam published FDI results for the first nine months of 2007. The amount is estimated at $9.6 billion, - that is 38% increase compared to the same period last year.

The official at the ministry's Foreign Investment Agency informed that, this year, Vietnam is expected to attract 12 billion USD in new foreign direct investment. The main FDI source during the first nine months was The Republic of Korea, with 311 newly approved projects worth more than 2.1 billion USD, the amount that makes 25.4% of the total. As in the FDI report published a month ago, British Virgin Islands is in the third place, with 39 projects valued at $1.23 billion. The second place in the ranking belongs to Singapore, with its 67 projects for 1.38 billion USD. The forth and the fifth positions, immediately after BVI, are taken by Taiwan with US$629.7 million, and India with US$623.1 million.

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